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15 Wig Stylists and Hair Extension Experts Celebrities Count on for Red Carpet Glamour

Trendsetter Hairstylists in Hollywood Take Wig Techniques and Custom Hair Extensions to the Next Level

Hollywood-worthy hairstyles are often the result of hair extensions and couture wigs. Not a secret anymore! From the film industry wig use to wig-mania, the celebrity wig culture is now trending as a way to style transformation. Wigs used to be taboo, but Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Kylie Jenner freed them from this implication. Celebrity hairstylists elevate wig application introducing fashionable hair-dye effects, seamless wig fit, and extra-long manes. Some wig stylists have created their hair extensions and wig brands. 100% natural hair lace wigs are now the norm on the red carpet. Best wig adhesives and countless hair extension options get the A-list wig game to the next level.

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Best Celebrity Wig Experts for 2021


#1

Kim Kimble took off when she did a wavy wig for Beyoncé in the 2000’s “Crazy in Love” video. She later rocked many more for Queen Bey, including the braided for the “Lemonade” and her Coachella performance looks. She has also masterminded wig looks for Oprah, Halle Berry, Zendaya, Tyra Banks, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, Queen Latifah, and celebrity stylist Law Roach. As a founder of hair care, hair extension, and wig brands, she is equipped to pull off any wig style possible.

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#2

Kahh Spence is a hairstylist and a rising beauty mogul educating his social media followers on wig tips. In his 20s, the Brooklynite self-taught celebrity hairstylist counts clients like Normani, Ella Mai, Kehlani, Cardi B, Kelly Rowland, and Yara Shahidi. He nails ultra-shiny high-ponytail wigs and fun hair colors.

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#3

Kiyah Wright is a 2-time Emmy Award-winning hairstylist with celebrity clients like Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, and Tyra Banks. As an image-maker and beauty consultant, her mission is to empower women. Her signature hair designs involve hair weaving techniques and custom color effects.

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#4

Angela Meadows is known for natural-looking lace-front wigs that seamlessly blend with the scalp. Serena Williams is her main client adopting upscale wigs on special occasions. Other celebrities enjoying her services are Brianna Perry, La La Anthony, and Kelly Rowland. Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner also got these wigs via their stylists. She maintains a hair salon in Miami.

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#5

Shon Hyungsun Ju has turned Katy Perry into a wig chameleon, a new hair color for each outfit! He is also a regular wig master for various Vogue editions. A pixie wig for Dua Lipa as a cover girl, fashion-and forward hairstyling for Tilda Swinton and Carey Mulligan highlight his star-studded portfolio.

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#6

Isaac Davidson is the founder of NYC-based wig and extension design studio Wigbar. He has done custom wigs for high-fashion editorials and music icons like Debbie Harry and Sia. “Chandelier” dancer Maddie Ziegler usually has matching ones!

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#7

Terrence Davidson is a wig trendsetter who got his first career breakthrough doing multicolor wigs for Nicki Minaj. A legal battle later, and he continues to create boundary-pushing styles for clients like Patti LaBelle and female rappers Remy Ma and Trina.

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#8

Larry Sims is the dancer-turned-wig-master who works with celebrities like Kerry Washington, Danai Gurira, Gabrielle Union, and Sanaa Lathan. He gave Ashley Madekwe a stunning long braid for the BAFTAs 2021. Zendaya became viral with her mullet hair for the Grammys 2016. The cherry on top is Regina King’s awards season 2021 braided extravaganza!

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#9

Tokyo Stylez is a transgender hairstylist and wigmaker. She stands as a top choice for a hot celeb clientele, including Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Lil’ Kim, Doja Cat, Bethenny Frankel, and Megan Thee Stallion. More than a hundred wings have been his output for Kylie Jenner and her BFF Jordyn Woods.

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#10

Akki Shirakawa is a Japanese hairstylist credited for numerous editorials featuring every single top model on earth, from Cara to Gisele. He has also created wigs for Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga. 

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#11

Kendall Dorsey is a beauty innovator working with wig-wearing celebrities like Solange, Alicia Keys, Yara Shahidi, Lizzo, Usher, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj for almost 15 years. With wig secrets and hair-dye techniques, he masters hair makeovers, especially extra-long ponytails. He loves sculptural hairstyles too!

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#12

Takisha Sturdivant-Drew spans a career of over 20 years, including in the film industry. The mom-of-two created her studio and TSD Hair brand focusing on top-quality natural extensions. Her celeb clients are Jessica Williams, Ashley Graham, Mary J. Blige, and Regina King.

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#13

Chris Appleton is a British hairstylist known for the most iconic stage and red carpet hairstyles on JLo and Kim Kardashian. From the Super Bowl to the Met Gala, his wig creations become viral. He also did Dua Lipa’s shiny locks at the Grammys 2021. His first career milestone was with Rita Ora, with later gigs for Katy Perry and Ariana Grande. He constantly updates his enviable wig collection with fresh ideas.

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#14

Yusef Williams is a celebrity hairstylist mainly working with Rihanna. Since 2008 he has styled her and her Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty campaigns. Together they have nailed over 20 Vogue covers!  

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#15

Violet Teriti is a hair extension expert owning a natural hair brand of tape-ins, clip-ins, keratin-bond extensions, and wigs. Her products have been used to glam up A-listers like Jasmine Tookes, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, JLo, Hailey Bieber, Khloe Kardashian, and Ashley Benson

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