Whatever your reason for wanting a wig—and there may be many of them—it can be hard to know which ones are best. For men, it may be especially difficult because the hair and beauty industries tend to be dominated by women's tastes and demands.
Don't worry, though—we can attest to the fact that there are wigs for men of every physical type and personality. To prove it, we've compiled a list of 30 great wigs for men. Check it out, and point us in the direction of more awesome choices if we didn't include one here.
Please note that the wigs that we've chosen to show you feature full lace caps, which are known for being especially comfortable and natural-looking. Some of them also come in more than one color.
Guy Next Door
We'll start off with something very average. Dark brown, sensible, easy to manage—everything about is average and nondescript, letting you go about your day without drawing undue attention to yourself. It's the kind of hair that you can expect to see on everyday people in everyday life. Class, job interviews, grocery stores—it's everywhere.
If you're not a fan of sticking out like a sore thumb, you might like this one.
Like the previous wig, this one doesn't make you stand out in a crowd, which can be perfect if you're just trying to go about your business without bothering anyone or being bothered yourself. However, it does have the added interest of some long bangs, which you can adjust or arrange to your liking. Bangs always add a certain attitude to a hairdo.
Again, this wig will not necessarily disrupt your life by striking anyone has weird, but it's still different enough to give you a distinctive personality. The way that the strands surge forward in waves across the top of the head is what gives it such a compelling look.
Here's another one that lets you blend in easily with most of the world but still manages to be attractive. It's the short rise cresting in the front that gives the hair its own character and fuses averageness with distinction. It says that you're someone who's responsible but also fun. If you think that describes you, go for this one.
Rise and Volume
This wig is simply a more voluminous version of the previous one. Most likely, no one will think that you look weird for wearing it, but you still get to be a little different. On the other hand, if you just enjoy cosplaying as one of the most recent incarnations of Peter Parker, this is an excellent choice for doing so.
What's entertaining about this wig is the large amount of hair in it and the way that the rise in the front flips backward. If you wear this one, it will mark you out as a person who enjoys dabbling in the bizarre and uncommon. You could have a lot of fun with this wig, if it's your thing.
All of the hair on this wig rises as a statement against gravity, it seems. Considering the way it retains the waves, you could say that it's almost shaped like a frozen flame. It says that its wearer isn't looking for normalcy in any way and wants to stand out in the world. You can wear this wig if you're feeling particularly daring or outgoing.
It's always interesting when a hairdo fuses together two opposite styles, and this wig is no exception. Just a small piece of the front is spiked upwards, and a few other strands are positioned similarly. The rest, however, lays mostly flat. The result is a unique look that suggests that you're no ordinary person. If you feel like you're up to adopting such an identity, try it out.
Spikes in the Back
This is more of a backwards version of the previous wig. In front, the hair is relatively flat and swept nicely to the side, but things get a little more intriguing in the back with the spikes popping up. There's an air of dangerous mystery to this kind of look, so if you think you can pull it off well, you might like to give it a shot.
Here's a wig that more fully embraces the spiky look, although since it's pretty much the same throughout and exhibits a popular modern style, it may not necessarily be considered uncommon or different. Again, that's wonderful if you're the kind of person who prefers to keep to himself. With this wig, you can do that and still be in touch with modern tastes.
There's something about the tousled look that always manages to be charming because it's somewhere between two worlds. It's messy but neat, slightly chaotic and very organized, free-spirited yet methodical. Are you someone who's always felt like a walking contradiction but can somehow make it work? If so, then maybe you'd like this wig.
With this wig, we're swinging back toward a more average appearance, but the waves nevertheless add a bit of pizzazz. They give the hair more volume and distinction. Those are the sorts of locks through which significant others enjoy running their fingers.
Long, Neat, and Multilayered
Although this wig has several layers of hair that fall at least as far as the neck, it still manages to look nice. Maybe it's in the way that they give way to each other without getting tangled up. In any case, if you like giving the impression that you're both free and disciplined, this might be the wig for you.
Long and Tidy Waves
This wig features hair that's just a little longer than usual. It can be hard to maintain hair like that, even when it's a wig, but this one makes the job easy. The little waves are already neatly arranged, so all you would have to do is put it on, maybe comb them out a little if necessary, and look awesome.
For all of you who like having curly hair or are curious enough to try it out, this wig might be the perfect choice for you. The curls appear very authentic, and there's more than enough of them to provide volume. Having a full head of natural-looking ringlets like this can help you stand out without looking like you're trying too hard, if that's the kind of balance you want.
