Nigerian Wigmaker Sets New Guinness World For The World’s Widest Wig (See Photos, Video)

Wigmaker, Helen Williams again sets the GWR for the world’s widest wig.

Widest Wig In The World

Nigerian wigmaker, Helen Williams, has set a new Guinness World Record for the widest wig in the world.

According to the global record’s body, Williams crafted a hairpiece that’s 3.65 m (11 ft 11 in) wide and trails to the floor equivalent in length to a mini Cooper car, which is 3.63 m (11 ft 10 in) long.

The 31-year-old professional wig maker started working on her latest record-breaking masterpiece in February, which took over a month to complete.

She used over 800 bundles of auburn hair, spending 4,138,200 Naira ($2,719; £2,150) on the materials. She made the wig majorly by hand but also used a sewing machine for some parts. She stitched it all together on the framework with needle and thread and attached over 1,000 rhinestones to it.


Speaking on her achievement, Helen said:

“I am very proud of myself. I now hold three records. “As a professional wig maker, I look forward to breaking many more records in the wig category. I enjoy taking on difficult tasks, it makes me a better person and I learn new things.

Williams reveals that she got inspiration from actress and talk show host, Drew Barrymore, a former record holder. “I am a big fan of Drew Barrymore. She also inspired me,” she noted.

With this new feat, she now officially holds three records, including setting a new record for putting in 90 hair clips in a wig in 30 seconds and for the longest handmade wig.

Widest Wig In The World

Widest Wig In The World

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