Does Reba Wear A Wig? Everything We Know About The Singer’s Iconic Hair

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Reba McEntire’s gorgeous red hair is nearly as famous as her iconic voice. But, is her hair real or is it a wig?

While Reba has never admitted to wearing wigs on stage or television, she hasn’t denied it either. The “Fancy” singer’s starring role in the ABC thriller Big Sky and her appearance as a coach on The Voice led people to start questioning if she had started wearing wigs, which led to a deep dive into Reba’s wigged past.

There have been numerous occasions where McEntire donned wigs, such as in 2018 when she took on the role of Colonel Sanders in a Kentucky Fried Chicken campaign.

In the mid ’90s, McEntire chopped her hair off to promote her new album. She made the big move prior to a trip to Cancun, Mexico, and spent six months afterward hiding her short locks under wigs and baseball hats with ponytails sewn into them.

“I cut it just because I wanted to and it took me a long time to talk everybody into it. So I cut it in June. So, we had to go to Cancun, Mexico to do a photoshoot for the album coming out next and all the publicity photos. And we did teasers like me sitting on the beach with my short hair and just from the back,” Reba said.

From the June photoshoot in Mexico, Reba hid her new ‘do so she could reveal it to the world at the CMA Awards. In case you’re wondering, all of the hair Reba cut off was put into little bags and shipped all over the country as prizes for radio station contests.

In 2021, McEntire walked onto the Opry stage for the Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising concert sporting a sheek red bob. Fans were quick to point out that Reba appeared to be wearing a wig. The look was almost identical to her look in her “Because of You” music video with Kelly Clarkson. (see the video below)

Reba wears a bob wig at the Opry

The same year, Reba made a cameo as a water spirit in the movie Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar. The singer posted photos on Instagram of her transformation into the character and revealed that she wore a wig for the part.


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One thing is certain. Reba McEntire was born a redhead.

Over the years Reba has shared childhood photos that prove she is a natural redhead. During a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show, a photo of Reba in 2nd grade was shared with the audience.

Reba McEntire in 2nd grade.
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Reba McEntire’s hair has long been the perfect shade of red and always looks perfectly styled. But, there is no proof that the hair Reba dons on the daily is anything other than her own natural hair. For those who believe that she is following in Dolly’s footsteps and wearing wigs full-time, perhaps she just has a fantastic hair stylist who knows how to keep her looking fabulous. Time will tell.

Take a look at the evolution of Reba’s hair in the photos below.

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