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  • Posted on March 9, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Sarah-Catherine is like a breath of fresh air. It’s been a couple of weeks since we announced our contest winner and we had the amazing opportunity to interview her. We conducted our interview via Skype and learned so many wonderful, inspiring things from Sarah-Catherine (or SC for short), we just had to share! We covered everything from her passions in life, to the struggles of growing up with Alopecia. We urge you to read on… and dare you not to love her.
    Interview with Sarah-Catherine
    Wigs.com: Hi Sarah-Catherine! We’d love to get to know you a little bit better, so can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? How would you describe yourself?
    SC: Oh wow, sure! I’m adventuresome, I’m spiritual. I love life and I try to go after it. I’m happily married as of October [2011]. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and that’s where I live. It’s part of my identity as well, even though I’ve traveled a lot and gone to school elsewhere, I’m a Little Rock girl.
    Wigs.com: Oh that’s great! Now getting more into the role that wigs play in your life we have a few questions. As a woman when you’re getting dressed and dolled up, what does your routine consist of, involving your wig? Is it easier or does it present a challenge?
    SC: Oh, it’s much easier! I’ve worn wigs for a long time. I don’t remember, probably as a kid I had to do my hair but I’ve seen friends and my mom spend a long time on their hair and that’s a foreign concept to me. My hair has grown back at one point but if it were to grow back again, which is entirely possible, I think I would probably just shave my head and continue to wear wigs. I couldn’t imagine having to blow-dry my hair or curl it. I would never want to add that extra time to my day on a daily basis.
    Wigs.com: You said you’ve needed a wig since you were a kid, do you feel comfortable sharing with us what your hair loss is a result to and why you started wearing wigs?
    SC: In the fourth grade it fell out due to unknown causes, it is referred to as Alopecia. I lost all of my hair and it was really traumatic to me as a kid. The wigs at that time were really cumbersome, they were heavy and they were hot. They had too much hair in them as well. I wore the synthetic hair and at that time the hair would easily fray and become stiff. I can’t say enough bad things about the wigs when I was young (she laughs)! That combined with obviously not having a good wig that would stay on. There were a couple of really terrible moments in my life when they fell off in front of people. But you know they have evolved so nicely [since then] now they are light and I don’t worry about them coming off. I have a way that I secure them, so they will not come off. They look so much more natural and I don’t feel like I have this large presence on my head. They feel pretty normal now. I still have the same disease and the hair kind of comes and goes but doesn’t really grow in all the way. So I keep it shaved and wear a wig.
    Wigs.com: What motivated you to join our contest?
    SC: Well interestingly enough, I was very compelled to do it. You know… I hadn’t ever kept it a secret that I wear wigs, but I never broadcast it. When I wear a wig like this, people are always asking me where I get my haircut. If someone asks me once, I kind of skirt it, but if they insist then I tell them I wear a wig. When I saw this contest I had to make a decision, “Is this my moment where I’m basically broadcasting it?” And thought, yes it is time. Most of the people that start wearing wigs are wearing them because something much worse than hair falling out has happened. And hair falling out is just kind of adding another level of hardship, because our hair is interwoven with our egos. That’s just traditionally the way it is. To lose something like that, at a moment when you are already going through something so terrible like having a major illness, is kind of a double whammy. For me, I’m now used to wearing wigs and I enjoy wearing them. So I had the ability to say to somebody like that on a large scale that this is NOT going to be a hardship, this is actually going to be a fun experience, if you allow it to be and not worry about it; you’ll have a good time with it. To me it was a great opportunity to maybe be a little bit of a service in that way. It was a really gutsy thing to do because you don’t necessarily want everyone thinking of you when you are walking down the street, “Oh, she’s wearing a wig!” But I think that the benefits definitely are there and outweigh the potential negative.
    Wigs.com: When were you able to overcome your fears with wearing wigs? When did you reach that confident point?
    SC: That’s a great question. I think in college is when I had a little bit more acceptance of it. That’s when I found a great wig. Around my sophomore year my aunt had taken me to this designer wig studio and it just opened up all the possibilities. And I think having a really good wig is how I was able to finally come to some kind of peace with what had happened and knowing it [hair] wasn’t going to grow back. It was great, because you don’t want to put your life on hold for something to happen, that may never happen. So in [...]


    This post was posted in Interviews and was tagged with alopecia, contest, Sarah Catherine, Wig, Wigs.com

  • Posted on March 2, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Wigging Out In Kid's Wigs

    These days you don’t hear much about kid’s wigs. Ideally, alternative hair should be a choice, not a necessity. The truth is adults aren’t the only ones afflicted with hair loss. While hair loss is a difficult thing to manage, especially for a child, wigs are the perfect solution. The good news is more and more styles are becoming age appropriate for children.

