Wig Heaven

Ir started with a conversation on Twitter about hairnets, though as I wasn’t in at the beginning of that one I couldn’t explain how the topic arose.
Anyway, I mentioned that multi-coloured hairnets are widely available locally, and that we have a wig shop. Evidence of the hairnets was asked for and duly tweeted with a picture snapped on my ‘phone. There was interest in the wigs too.
So last night, on my way round to Octavia’s for dinner, i went into the shop and asked if they’d mind if I took some pictures. The assistant looked a bit nervous, but agreed so long as I didn’t photograph staff or customers, and that I was quick.
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It wasn’t my usual camera and I snapped quickly as instructed. It’s not just wigs; there are hair pieces, hair ornaments, brushes and combs, hair dye, curlers, also complete manicure sets.
The place is an Aladdin’s cave.
Celia and I went in there as part of a New Year’s Resoloution to visit local shops we usually go straight by, half the time without noticing. We were enraptured. Such undreamed of treasures on our doorstep. There’s a sitcom waiting to be written set in this shop. Anyone fancy writing it with me?

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31 thoughts on “Wig Heaven

  1. I’d love to see inside there! It reminds me of a shop I went to in north London that sells products and extensions for afro hair, which then reminds me of a chapter in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth about hair relaxing!

      • You did Isobel. Had a rough day yesterday. But Chevvy and I went for a really long lazy walk around the river which helped. Getting Crash’s cage out of the house helped too. I put it out on the kerb ‘free’ to a good home. Seeing it empty was really hard…kept making me cry.

        • Ooh that must have been hard to put the cage out. Did someone take it?
          I remember moving Cat’s bed and litter tray out, as I adopted MasterB a month later they were soon back, but it felt awful.

        • I gave his toys to my daughter’s BFF. She has a parrot and has just had an outdoor cage made for him for in the summer. I thought Casper might enjoy them. It actually was hard leaving it on the street. Felt like I was saying goodbye all over again, but someone had taken it by Saturday morning. I just couldn’t look at it…empty…Isobel. It broke my heart every time. I’d see it and look for him, then when it hit me again I would just dissolve. I made the decision that I would not get another bird. With two cats and Chevvy it has always been a juggling act when Crash could be out. I can imagine moving cat’s stuff out was hard. The cage…letting it go…was hard. But I think I did the right thing. Hopefully someone will make good use of it.

        • Decisions can change. I thought I wouldn’t have another cat for quite a while when Cat died. I would visit friends in Oz, travel a bit. The flat felt empty.

        • I am really missing the way Crash filled this house with noise. But I have three other pets. Two of them now 10, and Charlie is seven in October. So I have to be realistic. As they age vet bills will increase. i will never say never because i love birds, but for now it will stay at the four of us.

  2. Can’t write it but I will certainly read it! Glad the shopkeeper said okay even if it meant a rush for you. Great capture of a cool and interesting shop!

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