Jackie from Jersey wrote, "How did you buy your wig(s)? Their is a ladies' wig shop close by and I would so love to see what length and style looks best on me. Even more, I would love to get a fitting! I just don't know what to say when I walk in the door dressed as a man. Any advice on how to go about this would be most appreciated.”
I wrote back that I assured Jackie that she will not be the first male customer at the wig store.
A very long time ago, I went to the local wig store for the first time and used the excuse that I needed a wig for a Halloween costume. The proprietor was unfazed and treated me politely and respectfully despite the fact that I was buying a $100 wig for a one night stand!
I returned to the same store about one year later --- same proprietor, but this time I fessed up and said the wig was for me, not for a Halloween costume. Again, she was unfazed and treated me the same way ---politely and respectfully.
I still go to the same wig store and now the owner is the original proprietor's daughter and she is wonderful! She even allowed my support group to host wig parties in her place.
So go for it. I am sure the store will welcome your business... if not, there are plenty of other wig stores that will.
If you have any questions, I will gladly attempt to answer them. I have been at this for over 50 years, so I have learned a thing or two and will gladly share my knowledge with you. Simply write to me at stana-stana @ sbcglobal.net
Wearing Hale Bob.
Actor Freddie Fox femulating in British television’s Worried About the Boy (2010).