    This week we want to showcase this fabulous Junior Wig Collection: Ashley, Dylan, Emily and Shiloh by Jon Renau. You’ll find the perfect wig style for the little one in your life!

    Ashley

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    This wig is a long layered synthetic hair style and perfect for the girly girl! The double-layered monofilament part helps create the illusion of natural hair growth at the scalp. Ashley is available in sizes, petite and ultra petite for adolescents. The side-swept bang gives this kid’s wig a modern look for that fashion-conscious young lady!

    Tip: Add a hair accessory or pull it up in a pony to change up the look. Watch this video to learn more about Ashley.

    Dylan

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    Short and spunky, this pixie cut can be worn by both boys and girls. This kid wig style is made with an open cap and lightweight materials, which make it very comfortable to wear. Dylan can be worn with a hair accessory to sass it up. We love how this short cut wig brings out the sassy in our model, Abby!

    Tip: Add a bit of shaping cream to set the texture and layers. Watch this video to learn more about Dylan.

    Emily

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    This medium length wig with bangs is so cute and age appropriate. The Emily wig features a double-layered monofilament top, which extends from the hairline all the way to the wig’s nape. This feature is important because of the versatility it allows for center part hairstyles. Doesn’t our model Abby look adorable in pig tails?

    Tip: Braid pig tails, or put up in ponytail to change the style. Watch this video to learn more about Emily.

    Shiloh

    Great wig for kids from Jon Renau Junior Wig Collection

    The bob style is a timeless cut that both adults and children can wear. Shiloh is a childhood classic! This kid wig style is also made with a double-layered monofilament part, creating the appearance of natural hair growth at the part. If you’re worried about a wig making your child appear too old, the Shiloh is a great option. Most of us have all had this round cut as a child. Our mothers no doubt loved this cut for its low-maintenance. Also, have you noticed how cute and round children’s cheeks appear in this style? Resist the urge to pinch! Your kid will thank you for it.

    Tip: Change up the bangs by cutting them or sweeping them off the side. Watch this video to learn more about Shiloh.

    Behind the Scenes

    Model Abigail Gonzales had a lot of fun wearing all four wig styles! She was a pleasure to work with.

     

     

     

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    This post was posted in Kid Wigs and was tagged with children's wig, Jon Renau wigs, Junior Collection wigs, Kid Wigs, petite wigs

  • Posted on February 24, 2012 by Wig Expert

    And the winner is...

    Sarah-Catherine Phillips Gutierrez

    CONGRATULATIONS Sarah! You are our shining star!

    All of our finalists’ videos were wonderful, but we felt that Sarah’s video clearly manifests our goal here at Wigs.com. Our mission is to empower women with confidence by offering the right choice in style and quality. Sarah’s video review embraced our mission and brought the beauty of her wig to life.

    The Highlights

    Sarah took us on a journey wearing Sky by Noriko. Even though she didn't verbally review Sky, she did show us through a slideshow of images, how beautiful and natural this wig is. This video is a perfect example of how a picture really is worth a thousand words! Her video is artistically creative and inspiring. We loved seeing this wig worn in real-life situations, without limitations.

    In watching this video, you get to travel with Sarah from Boston all the way to Sudan Africa. Sarah shared with us some of the most important moments in her life, and in every one of them, Sky by Noriko, gave her the confidence she needed. She made it clear that anyone can wear a wig to do just about anything… absolutely anywhere!

    Sarah shares her experiences on a ‘windy Boston day’ (you know there’s nothing scarier than your wig flying off), riding a camel in the Sudan – yes, you read correctly a camel (you have to see it!). What Sarah was doing in the middle of the desert we don’t know yet, but we hope to find out when we have our first interview with her. In the video Sarah wore Sky while building a house, walking down the aisle, and even Salsa dancing... Arriba!

    Thank you Sarah, we thoroughly enjoyed the ride!

    At Wigs.com we understand the hesitations with wearing wigs and still maintaining an active lifestyle. We hope Sarah’s video proves you’re not limited to the things you can accomplish. Watch this video and we’re sure you’ll be convinced!

    We want to take a moment to thank everyone that entered our contest. Even if you only participated by ‘liking’ and sharing your favorite videos, we’re extremely thankful for your time!


    This post was posted in Contest and was tagged with video review contest, wigs, Wigs.com, winner of contest

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