Friday, October 25, 2013

The Pros & Cons of Lace Front Wigs

Lace front wigs are the type of wigs that fit on your own existing hair. They usually fit so well that they almost impossible to detect from normal hair. In fact even your own hair stylist will not be able to find the difference that until they get their hands on it. Maintaining a wig is not very complicated either. It is in fact quite similar to how you maintain your own hair. The advantage being that you are not going to be trimming or cutting. It is good practice to brush your wig daily; this increases the longevity and quality of the wig. It also helps to apply some moose or moisturizer frequently to preserve the shine of the wig. It is also possible to wash it when required despite the belief that you cannot wash a wig.
Beshe Synthetic Lace Front Wig Lace-31

Beshe Synthetic Lace Front Wig Lace-31 - $ 34.88

There are many points in favour of the lace front wigs. One of them being that these wigs are threaded with a mix of threading and hair along the perimeter of the wig. This ensures that they are not detectable and in fact make you look beautiful. With these wigs it is possible to have the hair style of your choice. In fact you could have many different wigs with many different hair styles where a change of wig would mean a change of hair style. It saves you on your frequent trips to the hair stylist and also is of great help during your busy schedule.

Beshe Synthetic Lace Front Wig Lace-56
Beshe Synthetic Lace Front Wig Lace-56 - $ 30.88


There are also a few things against the lace front wigs and one of the major factors is the fact that the wigs may slip over a period of time. It is possible that you may need professional help with the wig if such an incident occurs. However this problem occurs only occasionally if the wig is worn without assistance.

Elevatestyles is a place where you can find a wig of your choice amongst the many different lace from wigs available.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Politics of Hair: Setting your own Standards

In the mid-1400s when slaves were brought over to America, they must have met with extreme culture shock. As a people, they were stripped of their identity, and forced to work on fields and in homes and then presented with conforming to what was aesthetically acceptable to slave owners.

Our identity was transformed – not parting ways with who we were, but adapting to the times and situation at hand. We come from kings and queens – so our hair was a status symbol. Our hair was the icon of prosperity, wealth and of class.

Black is Beautiful

One of the great things about being a black woman today is our ability to continue with our versatility and our ability to transform ourselves and evolve into…well, whatever we want - whenever the mood hits us.

Want to get back to your roots? Sport an afro. Want to feel young and free? Don some twisties or a ponytail. Climbing up the corporate ladder? Anything goes. Really.

We no longer settle for the status quo.

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Outre Synthetic Quick Weave Full Cap Wig Candee - HT - $19.98
We love ourselves – every color, length and grade of hair. We finally know the REAL secret to being beautiful:

1. Perseverance

2. Education

Love of oneself

4. Love of each other

5. Wisdom

Now – we are comfortable in our own skin. We age beautifully and we live strong and hard.

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Janet 100% Human Hair Wig Laura
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We rock our hair slicked down – picked out – swept back or wet and wavy.

There’s no longer an “us” and “them” mentality…we are all sisters. No matter what style we choose, it’s all Black and it’s all good.

There are some that would say we’ve become sell-outs. That natural is the only way to go. But ladies, we love all our looks don’t we? We are each unique – so it doesn’t matter if you jam to Beyonce or Paramore. Or, if you’re light-skinned or dark-skinned. Or, if you sport a weave or a wig or your own curly locks.

The important thing is to set your own standards and not conform to mainstream hair politics.

Where do you stand?

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Beyond Care for Your Black Hair


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a fitting time to pay your respects to those who have lost their lives in the battle with breast cancer; but also a time to learn, discuss and support breast cancer and its research.

As a large online retailer of hair extensions, wigs and other accessories, Elevate Styles wants all our customers to be aware of the dangers of breast cancer, and its high occurrence in the African American community. By knowing the facts and the risks, you can help ensure “care beyond your black hair” and prolong your life by decreasing your risk for developing breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Basics

Most women who discover that they have breast cancer only learn so after having a mammogram. Performing self breast exams can also aid in checking for lumps in your breast that could be attributed to cancer. Finding a lump in your breast does not necessarily mean you have cancer. There are other medical conditions that can cause them. It is best to seek the advice of a physician, should you find one.

Below are a few of the most common signs and symptoms of breast cancer. This list is not all-inclusive and not everyone experiences these symptoms. Some people may have no symptoms at all.

1. A lump in the breast

2. Redness, irritation or swelling of the breast

3. Pain in or around the breast

4. Discharge from the breast or nipple

5. Abnormal changes in the shape or size of the breast

Prevention is Key

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The best way to combat breast cancer is by employing methods that lower your risk and aid in early detection. You can do this by knowing the signs of breast cancer, visiting with your doctor regularly and getting annual mammograms.

Statistically, breast cancer is the 2nd most common cause of death in African-American women. (Lung cancer is number one.) Premenopausal women are at a higher risk and the death rate among African-American women with breast cancer is 41% higher than that of white women.

What You Can Do

The American Cancer Society, as well as various agencies that support Race for the Cure suggests that lifestyle changes can positively impact your changes of developing breast cancer.

It’s important to know your risk factors, family history of cancer and to implement changes in diet and exercise that can mean the difference between life and death.

Many of the foods you eat to grow healthy, beautiful hair, also lend to keeping your entire body healthy. Here are some tips on healthy lifestyle choices:

1. Get active and stay active.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

Eat plenty of whole grains

4. Ensure you are getting enough calcium and folate

5. Limit your alcohol intake

6. Stop smoking

7. Maintain a positive outlook

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Equal Band Synthetic Full Cap Wig Sweet Girl
Equal Band Synthetic Full Cap Wig Sweet Girl - $ 19.88

If you suffer from, or know someone that suffers from the effects of chemotherapy due to cancer, Elevate Styles offers full cap wigs that can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. A wig can help boost self esteem, instill confidence and keep their motivation high.

