When purchasing a wig, one should ensure that a competent, wig-trained stylist is available for personalised wig styling. The standard off the peg wig will generally be too dense (large number of hairs per square cm) and require wig styling; thus the reduction of volume using the thinning shears and razor is a must to achieve a realistic, natural look in the wig styling process.

The wig stylist is the most important stage of the whole wig selection process. This final stage, carried out professionally, will complete a natural, realistic look.