Raquel Welch: Award Winning Actress Turned Wig Mogul

Raquel Welch Wigs

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Raquel Welch wigs collection and the 50th anniversary of HairUWear. Read the full story here: http://www.hairuwear.com/50th/. Let’s explore Raquel Welch’s rise to fame, and how she transitioned from being Hollywood star; Raquel Welch Fantastic Voyage, to drastically shaping the industry of alternative hair.

The Early Days of Actress Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch attended San Diego State University, seeking a career in acting. This led to a job forecasting weather at a local San Diego television station. After various stints modeling and serving cocktails, she finally caught a break in the acting world.

Raquel Welch Wigs

Welch first made an impact in the spotlight for her role in “Fantastic Voyage.” She played a leading part, portraying a medical person who was shrunken to enter the body of a diplomat with the task of saving his life. Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage was a huge step in her career, as it immediately made her a star. After the movie released, young Raquel Welch received a contract with 20th Century Fox which was soon transferred to a British Studio so she could be a part of “One Million Years B.C.” This film propelled her acting career even further; she was seemingly the “dream girl” of movie goers everywhere. Later notable Raquel Welch movies include “Bedazzled,” “Bandolero!,” “100rifles,” and “Myra Breckenridge.” Explore her other movies and television appearances here:


The popularity of Raquel Welch hairstyles led to the actor entering the beauty market. She developed a signature line of wigs, and made great strides with “HairUWear.” Let’s take a closer look at how Raquel Welch rose to the top of the wig industry.

The Rise of HairUWear

In March of 2015, Raquel Welch took on a role that isn’t related to acting. She accepted the position of Creative Director at “HairUWear.” Back in 1968, though, the business was founded as Eva Gabor International. The Hairuwear wigs company made it a point to become the leader in wig quality and satisfaction. Now, HairUWear is now the number one alternative hair company in the world. It supplies businesses everywhere with quality wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions, hair accessories and hair replacement programs. HairUWear’s extensive portfolio of eight leading brands—including Raquel Welch—is marketed in over 40 countries. As previously stated, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Raquel Welch Wig Collection, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of HairUWear, the creators of Raquel Welch Wigs.

After working with HairUWear for 15 years, Raquel Welch’s wig line had become so successful, that she bolstered her involvement with the alternative hair company. After becoming the Creative Director, Welch had this to say about her vision: “As the Creative Director of the world’s finest wig company, I have the privilege of working with a brilliant team of designers and stylists to develop my collections. Fresh, fashion-forward looks. Loads of natural texture and movement. Styles that are more fun than fuss. The highest quality craftsmanship. Gorgeous, ready-to-wear hair that feels as good as it looks. My mantra: Make it nothing but the best. Then make it better.” One of HairUWear’s most successful brands is Hairdo by HairUWear. Check out Hairdo wigs by HairUWear here:  https://www.hairuwear.com/hairdo/

Raquel Welch Wigs Today

Raquel Welch Wigs

Today, Raquel Welch’s line of wigs is among the most popular around. If you are considering alternative hair, Raquel Welch wigs and hair pieces is a wise brand to browse. The array of Raquel Welch wig colors is jaw-dropping. Hundreds are offered, with all sorts of customization available. Shade patterns include highlights, tips, gradients, spotlights, foil colors, multi-dimensional blends, and shadow shades. Many Raquel Welch wigs feature advanced “Memory Cap” technology which offers the ultimate in light comfort and dependable fit. This massive upgrade in comfort is achieved by using her ultra-sheer stretch cap material instead of traditional wide stretch lace used in other brand wigs. In terms of sizing, Raquel Welch offers wigs for short hair, medium hair, and long hair. Synthetic Raquel Welch wigs as well as human hair pieces are available too. Raquel Welch ‘s human hair wigs offer the finest real hair, accompanied by nearly unlimited styling possibilities. All Raquel Welch synthetic wigs are made with ultra-fine “Vibralite Kanekalon Modacrylic fiber” which creates an immensely realistic feel and texture. 

Where to Shop for Raquel Welch Wigs?

Strut Hair Solutions offers a wide variety of wigs including many Raquel Welch pieces. Featuring bangs, hairpieces, and clip-ons, the assortment is nearly endless. It is in your hair’s best interest to seek the guidance of a trained professional in alternative hair to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. For additional information on wigs and hair pieces, contact us today. We look forward to serving you and creating the hair you’ve always wanted!

2 replies
  1. Strut Hair Solutions says:

    Hi Jamie! In her book, Beyond the Cleavage, Raquel explains that she wanted to use her life story as an example of how you can grow as a person, beyond Hollywood. Her venture in to the wig and beauty business was to show that she was more than a sex symbol – that she could control her fate and find success outside of the world of entertainment.

    She thinks of wigs as a “refuge” for women, something to wear when life gets in the way and gives you a bad hair day. I highly recommend the reading the book if you’re interested in learning more about Raquel and the history of women in show business!

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