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Wigging Out

It sounds silly, but we all wonder: Would changing my hair change my life?

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  • After eight wigs, three cinnamon scones, one cappuccino, and a million iPhone pics, we settled on three styles for me to take home: a long blond, a lush russet with bangs, and a pastel lavender-blue that reminded me of screen savers and unicorns. (Zoe deemed it “very editorial.”) I wore the blond wig out, feeling fantastic.

    Then I got on the subway.

    Self-consciousness set in. Jammed between riders on the crowded train, I was suddenly beset with the conviction that my hair looked fake. I could sense people staring, but the stares were less Ooh! than Kim Zolciak? You know when you see a woman tightly bound in Herve Leger, looking generally great but hobbling around in debilitatingly high heels? That's how I felt. The words trying too hard might as well have been Sharpied across my forehead. An empty Snapple bottle was rolling around the subway floor, and I trained my gaze on it for the remainder of the trip downtown.

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Wigging Out
It sounds silly, but we all wonder: Would changing my hair change my life?
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