People wear a human hair wig for a variety of reasons: to make a fashion statement or cover up thinning hair or bald heads, or because of their religion or work requirements (perhaps you’re a barrister, or you work at a colonial-themed tavern where you have to look like you’ve stepped out of the 18th century!). And it’s not just people like you and me who wear wigs, it’s celebrities, too. Somehow, it’s nice to know that famous people are doing the same thing as you are – great minds think alike!
Let’s take a look at three notable American human hair wig wearers:
1. Andre Agassi – In his 2009 autobiography, “Open,” Agassi, former World No. 1 tennis player, confessed that the spunky golden mane that he sported in the 1990s was actually a human hair wig. Agassi described how he struggled with losing his hair at a young age, red hair wig so he used a wig to conceal his hair loss. While he was playing in the French Open grand final in 1990, he was praying, not that he would win, but that his human hair wig would not fall off. In 1995, upon the advice of his wife at the time, Brooke Shields, Agassi shaved his head and kept on winning. Agassi is considered to be one of the world’s all-time greatest players, winning eight grand slam singles titles, the Olympic gold medal in singles, and the ATP Tour World Championships.
2. Lady Gaga – Lady Gaga is a natural brunette but she dies her hair blonde. Not that that matters, since she usually wears a human hair wig. Gaga is definitely not just a singer-songwriter, she’s a fashion icon and a trendsetter, known for her crazy outfits (think dresses resembling slabs of meat, baby Kermit the Frog dolls and plastic bubbles), topped off by equally crazy wigs. Lady Gaga is styled by her very own collection of fashion advisers, hair stylists and makeup artists, which she calls the Haus of GaGa, and she cites Donatella Versace as her muse. While Gaga is all for over-the-top wig accessories, she believes that less is more when it comes to her bottom half – with her “no pants” philosophy, she commonly wears shapewear as outerwear.
3. Dolly Parton – Dolly Parton, Queen of Country Music, is a true Baby Boomer, born in 1946, but she looks younger than ever, thanks to her blonder than blonde human hair wig (she even had a signature line of Revlon hair wigs in the 1990s), bright red lips, voluptuous figure, and sexy outfits. Dolly Parton has publicly admitted she’s a fan of the facelift, saying that “If I see something sagging, bagging, and dragging, I’m going to nip it, tuck it, and suck it.” Dolly’s not just about makeup and wig accessories, though: she’s one of the most successful female country music artists in America and across the world, and has had twenty-five number-one singles, and a record forty-one top-10 country albums.