Once upon a time there was a wig (and still now)

Once upon a time there was a wig (and still now)

Today the use of wig is associated to theatrical shows, theme parties or, unfortunately, to certain diseases. But there was a time when the wig was a beauty accessory, that was in every home.

It’s estimated that in the 60’s and 70’s one in three women had at least a wig. It’s incredible, isn’t it?

Well, think about it: at that time trends changed rapidly and haircuts too; moreover, hair coloring was much more aggressive and it wasn’t possible to abuse as today. And so the wig solved everything!

At each edition of the course of Vintage Styling, in collaboration with Elisa Motterle, participants are always shocked when they discover that divas from the past used almost exclusively wigs.

An example is Sophia Loren. Let’s face it: we saw her with short hair, then long, brown, then red, typically waved, but also straight. But it’s always healthy and very full-bodied… I believe that, looking at the picture below, there’re not doubts on the use of the wig. What do you think about it?

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If in the 60’s and 70’s the use of wigs for aesthetic purpose was widespread also among ordinary women without mystery, nowadays it’s a beauty secret of many unexpected divas. Have a look here:


I regret the use of the wig like in the past. Think how comfortable it is: do you have an event or a commitment last minute? Bye bye hair dresser! You just need to wear a wig to be perfect (with about twice your natural hair).

If you liked the use of the wig, you would like also my post Once upon a time there was a waist.

Rossella Migliaccio
Image Consultant