Getting wiggy with it!

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 24 - 2013

What did one aspiring wig say to the other aspiring wig?
I wanna get a head!

Wigs.  The bane of many-a-joke.  Historically… and in my life time, wigs have been the preserve of fancy dress parties and old guys with combovers to disguise.  Let’s be honest, the wig itself is a valid reason for not wanting to ever wield a gavel in a courtroom, an otherwise totally aspirational profession.

But as Bob Dylan once said, the times they are-a-changin’ and wigs are now one of the most fashionable accessories you can add to your shopping basket in advance of a night out!

My only experiences with wigs have been less frivolous, during times of cancer care… but seeing the profound difference that this fairly uncomplicated piece of headwear can make to a person’s confidence ensures that you’ll never underestimate the power of a full head of hair again.

When it comes to wearing wigs for fun, the only rule to abide by is a simple “does it look good?” assessment.  I haven’t taken the plunge yet when it comes to “for fun” wig-wearing but I do have my eyes locked on a few…


01: Tannah // £49 //
02: Two tone short & spiky wig // £17.99 //
03: Joanna (not in that colour!) // £129 //
04: Elle // £26.99 //
05: Tess (my favourite) // £24.99 //

The sky is the limit when it comes to style, colour, and in many cases, price but it’s a good idea to know your basics before commiting to a purchase and the most obvious decision you’ll need to make when considering a style is whether you want to opt for a synthetic or human hair wig.

You would be forgiven for assuming that human hair will always beat the synthetic option but this simply isn’t true.  On the whole, synthetic wigs take less maintenance than human hair and can hold their initial style better.  Of course, you must never approach them with any heated styling tools and durability is unlikely to be as good as the human hair variety, but improvements in their realistic texture and an attractive lower price-point mean that synthetic styles are a good choice for casual wearers.

What about you… do you wear wigs?  What have been your experiences with them and do you have any tips to share?

Would you like to buy a wig but don’t know where to start?  Let me know if you’ve seen any lust-worthy hairpieces recently and feel free to link me in the comments, I’m always up for a bit of virtual wig shopping!

* I’m so sorry for the unsubscription-worthy title, once you get something like that stuck in your head… it’s damn near impossible to extract it.

9 Responses to “Getting wiggy with it!”

  1. Alyssa Robinson says:

    I wear a wig for fun! I spent years dying my hair many different colors as carefully as I could, but you still end up damaging your hair. My natural hair is very fine and hard to style, plus it’s this strange shade of blonde that people like to call, “Dirty Blonde”. *shudder*
    After several attempts to find a great shade of red that would last, I decided that my hair just couldn’t take any more. (And I was tired of it fading away so fast!) So, I bought a beautiful wig from A “Ferrari” style in Apple Red. It was the hair I had always wanted in the color I had only dreamed of achieving!
    Now, I’m addicted to wearing wigs. It’s so simple to put on a gorgeous wig rather than trying to style my own hair. I love that I can put it on a wig stand in front of me and easily brush it out. The styling hasn’t left my wigs after many uses, either. I wear wigs to work now and out with friends. I couldn’t be more happy!

  2. I’ve thought about doing this myself. I once ran into an acquaintance in a bar (ok, I didn’t really “run into” her as much as I saw her and stood gaping across the room). She was wearing a wig, and I thought it so odd, I couldn’t even bring myself to say hi. I suppose I’ve never taken the plunge because I’m scared to be found out. But why? I think it’s a bit more common now to wig up simply for fashion, and I’d LOVE to see you in one! I vote for #3, it’s an amazingly realistic looking piece!

  3. Sydney says:

    I am very, very pro wig.
    I think they’re a great way of being able to play with styles and colours without having to commit or cause any real damage (except perhaps to your bank account!)
    Number 3 is gorgeously natural looking but that number 5 has got a really flirty quirkiness to it that I like.
    Twitter tells me you just bought one, I hope you went with 5 :)

  4. Kelly says:

    3 ad 4 are amazing! Never tried a wig, my ow hair is too long and too thick but I would love to experiment. More so for colour than anything else!

  5. […] Lipglossiping – has a serious think about the benefits of buying a wig! Have you been getting wiggy with it? […]

  6. […] Lipglossiping – has a serious think about the benefits of buying a wig! Have you been getting wiggy with it? […]

  7. […] Lipglossiping – has a serious think about the benefits of buying a wig! Have you been getting wiggy with it? […]

  8. […] Lipglossiping – has a serious think about the benefits of buying a wig! Have you been getting wiggy with it? […]

  9. Charly says:

    Agree with all the other comments – number 3 is absolutely amazing! I think wigs are definitely becoming more popular, especially because of music artists like Nicky Minaj (apologies if I spelt that wrong!) who wear them al the time and all the reality stars that get those super long extensions that look amazing but wreck your hair. Now the quality is so so good I hope wigs become much more mainstream – I even think I’ve started to see them in UK highstreet stores like Claire’s too actually, ideal for those wanting to get the thick and lustrous look without ruining their natural hair.

Leave a Reply


Tuna Melt (weight watchers style!)

I usually blog my food posts on a Friday (a.k.a food friday!) but this week has been all over the place and I’m currently in …

Jo Malone are Calm & Collected with a limited edition makeover!

Employing the talents of young London artists: Calm & Collected, the Jo Malone company have collaborated with the studio to create some one-off, striking visual …

Marc Jacobs goes Bang

It’s not uncommon for a fragrance to give you a swift kick to the guts… nowadays it’s all about the impact and it’s all about …

Eye Candy: Helena Rubinstein Loose Eye Shadow in Plum Rock

Urgh, I wish we could get Helena Rubinstein stuffs in the UK.  I’m holding out for when I hit up Prague in the Autumn.  I …


…popped my NARS cherry – hoorah! Angelika is such a beautiful true pink, often described as bubblegum… but it shows up slightly softer on my skin …

Advent Giveaway - An Update!

as from today, I’m away until around the 17th January. We’re off to the in-laws in the cold and wild North East… and after a …

Cherry Culture 20% off Everything!

Naughty Cherry Culture, just as I was on my way to bed went and announced a site-wide 20% off sale! Yep… 20% off your NYX …

NARS Holiday 2010 Main Collection – Sneak Peek!

Oh HAI gorgeousness! I have more indepth pictures and some swatches of the NARS Holiday 2010 Collection that I shall post up tomorrow, but here’s …

Baked Blueberry Cheesecake, the nom to end all noms.

Who knew cheesecake was so easy to make?  It’s one of those desserts where the overall impression defies the skill needed to create it.  Honestly, …

Bare Minerals SPF20 Correcting Concealer

This past week has been an absolute horror for trying to get some blog photos taken, I’ve had to push a table directly in-front of …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads