09.07.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Wig Out

Hair Trend Wigs

One of the easiest ways to change your hairstyle without any real commitment? A wig, of course. While many women shy away from the idea of rocking a wig as if it was their own hair, there has definitely been a trend recently of stars covering their natural tresses with a faux ‘do.

Pace Wu rocked a messy, highlighted shag as a stark contrast to her long, dark tresses, and Fan Binging went short and geometric with a chic angular bob over her own glossy locks.

Ciara tried out two different blonde wigs at the BET Awards–short, curled and blonde for her walk down the red carpet and a longer, waved (and dare I say Rihanna-esque) blonde look for her performance. And since Ciara is somewhat of a hairstyle chameleon, neither of these looks was a far cry from her real hair– just longer and shorter versions of her shoulder-length, blonde ‘do.

Nicole Kidman took a sexy turn in a textured, red bob in the Fall 2013 Jimmy Choo ad campaign, and she looked stunning in her natural hair colour–a far cry from the blonde hue she’s been wearing for quite some time.

And if you’re inspired by these stars to get wiggy, the key to looking like a celeb while wearing a wig is twofold: getting a high quality hair piece, and its styling. A good brush, the right type of styling product to protect the wig, and even some simple cutting (visit a pro) to customize the piece exactly to your head and face shape. Click here for a great resource for wigs and accessories for UK readers.

Credit: Jimmy Choo, ImagineChina & Getty

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10 Responses to Hair Trend Spotting: Wig Out

  1. EmmaWoodhouse July 9, 2013 at 13:19 #

    It’s a fun idea but can go very wrong, I think.

    • T from Sydney July 9, 2013 at 13:39 #

      It depends on the quality of the wig. One of my mum’f friends wears one, I had no idea it was a wig and Ive known her for years.

  2. naomie July 9, 2013 at 13:46 #

    Not the best examples of wigs.
    With the exception of Fan Binging, the wigs do not flatter the wearer what-so-ever.

  3. kinella July 9, 2013 at 13:59 #

    Nicole Kidman should consider to cut and dye her hair like that wing, that style suits her beautifully

    • KatieKate July 9, 2013 at 17:50 #

      ITA. 100%!

  4. dee July 9, 2013 at 15:32 #

    Not crazy about any of these wigs in particular. But if you find a wig that is complimentary I am all for it.

  5. Alina2 July 9, 2013 at 20:19 #

    Nicole Kidman is actually not a natural redhead, her natural shade is blonde. She has stated that she used to have reddish hair as a child but turned naturally blonde (as quite many redheads do) in her teens. She does have the colouring of a natural redhead obviously, since she has that gene. :)

  6. Sharon July 10, 2013 at 01:21 #

    Ciara is not wearing a wig. She cut her hair . . . there are articles and put up a photo on Instagram when she had it chopped off. Her stylist, Cesar Ramirez has also given interviews about it. For the awards she probably played with some weave to change it up.

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