Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wig 101, pt I

This is of course a mammoth, huge, overwhelming, and often times funny subject that can't possibly be squeezed into one post. Mine aren't even in chronological order, since the hair loss thing was not only the biggest and hardest obstacle, it happened very early for me. So now a couple of months on I'd like to consider myself something of a wig veteran. Ok something like a wig veteran!

But I'm exceptionally lucky- I have a best friend, Claire, who is an amazing hair stylist, she works on shoots with me, she's a serious hair and wig expert. I have an amazing support from the Headmasters salon team since I directed a campaign for them, and my very good friend Kenna from, who's also an editorial wonder man. Basically, I know I'm in a unique position to get the very best wig advice, help, tips, cuts, everything, so let me share!

Today, after a home visit from Jonathan Soons, Senior Art Director at Headmasters, I am gloriously ginger! I can't tell you how much this makes me want to go out tonight. And I'm sure you can appreciate, that is really saying something. Like when you buy a new pair of Camilla Skovgaard shoes (my weakness) from, a new wig, done right, has the same motivational effect! I would never have the guts to go so red with my 'real' hair, so already, one big bonus to wigs.

I should point out that the ginger one (it's by Trendco in Notting Hill, they named it Amber, so that's what we'll call it), is not my first wig. My first was as close to my natural hair colour as possible to ease me in gently. But as I relaxed about the whole thing, I decided to have fun with it a bit, and for a girl who LOVES accessories, compulsory wig use is just another huge accessorising opportunity. Bonus no. 2.

So tonight I am going to play pool, in Amber, which also means I MUST wear YSL Rouge Pur lipstick in 145, otherwise I look a bit one dimensional (always remember changing your hair colour means you need to rethink your makeup a little bit too), and Benefit Hoola or I look a bit pasty. And Camilla Skovgaard heels of course...

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