The Best Drag Queen Wig Looks in Drag Race Herstory

by eleanor / last updated December 22, 2020

Drag Queen wig looks

RuPaul’s Drag Race may be about charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, but it’s also about their wigs. To ring in the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race US & UK this January, we take a look back on some of the most sickening Drag Queen wig looks.

The Best Drag Queen Wig Looks


Mother Ru keeps us on our toes every time she’s sashays down the runway with an ever-changing assortment of wigs. She’ll often be found wearing an oversized Afro wig in platinum blonde or honey tones.

Crystal Methyd

Crystal Methyd’s quirky style was showcased in this makeover challenge in season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. We love this spiky Trolls-esque look.

Naomi Smalls

A runs up on season eight, we love Naomi Smalls supermodel-worthy looks, including these tumbling grey waves.

Alyssa Edwards

With hair as big as her personality, Alyssa Edwards is often wearing a platinum wig with a characteristic voluminous bend in the hair.

Monét X Change

Monét X Change is serving us braids for days in this bright pink look.

Brook Lynn Hytes

In one of the most epic wig reveals in RuPaul’s her story, Brooklyn Heights leaves the judges speechless as she transforms one look into another in a flash as she struts down the runway.

Trixie Mattel

Known for her Barbie look, Trixie Mattel’s wigs are big and bold.

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