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The True Star of American Horror Story: Roanoke Is Sarah Paulson's Hair

This wig is giving us life

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Sadie Gennis

American Horror Story: Roanoke is the franchise's most mysterious season yet, but there's one thing I can state for certain: Sarah Paulson's hair is the definition of perfection.

After her crimped, platinum 'do in Hotel and the Marcia Clark curls in thePeople v. O.J. Simpson, Paulson was due for a good hair day. And this season delivered in spades, giving the Emmy winner a luxurious, golden-blonde wig that feels far more out of place in her character Shelby's run-down farmhouse than any of the pig carcasses.

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Because how can one wig give us so much life when Paulson's character is surrounded by so much death?

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Look how good it looks flapping behind her when she's running in pure terror!

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate how her hair manages to look so good, we're focused on that instead of the human teeth raining down on her!

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"Oh, are you looking at this creepy cellar we just discovered, or are you looking at how the sun turns my perfect waves into a multi-dimensional feast for your eyes?"

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When does she even have time to style it in between all her wine drinking and ghostly encounters? Becuase this braid is divine!

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And don't even get me started on this half-up, half-down, purposefully disheveled style that probably took forever to achieve.

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But even when Shelby just throws it in a simple ponytail, it manages to look effortlessly chic.

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Also, who wakes up looking this good? If I was awoken in the middle of the night only to discover entrails strung up in a sacrificial pyre, I would not look like a walking Tresemmé ad.

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And this is definitely not what I would look if I had just almost been drowned by a bunch of torch-wielding maniacs. I mean, c'mon. She looks fantastic.

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She even turned her husband's near-death bed into a showcase for her voluminous curls.

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So while the verdict is still out on AHS: Roanoke as a whole, when it comes to the hair, there truly is one wig to rule them all. Bow down to the reigning wig of American Horror Story!

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American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.