Widest Handmade Wig: Nigerian lady, Helen Williams breaks GWR for the third time

A Nigerian lady, Helen Williams, has achieved a remarkable feat by setting a new Guinness World Record for creating the “widest wig.”

According to the Guinness World Record on Monday, Williams crafted an hairpiece that measures 3.65 meters (11 feet 11 inches) wide and trails all the way to the floor, equivalent in length to a mini Cooper car which is 3.63 m (11 ft 10 in) long.

GWR revealed that Williams spent over a month creating her record-breaking masterpiece, using over 800 bundles of auburn hair, which cost a staggering N4,138,200 ( $2,719 or £2,150).

The 31-year-old made the majority of the wig by hand but used a sewing machine for some parts.

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Speaking about her achievement, Williams, who also holds the record for most hair clips in a wig in 30 seconds with 90, said, “I am very proud of myself. I now hold three records.

“As a professional wig maker, I look forward to breaking many more records in the wig category. I enjoy taking on difficult tasks; it makes me a better person, and I learn new things.”

Williams revealed that she drew inspiration from actress and talk show host, Drew Barrymore, a former record holder. “I am a big fan of Drew Barrymore. She also inspired me,” she said.

Williams now boasts three records, including one for inserting 90 hair clips into a wig in just 30 seconds and another for creating the longest handmade wig.

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