Elevate Styles believes that it is our social responsibility to do our part in the fight against breast cancer by helping spread awareness.

Get screened, tell a friend, reach for the pink – help make a stand against breast cancer and towards finding a cure!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Are You Wearing A Wig To Work?

Our beautiful sisters are wearing wigs everywhere these days. To special events, family gatherings and yes, even to work. Not too long ago, wigs were nothing more than a mere accessory to your Halloween costume, costume party or reserved for actors and actresses. They were colorful, outlandish and cheap looking.

The quality of wigs is now better than they were even 10 or 20 years ago. Now they are virtually unnoticeable, and come in very appropriate colors to wear to the office. Surprisingly, a significant amount of women wear weaves, wigs or extensions to work almost daily. Why? For several common sense reasons:
  • Shaves time off of getting ready for work
  • Have no “bad hair days”…ever
  • Change your hairstyle when you want – short to long, long to short
  • Cover thinning or balding hair and add volume.
  • Play with different colors and highlights
  • To cover hair dye “mishaps”

Can You Keep A Secret?

So the thing is, do you want everyone at the j-o-b to know you are wearing a wig or is it top-secret? Does your employer even care that you are wearing a wig? Most employers won’t complain, as long as your hair is in line with your company’s dress code. When wearing a wig, you have the freedom to change your hair style whenever you see fit, even brandishing a little highlight of color here and there. Turn heads in your office by wearing a really long wig one day and a really short one the next!

While it can be fun to play around with different looks and hues, not every workplace scenario is ideal for wigs. For instance, if you work in conditions where there are moving parts, such as in a factory, or if you work in conditions of extreme heat, you may want to leave your wig at home to avoid risk of injury.

The vast majority of women who wear wigs to work want to enjoy a variety of hairstyles to change into. However, some women may actually need to wear wigs to work for medical reasons, such as loss of hair from chemotherapy or from their weekend “I’m gonna dye my hair” fiasco!

Also, if your natural hair is damaged severely and you have split ends that lead to your hair being trimmed shorter than what you’d like, a wig is a great way to have fun hair styles while your natural hair grows out.

Just keep in mind that you are at your place of business, so you want to look professional at all times. If there’s ever any doubt, speak with someone in Human Resources, or get feedback from your co workers.

Your can wear the latest looks and style your hair the way you want to with lace front wigs and L-part wigs. These are superb for all your hairstyling needs. You can cut, curl, wash and blow-dry them and they’ll keep looking beautiful for you for months. (And they look like your own hair!)

Elevate Styles supports today’s working woman. We offer a huge variety of wigs, weaves and extensions so that you can always look and feel your best – at work or at play.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Rockin’ the Red: New Lace Front Wigs from Elevate Styles

What do love, cherries, nail polish, strawberries, lipstick, flames and Elevate Styles have in common? Vibrant and bold RED!

Oh yes, ladies, we are rockin’ the red in fabulous new Lace Front wigs so you can dramatically change your look in minutes and be off to paint the town any color you’d like. It’s your time now girls, so don’t wait to go crazy with color. No need to try and find the right dye for your hair. These wigs are no fuss, low maintenance and highly glamorous!

Perfect for Girls Night Out or times when you just want to have a little fun and be free!

Eat your heart out Nicki Minaj!

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It's a Wig Synthetic Braid Lace Front Wig London -$ 32.88

What’s better than Mom’s homemade cherry pie? Our It’s A Wig Bali Lace Front Wig in Cherry Red. It’s oh-so sexy and the full of deep, rich waves. Men will drool and women will turn green with envy. No matter, diva, just strut your stuff and enjoy the exciting and energetic mood this wig puts you in. Feel free to top off the look with a rich red lipstick to really put you at the top of your game.

It's a Wig Synthetic Braid Lace Front Wig Bali

It's a Wig Synthetic Braid Lace Front Wig Bali -$ 32.88

Hey Mamacita! Our Lace Front Wig in Brick Red is just what the doctor ordered to brighten up gloomy days, expressing your mood, feel more youthful, and create the stunning look that is just right for soaking up the warm rays of the sun or embracing the colorful change of autumn leaves. This is a wonderful transitional color that goes from summer to fall with ease. Big waves add to this vibrant color and help brighten your face and your day! Heyyyyy!

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Did you know that you can get SAME DAY SHIPPING?!
We just love to help women pamper themselves and look their best. Like this luscious wig in Wine Red. Deep, rich and luxurious in true diva-style, and because it’s a lace front wig, it looks so natural, that no one can tell it’s a wig. Anyone that gazes upon it will get lost in envelopes of color….ahhhh! It’s the way hair was meant to be.

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You asked for it, so here it is! That vivid, bold and daring color that you can just put on and go. Stop the presses – it’s our gorgeous Purple Red Wig. Think you can’t wear these colors? Think again. This wig is just what you need to go with that outfit you just bought, or bring out that new eye shadow you’ve be waiting to try. Or, what about using it to finish out that sexy, strapless Halloween costume you’ve been eyeing?

Elevate Styles invites you to go crazy with color and walk on the wild side. We’ll help you out by shipping to you the same day you order. How’s that for support?

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Stop by for the latest wigs in lace wigs. We have many lace wigs on sale right now!

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