Though it could be deceiving since both Alexa and Katie have short haircuts in real life (perhaps they’ve slowly been growing it out after going bald?), according to Paris, the actresses did not literally shave their heads for the show. Instead, they wore bald caps and wigs on set to create an illusion for fans.
“Wearing the bald cap was me in the chair for a few hours getting that done,” she told Just Jared Jr. “When I first saw myself bald, I’ll admit that I don’t look so bad bald.”
However, she admitted that seeing herself bald on live television was quite shocking. “There’s definitely a shock when all your hair is gone and even watching it on screen it’s like ‘Woah. I’m bald.’ Going through that with Isabel was really eye opening,” Paris added. “I can’t imagine what it is like for someone who actually is bald, from cancer.”
Once the girls went bald on the show, they were able to experiment with wearing a bunch of different wigs. “We tried on so many that we didn’t even use,” she continued, adding that she was a huge fan of the pink and blue ones. “They were so much fun to wear.”
But even though they tried a bunch on, not all of them made the cut for the actual episodes. “One that we didn’t use was one with bangs that was brunette,” Paris explained. “It was really cool and really cute, but it just didn’t make the cut.”