$1,600 For Jewish New Year 'Do: Wigging Out Or Worth It?

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All over New York, Orthodox Jewish women are getting ready for the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, by dropping big bucks (we're talking up to $1,600) on getting their hair—or rather their wig—did. While these gals may come off as meshugahs to some, the Orthodox elite of upscale Manhattan consider this a ritual—separate from the ones practiced in temple, of course. Wig stylist Arsen Gurgov of the Louis Licari Salon, has a slew of women bringing in pictures of their favorite celebrities as inspiration for their holy wig 'do. These high holiday (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, etc.) wigs come with high price-tags to match: A 100% European hair wig (just the wig!) can cost as much as $6,000–that must be some blessed hair. Does this signal a departure from the traditional values of the holiday, or are these bewigged women just getting in the holiday spirit? You decide. (NY Post)
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