What you need to know about Wig Colours
Wig colours and hairdresser colours are all very different and it can be a little confusing. Depending on the brand, some use numbers to represent colours and others use descriptions like Raisin, Baby Blonde, Hampton, which doesn’t always give you a true idea of the colour. Some use a combination of codes and numbers. Below is a list of codes used to describe how colours are put together. This is a basic list to help you understand how colours are made up:
F – stands for frosted. This is usually a combination of colours.
H – Highlighted. Generally there will be a base colour with highlights of another colour.
M – Mixed. Simply a mix of colours.
T – Tipped. The base colour has another colour just on the tips.
TT – Two Toned. There is a definite contrast of two colours from the top to bottom.
After the code is usually a number or a combination of numbers. Colour 1 is Jet Black and as the number gets higher the colour is generally lighter. Here is a list of the main colours used by a majority of manufacturers.
1 – Jet Black
1B – Off Black
2 – Darkest Brown
4 – Dark Brown
6 – Chestnut Brown
8 – Light Chestnut Brown
10 – Medium Chestnut Brown
12 – Light Golden Reddish Brown
14 – Light Golden Brown
18 – Light Ash Brown
15 – Gold Reddish Blond
19 – Light Strawberry Blond
27 – Strawberry Blond
30 – Med Auburn
33 – Dark Auburn
130 – Fire Red
16 – Honey Blond
22 – Champagne Blond
24 – Light Gold Blond
24B – Light Strawberry Blonde
613 – Pale Blonde
613A – White Blond
34 – Chestnut Brown and 25% Gray
44 – Dark Brown and 50% Gray
51 – Gray and 25% Darkest Brown
56 – Gray and 10% Chestnut Brown
It’s impossible to list all colours available by all manufacturers and colours can differ between manufacturers. Hopefully, this list helps in giving you an idea of what you colour you are looking for.
At Wigs Online we rephotograph all of our wigs so you can see the colour and style of the wig that comes straight out of the box with as natural lighting as possible. Some websites only show glamorous shots that the manufacturer has made. They don’t always give you a true indication of the product that you will receive when you open your purchase.