Traditionally a wardrobe staple for cross dressers, judges and Elton John, the wig is being given a new edge of cool this summer, thanks to the recent efforts of avant garde pop princess, Lily Allen.
Since sporting a Cher-inspired black mane in her video for The Fear back in March, Lil has worked tresses in purple, acid blonde, black and white. Our favourites are the Egyptian shaped bob she wore to the White Tie and Tiara party last month and the purple 'do' she threw on to match her jumpsuit at Glastonbury.
Should you dare to fake your hair, go for the whole shebang - hair extensions are a cop out - and choose a fringe like Lily to avoid dodgy hairlines. It's a perfect way to reinvent yourself for the night... And you never know, that denim dress you just bought might look even better with purple hair...
By Lucy Pavia
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