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



hairmain 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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