Celebrity Fashion: Ombre Wigs Will Never Out of Date

“The wig business now is crazy … it’s just exploding,” says French wig maker Julien d’Ys, talking by telephone from Paris. D’Ys is renowned for his avant-garde, flamboyant and fantastical wigs that have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair and W; his collaborations with designers Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Comme des Garçons; and several exhibitions at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including “AngloMania,” “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” and “Dangerous Liaisons.”

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Today’s hottest trends start with celebrities, are picked up by the masses and can be helped along with some fabricated tresses. Ombre hair is a very hot trend, popular with celebrities like Rachel Bilson and Olivia Wilde. “Ombre” refers to something that gradually… No matter their ethnicity, stars and models frequently augment their natural hair with wigs, woven-in or remy clip in hair extensions or hairpieces for women.

The ombre backlash has started – we knew the day would come. But don’t worry – the ombre hair trend isn’t going to hair trend heaven quite…