Title:
Newhair by simi belo
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The NewHair wig features a deliberate gap (3) at the front of the wig (2). Through this gap the wearer brings through his/her own real hair (5), parts and brushes over the wig hair to cover the gap, and in doing so, reveals some of his/her own real hair, natural hairline, scalp and roots (6), so that it looks as if all of the hair is growing out of his/her head. Whether the gap is on the left (7), in the centre (8), or on the right (9), it adds much-needed realism to the traditional wig. This is because traditional wigs use fringes, hair bands and other features to hide the stitching, but in doing so, they conceal the wearer's own roots and hairline, so it is apparent that the hair is not really growing out of the head and therefore the hair is fake.



Inventors:
Belo, Simi (London, GB)
Application Number:
10/579022
Publication Date:
03/01/2007
Filing Date:
11/05/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41G3/00
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Primary Examiner:
DOAN, ROBYN KIEU
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MYERS BIGEL, P.A. (RALEIGH, NC, US)
Claims:
1. A wig with an opening (feature 1) at the front circumference of the wig (feature 2), where the opening forms a gap (feature 3) in the wig through which the wearer must bring through, part and brush over his/her own real hair (feature 5) to cover the gap, and in doing so, he/she is revealing some of his/her own natural hair, hairline, scalp and roots (feature 6), which makes it look like all the hair is growing out of his/her head.

2. A wig as claimed in claim 1 where the opening (feature 1) at the front edge of the wig functions as a gap (feature 3) in the wig which begins at the front (feature 2), on the hairline and then protrudes into the wig.

3. A wig as claimed in claim 1 where the gap (feature 3) is open and free of wig hair at the front of the wig, but is enclosed and surrounded by the wig hair on the other sides as the gap protrudes into the wig.

4. A wig as claimed in claim 1 where the opening and gap can be present anywhere along the front circumference of the wig (feature 2) between the ears allowing the wearer to feature an authentic parting anywhere along the front hairline (features 7, 8 and 9) of his/her hairstyle.

5. A wig as claimed in claim 1 which is fastened onto the wearers' own hair using attachments (FIG. 4) present at regular intervals on the underside of the wig and along the periphery and around the gap.

6. A wig with an opening which forms a gap at the front as described herein with reference to FIGS. 1 to 8 of the accompanying drawings/photos.

7. A wig as claimed in claim 2 where the gap (feature 3) is open and free of wig hair at the front of the wig, but is enclosed and surrounded by the wig hair on the other sides as the gap protrudes into the wig.

8. A wig as claimed in claim 2 where the opening and gap can be present anywhere along the front circumference of the wig (feature 2) between the ears allowing the wearer to feature an authentic parting anywhere along the front hairline (features 7, 8 and 9) of his/her hairstyle.

9. A wig as claimed in claim 3 where the opening and gap can be present anywhere along the front circumference of the wig (feature 2) between the ears allowing the wearer to feature an authentic parting anywhere along the front hairline (features 7, 8 and 9) of his/her hairstyle.

10. A wig as claimed in claim 2 which is fastened onto the wearers' own hair using attachments (FIG. 4) present at regular intervals on the underside of the wig and along the periphery and around the gap.

11. A wig as claimed in claim 3 which is fastened onto the wearers' own hair using attachments (FIG. 4) present at regular intervals on the underside of the wig and along the periphery and around the gap.

12. A wig as claimed in claim 4 which is fastened onto the wearers' own hair using attachments (FIG. 4) present at regular intervals on the underside of the wig and along the periphery and around the gap.

Description:

NewHair is a full wig with an opening (feature 1) at the front (feature 2). This opening allows the wearer to reveal his/her own real hair, roots, scalp and hairline, thereby making it look like all the hair is growing out of the wearer's head. This is because the opening functions as a gap (feature 3) so it has hair on the sides that protrudes into the wig but is open at the front edge of the wig. The role of the gap (feature 3) is to deliberately expose some of the wearer's own hair (feature 5), which s/he brings through the gap, parts it sharply, and brushes over the wig, and in doing so reveals some of his or her own real scalp, roots and hairline (feature 6).

Existing wigs deliver a complete head of hair, but, regrettably, only at the expense of realism. Fringes and hair bands are used to hide the stitching at the front, but because they also conceal the wearer's own roots and hairline, it is apparent that the hair is not really growing out of the head and therefore the hair is fake. NewHair addresses this by incorporating an opening which functions as a gap (feature 3) at the front of the wig (feature 2), along the front hairline. Whether the opening and gap is on the left (feature 7), in the centre (feature 8), or on the right (feature 9), it adds much-needed realism to the traditional wig, because—for the first time ever—the wearer can show off his or her genuine scalp and roots.

FIG. 1: Plan view of the scalp of a NewHair wig with the gap on the left, before the hair is stitched in

FIG. 2: Perspective view of a NewHair wig with the gap on the left, after the hair has been stitched in

FIG. 3: Perspective view of a NewHair wig with the gap on the left, as worn by the wearer

FIG. 4: Perspective view of a NewHair wig with the gap on the left, worn by the wearer, where she has parted and brushed down her own hair that jotted out of the gap

FIG. 5: Perspective of a NewHair wig with the gap on the left, shown on a mannequin head

FIG. 6: Perspective of a NewHair wig with the gap in the centre, shown on a mannequin head

FIG. 7: Plan view of the scalp of a NewHair wig with the gap on the right, before the hair is stitched in

FIG. 8: Perspective of a NewHair wig with the gap on the right, shown on a mannequin head

Feature 1: The opening in the NewHair wig

Feature 2: The front edge/periphery of the wig

Feature 3: The gap in the NewHair wig

Feature 4: The positioning of the attachments for securing the NewHair wig

Feature 5: The wearer's own hair as it jots out of the gap in the NewHair wig

Feature 6: The wearer's real scalp and roots as revealed by the authentic parting created the wearer has created after bringing through some of his/her own hair through the gap in the NewHair wig

Feature 7: A left parting NewHair wig where the opening and gap appears on the left

Feature 8: A centre parting NewHair wig where the opening and gap appears on the centre

Feature 9: A right parting NewHair wig where the opening and gap appears on the right