Tori Amos first caught my attention in the mid-90s with her popular song “Cornflake Girl.” I noted we had the same hair (although hers was bright red) and then I didn’t pay much attention to her until my friend became obsessed with her in the late 90s. My friend started going to Tori shows constantly and coming back with new meet-and-greet Tori photos throughout the years. I would always look at the photos and see Tori’s big smile, and in later years I would notice her Botox and then plastic surgery, but not once did I ever notice her hair. Oh how I wish I was still so oblivious. I remember looking at my friend’s Tori CDs and never even noticed she was wearing different wigs in some of the album art. When you don’t have hair loss, you really don’t notice people’s hair much, even when it’s obviously thinning.
In my female celebrities with hair loss post, a reader commented about Tori wearing wigs, and I looked online for pictures of Tori throughout the years and I was shocked that she’s been suffering from hair loss since at least the mid-90s, but I never noticed. She’s been wearing wigs the last few years, which is quite obvious if you look at her hair loss progression throughout her career. I emailed my obsessed Tori friend and asked her why she never told me that Tori wears wigs (since she knows I’m obsessed with hair loss) and she told me she didn’t know! So knew she wore extensions sometimes, but never noticed the wigs. This gives me hope that most people don’t notice your hair, and even your friends and family might not figure out you’re wearing a wig, even if your hair drastically changes style and thickness!
I feel bad for Tori publicly suffering from hair loss all these years (not that most people noticed), and if you google her you will see pictures of her with really obvious Androgenetic Alopecia (genetic hair loss) pre-wigs. But lucky for her, she has the money for some awesome wigs. Women with hair loss also wonder why no female celebrities seem to suffer the same fate, but as I’ve said before, it’s because most of them start wearing hair pieces and wigs at the first sign on a problem. Tori is one of the few younger celebrities (pre-menopausal I’ve seen with really obvious hair loss.
Here is a Tori Amos picture from when she first became a mainstream singer (pre-hair loss):
Below are various pictures of Tori in wigs. I remember seeing the photos of her in blonde and brunette wigs, and just thought she changed up her hair or something with dye and a haircut. Oh how clueless I used to be… Finally I feel bad for just talking about Tori’s hair, but I don’t know that much about her music. I just know I am now also obsessed with her just like my friend, but for different reasons!