Ever since Kelly Ripa took off her Wigstad on Live with Kelly & Michael I've been after more answers for you and am excited to let you know that I spoke once again to her hairstylist, Ryan Trygstad of the Marie Robinson Salon in NYC to find out more about what exactly she wears and how you can get the look for less. I previously posted about TryBeautyFalls (see here) before Kelly made the switch to actually wearing them. Well, TryBeautyFalls is her Wigstad, which she called Wigston on TV. "It's great for celebrities because it helps hold the style that is put in the hair and adds a nice boost," Trygstad comments.
He came up with the wig-like extension piece and custom makes them according to his clients head size, color and cut. "It just floats on the head shape using invisible wig thread," he explains.
As of right now he is the only one making them at the Marie Robinson Salon in NYC and they run about $500 per piece, but he does have hopes of making a mass line in the future.
To get the look, Trygstad recommends getting human hair clip in extensions. With human hair you can wash and heat style it just like Wigstad. Clip them in for special events and pop them out to sleep or go to the gym. The thicker your hair is, the more tracks you need. Try these from Sally Beauty Supply or a set from any beauty supply store.