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Katy Perry Reveals She’s Wearing A Wig – The Options for Clients

by charlottegw / last updated February 19, 2021

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After Katy Perry revealed she was wearing a wig for her performance on Jimmy Kimmel live we quizzed the experts on what realistic wig options are out there for clients.

From frontals to full-lace, when clients return to the salon they might be persuaded to opt for wigs after months away from the hairdresser and box dye mishaps.

The backstory

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the singer revealed long black hair, writing on Instagram: “Mama has the night off so you get inches and @americanidol on @jimmykimmellive tonight ok.”

But she later told her fans that her hair transformation was a wig – and a really realistic one at that.

In her Instagram Stories, Katy removed the hairpiece to show her short, blonde hair underneath.

katy perry wig instagram story

Credit: Instagram @katyperry

What the experts think

“Although Katy has opted for a wig for fashion purposes (as far as we know!), for a lot of people wigs are a choice after they have lost, or are losing, their hair. For them, there is often a worry that it may look unnatural. The difference that a professional cut and style can make will really transform a wig and how you feel wearing it. Offering a private room for consultations, advice, and helping our clients in choosing a wig with a  styling and fitting has been lovely service to have on board.”
Sarah Morrissey, Sarai Hair and Beauty, Crowthorne

“Wigs can be an easier way to go for a dramatic style/colour change  post-lockdown but research is so important when helping educate clients. Lifestyle, head and face shape will all dictate the best styles, and it’s important to consider if synthetic or human hair will be best for them.“
A J Maud, Maud, Brighton

“Personally I would always suggest a good synthetic wig that can be heat styled so you can have quick hair change overs every day or week. To be able to heat style your wig gives you the versatility to change it up from straight to curly in minutes. To invest in a good synthetic wig, clients must be prepared to spend at least £500. Synthetic wigs can be washed, hung up to dry in be ready to wear again in a few hours. Long hair wigs needs to be trimmed every three weeks to keep the ends tidy. Make sure you recommend a wig with a lace front as they give a very natural looking hairline.”
J C Aucamp, Guy Kremer, Lymington

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