Oprah Models Giant 3.5 Pound Afro Wig for O Magazine

The media queen and TV mogul celebrates hair in the September 2013 issue of her magazine.

Posted: 08/06/2013 08:36 AM EDT

Oprah Winfrey coiffed up an O-shaped, hair-raising cover for her September issue of O Magazine. The media queen dons a huge 3-and-a-half pound Afro wig (approximately the weight of a small Chihuahua.) The issue will focus on all aspects of hair and hair care.

Winfrey, who wears an eye-popping, V-neck orange dress, debuted the cover on her Facebook page on Monday. “Just revealed this new cover of O, The Oprah Magazine — one of my faves ever,” she wrote. “Let’s talk about HAIR! Love this cover so much, I’m making it my new profile pic!”

The “O Extravaganza” issue will comb through every facet of hair. It dissects why hair keeps a hold on us and the cover promises to give advice on how to grow it, blow and awesomely fro it. If that doesn’t fit your personal hair needs, the issue even tells you how to boost the bounce, beat the frizz and handle those pesky gray hairs.

In case you were wondering, that amazing, diva-licious Afro wig was created by none other than Kim Kimble, hairstylist for Beyoncé and the music competition show The Voice. Oprah says about the magnificent mane, “I wish I could say it was all mine. In fact it’s borrowed. And it feels like carrying around an extra head.”

The wig, which was nicknamed "Wild Thing" and was compared to Diana Ross and Chaka Khan’s classic manes, was truly treated like a co-star of The Oprah Magazine cover shoot, according to the publication. It was transported in bubble wrap and a custom-made, bright pink travel box with a built-in stand to keep it upright.

Sounds like this issue of O Magazine is definitely a must have for anyone who loves hair. And who doesn’t?


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(Photo: O Magazine, September 2013)

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