Issa wig: The best celebrity wig moments
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By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 19 2022
From the red carpet to Instagram, wigs are everywhere. Celebrities just seem to love them.
Hell, Kylie Jenner has a whole wardrobe just to house her immense collection of varying styles.
And, we don’t know about you, but we find immense joy in speculating whether a celebrity has undergone a legit hair switcharoo or donned a wig for the day.
From colourful, crazy cuts to the hard-to-clock, these are some of the best celebrity wig moments we’ve witnessed:
Millie Bobby Brown
She rocks a buzzcut as Eleven in Stranger Things and a chic shade of hazelnut brunette IRL, but after seeing her embrace this barbie blonde wig for her 18th birthday, we're starting a petition for Brown to go lighter for real.
Image credit: @milliebobbybrown
Her buttery blonde bangs may be straight-up iconic, yes, but Carpenter is seemingly trying a deep, dark brunette on for size (at least temporarily) for her newest album era. Artwork for her single "Fast Times" showed the singer in (what we're guessing is) a dark wig, but we certainly wouldn't be against her making the colour more permanent; it suits her.
Image credit: @sabrinacarpenter/Island Records
The pic may be on the blurry side, but one thing is crystal clear: Dove Cameron looks tremendous with cotton candy-coloured hair. The short, chic chop is working for her too; here's hoping she's using the faux fairy floss wig to test-drive the cut/colour combo before committing to it for real.
Image credit: @dovecameron
Camila Cabello appears to be settling into her newfound singledom quite well since her split from Shawn Mendes. The “Havana” singer debuted a striking new hair look, which transformed the 24-year-old into a modern day fairy godmother, complete with opalescent liquid glitter eyeshadow (of course).
Image credit: @camila_cabello
If you needed to do a double take to be assured that the lady on the left was in fact Lily Collins – join the club. The actress looked completely unrecognisable while donning an elvish icy blonde pixie cut wig for her latest Elle UK cover shoot. Do we hope to see the Lancôme ambassador in a similar style and shade in the future? Yes, yes we do.
Image credit: @lilyjcollins
This is less a celebration of Hadid’s recent wig-wearing escapades for a Pop Mag shoot (and her impressive chameleon qualities), but rather a polite request for the model: please do us a solid and cut your hair for real. If anyone was made for a blunt-edged micro-fringe it’s this woman – like, hello, look at those cheekbones. It’s tens across the board for this Bettie Page version of Hadid as far as we’re concerned.
Image credit: @bellahadid
Honestly, Gomez going blonde again was enough to sustain us in the dramatic hair look department, but alas, she's gone and overdelivered anyway. The music video for "999", her collab with Colombian singer Camilo practically serves as a game of 'which bright hair hue would Gomez look most magical with?'.
The singer showed off wigs (in an array of lengths and styles) of the bubblegum blue, sunshine yellow and lavender-to-violet ombre varieties. The answer to aforementioned query? All of them. When the options are this good, winners cannot be chosen.
Images via: Interscope Records/SMG Music LLC
Anyone else getting Khaleesi from Game of Thrones/Beth Harmon from The Queen's Gambit vibes from Lorde's platinum blonde moment? She debuted the look via the music video for her new track "Mood Ring". Our mood right now? Excited/jealous. She pulls it off.
Image credit: Universal Music Group
Just when we thought we’d seen Lizzo rock the absolute sh*t out of every possible look, the singer has come through and blown our minds yet again, donning lime green hip-grazing mermaid tresses that we will be dreaming about until the last day we draw breath. Monumental. Please never change, Lizzo. You’re our only hope.
Image credit: @lizzobeeating
The Tap In rapper recently wore the hell out of a hip-length jet black number. The loose waves were paired with an undone silk shirt and stunna shades for a pared back version of Saweetie’s iconic icy style.
Image credit: @saweetie
The singer went somewhat wig-crazy on the set for her latest British Vogue cover shoot, wearing a number of interesting short ‘dos, including this Marilyn Monroe-inspired curly crop.
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Outrageous from start to finish, this wild look from Lizzo is giving us serious Lil’ Kim vibes. The centre-parted mermaid-waved blonde lengths are making us nostalgic for the days of ‘90s hip-hop music videos.
Image credit: @lizzobeeating
Looking like a chip off the old block, King Kylie pinched her mum’s signature dark crop, pairing the chocolate brown tresses with an exaggerated cat-eye that screams ‘60s siren Sophia Loren.
Image credit: @kyliejenner
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.