Step aside ombre, pink highlights, undercuts and dramatic bangs. Wigs will be the biggest hair trend to kick off 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited to change up our style with virtually the same amount of effort it takes to put on a hat. Wigs were all over the spring/summer 2014 runways. At Marc Jacobs, models wore asymmetrically and messily cut pageboy wigs. At Fendi, the wigs were Beatles chic meets ’90s era Linda Evangelista. At Chanel, hairstylist Sam McKnight sculpted wigs to look like the lovechild of Darth Vader and a ’70s feather-haired pin-up. Remember when hair extensions were a thing? Neither do we.
Like all “next big things” of the upcoming year, wigs have already made their debut off the catwalk on the heads of a few Hollywood trendsetters. Selena Gomez rocked a short black bob wig with bangs at the 2013 Jingle Ball in Dallas last week. Miley Cyrus sported a sophisticated flapper-style blonde bob in October and wore a more jagged version of the bobbed wig this past weekend at the 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles.
While the 2014 wig trend is playful, it’s also quite empowering. You shouldn’t have to be a pop star to enjoy the benefits of stepping into the shoes on another character for a night… and bonus points: wigs makes having a bad hair day a complete thing of the past.