Celebs wearing wigs is nothing new. From on-stage costuming to personal use, wigs and celebrities go hand-in-hand. So who are some of the biggest icons wearing wigs today? Check out this list below to get some hair-spiration from these stars who know the value of a great wig.
When you are an iconic performer like Beyoncé, the demands to present more and more fresh hairstyles can put unreasonable strain on your natural hair. That’s why Beyoncé and other performers opt for wigs that let them switch up their color, length, and texture on stage and off.
Anyone can take advantage of the versatility of wigs to protect their natural hair. Using a wig to try out a drastic color change before bleaching your own hair is a smart choice. See if you like having silvery blonde hair before going all in and learn to use wigs for fast style changes like Bey.
For years, television personality and talk show host Oprah Winfrey wore wigs on film and for cover shoots for O Magazine. Some weighed up to 3.5-pounds! Though Oprah got her start as a journalist and media personality, she rapidly became a fashion icon as well.
Using wigs permitted Oprah a creative outlet while also protecting her hair from over-styling when it came to fashion shoots. Using wigs strategically to prevent over-styling is a great option for anyone who expects to be in front of cameras frequently.
Any Dolly fan knows she describes her style as, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.” But what many do not realize is that her over-the-top style—complete with her trademark platinum wigs—enables her to go out in public without being recognized when she’s dressed down.
For many, wearing a wig is part of a persona. Whether you do it for a performance job or just to give yourself confidence in special situations, a wig can be a fashion accessory with meaning. For performers like Dolly, they are part of being able to hang up their act and rejoin the real world as themselves.
Female celebrities aren’t the only ones wearing a wig. This rumor has never been completely confirmed, but it has long been suspected that John Travolta wore a hairpiece. Though he’s boldly gone without one more recently, he stands as an example that it’s ok to do what makes you feel comfortable and confident regardless of gender.
Wigs for male-pattern baldness come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can cover small patches, the top of the head or be a full-on wig.
Get the Celebrity Look
Inspired by these celebs’ hair journeys? Another bonus of wig-wearing is how easy their styles are to emulate. Whether you purchase a wig similar to the one they were wearing or one from their personal collection—like the wig line Dolly Parton is reportedly hoping to develop—wigs make it possible to get instant celebrity style without the commitment of a full-on change.
When you visit Wig-A-Do, we can use your favorite celebrities as inspiration for finding a look that works for you. Stop in for a wig fitting or call (856) 235-3534 to schedule your appointment today!