This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
We can’t be the only ones who saw Solange on the cover of When I Get Home and thought, I want her hair. The soft waves falling down her back ignited our celebrity hair envy, and it wasn’t the first time. For years, we’ve lusted after all kinds of styles, from floor-grazing braids to mid-length lobs. But recently, we realized it’s easy to get all the looks we love IRL, because the celebrity secret to amazing hair — which is not so secret, really — is weave. We’re talking bundles and bundles of extensions.
Whether it’s clip-in bangs or a full lace-front wig, celebrities aren’t the ones going to the beauty supply store to buy hair. No, their trusted stylists do it for them. Lucky for us, those pros — including Kendall Dorsey, the man behind the hairstyles in Solange’s visual album — told us exactly where they go to buy the best hair in the game.
Ready to do some shopping? Click ahead for the pros’ favorite places to shop wigs and hair extensions.
The pro: Kendall Dorsey
The client(s): Solange, Lizzo
The brand(s): True Indian Hair
“I use wigs and extensions on a lot of my clients, especially my celebrities that like to change their look up often,” Dorsey tells Refinery29. His favorite: True Indian Hair. “Because it’s 100% virgin hair, it can be chemically treated and styled just as you would clients’ real hair. It’s my go-to in every situation.”
The pro: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
The client(s): Kerry Washington, Jessica Williams
The brand(s): TSD Hair
Finding a wig that looks natural isn’t as easy as you’d think, especially when it curly and coily hair textures are involved. That’s why Sturdivant-Drew created TSD Hair. Okay, her favorite hair brand may be her own, but it’s legit. Not only is it 100% human hair — that means zero shedding — but it’s soft as hell, manageable, and lasts forever (you can reuse it for up to two years with proper care).
The pro: Chris Appleton
The client(s): Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian
The brand(s): Glam Seamless
Appleton has been a long-time fan of Glam Seamless’ quality of hair and color selection, and he recently became the artistic director and stylist for the brand. In other words, you can expect him to use this hair on his clients a lot.
The pro: Larry Sims
The brand(s): His & Her
Whenever Sims is in search of hair for custom wig pieces and extensions, he goes to one place: His & Her — and we get why. The brand sources high-quality hair from dozens of companies. So you can get everything you need for an install, including lace fronts, human-hair ponytails, and even the bonding glue you need to make your own wig at home.
The pro: Yusef Williams
The client(s): Rihanna
Like Dorsey, Williams goes to True Indian Hair when he needs reliable, quality hair and supplies. In case hair sourcing is something you’re especially concerned about, TIH has you covered with hair that’s from donors in East India and Brazil.
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