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Christina Aguilera changes her hair almost faster than she pushes that chair-turning button on NBC’s “The Voice.” Wigs, extensions, straight hair, curls, braids, long, short, soft pink or lavender… As the only female coach on the reality singing competition, she flaunts her style as she gives contestants gentle critiques and advice.

Christina's return to The Voice

No industry embraces faux hair like the music business, and the biggest names are wearing them, from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Nicki Minaj to Katy Perry. Beyonce has a million dollar wig collection, and paid $145,000 last March for an organic Norwegian weave.

Buzzfeed compiled this list of “45 Of Lady Gaga’s Most Spectacular Wigs,” and Marie Claire magazine reported this week that, “Over the course of 72 hours during Paris Fashion Week, the singer donned three different shades in the hair color spectrum: blonde, brunette, and red.”

Nicki Minaj not only wears flamboyant pastel-colored wigs herself; she started her own wig line. Rihanna borrowed a pink pixie wig, and tweeted ‘We raided Nicki’s wig closet for the summer! Bad gals just wanna have fun!’

At the 2015 Grammy Awards, Katy Perry arrived on the red carpet with lavender locks gently brushing her shoulders, but she performed “By the Grace of God” with a long, dramatic, sleek black ponytail.

Country singers were wearing wigs long before pop stars and took them much more seriously. Dolly Parton has been wearing wigs since age 19 and has joked that she would never be seen in public without them, “unless my husband is dying of a heart attack, and even then I would think about it.”

Posted by Cathy Zimmermann

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