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Wig

A wig is a head covering made from human hair, animal hair, or synthetic fiber. The word wig is short for periwig. Earliest appearance in the English language is in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Julia, disguised as the boy Sebastian, says "I'll get me such a coloured periwig." [II,2.81] Some people wear wigs to disguise baldness; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to medical therapies for restoring hair.

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wig caps

Wig caps are crucial for wearing wigs. They prevent fly aways and keed your hair close to your head. This makes the wig look more natural. Cheap ones are usually a dollar at a beauty store or you can secretly use pantyhose if you are desperate.

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Water Wigs

Tim Tadder places water-filled balloons strategically on the model's head and pops it to create a water mohawk effect.

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Holding a Pose

It's important for Tim Tadder's models not to flinch in the shot. Easier said than done when you know a water balloon is going to be popped over your head!

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To create the illusion of a water wig, photographer Tim Tadder drops water-filled balloons over his model's heads!

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Tim Tadder faces challenges to capture his artistic photos. Check out the process he uses to create his series Water Wigs!

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