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Wig it! Don’t weave it!

posted on Friday February 11, 2011 | in River of Beauty and Youth | 9 Comments

Michelle Harper, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Tavi and yours truly all having some cheap fun!

A few years ago I went to see, “The story of the Supremes” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  One of the main things I remember is that Diana Ross was quoted saying that wigs were a big part of the costume because its was so much more convenient to change styles and to not damage their hair.  They had many many wigs.  I’m all about the practical but it can also be fun, go ahead, be bold!

Above: The Supremes, and Bryan Boy sporting an afro this week.  I’m sure i’ll see a lot more of it.

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9 Comments

  1. Zainab Jah (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    Wigs also help you escape from you and create another being. In the play I’m doing right now, I play a Congolese prostitute in a brothel in the middle of the DRC jungle. My character, Josephine, dons her wig when she has to ‘entertain’ rebel soldiers and miners. It helps her step out of herself and become this fantastical creature for whom life is a party. It’s such a tough, painful role to play that I find myself needing the psychological crutch the wig provides.

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  3. Eli (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I want a wig now! Hahhaa; your editing skills are getting better!

  4. malika (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    i want a wig also now ! orange

  5. HeyitsAlexP (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I love Tavi’s wig! This site has awesome anime-inspired wigs with the wildest colors and hairstyles:
    http://www.cosplayfu.com/

    Usually I stray from the anime-type stuff, but I think some of these could look cool and modern.
    I love the ones in wild colors…violet, sky blue, grass green…

  6. Robin Nicole (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I agree with Zainab. Wigs take you to another place. I often wear one to escape on the weekends…

  7. Englishvers (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I adore wigs. Am not keen on weaves, though.
    Wigs can be creative and fun – a bit like putting the colour back in Spring!
    How are you, lovely Shala?

  8. Kirsten (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I just recently began wearing wigs to grow out my hair and it has been a wonderfull experience! I feel like such a diva every time I get a new one. Weaves are definitely harsh on the hair…

  9. Cherelle (Reply) on Friday 11, 2011

    I don’t know wigs always look like wigs but weaves if done right can look like your own hair. but to each its own

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