Best 20 Black Celebrities Who Wear Wigs

Wigs are a great way to protect your natural hair from damage while styling. Regardless of color or texture, they’ve evolved to look more natural than ever, making it one of Hollywood’s most coveted tools for a red carpet-ready look. And unlike hair extensions, this method ensures your healthy locks remain intact.

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On the 2015 Grammy Awards red carpet, Zendaya emerged with a mullet. We seriously thought she had cut her hair, until we later realized it was just a super believable wig.

Larry Busacca


In 2016, the actress and singer made mushroom cuts cool again on the Met Gala red carpet.


Keke Palmer

She’s no stranger to wig units. Between the photo shoots and tapings of Scream Queens, she’s known to keep a cute one in tow, including this fiery red mane.

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Who could deny the epicness that was Ciara’s silvery up-do at the 2016 Met Gala?! It’s certainly one of the singer’s most noteworthy beauty moments this year.

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Karrueche Tran

The Claws actress sported a fabulous grey mane for the 2016 BET Awards.

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Naomi Campbell

In May 2017, the model surprised us all when she traded in her signature long hair for this chic bob.

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Amber Rose

In May 2017, the TV host turned heads in long blonde waves.

Cardi B.

Rapper Cardi B is another hair chameleon who rocks wigs on occasion.  We love this short coif on her.

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Cardi B.

The rapper’s hair choices are just as exciting as her music and social media antics.

Karwai Tang


In 2015, the singer shut down the Met Gala red carpet in floor-sweeping fashion and a auburn bob.

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Back in 2011, Rihanna commanded her attention in this larger than life, curly wig.


Blac Chyna

The reality star served in this mint green bob in July 2017.
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Blac Chyna

The only thing more attention-grabbing than the public battle between Chyna and Rob Kardashian is this glorious bob she sported during a press conference in July 2017.

Blac Chyna

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Nicki Minaj

When the Young Money MC first hit the Hollywood scene, it was her outrageous wigs that made headlines. Since then, she’s toned experimented with more toned down looks, while still maintaining her bold style.

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Tamar Braxton

The singer and a slew of other beautiful ladies made blonde bobs trend at the 2017 BET Awards.



We’re always looking to Queen Bey’s Instagram for hair inspo, including her standout wig moments.

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The model and singer slayed the 2016 MTV VMAs red carpet in a lime green bob.

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The Supremes

Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson set high wig standards when they became household names as The Supremes in the ’60s.

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Wendy Williams

You’ll be hard pressed to find the TV host without a laid wig atop her head.

This article was originally published on Essence.

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