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Queen Charlotte's Bridgerton Season 2 Wigs, Ranked

She really showed up this season.

by Ani Bundel
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Queen Charlotte’s styling on Bridgerton defines the show’s take on the Regency period, and her new collection of Season 2 wigs are a parade of stunners. Here’s a subjective ranking of them based on sheer grandeur. (Warning: Season 2 spoilers follow.)

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11. The Post-Wedding Fail Wig

Between George’s outburst and Edwina jilting Anthony, the Queen was going through it. The show highlights how down she is with her most traditional wig, lacking her vibrant personality.

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10. The Beyoncé Take 2

Queen Charlotte’s Beyoncé-inspired afro was a hit in Season 1, so the show did a brief second take in the Season 2 finale. Although this is darker in color and decked with pearls, it’s a been-there, done-that kind of vibe.

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9. Eloise’s Scandal Wig

This is the look Charlotte sports while reading of Eloise’s scandal in Whistledown's newsletter. Like with the post-wedding wig, she’s leaning into a conservative style while feeling low. But judging by her hair’s height, she’s coming back to her old self.

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8. The Return Of Whistledown Wig

I am only sorry fans don’t get to see more of this peacock-feathered, two-tier look. It's a nod to the Queen’s new acquisitions viewers meet later and highlights Kate’s color scheme, which leans into peacock blue.

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7. The Diamond Ball Wig

It’s heart-shaped, grandiose, hilarious, and over the top. It should be a crowning achievement, or at least make the Top 5. But unfortunately, this wig looks just a little too like powdered Mickey Mouse ears for my taste — that, and the crown is crooked.

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6. The “Tour My Palace” Wig

This wig is a perfect mix of traditional French bouffant and classic Queen Charlotte style. The hair jewels are on point and the sausage roll curls around the neck are perfection.

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5. The Featherington Ball Wig

Like the Mickey Mouse ears, this wig is big and blocky, a wall of hair rising from the back of her head, leaning ever so slightly forward. But it’s the detail work that sets it apart, with each hair roll structured to create a bouquet of roses.

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4. Edwina’s Engagement Wig

All hail one of the best looks of the season, in which the Queen goes for the closest thing to a natural look and weaves it into her take on the traditional giant royal bouffant. The gold and red jewel clips that set off the earrings are *chef’s kiss.*

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3. Edwina’s Wedding Wig

This two-toned marvel is heavenly. The dark roots fading up into the pale curls, the diamond adornments — it's just so Charlotte. It’s almost enough to overcome the bride-of-Frankenstein shape.

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2. The Called-Out Queen Wig

This is the proper follow-up to Season 1's Beyoncé-inspired wig. This is a moment in which the Queen is receiving pushback (something she’s not used to), and the curls' shade and the fabric ribbons feel straight from a dramatic celeb’s playbook.

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1. The Crowning Cloud

Nothing can top this utterly marvelous creation from the opening debutante scene: lace, ribbons, ostrich feathers, hair rolls mixed with natural curls, and a tiara the size of my face. It's like a royal cloud has been allowed to sit upon her head. Bow down.

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Bridgerton Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix.

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