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Hair We Go Again... and Again

We take a look at the best and worst celebrity wigs -- What Jessica Simpson can learn from Star Jones, Raquel Welch and others

Oh, Jessica Simpson, did no one warn you? It's one thing to hawk clothes, pizza, even acne medicine. But a new line of hair extensions? That's gonna put you in a whole other class of celebrity, a verrry odd clique that includes Raquel Welch and Star Jones Reynolds. Which got us wondering what these ladies would look like wearing their own ''manes.'' Inspired by the Rolling Stones' Some Girls album cover, we got wiggy with it. Here, the results.

STAR JONES REYNOLDS
If Star seems unreal, it's because she is — from scalp to...we'll stop there. As Mrs. Al Reynolds writes in her tell-all, Shine, an ''emergency wig'' from the Star Jones™ Signature Collection ($49-69) is a must for hurried divas.

CHOICE ACCESSORY:
A chinstrap for hands-free styling, $2.50. (especiallyyours.com)

RAQUEL WELCH
The old-school sexpot gets props for not only lending her famous name to the redundantly monikered Raquel Welch Signature Collection by Raquel Welch™ ($114-314) but also serving as its spokesmodel.

CHOICE ACCESSORY:
Magic Combs that attach hair extensions, $36-44. (hairuwear.com)

DIAHANN CARROLL
Something tells us that Dominique Devereaux—Carroll's divalicious Dynasty alter ego — would have sniffed at the Diahann Carroll™ Collection ($39-49) of wigs. But then, she was beyond loaded.

CHOICE ACCESSORY:
A nifty collapsible wig stand, $6. (especiallyyours.com)

EVA GABOR
Ten years after her death, the Green Acres star's flamboyant style lives on courtesy of over-the-top sister Zsa Zsa and Gabor® by Eva Gabor's ($100-175) awe-inspiring collection of multicolored wigs.

CHOICE ACCESSORY:
A terry turban, perfect if you're wigless or wet, $15. (hairuwear.com)

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints