When I get dressed in red for work, I feel more confident and I feel less nervous.
But when I walk down the street, I’m also less sure of myself.
When I’m out in public, I think my appearance is my own fault.
“You can look beautiful in your hair, but you have to be careful when you go out in the world,” says Stephanie Cates, a makeup artist and writer in New York City.
“It’s important to get out of your comfort zone.”
This week, Cates and her co-worker Ryan McBride got to try the new red wig that they have been eyeing for a while.
They decided to experiment with a new color scheme: one with a hint of purple instead of red, and the rest of the wig’s headband in a metallic red.
(The color is also a nod to the red carpet.)
“It’s an exciting time for women to have more options when it comes to wearing red,” McBride says.
“We’re all aware of the fact that the red wig trend is in its infancy, but we’re still hearing about it.
I think it’s important for women who are in a career that’s traditionally considered male to get the opportunity to wear something different.”
So Cates decided to make a wig that she could wear out of the office, but also to wear when she went out in real life.
“I wanted to make sure I could wear this wig with the makeup I had on,” she says.
And she got the answer she wanted.
She wore the red version of her red wig on her first day of work.
It was a hit, and she ended up wearing it for a full week.
(Cates also wears a wig on the side that’s red on the front, so it’s not a faux wig.
She also has a black wig on both sides, which she calls her “faux-mascara.”)
The wig’s versatility and ease of use make it a great choice for many people.
“For some women, I don’t think it really needs to be a wig at all, but I do feel like it is a great accessory for the whole look,” McBridens says.
Cates says she has found that women like the wig for its “funny” personality and it can be worn for casual events or just as a wig for occasions when you want to dress casually.
“In the past, it was kind of like a wig with nothing underneath,” she explains.
“But now you can wear it with just a little bit of make-up on.”
But not everyone will like the look.
“People tend to think that it’s a little too much for women,” Mcbridens adds.
“Some women like it because it gives them a different look, but it doesn’t really feel like a make-over.”
For other women, the red hair wig isn’t for everyone.
“The wig has this red glow to it, and that’s not my favorite color,” says Miki Oda, a hairstylist and makeup artist in Boston.
“There’s no hint of red at all.
It’s kind of a blackened black, and it’s just a straight-on, metallic wig.
That’s not what I’d recommend for a woman of color.”
But for people who are sensitive to red, the color can also be an interesting alternative.
“If you have a strong tendency to have a red or black color in your eyes, you could definitely wear this to get that look,” Cates adds.
But if you’re in a hurry, you can always try the wig in another color.
“Red wig for a lady who’s into the color red,” says Cates.
“Not everyone likes red, but for some women who have a darker complexion, this wig is a way to really change it up.”