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Wig Features: Mono Crown
Swing by Ellen Wille is an edgy, short style that can be worn with volume or sleek and chic. The layers on the top and sides are longer and texturized to create a light, feathered look. Use a styling creme to amplify the layers! The nape is beautifully tapered to lay flat and ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Swing features an open wefted cap construction with a monofilamet crown. The Swing was created to celebrate Ellen's 50 years of designing and is part of the Hair Power Collection!
Cap Size: Petite-Average
Length: Bang 3.5", Crown 5", Sides 1.5", Nape 1.5"
Color Shown: Silver Blonde Rooted
Color: Bernstein Rooted, Chocolate Mix, Cosmo Black Mix, Dark Expresso Mix, Flame Mix, Hot Mocca Mix, Light Champagne Rooted, Light Honey Rooted, Mango Red Rooted, Silver Blonde Rooted
On-screen color quality may vary depending on your monitor's resolution.
For best color match, try ordering a Ellen Wille Color Ring or Ellen Wille Human Hair Color Ring.
The amount of the color ring will be refunded to you when it is returned to us.
How to Choose the Right Wig
1. Identify the coverage needed.
The first step is determining what type of product is best for you. Here at Name Brand Wigs we have an array of options, but if you are not ready or not looking for a full wig then we carry top pieces, ¾ wigs, extensions, and halos. You can check out all of our wig additions here.
2. Find your fit!
3. Identify your cap needs:
The cap is the base of the wig onto which hair is attached. Wigs are available with several different types of caps, and each cap type has its own distinct advantages. The four cap designs are Capless, Standard, 100% Hand Tied, and Monofilament.
Read our blog post on cap types that explains the differences further!
4. Find the right fiber!
Alternative Hair fiber can be categorized into the following: Synthetic, Heat Defiant or Heat Friendly, Human Hair, Remy Human Hair, or Human Hair Blend. See the charts below for the descriptions of each fiber type.
5. Determine what Style and Length you are looking for:
We have a huge selection, equaling thousands of options. This can be a bit overwhelming to a new wig wearer. Take advantage of the filtering on our website to narrow down our styles by length, hair texture, or cap features. A great place to start is our customer’s favorite page. You can trust these are tried and true favorites, as they are the wigs getting the best reviews from other wig wearers like you!
Check out our face shape blog for recommendations on what style types will work best with your face shape.
6. Find your color!
Once you have a style narrowed down, you will know what your color options are, as each brand makes their own set of colors. We have online color swatches as guides for all colors. If you would like to see the swatches in person you can order a color ring here.
7. Get the proper care products
8. Give yourself some grace!
You might not get the perfect wig on the first try. It takes time to get the hang of this wig thing, and sometimes a little trial and error to find what brand, cap, or style might work best for you. We were all new to the world of wigs at one time. Don’t get discouraged, you’ll be a wig expert before you know it!
9. Don't forget we are here to help.
Our trained team has years of experience working with and learning about the products we offer, along with staying up to date on the newest innovations. We will go above and beyond to help you find the perfect piece! If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help walk this new journey with you!
What do all those color numbers mean?!
1. Every brand has a unique color system and name - we have listed them all here so you can see what the description of your color is: Color Charts | NameBrandWigs.com
EXTRA TIP: When you are viewing a product you can also find the color description for that brand under “Color Chart”
2. Check out the Top Ten colors for these brands (they are top 10 for a reason)! Color Tone Guide | NameBrandWigs.com We have organized them by tone to help you decide if you would like to go with a warm, cool, or neutral color.
3. YouTube! So many Youtube Reviewers have done an amazing job building a community that shares the facts and details on wig color, style, and more.
EXTRA TIP: When Searching For a Review - Notice the lighting you are seeing the wig in (natural or in-doors will look different), Note the reviewer’s face shape and skin tone because it is likely different from yours.
4. Model Color - Many times the model is wearing the color you are looking for. Always take a look at the listing of the color/s the model is wearing, listed on every product page.
5. Order a Color Ring - Color Rings | NameBrandWigs.com If you are wanting a tangible sample of hair then this is a great option. Our color rings give you a small swatch of each color. Color Rings are divided by brands and are fully refundable upon return, you just cover the shipping!
Keep in Mind - color swatches are small samples of the colors and will not show how the style comes highlighted.
6. Lastly, We have an amazing customer service team that is ready to answer your color questions! Bring your research to them and get their advice on a few options if you have gotten stuck choosing.
Our guide to discovering your face shape - Wigs and Face Shapes | NameBrandWigs.com
Our Blog with Photo Reference to your face shape. Summer Short Cut | NameBrandWigs.com
EXTRA TIP: When choosing a style pay attention to the face shape of the model or reviewer you are looking at. We often make the mistake of thinking a style will look the exact same as it did on the model, the reality is we have our own unique beauty and that is what we want to keep in mind!
- Color > Best Tips for Choosing a Wig Color (See Above)
- Choosing the Right Hair Fiber -
Knowing what type of hair fiber you want can make all the difference when choosing a style. The main variations of fiber are: Synthetic, Heat Defiant, and Human Hair. Depending on your lifestyle you will probably prefer one of these options over another.
Synthetic Fiber = are modacrylic fibers that have the look and feel of real hair. Synthetic hair has the ability to return to its original hair pattern after washing.
