Wig Style Guide

You'll find hundreds of terrific wigs via the Products and Style menus. Within product collections use our SIDEBAR FILTERS to narrow your options by price, brand, fibre, construction type, style and length

Abantu's product collection sidebar filters to narrow your wig choices

Abantu's Main Menu options for selection basic wig styles


Abantu's STYLES menu includes WIG STYLES which features the six primary variants most shoppers begin with:

Is it long, medium or short and is it straight, wavy or curly?  The WIG CLASSICS menu defines the styles beyond the basics – Is it a Bob, a Pixie, a Page Boy, Silky Straight etc..  

Regardless of where you start your search the Sidebar Filters are always there to help you fine tune your choices.

Use Abantu's SEARCH bar to find all wigs in any colour




By far the fastest way to find everything available in a specific colour is to TYPE that colour into the main SEARCH bar, then select from the first 10 options or 'See all results'

Click below to visit Abantu's Colours section where you can view all the colour swatches for each brand...

Visit Abantu's Colours section to see swatches from all your favourite brands

These three collections are defined by colour. All wig styles featured in each collection include at least one Grey, Vibrant or Surreal variation. We feature two dozen shades of grey. Our vibrant colours are natural but with more brilliance and striking contrast. Our surreal selection include bold and vivid tints and blends you won't find naturally.

GreysVibrant colours available at AbantuSurreal Colours

At Abantu length is possibly the easiest of defining factors. Short, Medium and Long. Class over!

Three lengths of wigs to choose fromSelect wigs by length

Straight, Wavy and Curly

If you know what specific style you want, head for the Classic Styles below and choose from Afro's to Wedges and everything in between. If you're open to ideas but it's gotta be silky straight no matter what, or dreamy waves below the shoulder, or curls that wind forever from root to tip, use these links (or the same sidebar filters) to browse all styles in each category. 

Silky Straight Extensions available at AbantuWavy Extensions available at AbantuCurly Extensions available at Abantu

Classic Wig Styles

Knowing what style you want is often easier than describing it. Abantu doesn't carry every style under the sun but we do feature most contemporary benchmarks, and a few hundred terrific variations on those themes. Use these links to classic wig styles to get a head start on finding your favourites.

The Afro hairstyle


A natural style for lengthy, kinky hair texture, but for straight or curly hair holding gels and pick combing is the key to Afro success, drawing hair away from the scalp into a large rounded dome. Popularized in the 60’s it endures generally as shorter, shaggier variations

Visit Abantu's collection of Big Hair styles


Waves and curls, twists and braids, flicks and feathers that dance below the shoulder forever. Thanks in great part to the 1970's Big Hair is here to stay and remains the epitome of ultra glamour

Visit Abantu's collection of Bob styled wigs


Almost any short style ending in a distinctly blunt cut defines a Bob. Born in the 1920's the playful and bouncy Bob endures in endless variations. Typically shorter (earlobe and chin) Bobs can be angled in any direction with or without bangs

Visit Abantu's collection of Braided Hair styles


Braided hair has proven a constant favourite across generations and cultures and encompasses styles as diverse as classic Scandinavian braided ponytails and the wild and free dreadlocks of the Caribbean

Visit Abantu's collection of Mullet hairstyles


Born of big-hair-80's the Mullet is loved and scorned by both sexes. The classic is defined by short layers on the top and sides while the back is grown much longer. The transition can be abrupt or seamless and overall lengths vary considerably

The Page Boy hairstyle


Typically shoulder-length or shorter at the back and sides, lightly layered for body and frequently featured with full bangs, the Page Boy is elegant, clean and simple from root to tip

Pig Tails hairstyle


Braided tails below the shoulder are the most common variety of Pig Tails for all ages while bunched braids pulled to the crown share youthful popularity with non-braided Pig Tails that rise from the crown more like fountains

The Pixie hairstyle


1950's and 60's Hollywood gave rise to the classic Pixie, defined by a distinctly boyish 'short back 'n sides with more on top'. And today you'd be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood Starlette that hasn't flaunted one of a thousands variations on an enduring theme 

The Ponytail hairstyle


The most practical hairstyle of the last 300 years, the Ponytail requires only one or two clips, bands or scrunchies and all the hair swept back to the crown. The tail can be worn high or low and even to one side

The Purdey hairstyle


A 60's favourite, this smooth, blunt hairdo is bowl shaped, with a cut line that angles the sides to the nape of the neck. Ends are tapered to curve inward toward the head. Longer and looser Purdey variations endure 50 years later

The Shag hairstyle


In every length imaginable, the unisex Shag remains sexy and sassy with crown-heavy layering, frequently feathered and teased top and sides to lighter fringes. 70's to the 90's rock stars and film stars forever put the Shag on the hairstyle map

Silky Smooth hairstyles


Less of a 'style and more of an awe-inspiring finish, Silky Smooth is defined by the combination of luxuriously smooth and shiny, straight hair of notable length. Accent with a slight wave or delicate flicks of the fringes

The Wedge hairstyle


Typically straight hair between ear lobe and chin length, the Wedge features a short cut back and sides with longer outer layers at the crown and top-sides often layered a second time with a razor, to add even more wedge dimension

Should you not find the style that's perfect for you from the hundreds available at abantu.com, please do give us a call at 1.800.615.9899 or drop by our Kingsway location