Favorite Wig Hairstyles of a 1960’s Actress

Wig hairstyles chosen by actress Leslie Uggams for her 1960’s beauty book Leslie is best known for her starring role as Kizzy in Roots.

I’ve already mentioned how much I enjoy experimenting with new hairstyles. Whether it’s my own hair or one of my wigs.
I like smooth, casual styles and formal updos. I like them equally as much, and which one I wear depends on my mood and the moment.

When I’m at home or going to an informal party, I wear my hair down with full bangs and smoothly turned under at the ends. For a special TV performance when I wear a long gown, my stylist usually creates a beautiful updo – large curls piled high on my head and long airy bangs.

Wig Hairstyles popular in the 1960’s

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Mod 1960’s wig hairstyle – Leslie Uggams

When I wear an evening dress, my stylist usually creates an updo like this one below.

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Wig hairstyles – evening updo

This short auburn wig below, is a lifesaver when I don’t have time for a trip to the salon.

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Instant glamour – Leslie Uggam’s wearing a wig

When I tire of bangs, my stylist sweeps them back from my forehead and fashions a band of my own hair to keep them in place.

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You can work through all sorts of witchery through strategic styling and effective hair care. Skillful use of cosmetics helps in the transformation, too, for there has always been a magic connected with makeup and the power it holds. A wise girl uses it to enhance, rather than detract from her young natural beauty.

That’s all ! © Glamourdaze

Leslie Uggams 1960’s beauty book can be borrowed at Archive.org.


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