Custom Wigs & Hairpieces - San Francisco - Studio Hair® Prosthetics - Real Hair Wigs & Hair Augment Pieces For Women
Studio Hair® Prosthetics
We "design and stock" the largest selection of Prosthetic Wigs, both Human Hair and Synthetic Hair in Northern California
Studio Hair® Prosthetics…. What Sets Us Apart From The Rest!
At Studio Hair®, we have helped thousands of women & children suffering the devastating effects of hair loss, baldness, and thinning hair. Studio Hair® is a full service hair loss treatment, replacement and restoration center, providing non-surgical hair restoration and replacement solutions.
Staffed by our caring, confidential & licensed hair loss professionals, we provide clients with the ability to make a fully informed decision on which hair loss treatment options are best for their particular hair loss problem. Our skilled artistic and technical team of hair restoration professionals, with our many options, can create for you a sensational new look or a happy "welcome back" to your own favorite style.
Specially Designed Features
Our Monofilament tops create the illusion of natural hair growth and looks like your own scalp where it is parted. Each hair is tied in strand by strand to replicate natural hair growth. 100% Hand-Tied Bases - Designed with the hair loss client in mind, the base is incredibly comfortable against your skin and is extremely lightweight using the finest monofilamant and lace materials. Each of our styles and colors are designed by our licensed salon staff with over 40 years of experience. Personalize Your Prosthetic Wig Or Hair System - A prosthetic wig or hair system makes a world of difference. Let your hairstylist fine tune it to personalize your style
100% Hand Tied Prosthetic Wigs
We've designed our prosthetic wigs and augment systems specifically for those who have experienced hair loss, have a sensitive scalp, or who simply desire the most natural-looking and most comfortable wigs available today. Our wigs are 100 % Hand Tied which means each hair has been knotted in strand by strand, one hair at a time. There are approximately 140,000 knots in each full prosthetic wig. The time it takes to make each wig is between 6-8 weeks.
This advanced technique gives the appearance of hair growing right out of the scalp. Individual strands of hair are hand-tied to an ultra-fine mesh Monofilamant base using non absorbent materials for a completely lite weight fit and comfortable wear. It also gives you the freedom to style your new wig in any direction- just like your own hair hair. Part your wig on the left, right or center.
Naturally Looking Your Best
Always look for 100% Hand Tied Prosthetic Wigs
Whether you choose human hair or synthetic hair, the most important thing to look for are wigs that are prosthetic quality, 100% hand tied with lace monofilament tops. If you are in doubt, always ask. These are made to replicate natural hair growth, light weight, prosthetic quality and most importantly, look and feel quite natural.
Prosthetic Wigs, 100% Hand tied (Recommended)
Always look for 100% Hand Tied Prosthetic Wigs
Machine Made Wigs
Machine made wigs as shown below (Fashion or wig store wigs) are not recommended, are wefted, heavy and will look wiggy. Many wigs are made with a mono top but the cap is machine made and wefted. These are not recommended.
(Not Recommended) Whenever you see strips or wefting as shown in photo, these are machine made wigs and usually found in wig stores. Machine made wigs take about 20 minutes to sew together using a lot of material that makes them thick, bulky and very un natural)
It is always suggested that you work with a licensed Salon & stylist for best results.
Human Hair Wigs VS. Synthetic
Consider hair type: Synthetic Hair vs. Human Hair
Many women think that human hair wigs will be more natural looking. They fear that "synthetic" wigs will in fact look synthetic. This is not true! Each type of wig has it's own unique benefits. Certain styles work best in synthetic hair and certain styles work best in human hair.
Naturally Looking Your Best
Whether you choose human hair or synthetic hair, the most important thing to look for are wigs that are 100% hand tied with monofilament tops. These are made to replicate natural hair growth, light weight, prosthetic quality and most importantly, look and feel quite natural. Machine made wigs (fashion wigs) are not recommended, are wefted, heavy and will look wiggy. Many wigs are made with a mono top but the cap is machine made and wefted. These are not recommended.
It is always suggested that you work with a licensed Prosthetics Salon for best results.
Synthetic Wigs are the most popular in shorter styles because they require the least amount of care. Today's synthetic wigs offer more styling choices, colors and unique comfort features. Shorter synthetic wigs are considered "shake-n-go," meaning that all you do is shake them out, finger style, and they look great. Longer styles simply need to be brushed through or finger styled. (Keep in mind, longer styles in synthetic hair wear out quickly due to the friction on the neck.) Synthetic wigs are easy to pack and take with you, and the fiber is resistant to humidity, so your style holds in any weather. One thing that's important to remember is that you never use heat on a synthetic wig! Any heat source, such as a blow dryer - even an open oven - can damage the fiber and ruin the wig. Human hair needs to be cut but synthetic hair should not. Synthetic hair can be fine tuned in areas such as the fringe or bangs using texturizing sheers. Cutting synthetic hair will give it a choppy look. With synthetic hair you are simply picking out the haircut.
Curly Hair: Synthetic is normally recommended for short curlier looks. Curly hair in longer looks in synthetic hair tends to look volumious and artificial. Human hair also can not re create a natural curl in a wig or hair system in longer styles. That would require that you set the piece to achieve that,or, have your stylist do that every few weeks. What makes one's hair naturally curly is the totality of how it grows out of the scalp. With curly hair we recommend that you keep it simple and create a look where it appears that your hair has had a Brazilian blow out or has been straightened. Longer curly hair is just more challenging.
Human Hair Wigs
Human hair wigs are extremely versatile. You can curl and style them as you would you own hair. Because they do not come pre styled or pr cut, you would need to have your stylist give it your desired haircut. Human hair wigs work great in longer styles as well as one length styles such as bobbs, very easy to manage.
There are many different qualities of human hair, some manufacturers even use animal hair such as yak. We only use the highest grade of human hair which is called Remy Hair, sometimes called cuticle hair. It is hand cut and hand processed. Many times you will hear about country of origin. The idea that different hair textures come from different ethnicities came decades ago and simply sounds good but it is false. As an example, someone may say, we offer European hair, or Brazilian hair. If you think of it this way, take 50 people who are European, or Brazilian, or Asian and put them into a room, who has the Asian, Brazilian or European hair? Every nationality has multiple different textures and this is simply a myth, a descriptive term only. The quality of the hair is determined by how it is collected and processed.
Machine made wigs or wig store wigs take approx 15 minutes to make.