Making a Statement | Guest Blog
Have you ever felt that you wanted to make a statement that declares: “You might think you know me, but there’s a whole lot more of me to explore.”
When TheWigCompany asked me to test out some wigs, I did not anticipate the full range of feelings that I would experience while shooting these photos. Each style unleashed a new celebratory fervor.
So I decided to extend my elated mood by donning a short silver pixie wig as I headed off to dinner with my friend at our regular spot. She, and the staff, thought I had spent the afternoon getting a remarkable salon makeover! I didn’t tell my secret. It was too glorious a moment.
The freedom from little harmless changes can be liberating. Hairdos, or even face hair for men, are joy-full elixirs. In a way, each hairdo transported me back to my 20s & 30s, when semi-monthly I used to walk into the hairdresser and say: Do whatever you want! And, to the shock of many including myself—nobody ever passed on that offer! But, sometime in my 40s, between kids, work & life, I stopped being so adventurous. Then I began modeling at 57 and my hair became a bit of a signature statement, so changing it up too much wasn’t in the cards.
But now I have a new energized perspective. I understand why my Mom and others have worn wigs for years: To some degree they satisfy a craving for harmless entertainment and in minutes have us looking like we spent hours getting ready.
While this was the first time I’d worn a wig, it won’t be my last. It was a blast to channel my inner Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry, Catherine Deneuve and everyone in between. I recommend it! (See my Instagram Reel and Story!) There are satisfying styles for every secret fantasy or just plain every day round-the-town living! I promise more smiles, a heightened sense of freedom plus newfound spunk. Maybe you’ll even gain a bit more acceptance of your inner awesome eccentricity! Let me know if you decide to give it a try and please be sure to share your pictures and tag #TheWigCompany if you do!
See the styles Dian loved the most here.
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