Editorial whiz Jimmy Paul is not a stranger to the subject matter—in fact, he’s pretty good at it, he had carried more than 100 banged, bobbed, and back-grazing wigs.
Begin with few simple tenets, starting with the straightforward act of trying one on. Taking each woman’s skin, eyes color, face shape, style, and natural hair color into consideration on set.
For the most part, texture and length shouldn’t be the most important. When working with human-hair wigs, you can cut, color it, or style it as if it’s your own hair.
No matter how you choose to customize your wigs, sticking with a cut and color close to your current style will make the process easer.
Which isn’t to say that a bold new look has to be any less believable. Although, according to Paul, the final step to pulling off a wig is attitude—you should always have fun with it.