There is generally no set of rules that works absolutely for men but we do offer the following suggestions.
Men with sharp facial features and/or a long straight noses should look for a wig with wave or curls in it. This will defuse the facial lines and make those lines look softer as the observer’s eyes are drawn away. Men with long straight noses will have their noses look even longer if they wear a long straight wig.
When evaluating a wig pictured, remember that if it is shown on a woman then it will be 2 -3 inches shorter on your face. Simple substract 3 inches from the length you see in the photograph and you will know where it will sit on you.
Larger, rounded wigs will make larger faces look smaller from a distance but in real life will look like a lot of hair. They tend be great for looking at in a mirror but not the best for when walking through the mall.
The male face has two areas that tend to need masking which a wig can help do. The first is the area slightly above the eyebrows. The brow area of a male is much more prominent than in a woman. A wig with even a light bang that sets just above the eyebrow is important for eliminating that male brow. Men with very heavy eyebrows may use the bangs to cover their bushy eyebrows. The second area is the jaw area. We recommend a wig that will cut into the face at this point to mask that area especially in male faces with sharper jaws.
Men with round faces can look good in short styles if the wig follows the overall circle of the face. Men with wigs that are too small and are smaller then that circle will look like they are wearing a small wig.
To make a wig look good, we recommend getting a metal-tooth pick or brush without balls at the end. Take the pick or brush and use it to comb through the wig. This will separate the hair fibers as you comb it out. Do not think about styling the wig when you do this. (Let the styling be the last factor). First turn the wig inside out and go through the hair with the pick separating the hairs first at the ends and then working upwards to the cap.(If you start too close to the roots and then out, you may tend to create tangles and knots in the hair.) Turn the wig rightside out and then continue separating the hairs. Place the wig on your head and do one last comb through. Now gently move the hairs into place to create the style you want.