Women and wigs are inseparable. There are good reasons for this. Wigs are used as additional hair to cover up the head, especially when normal hair needs to be protected, or it is not in the form that one likes. Wigs have, in addition, traversed this utilitarian role to become fashion statements. Millions of women around the world use wigs, to the extent that we think it is their natural hair. Celebrities not only use wigs, but also have become the greatest models for different types of wigs globally.
Wigs, Wig Choice and Natural Hair
However, wigs can be good or bad depending on the quality you choose, and whether they fit you. It is important to understand the need for wigs to complement the rest of the body, especially the complexion. The reason some black women get it wrong with wigs is that they try to go for colors that contrast with their skin complexion. Blonde wigs are a favorite with most celebrities, even though many of these showbiz divas would do with different or natural colors, yes, like black and brown. Moreover, it is important to allow one’s natural hair to grow and cover the head. Nature was not wrong when it complemented your skin color with your hair.
The Good, the Average and the Unthinkable
There are a number of celebrities that have perfected the art of utilizing wigs to change their outlooks. Several have stuck with wigs and succeeded, but majority would do themselves and their fans a favor, if they changed to other types of wigs.
Nene Leaks is one great woman who enjoys a change of hair. She is great looking, but her hair does not do justice to her reputation and fame. Many of her fans think she needs to do away with blonde wigs, and embrace more natural ones.
Keri Hilson used to do blonde wigs and would look great in them. However, she recently transited to black and brown wigs. They look gorgeous on her especially because they complement her beautiful skin color. This is what a little change in wig choice can accomplish for the well-informed celebrity Keri is who is also willing to try out new styles.
Nicki Minaj has come under criticism from her fans of her music and others over time for attempting to look white, including the blonde wig she dons. Some of her fans crave to see her natural hair, but she never allows it to grow. If you imagine black hair on that beautiful head and body, then you see what being natural can accomplish for a celebrity. However, she also puts herself out there with various colors, showing that she likes to share her personality with others. Bubblegum pink is just one of the “out there” colors she enjoys. She has recently switched to a black wig, though, possibly listening to the constructive criticism. Nicki showed her very expensive and high quality black hairstyle wig off at this weeks BET awards in LA and everyone in this Twitter Universe was stunned at how radiant she was in it.
Olivia Longott is another celebrity who wears blonde wigs; as she likes to show off different hairstyles and looks. Perhaps she should take a page from Olivia Wilde who although is a natural blonde chooses to sport the brunette look because as she has been quoted to have said.
”I’m a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette,” Jason Sudekis’ fiance confessed to Bang! Showbiz (via Hollywoodlife.com). “I feel people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked when I was a blonde that I wasn’t stupid.”
Or as quoted by Ellie Krupnick in the Huffington Post
“I spent the first couple years of my career as a very blonde blonde. And then I went brunette for a role, and suddenly all my offers changed — the types of roles people approached me with totally changed. When I was really blonde, it was always like, ‘The really pretty girl,’ or ‘The sexy hot chick.’ At that point in my career, it was all lame pilots — those were the types of roles I was going for. And then, when I was on The O.C., it was like, ‘she’s punk-y!’ I had a purple streak in my hair, and I was the ‘punky girl.’ And then when I went brunette, the roles went to more, ‘She’s a waitress with a heart of gold, and a tough life,’ or ‘She’s a doctor.’ And I always wondered — would I have been offered those roles had I still been blonde? I don’t think so. I think the perception of brunettes being more intellectual persists.”
Beyonce is also renowned for her blonde wigs. People often wonder why she has maintained this style since the wild and mostly crazy days of Destiny’s Child. Obviously, her wig has been with her for a very long time, making one to think that it is her natural hair. There is a feeling that her wig looks outdated and should be replaced but that has not stopped her from replacing Oprah at the top of the worlds must influential woman. You have wonder if she could have done that even faster without the blond wig.
Rihanna is undoubtedly a beautiful woman. Apparently, she appears beautiful in almost all the wigs she tries out. However, there is a strong feeling among her fans that she doesn’t pull off the best image when she is in blonde wigs. A more natural alternative for her would be to adopt wigs that match her beautiful skin color. Although she also enjoys the red color to make her stand out in a good way.
Mary J Blige is always in a blonde wig. Rarely do we see this famous musician in her natural hair. She maintains her blonde wigs and does not change to any other color. This is more likely retarding her career more then she knows. Her fans long to see her in a more natural black hairstyle.
Keyshia Cole has tried all manner of hairstyles. He favorite seems to be blonde wigs too. However, when she changes to black hair she genuinely beautiful and natural look beams through. She does not need to use blonde wigs, or to dye her hair to look gorgeous.
Of course Celebrities like to look different, and must, but there is a growing trend in black Celebrities wearing blonde wigs. However, some also look for different colors, like pinks and reds. Unfortunately, not all the wigs suit them, and they have come under much criticism for their color choices. Perhaps they should consult more experienced wig experts like our favorites over at LA Hair whom we have all come to love for their proven expertise in selecting more then just the Blonde lately for their Celebrity and none Celebrity clients alike.
Hair is as important as the rest of the body. It is amazing how some celebrities concentrate on making their bodies well toned, and their faces beautiful, yet stick with the same old hairstyles. While wigs can make them stand out, it’s not always in a good way. Celebrities letting their natural hair color grow out or even choosing a wig in their natural hair color would work much better.