Another Wig Test
Online ordering is very useful
Read our wig advice
Unless you are lucky enough to have a wig shop just around the corner that specialises in wigs for Irish dancing and feis competitions, there is a good chance that you’ll have to order yours online. While many of us are used to ordering things online today, it can be difficult to ensure you get the right wig first time if you are going to order it online.
So with that in mind here are some tips to remember when you put a new wig supplier to the test and place your first order with them.
Phone for advice on the colour before ordering
Choosing the right colour to go with your natural hair colour can be very difficult. Colours are not always faithfully reproduced online, even if the web designer does their very best to get things as close as possible to the real thing. If you ask for advice you are more likely to get the colour right; they may even be able to send a small sample of the hair colour from one or more wigs so you can make the right choice.
How fast is delivery?
The last thing you should do is to order a brand new wig just days before a feis. But if you find yourself in this position you’ll want to know how quickly your wig will be delivered. There may also be additional faster delivery options available at an additional charge in some cases.
Can you return it?
Always make sure you find out about the returns procedure before you place an order. At least this way you’ll know where you stand if you do choose the wrong wig.
Does it come with proper fitting instructions?
A good business will provide instructions with each wig so as to get the best possible results when fitting it. When you ring to check on the colours you can ask about fitting. The person you speak to should be able to advise on how to get the best possible fit.
Will it pass the test when you put it through its paces?
Once the wig is fitted it needs to be tested in a number of ways. Firstly it should be approved by both the child wearing it and their parents. If the child doesn’t feel confident in it, it will affect their performance at the next feis. Their dance teacher should also approve the wig to be worn at the feis.
It’s probably true to say that while some wigs look good when worn they do not stand up to the rigours of the feis itself. When you attend a feis you’re in for a long and tiring day, and it will very soon become apparent if the wig is not up to the job. This is why a few test dances before the big day are a very good idea, because they will reveal whether the wig is good enough to be worn at the competition. If it is it could be part of a winning outfit.