This Is How Krista Allen Really Landed Her Bold And The Beautiful Role

Krista Allen made her "The Bold and the Beautiful" debut in December 2021 as a recast Taylor Hayes, making her the second actress to play the role since the 1990s. 

Hunter Tylo, who created the character in 1990 and last appeared on the CBS soap opera in 2019 (via IMDb), declined an invitation to return, so Allen was cast and has fit into the role almost seamlessly (via Entertainment Weekly).

She has chemistry with the actors who play Taylor's children, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy and Matthew Atkinson as Thomas. Plus, she has Taylor doing some surprising things, including encouraging Steffy to invite arch-enemy Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) for Christmas. So, Allen's Taylor is already performing miracles.

When news of Allen's casting broke on social media, the actress expressed her excitement with a tweet once she was finally able to talk about it. 

"This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years!" Of course, Allen was referring to her last soap role as Billie Reed on "Days of Our Lives."

But what's the one thing that helped the actress land this coveted and iconic role? Well, it turns out that it was all in the hair.

Krista Allen donned the perfect Taylor wig for her Bold and the Beautiful audition

Both Hunter Tylo and Taylor Hayes were known for their long dark locks on "The Bold and the Beautiful," and Krista Allen knew a Taylor with short hair just wouldn't do. 

However, when the opportunity to audition for Taylor came up, Allen was sporting a short pixie cut and felt she needed to do something about that. So, like many of us do when we're in need, she turned to Amazon.

"I was like, 'I want them to get the full Taylor look,' so I ordered a wig off of Amazon," Allen told Soap Opera Digest. "It came the next day and I cut it myself as best I could to make it look like Taylor. I went through YouTube tutorials learning how to cut curtain bangs, and I had the best time just trying to lock in the look of Taylor Hayes as best I could."

It turned out that Allen's investment in a wig worked. Now, Taylor Hayes is back on "B&B" to shake things up — and see if she can finally win back Ridge Forrester.