This is a blond version of the previous wig, although the curls are a little different—looser and longer. The golden color sets them apart. If you love the look of curls but prefer blond over brunet, this wig can provide the same effect as the other one in the color that you like better.
Free Brunet Curls
The two preceding wigs featured more reasonable and controlled curls. With this wig, we're starting to delve a little into untamed territory. It suggests that its wearer is an approachable person with just a touch of wildness. The curls create a halo of impulsiveness around the head. Quite a striking effect, if you want to try pulling it off.
Free Blond Curls
Again, this is a fairer version of the wig that came before it. However, the hair is a little longer and may require a bit more maintenance to keep them from crossing from intriguing spontaneity to ungroomed wantonness. Still, it can be a great look if you're willing to put in the effort for the upkeep and would rather be blond than brunet.
If you're not afraid to live an unrestrained and crazy life and want the world to know it, perhaps you'd enjoy this wig. It's a mass of tangled curls that say that the wearer is too busy with other things to worry too much about his appearance. Alternatively, if you enjoy shock value without straying overly far from normalcy, this wig could be great for those times when you just want to keep people guessing or staring.
If you belong to a race or ethnicity in which nappy curls are standard and haven't felt impressed to try any of the other wigs on this list, this one might be more up your alley. Tight, controlled black spirals comprise this wig, letting you embrace a look that might feel more natural to you.
Small Nappy Curls
This wig is a similar idea to the previous one. It's just that the curls are a tad smaller and closer to the head. Not all nappy hair is the same, and not everyone who has it wants it to be the same. If you like smaller hair, try this wig.
Curly with Bangs
Again, we see curls that are a little longer and looser but more controlled in this wig, but it also has bangs to add a bit of character. If you like curls and bangs, this is a fantastic choice to get what you want. On the other hand, maybe you just love the idea of looking like BBC's Sherlock, which is also wonderful.
Reminiscent of many modern-day popular artists, this wig can help you convey that you're excellent at keeping up with the times and trends. It's just shaggy enough to be fun but neat enough to keep you from looking disheveled.
Again, this is the blond version of the preceding wig, to make sure that you see the openness and variety of your options. You can achieve the same effect in a lighter color, if that's what you like better. It may also allow you to channel Owen Wilson, assuming you're a fan.
Long and Swept Back
This wig not only has some length to it but styles it so that it's swept backward, providing its wearer with the impression that he is continuously moving forward (metaphorically speaking, of course). This look has the potential to seem both slick and approachable, if you can pull it off well.
Long and Parted
Extending to the chin in small waves, this wig is parted down the middle to allow equal amounts of hair to fall on both sides of the face, which makes it easier to style. Of course, you can also choose to leave it as is, injecting a dash of drama into your look. Clearly, you can also use it to appear as Johnny Depp, just for kicks.
Extra Long and Parted
If that last wig wasn't long enough for you, take a look at this one. It, too, is parted down the middle, so the hair is distributed well around the face. The waves are gentle and easy to manipulate however you want, but, of course, you can also mimic Jared Leto and look both sophisticated and edgy, should you so choose. The ombre effect of the coloring only adds to its appeal.
We've mentioned a few celebrities in this list. If you do enjoy celebrity impressions but haven't yet seen one that compels you, check out this post and see if you feel inspired to mimic any of them. If so, you can try styling one of these wigs to look like them or search specifically for wigs that already copy their hairdos.
Up until this point, we've covered wigs that are mostly meant for younger guys, but we haven't forgotten the older men who might be in the market. Here's one for you! The silvery hair is styled in a perfectly decent combover. It looks normal, nondescript, and nice, so if you're among those who likes a quiet life, it might work well for you.
This one, like the previous one, will allow you to blend in well with your surroundings pretty much anywhere that you go, but its slicked-back combing job puts a different spin on it that lets you look rather classy.
Gray Spiraling Curls
What's interesting about this one is the way that the curls seem to start at the same point on the head and then just spiral outward from there. Again, curls can be fun to observe and feel, if you have anyone in your life you would let touch it. It's a darker shade of gray, so if you don't think that you're ready to take on silver or white, this can help you with the transition.
We hope that what you've gathered from this list is that your options are far more numerous than you may have realized. Somewhere out there is a wig that will perfectly suit your physical appearance and personality. If you'd like to see some more, we can point you in a few directions.
On the other hand, if the reason why you're searching for a wig is that you're balding naturally but still have some hair left, you can also check out some of our ideas for short hair for men and put off buying a wig for a while. Whatever you choose to do, we're on your side.