Who Is Raquel Welch And Why Are Her Wigs A Big Deal?

Who Is Raquel Welch And Why Are Her Wigs A Big Deal?

If you've ever heard of the name Raquel Welch and wondered who she was, this blog will give you a crash course on who she is and why we love her wigs. 

Who Is Raquel Welch?

If you don't know her name, you might know her face and body thanks to a publicity shot of her in a doe skin bikini for 'One Million Years B.C.' as her character Loana. The image–which was used to promote the movie–almost instantly catapulted Welch to stardom as a pin-up girl and sex symbol of the 60s. Even 50 years later, it's one of her most defining looks, but Welch is much more than the girl in the iconic bikini.

Raquel Welc in One Million Years B.C. Doe Skin Bikini

Image | Photowall

Born in 1940 as Jo Raquel Tejeda, Raquel always had a creative spirit and initially wanted to become a dancer.  However after being told she "didn't have the figure for ballet" she made a stint on the beauty pageantry circuit before taking on the small screen as a weather presenter before landing her life-changing roles in 'One Million Years B.C.' and 'Fantastic Voyage'. 

Fast-forward to now, and she's got a number of film roles under her belt, is very vocal advocate and believer in empowering women and was once the face of MAC Cosmetics' Beauty Icon Series. 

Why Does Raquel Welch Have a Wig Brand?

With Welch's success in acting, she quickly became a beauty icon to many women around the world.

As a result, she ended up developing a line of signature wigs modelled after some of her own popular hairstyles through HairUWear.  

Raquel Welch Curve Appeal Wig

Image | Raquel Welch Wearing her 'Curve Appeal' Wig

Her signature line of wigs became so successful that she is now Creative Director of HairUWear and continues to launch new wigs as part of her iconic wig line 23 years after the initial launch.

Are Raquel Welch Wigs Good For Beginners? 

Raquel's line of wigs comprising both synthetic and human hair options, was made to be extremely user-friendly. Available in a variety of styles and colours, they're each named to reflect the vibe the style exudes, making it easier to find one that suits your needs. 

They're also constructed on a memory cap base which holds to the shape of the head for a custom-like fit. Wigs should always be comfortable for the wearer, so the addition of the memory cap base makes Raquel Welch a top choice for beginner wigs.  

In addition to this, Raquel Welch wigs also offer wigs for short, medium or long hair meaning there's a wig to suit you no matter your hair length. 

As a wig wearer herself, Raquel Welch understands what makes a good wig and has a host of tips to share. One of them being that she loves hanging her wigs up overnight on a coat hanger to keep them protected and also fluffy by morning. 

Where To Buy Raquel Welch Wigs In The UK

If you've wondered where you can buy Raquel Welch wigs online in the UK, here is a list of the best places to buy Raquel Welch wigs online:

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1 comment

  • Brenda

    I was a volunteer with Look Good Feel Better. We would talk to women about wearing wigs when going through cancer treatment. The Raquel Welch wigs were always favorites because of their color, styling, natural look and feel. The women I talked to said they did not look like a wig. They felt beautiful again. I’ve been a hairdresser for 34 years. This always made me feel good to have these women react and feel this way to the wigs.

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