When it comes to selecting the perfect wig, the color is undeniably one of the most crucial factors to consider. With a plethora of shades available, making a choice can be overwhelming. Among the popular shades in the wig industry are 27 and 30. But what sets them apart? Let's delve into the world of wig colors and help you make an informed decision.

The Basics of Hair Color

The world of wig colors is vast and diverse, but to make selection easier and more standardized, a numbering system is often employed. This system not only helps in categorizing shades but also ensures consistency across different brands. Here's a deeper dive into understanding this system:

  • Numbering System:

Basic Understanding: At its core, the wig color numbering system starts from black, being the darkest, and moves up numerically to the lightest shades, which are blonde tones. The higher the number, the lighter the shade.

Example: Color 1 would be a jet black, Color 2 a dark brown, moving up to Color 22 which might be a light ash blonde.

  • Undertones and Highlights:

Secondary Numbers: Often, you'll find wig colors with a primary number followed by a secondary one, like 4/27. Here, 4 might represent a medium brown, and 27 could indicate honey blonde highlights or undertones.

Tones and Reflects: Some numbering systems also account for the undertone of the hair. For instance, a ".1" might indicate a blue undertone (cool), while ".3" could represent a golden undertone (warm).

  • Special Characters:

Consistency with Variations: While the basic numbering remains consistent, there might be slight variations across brands. A Color 10 in one brand might be a tad different from a Color 10 in another.

Importance of Swatches: Due to these variations, it's always a good idea to refer to color swatches or samples when choosing a wig color, especially if you're switching between brands.

  • Natural vs. Vibrant Colors:

Natural Range: Typically, the numbers 1 to 10 cover the natural hair color spectrum from black to light blonde.

Vibrant and Unconventional: Beyond the natural range, many brands offer vibrant colors like blues, pinks, or greens. These might have their unique numbering or naming conventions.

27: Honey Blonde

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27, often referred to as Honey Blonde, is a warm shade that combines golden yellow with subtle hints of brown. It's a versatile color that complements a variety of skin tones, especially:

Warm undertones: If your skin has peachy, yellow, or golden undertones, 27 can enhance your natural glow.

Medium to dark skin tones: The warmth of 27 can beautifully contrast with deeper skin, making it pop.

30: Golden Brown

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30, known as Golden Brown, is a deeper, richer shade compared to 27. It beautifully blends medium brown with golden undertones. This shade is perfect for:

Neutral undertones: If your skin doesn't lean too yellow or too pink, 30 can offer a balanced look.

Light to medium skin tones: The depth of 30 can add a touch of warmth without overwhelming paler complexions.

Key Differences Between 27 and 30

While both 27 and 30 are warm shades, they have distinct differences:

  • Depth of Color: 27 is a lighter shade, capturing the essence of sun-kissed hair with its honey tones. In contrast, 30 is deeper, resonating with the richness of golden brown hues.
  • Versatility: 27's lighter shade makes it more adaptable to various skin tones, especially those with warmer undertones. 30, being a bit deeper, is versatile for neutral undertones and can be a go-to for those seeking a more natural look.
  • Occasions: 27 is perfect for those aiming for a beachy, sun-kissed look, making it ideal for summer and spring. 30, with its depth, can be a year-round color, especially complementing the cooler tones of autumn and winter.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Between 27 and 30

  • Skin Undertone: As mentioned, 27 suits warm undertones, while 30 is versatile for neutral undertones. However, remember that rules are meant to be broken. It's about how confident you feel in a particular shade.
  • Eye Color: Golden shades like 27 can make blue and green eyes pop, while 30 can enhance the richness of brown or hazel eyes.
  • Maintenance: Lighter shades might require more upkeep as roots grow out or if the color fades. Consider how often you're willing to maintain your wig's color.
  • Personal Style: Are you aiming for a sun-kissed, beachy look? 27 might be your go-to. If you're looking for a more natural, everyday shade, 30 could be the one.
  • Seasonal Changes: Some people love changing their hair color with the seasons. 27 can be perfect for summer and spring, while 30 might suit the cooler tones of autumn and winter.

Top Picks: Exploring the 27 and 30 Hair Color Shades

Mix Color 1B/27

New Fabulous Beyon-Celebrity Style 5x5/13x4 Undetectable Invisible Lace Closure Wig

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Dive into the world of rich colors with this wig that boasts a Chocolate Brown Highlight. Made from 100% virgin hair, this wig promises not just quality but also a color that complements various skin tones, ensuring you stand out in any crowd.

Mix Color 4/30

Mix Color Brown Curly Bob Wig Compact 13X4 Frontal Short Lace Wig 100% Human Hair

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Experience the allure of mixed brown shades that come together to give this wig a unique and vibrant appearance. The blend of colors adds depth and dimension, making it a perfect choice for those looking to make a statement.


Curtain Bangs Chocolate Highlight Loose Wave Y-Shape Undetectable HD Lace Wig

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Choose between the warm Chocolate Brown or the vibrant Caramel Brown Highlights with this wig. The unique blend of colors is perfect for those looking to add some warmth and richness to their look, with the added advantage of the Y-Shape Lace and HD lace ensuring it sits perfectly.


Curtain Bangs Caramel Brown Highlight Loose Wave Y-Shape Undetectable HD Lace Wig

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This variant offers a different shade with its Caramel Brown Highlight, providing a trendy and sophisticated look. The rich color adds a touch of luxury, ensuring you're the center of attention wherever you go.


Choosing between 27 and 30 boils down to personal preference, skin tone, and the look you're aiming to achieve. Both shades are incredibly versatile and can suit a range of styles and occasions. Remember, the best color is the one that makes you feel confident and fabulous. Whether you're channeling your inner beach babe with 27 or going for understated elegance with 30, the right choice is the one that feels right for you.

At Luvme Hair, we offer a vast array of colorful wigs that are not only high in quality but also designed for easy wear. Our collection ensures that every individual finds their perfect match, be it in shades 27, 30, or any other vibrant color. Dive into our range and discover the transformative power of the perfect wig.

August 24, 2023 — Luvme Contributor

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