Are You Big on Wigs?

Wigs and hair pieces have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans. The purpose and appeal of wearing these head accessories have changed from time to time throughout the centuries. Royalties and noblemen wore it as a status symbol around the 16th and 17th century. Today, barristers, judges and civic officials of most Commonwealth nations still wear special wigs that symbolize their office on certain occasions. Full wigs went out of fashion around the 19th to early 20th century but it seems to have made a strong come back in the recent years.

Not Just For Show

Since wigs went out of fashion, they became primarily used as props for movies or theater presentations and cover-ups for people who have hair problems. In the past three years, a number of celebrities, models and even socialites have been open about wearing wigs in events and parties just to give themselves fresh new hairstyles without subjecting their natural hair to stress. Aside from outfits, nails and hairstyles are also accents that fashion conscious individuals consider in creating their looks. Hair coloring and styling products are often part of their wardrobe essentials. Taking their cue from the stars, non-celebrities from different age groups also began to explore the use of artificial hairpieces for quick, convenient, and trendy hairstyles that can be changed on a daily basis.Continue Reading…