Once it was discovered that The Supremes used them on stage the
syrup went right to the top of the fashion class. And it wasn't
only women, led by Pop artist Andy Warhol who sported a selection
of silver, blue and white wigs, chaps got in on the fad too.
Of course, the Beatles got in on the act. Their
famous Beatle wigs were one of the best selling pieces of pop
merchandise ever, although the band made very little from them after
one of Brian Epstein's less successful business deals. A range of
'groovy' wigs were also created by John Stephen and found popularity
with trendy blokes across the land.
Later in the decade 'afro' wigs became popular with
both men and women, although the people sitting behind them at the
cinema weren't too impressed.