Throughout history people have loved big hair. When Louis XIV of France adopted tall curly wigs around the mid-17th century, they became fashionable among the aristocracy for the next 150 years. Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, lent her name to the lengendary pompadour hairstyle. More recently the bouffant and beehive dominated hair trends for many years. In the 1980s and beyond, my generation saw big hair sweep through the punk, glam, and goth subcultures. Currently big hair reigns in a number of Japanese street and alternative fashions, such as Harajuku and ganguro.
Ok… now that I’ve convinced you that big hair will never die, you may be able to better appreciate these exquisite paper wigs by the Paper-Cut-Project, a company founded by Atlanta-based duo Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk. I wouldn’t wear them in the rain but anywhere else they would be a knockout! They look like they arrived straight from Marie Antoinette’s court, except they are made of paper and are probably taller and cleaner than any ones worn in the 17th or 18th century.
The Paper-Cut-Project specializes in custom paper art installations. Their paper installations are “fueled by a love of fashion and an appreciation of grace and nuance of this humble material.”