Why aren't you wearing wigs? In fact, how come I'm not wearing wigs? Why don't I have a giant collection in my closet in between my shoes and purses?
In the 50s and 60s, women used to keep their mail-order wigs in fancy cases or on those creepy faceless mannequin heads so that they'd have a fresh look for every cocktail party they were invited to. And then after awhile, wigs fizzled out. The only people who really wear them now are drag queens, showy stage performers and people who suffer from hair loss.
And yet, according to one site, everyone from your accountant to your dog's veterinarian is wearing a wig. So why aren't you? Whether you decide to sit at home wearing a wig from a Halloween supply store just to see how it looks and maybe pretend you're a spy (I'm not judging), or wear a pricier style to go out with your friends, wigs are just plain fun. Who doesn't want the luxury of being able to change the length and colour of their hair in less than a minute?
From left: The Shock wig by Revlon, ($34 wigs.com), The Cowgirl Haute wig by Forever Young, ($42.95, wigs.com), The Cleopatra Atomic Turquoise wig by Manic Panic ($39.40, manicpanic.com) All pictured wigs are available in loads of different colours.
Aside from the super-cheesy names, wigs are an easy way to get a completely different look without committing to a pair of scissors or a bottle of dye, and what's not to like about that? So now I dare you. Wear a wig on any day other than Halloween and tell me how it goes. I bet you'll get addicted.
I leave you with some personal "wig-spiration" (and a promise to never to use that word again). Here I am from a few Halloweens ago, pre-wig and post-wig. The one I'm wearing was bought at a Halloween supply store for about $7 and then I trimmed it at home. Pretty little effort for such a dramatic change.