Photos of him in his twenties show that he had a blotchy skin discoloration. Warhol was unhappy with his nose, which he had surgery to alter in the late 1950s. As he aged, he used cosmetics and collagen treatments to tighten his face.
In the mid-1950s Warhol began wearing a hairpiece, which matched his natural dark brown hair color.
In the mid-1960s he supposedly spray-painted his wig silver. Later that decade he adopted the wig that became his permanent look; it was brown in back with shades of blonde on the front and sides.