Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Every hair in place and ready to party down

The word wig first appeared in the English language around 1675. History tells us that Egyptians wore wigs as did the early Greeks and Romans. And, as I learned from a little research, it’s mainly Western cultures and societies where wigs are fashionable and acceptable today. In other parts of the world wigs might be used as part of traditional theatrical costumes as are worn in China, Korea and Japan. In Great Britain and most of the Commonwealth countries, special wigs are worn by barristers, judges and some civic officials, but that practice is changing and slowly falling out of favor.

As to who and why? Some people wear wigs because they are bald, men and women, and they want to look better. Of course actors often wear a wig on stage, screen or television to enhance a role they are playing. So, who’s buying these wigs in the window? For an occasion or every day wear? Well, a wide variety of men and women, even some children, for different reasons.Vanity. Medical conditions. Lots of good reasons why I’m sure. But in staring into this window, at this scene, I looked right past the wigs and stared into the lovely eyes of the wearers. The disembodied heads sporting life-like strands. Blond. Black. Even a touch of gray. Long. Short. Curled. Straight. Cute gals, attractive, made up to party and impress. Notice the eyes. The makeup. Killer looks. Beads and necklaces thrown about the neck and earrings to die for. Gorgeous women bedecked with a powerful head of hair. As the light fades, and the music cranks up, better stand back, ladies and gentlemen, because this gang, with ever proud hair on their head in place, is ready to party down. Will they ever return to their window?

7 comments:

jelb said...

Bonjour,
nice shot..well done exposure..bra

Jacob said...

You know, that's a terrific window...so very attractive! You've captured it perfectly.

Do you know the difference between the Whig Party and a wig party?

No? That's the "h" of it.

I'm sorry. I can hear you groaning! I'll try to do better next time.

Don and Krise said...

Wow, that's quite a variety. Good shot Frank!

Vogon Poet said...

I often take photos of shop windows, and about this one I feel a bit of envy: for the image, which is great, and for the very good story.

Hilda said...

Sounds like the first episode of the new Dr Who!

Actually, I wouldn't mind having a whole lot of wigs myself. I'll just shave off my hair and have a different style every day! :D

But it may not be a good idea in our heat and humidity…

Babooshka said...

This freaks me out! The wearing of wigs in court in the UK is so archaic Maybe if we adopted these types though..

B Squared said...

I hear you brother. Time to let my hair down, too.