A wig is a hea of hair made from horse-hair, human hair, wool, feathers, buffalo hair, or synthetic, 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.

Trivia about wigs

  • All classes of society wore these accessories; the poor wore vegetable fiber, while the rich got real hair
  • Paul Huntley is B'way's master of these; you might flip yours over the ones he designed for "Hairspray"