7 Iconic Wig Moments in Pop Culture

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By Brenda Alexander

One of the many things that makes us women unique is our hair! It’s versatile in texture, style and color and we can switch it up from day to day. It doesn’t matter our ethnic background or our hair texture – our hair stays on point.

As our hair techniques continue to evolve, one option that seems to level up year after year are wigs.

Gone are the days when we had only two choices: a long and straight wig or a short, flat, one-dimensional wig. Many times, pop culture has served us the  latest wig trends, not the local hair store. Our favorite celebs have given us some legendary wig looks. While some were fads, others have lasted the test of time. Whether you were flapping your wings with Patti LaBelle or Rollin On A River with Tina Turner, there was a memorable wig for each of these moments in time.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the most iconic wigs in pop culture.

LaBelle’s Lay

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The original GaGa, Patti Labelle is known for her boisterous voice and even crazier hair and fashions.  You can’t tell me she isn’t single-handedly responsible for the crazy, spiked, tall wigs you’ve seen at the Bronner Brothers hair show. This aerodynamic look is one of the many she’s most known and loved for.  How was this wig was able to be manipulated in the way it was? And ow did it last so long? How much hairspray was used? And how many times did a hot comb run through her hair to achieve this look? So. Many. Questions.

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