A wig is a head of hair made from horsehair, human hair, wool, feathers, yak hair, buffalo hair, or synthetic materials which is worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675.

Some people wear wigs to disguise the fact that they are bald; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as a cosmetic accessory, sometimes in the context of religious practice of cutting or shaving one's natural hair. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters.

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Quotes On Michael Reitz
... the proofs of that for me has been that she can wear every style and color of wig imaginable and still look drop-dead gorgeous ... Garner’s hair and wig designer, Michael Reitz, was mentioned several times it turns out that he has to carefully cut and style every wig she wears so that it looks flattering on her, and sometimes the ...
Pearl The Observation Car - Wigs and Make-Up
... Pearl usually has a pink wig, but there have been instances (Reva Rice on Broadway, Lovette George in Bochum) where she either hasn't had a wig at all, or it has been black ... Lovette George's wig was the standard style of topknot with braids and a huge fringe, and great long curls, with lots of sparkly bits pinned in, just made up of black hair rather than pink ... Reva Rice originally had no wig at all, which had the unfortunate effect of making the back of her black hair disappear into the background, making her head appear to be about half ...
Beethoven's Wig - Discography
... Beethoven's Wig (Rounder Records, 2002) Beethoven's Wig 2 More Sing Along Symphonies (Rounder Records, 2004) Beethoven's Wig 3 Many More Sing Along Symphonies (Rounder Records, 2006) Beethoven's Wig 4 Dance ...
Damien Lovelock
... He has also issued two solo albums, It's a Wig Wig Wig World, in June 1988 and Fishgrass in December 1991 ...
Notable Wig Wearers
... Andre Agassi, wore a wig during the early 1990s to conceal his baldness ... Began wearing a wig on-air in January 2012 ...

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    He’s one of those know-it-all types that, if you flatter the wig off him, he chatter like a goony bird at mating time.
    —Michael Blankfort. Lewis Milestone. Johnson (Reginald Gardner)