When Kim Kardashian showed up at Tom Ford’s fashion show earlier this month sporting a chic silver wig, she turned a few heads, while her half-sister Kendall Jenner walked the runway in a faux pixie cut. Both helped break one of the beauty industry’s taboos: wearing a wig. Beyoncé, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani are also known for changing their looks with wigs and extensions.
Once bought in secret by women hiding hair loss, the multibillion-dollar wig industry has gone mainstream.
“Wigs are a great way to change your look,” top salon owner Angelo David told the Post. His Madison Avenue clients pay from $2,800 to $7,000 for bespoke wigs. “We use very high-quality premium hair. Every wig is customized perfectly.”