Raquel Welch is a brand that is synonymous with wigs and they have been the industry leader for a long time. As the Creative Director of the world’s finest wig company, I have the privilege of working with a brilliant team of designers and stylists to develop my collections. Fresh, fashion-forward looks. Loads of natural texture and movement. Styles that are more fun than fuss. The highest quality craftsmanship. Gorgeous, ready-to-wear hair that feels as good as it looks. My mantra: Make it nothing but the best. Then make it better.
Why Raquel Welch Wigs are Different
Since the beginning the Raquel Welch Wig Collection has been ahead of the curve in advances in technology that have allowed for countless improvements in the coloring, fibers, construction and wear-ability of their wig products…which means that they are lighter, more natural looking and more user friendly than ever before.
Price point. Since the brand is very established they benefit from the ability to implement new technology quickly. Their synthetic wigs start around $100 but this also means that you can get a nice wig for around $140 for the standard style and cap. The styles are pretty cutting edge regardless of price. The value proposition is hard to beat when it comes to these wigs. If you have a larger budget, they have many options for that too. No other wig manufacturer has such a wide range of options and prices.
The specifics you are looking for in terms of cap and build will dictate how much money you will need to spend on a Raquel Welch wig. There are many human hair monotop options in the $1,000 to $1,500 range. If you are looking for a hand-tied lace front remy human hair wig they have those too. To buy one in that range though could cost up to $4,000. That would be for the longest human hair style you could get.
As with any good product, there are always limitations. In the case of Raquel Welch wigs the main issue is consistency. In recent years there have been numerous complaints that many of the popular styles that people have been wearing for years are suddenly looking and feeling different. In many cases, these issues are real. We have seen many of these wigs first hand. The reason for this is that wig factories are very competitive in the manufacturing process. When they change factories its very difficult to duplicate the same build even if the materials are the same. This leads to inconsistency. Even if the product is still of good quality, once you get used to wearing a style you don’t want to see it changed. This is currently the only real drawback to Raquel Welch wigs.
What Sets Them Apart
By now you know how important colors are. The more options available the more wigs they have to make. This gives Raquel Welch an advantage because the brand is so big, and has been established for many years. No other manufacturer has as many options for colors.
Here are a couple tips to help understand Raquel Welch's color codes.
S & S+ colors are specially blended in the front and crown with highlights and lowlights that complement the basic color.
Foil colors are multi-tonal shades that are specially created to reflect today's dramatic color blends. They include an all over base color with two contrasting highlight colors around the face.
Shadow Shades (SS) feature a darker color depth at the root.
Fashion Shadow Shades (SS) for the Vibralite Collection offer a softer contrast between the darker root and base color for subtler colorations.
Vibralite synthetic hair gives the natural look and feel of glossy, protein rich hair. Vibralite fiber even holds its shape after washing. With their incredible color palette of nuanced Shadow Shades ®, highlights, and spotlight colors, it’s easy to see why Vibralite is regarded as one of the best fibers in the world for wigs and hairpieces.
Tru2Life Heat-Friendly Fiber
Amazingly versatile, Tru2Life Heat-Friendly synthetic hair can be curled, blow dried, or flat ironed to create a new look in minutes. Luminous, hand-blended, salon-inspired colors provide the look and highlights of natural hair.
100% Human Hair
Human hair wigs and hairpieces boast the most natural look and feel as well as incredible ease of styling. There aren’t enough superlatives in the world to describe the fabulosity of their human hair wigs and accessories!
Certified Remy Human Hair
Every wig or hairpiece with the Certified Authentic 100% Remy Human hair seal has been 3rd party tested to guarantee the quality of the hair used. Others may claim their hair is Remy, but Raquel Welch wigs certify it!
100% Eastern European Human Hair
Their Eastern European Human Hair undergoes a special, slow color process technique that creates incredibly natural-looking color levels. This time-intensive procedure leaves the hair in pristine condition. The result is hair that glides like silk, even when precision cut.
In closing, Raquel Welch wigs are well worth the money. If you are looking for a quality wig they have many good options for you. Just make sure you continue to do your research, and even try to find a local salon to visit. Stylists can be very helpful when you need to pick out a wig. If your stylist isn’t experienced with wigs, ask them if they can help you find someone. Good luck!