Heat Friendly or Heat Defiant = a synthetic fiber that can take a low amount of heat. Once heat is used on the style it will hold even after washing. Heat will need to be used again to change the hair pattern.
Human Hair = Durable and versatile, real human hair that can withstand heat just as bio hair can. Human hair will need to be re-styled after washing.
>> Want to read more in depth about fiber, Remy Human Hair, Or Human Hair Blends - check out Section 4 in our Beginner Basics | NameBrandWigs.com
Extra TIP: The type of fiber, Heat Defiant or Synthetic - etc.. are broad terms that spread amongst manufacturers, but as you become a wig expert you will start to notice that the thickness of the fiber can also vary amongst manufacturers.
Get the wrong cap size and you may find your wig sliding up off your forehead or being so tight that you end up with a head-ache. Below is a chart to help know where you fall:
>> Need to know how to measure? Watch our measurement video.
This becomes important for making your wig look like the most natural fit on you. Cap construction also will have an impact on your daily styling needs or preferences. For instance if you are wanting to change the part on your wig then you will want either a mono/monofilament part or mono/monofilament top.
Capless (or Open Cap) = light-weight and cool, not as versatile for styling
Standard (or Traditional Cap) = gives lots of volume, durable, not as easy to change the part
Monofilament (or Mono) = realistic looking, able to change the part, not as much permatease
100% Hand-Tied = every strand is hand sewn into the cap giving ultimate versatility.
>> Need to know more, want pictures? - Check out Section 3 in our Beginner Basics | NameBrandWigs.com
Do I know:
My Face Shape?
My Desired Fiber?
My Cap Size?
My Cap Construction?
If you have further questions or would like help please feel free to contact us!
How to Care For Your Wig
How to correctly care for your heat friendly hair might be the most important key to the longevity of it. If you follow these directions and tips, it should be smooth sailing form here!
Make sure to use a wide tooth comb. Wire brushes strip heat-friendly fibers of their properties, making them deteriorate a lot faster than normal and they become more susceptible to damage. Using a brush also pulls the fiber down, and when it springs up it frizzes and tangles with fibers around it. Instead, use a wide tooth comb! These are much safer for regular synthetics as well.
It is very important to be gentle. Heat friendly fiber is prone to tangling and doesn’t react to friction well. To help with that, try to limit the friction on your style. For example, try to use your fingers to brush and manipulate, versus using a comb all the time.
A good thing to do is to check your wig after every wear. Due to the delicate nature of this fiber, it is important to check it after every wear in order to prevent tangling and frizzing. The nape and any place that touches your body or clothing is the most vulnerable to friction and thus, tangling. If you notice tangling, make sure to tend to it right away. Mist 3-5 pumps around the wig, or directly target the affected area with Jon Renau’s HD Smooth Detangler. Focus on the ends and nape, and stay away from any hand tied portions of the cap. Conditioners and detanglers will loosen knots and can cause hair loss in any hand tied areas. Use a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles, starting at the ends, and work your way up to the base of the cap.
Try an updo! With long wigs, be creative with your styling every once in a while to limit the friction of the wig against your clothing and neck. This will help minimize the frizzing. For example, braid the long hair, put it into a low pony, or a nice low bun to minimize the movement on your neck and back.
Lastly, we recommend storing your wigs either on a stand, mannequin head, or if need be, in the original box. Ideally, your wig will be stored with the hair fibers falling in a natural manner, and not being tousled, tangled, or rubbed frequently.
We recommend washing your piece every six to ten wears. While washing the style helps clean the wig and revive some of the curls and pattern, heat friendly fibers tend to be more susceptible to friction and frizzing during the process. Limiting the times you wash your wig will improve the longevity.
As said earlier, avoid conditioner on your monofilaments or lace fronts. Conditioner is meant to detangle, and will loosen the hand knotting, which can cause strands to eventually shed from your lace front or monofilament.
Another thing to avoid is brushing the hairpiece when it is still wet. This will stretch the fiber when it is in a compromised state.
Use shampoo and conditioner made specifically for synthetic wigs. This will keep your hairpiece looking their best. Regular shampoos and conditioners have added sulfates, chemicals, and dyes that can damage synthetic and processed human hair. If you want to ensure that you’re getting the intended lifespan out of your style, make sure to use the correct products for that hair type.
Lastly, no setting is necessary after you wash the piece; curls will snap back into position when the hairpiece is completely dry. Make sure to store hair similar to the way it is to be worn.
Heat Friendly products are able to withstand a low amount of heat from styling tools. Always be aware of your styling tool's settings and do not go above 280 degrees.
Before you dive in to restyle your heat friendly wig, keep in mind it is extremely difficult to get the original style back. Once you alter the style with heat, it will stay in that style, even if you wash it, it will stay in the style it was heat baked to.
Something to keep in mind is heat styling your heat friendly wig will take longer than styling normal bio hair. When curling the hair, it is recommended to hold the curl in place until the fiber cools. If you let it go right away, the curl will cool in a flat position.
As said earlier, make sure to only use products specifically suited to synthetic hair fiber. We highly suggest using Jon Renau's Heat Defiant Smooth Detangler anytime you are wearing a heat friendly piece. We also recommend using a heat protectant when using heat to style your piece. This will prevent frizzing and will help your ends stay looking their best!
Below we have a video that breaks down what products we recommend and the process that is best for using heating tools for your heat friendly hair. The video goes through straightening the hair and curling it.
Check out our Heat Friendly Care products: