27 Piece Wig Guide

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27 Piece Hairstyles 2020

We have the likes of Halle Berry, Rihanna, and Nia Long for showing that women can rock short, cropped hair and look just as amazing as they would with inches upon inches. In fact, they made the hairstyle so popular that hairstylists found innovative ways to quickly and effectively put these together for their clients and now we have the 27 piece wig.

The 27 piece wig is so-called because, originally, it was a full closure wig that was created with only 27 pieces of hair. The weave is usually very short and creates a beautiful pixie cut hairstyle. Most beauty supply and online hair stores provide 27 piece wig or “quick weave” sets that will come in varying lengths, from four to eight inches usually, which you can easily install by yourself or with the assistance of your stylist. These hair bundles come in a variety of colors and textures and if you opt for human hair can often be dyed and perm to your specifications. For amazing 27 quick weave styles and tips on installation, read on.

1How to do a 27 piece wig

There are a few different ways to create your own 27 piece wig. You can purchase a wig cap and sew the hair weft onto it in a cylindrical pattern going from the shortest lengths to the longest towards the crown of the cap. You will have to tightly pack the hair together at this point to conceal the tracks. You can also opt to use a lace closure as well for a more natural look or greater parting options. Some people will also use U-shaped wig caps, which have an opening at the front of the head for your natural hair to be left out and blended over your wig.

Another option is the bald cap method if you would really like to put the quick in quick weave. This method involves first making sure your hair is cornrowed or pulled back as flat as possible. Next you will bond a stocking cap to your head with a freeze blasting spray and glue specially formulated for wigs and weaves. To protect your hairline from traction and pulling, always make sure that your stocking cap is layered between your hair and the adhesive products. Next apply the glue thinly to the tracks of your hair, starting with the shortest pieces, and applying it directly to the cap on your head. Keep to the shape of your hairline around your head and hold the pieces down to set them in. You can opt for a lace closure or to create a closure with the weave at your desired point. This method is not reusable like the first method but works if you would only like to try a style out or if you need something in a pinch.

Once your wig has come together you can trim, apply heat and style to your specifications. For great ideas on your finished product, check out the amazing styles that follow.

2Classic bowl cut

This classic bowl cut features the hair becoming to the front to create this bang. You can curl or tease the roots to enjoy the height and wave of this lovely style.

3Side parted pixie cut

For this style, it’s recommended that you use a lace closure or a leave-out cap so that you can have a natural looking side-part. From there, the beautiful style is very simple and easy to do.

4Finger waves

This stunning style, most well known because of Josephine Baker, is a great way to style a 27 piece wig. All you’ll need once you have constructed your wig is mousse, gel and a fine toothed comb. After drenching your wig in mouse, you will use the comb to shape the hair into this finger waves and set with gel and a headwrap or a hair dryer. The waves will hold until your next wash.

5Green with envy

Shorter hair works wonderfully when you want to play around with more unconventional color choices like this bold green. Keeping the cut in something classic like a bowl cut helps tone down the color while making a statement.

6Platinum blonde bowl cut

This edgy style may even require less than 27 pieces to construct! Instead you can simply sew your weave tracks to the crown of a wig cap, cutt off the edges and secure it to your head with wig clips.

7Cropped burgundy pixie

Burgundy is a great color on melanated skintones, working for warm and cool tones alike. This wig is cut in layers of different lengths to produce this shaggy, relaxed style.

8Copper bowl cut

This beautiful bowl cut isn’t just amazing because of this fiery copper color that perfectly balances the line between red and brown but cutting the bangs in arches is a fantastic way to frame your face and really emphasise your eyes.

9Angel’s curls

Look like a cherub angel with these whimsical, pale blonde curls! The best way to curly very short hair is with thin hair rollers or a mini curling iron.

10Neon yellow bowl cut

This electric yellow style is a powerful yet very simple style that will make you stand out immediately. Having a bright colour in your wig is also a great oppurtunity to match your hair to your nails to really make your look pop.

11Bubblegum pink and blonde

This adorable style is achieved through a mix of bubblegum pink and strawberry blond colouring throughout the wig. With the pink at the roots and blonde at the ends, softening the dramatic colour statement while still being soft and whimsical.

12Back swept bowl cut

This gorgeous is easy to do with just the help of your hair dryer and a round brush. It will be easier to style on a mannequin head than your own by curling hair around the brush and blow drying it to the back of the head.

13Layered pixie cut

This layered style brings a beautiful amount of texture to the classic pixie cut. Keeping the bangs above the eyebrow is true to the original version of the style as popularised by Audrey Hepburn and the choppy layers gives it a modern update.

14Pastel fantasy

Rose quarts and serenity were the 2016 colours of the year for a reason. They light pink and blue look whimsical and dreamy together and they compliment all skill tones very well. Create a unique ombre like in this style with blue at the roots and then blending into this pale pink. The points where the colors meet will also had even more shades of purples, pinks and blues.

15Super short bob

You’ll want to find longer weave lengths such as four or six inches to create this look which straddles the line between bob and pixie cut perfectly. This is a great way to make use of how quickly a 27 piece wig can be put together for a style that is all your own.

16White blonde pixie cut

This daring style is very reminiscent of your favorite ’90s female rappers. Blonde is a fantastic color on dark skin and cutting your wig into a bowl cut brings the perfect balance of length to this short sryle. To keep it very sleek, wrap your wig with styling mousse under a scarf overnight.

17Chin length bob

Blunt cut hairstyles are very trendy right now and you can use a 27 piece wig to cheat a quick one! The bang also means that the closure process is the exact same as your typical pixie or bowl cut quick weave. And all you have to do is cut a straight line once your wig has been constructed.

18Feathery bangs

This feathery style is so whimsy yet so sophisticated. Using a round brush, blow dry your hair pieces into these feathery curls that will draw the eye to your face. Incorporating an ombre of red, brown and blonde at the top also brings lightness to the whole look.

19Layered blonde pixie

This flirty, closely cropped style will take a little manouvering to achieve this look. From the crown of your wig, all the hair is pushed forward in a spiral pattern and then cut with a razor at an angle at different lenghts, with the longest pieces being left to the forehead and temple areas.

20Thick and bouncy bowl cut

No one will believe you’re wearing a 27 piece wig with this gorgeous style but the process is virtually the same, except you will just substitute the regular hair bundles for slightly longer ones. To create a more realistic look, opt for a four by four lace closure that you can change your hair parting to your mood.

21Brown and black bowl cut

The two different lengths in bowl cuts are fantastic for incorporating two different colors into your quick weave. For the sides and back, a darker color like black is fantastic and the longer strands at the front and crown can be your pop of color like this lovely honey brown.