The moment that soap hopper Krista Allen has been looking forward to for months finally arrived: She no longer has to wear a wig while playing THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Taylor! “I have been waiting for this day since I aired on Dec. 10,” the actress tweeted. “Thank you to every single one of you that complained in outrage! We did it!”
Wearing a wig on B&B wasn’t a fashion choice that Allen made when she took over the role, but rather a wardrobe necessity. “Right when I got cast for this part, my hair was a short, blonde pixie,” Allen explained during a live chat with the soap’s supervising producer, Casey Casprzyk. “It’s been growing, but it was blonde, and I started working within a week. So, we didn’t have time. I had to take my hair back from blonde to dark brown. So, we needed a little bit of time.”
Making that kind of drastic change without damaging one’s hair can be a slow process that takes several visits to the salon. While Allen was having her hairstylist work magic on her tresses, she had to wear long, dark brown wigs while in character as Taylor. It took trying several wigs before the hair department found one style that worked better than others. And along the way, viewers had strong opinions about her faux hair, constantly telling Allen on Twitter and Instagram that she needed to ditch the wig!
By the time the soap resumed taping after the holiday break, Allen was sporting her natural tresses — and her dark brown bob was the mane event in the Feb. 4 episode. “I just found out that my hair is debuting on The Bold & The Beautiful with no wig today,” the actress exclaimed in a video clip that accompanied her tweet. “Oh my god, I’m so excited. I’m so excited!”
Now that Allen never has to wear a wig on-screen as Taylor ever again, she joked on Twitter about having a wig-burning ceremony for all of the discarded hair fails. “RIP wigs.”