This week so far, Lady Gaga has released some amazing stills from her new music video, "Telephone," she's dressed up on Good Morning America, and last night, she arrived at the Brit Awards in a Phantom of the Opera-worthy wig and mask. It's safe to say that lately she's been on a roll when it comes to impossible hair and makeup. Want more proof? Check out these recent looks from everyone's favorite Dadaist pop singer.
The long march to Halloween has begun, because dubious costume wigs are popping up on a ton of shopping sites. While looking in Drugstore.com's Halloween section, I was taken aback by this BuySeasons Ho Wig ($20). I don't like the term in general, I had no idea that fluffy black hair and red lipstick were such a crime, and I really never imagined that a marketer could look at a piece of fake hair and think "Hey, that's a wig for somebody who wants to broadcast to everyone that they're a marginalized, dehumanized figure for Halloween. She wants to be dismissed, essentialized, and treated horribly — Ho wig! Women will love it!"
What do you think? Am I overreacting, or was this thing in extremely poor taste?
Ever wonder if some of the amazing hair celebrities sport is actually theirs? It's not, more often than you might think. From weaves to extensions to outright wigs, can you guess which of my mystery celebs is rocking the hair their mama gave them . . . and who's as fake as her tan?
Check out these saucy photos of Angelina Jolie for the July issue of Vanity Fair. It's hard to believe that someone with her gorgeous mane would ever feel the need to wear a wig, but it was actually her idea at the photo shoot. I don't own a wig, but I do like to wear my clip-on hair extensions as much as possible. Do you own a wig?
Since Britney shaved her head, she's been having fun touring LA while wearing different color wigs. Too bad for her sake it hasn't tricked the paparazzi and given her more privacy. Most recently we've seen her with long straight blonde locks, a change from her usual medium length wavy brunette mane. Personally, I think the bobbed pink wig is a bit silly, but it's good to see that she has a sense of humor about her hair. Which wig do you think looks best on Britney?
I'm wiggin' out today. First, I saw Britney the cover of next month's (generously Photoshopped) Allure, and was entranced by her hair. Of course, it's a wig—but it looks natural and luxurious, and quite beautiful. On the other end of the spectrum are these hilarious dog wigs, which—well, you just have to see for yourself.
This got me thinking about wigs in general. I've only worn them for Halloween (Supergirl, Tippi Hedren in The Birds), so they've been ten-dollar cheapies that looked obviously fake. But high-quality wigs, which are often made of human hair, are convincing and cool. I think it would be fun to try out a Louise Brooks bob one day, then try a Farrah Fawcett feathered 'do the next. And of course, for women who've lost their hair because of cancer treatments, wigs can provide comfort and confidence (just ask Beautiful Lengths spokesperson Hilary Swank, who's growing out her hair for a wig right now). So I want to know: Would you wear a wig outside of a costume? And if so, what would you wear?
We recently polled you on the style of wig Brit should sport now that she's bald and "The Aniston" took the prize. That so five years ago look had a certain charm and "friendly" appeal to it, but The Donald's abrupt comb-over had my vote. I figure: while Brit's turning over a new leaf in her life, why not try combing over the new hair on her head? Anyway, Brit can't figure out how to fit these wigs on her head and she needs y'all to help her wig out. You game?
Everyone knows by now that Britney Spears has gone off the deep end and done what many monks, Marines, and radical lesbians have done for years: chosen to shave off all her hair. Why'd she do it? Maybe to protest what must be the worst life possible: having photographers stalking you constantly and tabloids scrutinizing your every move. Look Brit, let me help you out. Below is an assortment of wigs. (I'm not loving the wig you've got now.) Choose one and make your escape. Go to the Catskills with the kids, take up knitting, organic farming, canning preserves...and get your sh*t together. So folks, help her out: Which wig should Britney choose?