In the wig and hairpiece industry, color codes are used to denote the color or shades through which a wig or hairpiece is created. These hues might differ depending on the style. Different manufacturers, different factories, various types of fiber, various dye lots, and distinct wig patterns are some of the causes for differences.
A single-letter color code will appear consistent across makers/factories/synthetic fiber/dye batches and wig designs for the most part. The exception will be color and texture variances among human hair and synthetic fibers of any type. Human hair is lighter in color, has less gloss, and has less depth of color. That’s why sometimes you’ll see something like “613 wig” instead of “blonde wig”
Color codes – From 1 to 134
Choosing shades may be difficult, particularly when wigs are available in up to 40 distinct shades. This is made worse by the fact that one person’s definition of brown may differ from another’s. The letters and digits in the color specification are from a wig industry-developed color scheme called the color code, which is based on real human hair hues.
Colors vary from 1 to 1B for blacks, 2 to 12 for browns, and 14 to 26 for blondes. Platinum blondes have less warmth than other blondes. 613 is a type of golden platinum that is the ideal mix of blonde and platinum. The platinum hues vary from 22 to 23, then 101 to 104, which include more ash.
The grey family has members ranging in age from 34 to 60. Meanwhile, natural reds and bright reds make up the red family. They range in color from 27 to 33. The spectrum of vibrant reds is 130 to 134.
The characters in the code originate from the color key scheme used by the manufacturer. These letters explain how colors are mixed to get a wig’s hue. For additional info regarding manufacturer color key schemes, it’s recommended that you visit each brand’s page on our website. However, if you need help choosing a color, don’t hesitate to contact a hairstylist specialist for help.
How does lighting affect each color?
The color of your hair changes depending on the illumination. This is because the color is the result of light refracting off pigment. A red wig worn outside in natural light, for example, will seem brighter and have more distinction than the same wig worn indoors.
That’s why the hair shade in your summer holiday photographs differs significantly from the hue in your home’s interior lighting! variety of variables will influence the hair color.
Color might vary depending on the type of fiber used, and the thickness and quality of the wig’s hair. Due to the obvious way light bounces off curly or straight threads, texture has an impact on how color appears. Human hair will appear warmer, while synthetics will appear cooler, and heat-friendly artificial wigs will vary depending on the model. These distinguishing features guarantee that no matter which wig you select, the shade will always be distinctively yours.