Artificial covering of hair are known as wigs. Wigs are available in all sizes, colors and styles. The choice of a wig depends on what a customer wants and what is most suitable for that individual. These wants and needs can be based on different artistic or stylistic purposes. Wigs can be manufactured from human hair, horse hair, buffalo hair and synthetic materials. Wigs have become a hot accessory in styling because many artists, particularly singers, are seen to be supporting one on their head. Wigs are of many kinds and their production process also varies which therefore determines their quality and look. There are two ways of manufacturing a wig; by hand and by machines.
Handmade wigs involve knotting on net base hairpieces or inserting custom mould hair pieces by hand. This way of making the wigs ensures that the wigs come out as having a more random look. The look of the finished wigs also becomes more natural if this practice is followed. Although this process results in better wigs but it is very time consuming and a lot of hard work has to be put in to make them. This is the reason that hand-made wigs are more expensive than the one made by machines. Hand-made wigs also have a disadvantage that their quality depends on the skill of the craftsman. If the skill differs then the quality differs which can cause the customers to become unhappy upon finding that their purchase is of a lower quality than another's.