Does Dolly Parton Always Wear a Wig?


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Dolly Parton always wears a wig in public. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in May 2014, she told the host that she wears wigs all the time because they are handy and suit her busy lifestyle.

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Dolly Parton told Jimmy Fallon that she owns at least 365 wigs. In a 2003 interview with CBS News, the entertainer joked that she would never step outside her house without makeup and a wig unless her husband was dying of a heart attack. "Even then I would think about it," she said. The singer started wearing a wig because she couldn’t tease her fine hair. The wigs then became a conversation piece. Dolly thinks she looks best with a wig and heavy makeup because, according to her, she is not a natural beauty.

The singer employs a wig master who handles everything wig-related, from the design of her wigs to the stitching and final product. The wig master works closely with Dolly's creative director, who manages her entire look. Together, the wig master and creative director prepare approximately 300 outfits a year for Dolly, including her shoes and accessories.

Many stores sell wigs that resemble Dolly Parton’s wigs. For example, Wigstars.com offers a mid-length platinum blonde wig with light layers, which the website calls a “Dolly Parton.” Maxwigs.com sells a wig called the “New Dolly Parton” made by Enigma for $29.41.

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