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What is a topper and will it work for me?



A topper is simply a hairpiece made for women to add volume and coverage. Generally, a hair topper is most helpful to those who have thin hair or the types of alopecia where you have some hair but could use a little more. In this blog, we will talk about the benefits of wearing a topper, different types of construction.


Unlike hair extensions (clip-in or otherwise), a hair topper sits on the crown of the head, so it won’t weigh down or cause damage to your biological hair. With a little practice, you’ll come to love this simple and easy to care for option which takes less than a minute to put on.



Toppers come in as many types of construction as wigs, and every color, too. There are three main things you’ll want to drill down when deciding which topper works best for you: color, length, and amount of coverage. It’s important to examine your biological hair and hair pattern before choosing a topper that will work for you (and if you’re unsure—schedule an in-person private consultation today!)


We look at minimal, medium, and moderate coverage when choosing a topper. For those who want just a little boost, you might like something like the Jon Renau EasiPart topper (which is the size of a small cellphone at its base). But for a little more coverage, the Jon Renau EasiPart XL will take care of your needs. For those who have advanced androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, but would rather not wear a full wig— something like the Ellen Wille’s Ideal topper will provide the most coverage while still giving your biological hair, particularly at the nape, a place to blend.



To match color, we recommend either coming in for a private consultation if you are unsure. All hair pieces will include a slight or moderate blend of colors within a family, which takes some of the guesswork out of the nitty-gritty differences in options. Some people prefer to go the slightest bit lighter than their usual hair color since it’s very common for pe