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    Here’s How “Stranger Things” Put Millie Bobby Brown In A Super-Realistic Wig In Season 4


    If you're like me, then you watched Stranger Things Season 4 and immediately wondered if Millie Bobby Brown had shaved her head again for this season. Perhaps you even scoured her Instagram to find a post where she said "shaved [her] head again!" — to no avail.

    Millie as Eleven with hair shorn and wearing a hospital gown

    Because it looked as if she did. Like, this very much looks like a real shaved head!!!

    Close-up of Eleven with very short hair

    But I am reporting to you live (from here) to tell you that she did NOT shave her head again. IT WAS INDEED A WIG. Seems shocking, I know. But that just means the team behind her wig should win a hundred awards for how good it was.

    Here's some footage from Millie in the hair chair, getting her wig put on.

    And here's even more info, thanks to Kirbie Johnson, who spoke to Sarah Hindsgaul, the hair designer for Stranger Things, about how the wig was done to be soooooo insanely realistic.

    Basically, they wrapped her real hair reallll tight around her head...

    Close-up of Millie's hair wrapped tight

    ...and used this bandage-looking thing to really flatten it out.

    Millie with a head covering

    And then, VOILÀ, the wig was put on.

    Millie smiling as stylists touch her hair

    Originally the wig, which was made by Rob Pickens, looked like this:

    Spiky wig on a mannequin

    But it was given a good buzz, resulting in what we saw on Millie's head.

    "The spiked out wig Was styled Like that for me to be able to do the buzz cut on it.Thank you @kirbiejohnson For this wonderful behind the scene moment you have created❤️"

    And there it is. The most convincing wig I've ever seen in my life.

    Close-up of an anguished-looking Eleven with shorn hair

    BRAVA to the hair department. 👏👏👏 Bye!