In Defense of Wigs + We Tried Four!


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It's hard to ignore how many celebrities have been wearing wigs lately. Between Rita Ora's tried-and-true blonde curls, Adele and her wigs named "Jackie" and "June," Nicki Minaj's multi-colored bob on American Idol this past month, and Michelle Harper's ski-high updo at the Bergdorf Goodman 111th Anniversary Gala—Hollywood's hairstyles are popping with personality.

Like the celebs, we think wigs are wonderful. They allow you to be whoever you want for however long you want to be that person—especially when your natural hair isn't able to do the things you'd like it to do.

For example, if, like me,  you're born with a hair color and texture—let's say red and wavy-ish—that isn't easy to change, wigs are a great way to try on a new look or personality without making a permanent commitment.

Exhibit A, my everyday hairstyle:

This, dear friends, is where wigs come in handy. I tried out four wigs—three from Luxhair's brand-new celebrity designed wigs, and a Racquel Welch Sheer Indulgence wig, to see what it would be like to have a different hairstyle for the first time my life. This is what happened (and what I'd wear with each look).

Cue the Sherri Shepherd wig:



This wig is a total sass-master. With the bouncy curls and full bob shape, it's like an extra hundred ounces of flair was pumped into my system. With this vibrant short hairstyle, I'd show off my confidence in a wildly printed top and tight-fitting waxy or leather pants, like DKNY Jean's ruffle-print sleeveless blouse ($59) and Blank NYC's Vegan leather super skinny ($88). A bright colored pump, like this Forever 21 pair ($32.80), is definitely in order too. Don't forget to shake those hips as you walk down the street!



Now, onto the Tabatha Coffey front hair piece:


This clip-in front hair piece exudes a sultry energy. Therefore, it calls for a dark or neutral monochrome outfit, and Lana Del Rey's rounded pointy nails. A plumped pout and smoky eyes are also essential. To contrast the the cascading layers up front, try a sleek tuxedo jacket like this Aqua blazer ($148), this Warehouse wrap dress ($68), and stylish suede black booties like this Via Spiga pair ($139.95).



Can't forget the Daisy Fuentes designed ponytail:
With this long wavy high-pony we feel like a total A-list glamour girl on her way to a photoshoot or event. A sleek body-con would complement the free-flowing curls of the ponytail well. Plus, it will show everyone what a superstar you truly are. Try this French Connection bandage dress ($178), and these sparkly Steve Madden peep-toe pumps ($129.95). Don't forget shimmering crystal earrings, like this Kate Spade New York pair ($98) for a red carpet-ready look!



Lastly the Racquel Welch Sheer Indulgence wig:


The Daisy Fuentes pony may channel today's Hollywood glamour, but this Raquel Welch wig is old school—in a good way. It made me feel completely classic and elegant. To match my mood, I'd wear a silky wrap dress, fur stole, and glitzy clutch. To get this look try this silky Rory drape dress ($211), Topshop's fur stole ($40), and a shimmering little clutch in a timeless shape like this Lulu Townsend frame clutch ($39.95).




We're dying to know: would you ever wear a wig? Have you worn a wig out and about before? Let us know in the comments!
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