Thanks to the current internet downfall of formal Nickelodeon comedian, Amanda Bynes, not only has my profession as a wig maker/stylist taken a hit, but so have all my home girls in east Oakland who wear fake hair like a boss.
So, now that faux tresses have become a symbol of women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, where does that leave those of us to can’t get enough of foreign hair on our heads?
If we’re playing Katy Perry at a costume kegger, the standard synthetic wefted wig, made from strips of hair sewn onto a cap (you know the one’s I’m takin’ ’bout) is still an acceptable option.
If you, like I, believe that changing your hair should happen as often as changing your shoes, it’s time to upgrade to high quality synthetics–made from heat resistant super plastics–or the classiest of hairs–human.
If your new head gear comes with bangs, all the better, if not, you HAVE to, HAVE to get a lace front wig. Lace fronts are essential made of a high quality net that individual hairs are tied into, creating a crazy realistic hairline so you’re not mistaken as a 2 bit drag queen.
So, maybe a full wig is a little more enhancement than you’re looking for, but you want to have Kardashian locks of your own? Sadly, the only option is extensions. Heartbreaking as it is, 99.9% of glamours Hollywood hair is chalked full of hair enhancements. Temp. clip in wefts are your best/most affordable choice, and at the end of the evening you can pop out the clips, give the girls a quick comb out, and put them to rest until your next club hob nob.
At the end of the day, I’m not saying that I now hate my once favorite tweeny comedian, but just that I’m disappointed she’s given my two favorite things–wigs and female comedy–a bad wrap. Here’s hoping she turns things around, especially on her head.
Peace. love. and Bobby Pins.