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The ginormous Afro wig that Oprah Winfrey wears on the September cover of O magazine was designed by Beyonce’s longtime hair stylist Kim Kimble. The Chicago native, who is also the star of the WE-TV reality show “L.A. Hair,” revealed the inspiration behind her jaw-dropping creation during a recent interview with the Chicago Sun Times.

“I saw Andre, Oprah’s hair stylist, on the set of ‘The Voice,’ when I was working with Shakira. He said, ‘I need a really big Afro wig.’ I said, ‘I have just the thing for you,’” she told the newspaper. “When Oprah revealed the cover, I woke up with Twitter blowing up.”

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She went on the say that the 3.5-pound pair piece, which Oprah refers to as “Wild Thang,” is made up of multiple bags of hair.

“There are seven bags of hair in that wig,” she said before adding: “Oprah looks absolutely fabulous in it.”

“I say, whatever makes you feel good and creates your confidence, do it,” the third-generation stylist continued. “If you prefer natural, go for it. If you like long weaves, I’m not mad at that either. It’s only hair. At the end of the day, it’s an extension of your style, your image. So whatever makes you feel good, rock it.”

The September hair extravaganza issue of O is available on newsstands now.


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