Hi Elaine. Yes, great question.
I also wanted to address wigs for the TG girl who is not full time. Does the CD need to invest in a real human hair wig? Most people will say no. When a CD– is not full time, and she does not know how to “style” a real human hair wig…then it is probably best she purchases a quality synthetic wig that retains its curl. Dressing on the “run” is hard enough, without adding a curling iron and rollers to the mix. However, you should go into a good wig salon (not wig shop) and try on several good higher quality synethetic wigs. Having a qualified wig expert help you try on different blends and colors is very important and “seeing” how you look in each one will help you decide. They can also help you determine the cut
I have seen some beautiful, higher quality synthetic wigs that look very good. I suggest Hanson Fontana Wig Salon in SF. However, calling first to make an appointment and to be certain they will have several wigs ready for you –in the price range and color you want — is essential. A wig salon does NOT have hundreds of wigs out on display like the average wig shop. They specialize in certain wigs and will need to order what you are looking for. They will generally have 3 or 4 wigs ready for you to try on. If you don’t buy one, that is okay also. In addition, you and I can arrange a telephone consultation and I can then help determine which wigs you should have them prepare for your visit. I will the call Hanson Fontana and arrange to have several wigs ready for you to try on.
I hope this helps!
I would also like to discuss the importance of voice and movment next. I see many of my clients, who struggle with both voice and movement…once they go out “during the day”.
Going out during the day seems to be what determines when a TG woman needs to work on both these areas. I would enjoy hearing all your thoughts of voice and movement!