Dallas' Five Best Wig Shops
Like taking a new car for a test drive, sometimes it's fun to try on a different head to see what you'll look like before you chop, perm or color your own hair. Or maybe you need fake locks for some, ahem, fantasy role-playing. If you're in looking for stress-free tress-buying, head for these tip-top wig shops. Note that three are in Oak Cliff's Wynnewood Village Shopping Center, which cuts down on travel hassles.
1. Wig Illinois (730 Wynnewood Village Shopping Center)
A fave of local theatrical wig designers, this shop offers the best selection of colors (blonds, light browns, auburns and bright reds) in real hair or synthetic. Ask for Vanessa, who'll help you try on that shimmering shag cut.
2. Wig Paradise (118 Wynnewood Village Shopping Center)
This is the place to find a variety of styles. It's not a glamorous or elegant shop, but it is roomy, not stacked to the ceiling with boxes. Ask for Shannon, who will style your wig while you wait.
3. Wigs by Century (711 Wynnewood Village Shopping Center)
Customers praise the friendly staff and the level of service. You do need to buy a $1 wig cap to try on the merchandise (buy it at the register). On-site styling is free with same-day purchase.
4. Lemmon Beauty Supply (4317 Lemmon)
Nicknamed "Kentucky Fried Wigs" for its proximity to the chicken joint, this is a go-to shop for Cedar Springs drag queens and Oak Lawn theater types. (It's the first stop for Uptown Players' wig designer Coy Covington.) Prices average $30 to $75, depending on style and there's a great selection of colors.
5. Fashion Wigs (2530 Oakland Blvd.): It's a haul across I-30 to this large wig shop on Fort Worth's east side, but well worth the trip, say wig-shoppers. Ask for Mary, who'll help you navigate the huge selection of styles, colors and sizes.