We mentioned how the girls across the pond are embracing wigs as fashion accessories. It turns out that wigs were great sellers over Christmas. Certainly makes it easier to get dressed up for holiday parties!
January 4, 2009
Wigs are back as Christmas sales soar
Once it was the stuff of comedy sketches and worn by elderly ladies and drag queens. But the wig was a surprise bestseller over Christmas at stores like Harrods and Selfridges. “Hair extensions have wrecked a lot of my clients’ hair,’ said stylist Jo Walters, 28. “And colour takes a lot of maintaining. The wig is a great alternative.”
Black women, especially in America, have been wearing wigs for some time. Halle Berry, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland use them and Oprah Winfrey owns dozens. Now British clubbers and the fashion pack are picking up on the trend. Designer Marc Jacobs wore one for a recent photoshoot and Pixie Geldof has been photographed frequently in hers.
“They’re fun – you can be whoever you want for the night and wake up again as yourself. My fave one is my Britney meltdown pink bob,” she announced recently