Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Girl Needs Wig

wigs122 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 @





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Actor Freddie Fox femulating in British television’s Worried About the Boy (2010).


  1. One of these days soon I plan to visit a wig shop but I have been generally satisfied with mail order wigs from Paula Young and The Glamour Boutique.

    1. The advantage of buying at a good wig shop is that the staff is usually expert at finding the styles and colors most suitable for you. And they will trim the wig so it will look its best on you (I am loathe to personally take scissors to a wig because I am worried that I will ruin it).

    2. I am 100% with you on this, Stana!

  2. Number one; spend money on a good wig. I use to say that most wig shops are Trans friendly, I’ll amend that and say that “all” are Trans friendly. Transgendered people are becoming more common and the one place that is clear is at wig shops.

    Obviously some shops are more into working with us than others but you will always be welcome and you sure won’t be the first. A simple phone call will make it easy to come in for an appointment and get advice and counsel and the right wig.

    I buy my wigs at the Paula Young factory store in Bridgewater Mass. But I have a wig shop owner style and wash them. I requested styling lessons and gladly paid for her time. Getting actual lessons and then practicing makes a big difference then trying to learn off the internet. She and I have become great friends and she helps me with my over all presentation. I often go in just to visit her and chat as ladies do.

    In choosing a wig, keep in mind your age, face shape and coloring. I suggest looking at transgendered women your age on the internet. Use their success and build on it for yourself.

    I’m an advocate of being open and honest with vendors and putting time and effort into your presentation. Coming out to a vendor will do wonders for your own confidence but will also put the vendor at ease and they typically are very sympathetic and enthusiastic about helping. So many girls pull their hair out of a trunk and expect miracles, it doesn’t work that way.

  3. Some shops have a private room or area where you can try on a wig without being observed by other clients (or from the street!). They try to accommodate women who might be, say, taking chemotherapy and do not want the world to see their hairless state.