In 2020, when getting anywhere is a challenge, substitute wig-wearing for hair salon visits.
Closures and Partial Capacity
Earlier in the year – and possibly again, soon, as the unknowns of the winter months approach – salons were completely closed. Now some are open, but it’s not the same.
For those of us who go to small hair salons that only have one or two chairs, operating at partial capacity requires reducing their customers to one at a time. While this is, of course, a great way to stop the spread of the virus, it may also be difficult to get appointments at a time that works for you.
Just because salons are operating at partial capacity does not mean it is safe for everyone to go. Those who are in higher-risk categories, like folks in their 60’s and over or people who are immuno-compromised, are opting not to go to personal services like the hairdresser or nail salon until the pandemic is over.
For them, social distancing means they may be facing months ahead of untrimmed, uncolored hair. This is a real blow to self-confidence during an already difficult time. Wearing a wig can improve self-confidence and make wearers feel put together, even when other things are difficult.
Bad Grow Outs
There’s nothing quite like the third month of a tight pixie cut grow out. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people with short hair were suddenly pushed into unwanted grow outs. Coping with the awkward look of growing your hair is very frustrating, but finding a wig that gives you the desired style can make the process feel less frustrating.
This holds true for those who were getting regular hair dyes. If six months ago you were platinum blonde, but now you’re 70% platinum blonde, 20% Brunette, and 10% gray, hide the root grow out with a wig that matches the style you were maintaining pre-pandemic.
Savings for Your Wallet
Times are tough for a lot of people right now. Many have lost some work or incurred new, unexpected expenses, like childcare or delivery fees. Shelling out for the salon might seem out of reach.
Choosing a wig – particularly a synthetic one, which often costs less – instead of maintaining your look with expensive salon visits may be one way to cut costs during this tough time.
Say the pandemic and associated issues last another six months. If in that six months you would have spent $150 on your hair each month, why not cut that cost out of your life and purchase a $150 wig that will last you the entire six months?