Since the time of Shakespearean performances, wigs have become a big necessity in every celebrity and performer’s makeup and dressing bag. Whether it is to help portray a character better or just add some glamour to their lives, many actresses make use of wigs.
Seeing the rampant use, these wigs have evolved a long way from the fiber helmets they used to be into very natural looking hair that can’t be spotted as a wig. Lace hair wigs are the ones that are the ‘golden egg’ when it comes to transforming your hairstyle successfully and in a jiffy. These lace wigs are barely detectable when put on correctly and easily blend in with your skin making it a very natural look. Due to these advancements celebrities like Emma Stone (in The Help), Rachel McAdams (in Mean Girls) and singers like Beyonce and Lady Gaga in their performances have been able to portray their characters so well.
Some actresses wear lace wigs as their hair cannot be tailored to resemble the character. In “My Week with Marilyn”, Michelle Williams had to wear a wig because her hair was much shorter than needed. Claire Danes too needed a wig to portray Juliet in “Romeo + Juliet” because her hair was too short and did not match the characters feminine long hair that was needed.
One main motive of using lace hair wigs is also to keep the actresses’ hair from getting damaged by continuous styling. Julianna Margulies’s character Alicia on “The Good Wife,” has straight hair and wearing a wig lets the actress save her own curly locks from constant treatment.
Lace wigs are also used so that actresses can portray fictional characters and create an eccentric look. For instance, Halle Berry as Storm in the X-Men movies or Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Other than for movies, many celebrities also like to wear wigs in their everyday lives to keep up with the different hairstyles and trends. They do this because it is very difficult to color and cut your hair every once in a while to create a different hairstyle, making lace wigs the perfect solution. Celebrities like Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj and Tyra banks are a few of the celebrities who make use of lace wigs and the styles and trends of their lace wigs depend on their personal fashion quotient or the latest trends in hair.
Whether these actresses and celebrities use lace hair wigs as a part of their character portrayal or for just looking glamorous every day, they seem to have made them extremely popular. While some believe that wigs are an important part of helping them ‘become’ the character, other say they are a fun accessory. Whichever it is, they are definitely here to stay in the movie and fashion industry and are a very integral part of any character!