National Wig Out Day

National Wig Out Day is observed next on Friday, May 23rd, 2025 (313 days from today).

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History of National Wig Out Day

Nowadays, people are encouraged to have any hairstyle they want. Different styles and different colors — all possible by choosing the right wig. National Wig Day was created in 2006 by sisters Kate and Alice Clark, who convinced people in Bellingham, Washington, to wear wigs to their jobs on inauguration day. At the end of the day, celebrities wearing wigs gather downtown for parties. The start date and National Wig Day spread across the country.

Wigs are made from human hair, animal hair or synthetic fibers. Some people wear them regularly for their convenience, as they can be styled ahead of time. They are also worn by people with hair loss, including those whose hair loss is caused by medical problems, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Celebrities often wear wigs that make them become more and more popular. Wigs are worn in costume parties or fancy dress and are often seen during Halloween. Some judges, lawyers, and other civil or city officials in some parts of the world wear wigs. Theater, film and television actors also often wear wigs.

Wigs date back to ancient Egypt, where they were used by people who cut their hair short. Held in place with beeswax and tree resin, the wigs protect the wearer from the sun. The Egyptians weren't the only ancient people to wear wigs; So did the Phoenicians, the Assyrians, the Romans, the Greeks, and the Jews of ancient Israel. Some time later, they were worn in China, Japan, and Korea.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries, wigs were not used in the West until the sixteenth century. At the time, they were used as much as they are today: to improve the look or cover up hair loss. They also help prevent lice. British royalty started wearing wigs in the early seventeenth century. By the end of the century, wigs or wigs - wigs that were at least shoulder length - became in vogue. These tend to be expensive and elaborate and are worn by people of a higher social caste.

In the eighteenth century, men's wigs were made of powder to look white or off-white, and were used for important social occasions. Women tend not to wear wigs. Wigs became smaller, and some became associated with certain professions, worn by judges and bishops. By the end of the century, wigs were largely popular only with older, conservative men, and with women in court.

In the early 19th century, after the arrival of the United States and a new France, wearing a wig as a symbol or social status was largely phased out. In general, wigs were not as prominent or fashionable in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The development of affordable, synthetic wigs made of modacrylic fibers in the 1960s paved the way for a revival of the fashion. wigs, and finally, for a holiday like the coming National Wig Out Day.

How to celebrate National Wig Out Day

Celebrate by wearing a wig! Any style or color will do! If you have to go to work today, remember to wear it there. Then, gather with your friends and have a party. Maybe you could party downtown, like the people who celebrated the first National Day with Wigs did.


National Wig Out Day has been observed 10 days before the first Monday in June.


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