Millennials are often so busy creating and competing in writing new history that we often neglect the history that has shaped the world as we know it today. This is also true for wigs and extensions.
Did you know that America was built on wigs? Yes, as funny as that may sound it’s true! Did you know the first business ever legally established was a wig shop in James Town settlement? America’s founders felt powerful in wigs and the wigs were often a symbol of elitism. Wigs can be found as far back as civilization began to thrive. For instance wigs and varying forms of headdress were worn in Egypt to protect royal’s heads from the sun and was symbolic of ancient beauty. Wigs were worn in Greece, Rome and China. Wigs are and have been an international statement piece of beauty and power.
Wigs have a come a long way since those times, but not much has changed foundationally since the 18th century. The basic construction of wigs were and still are by hand. Each strand of hair is securely and meticulously adhered to a wig base with liners or lace; and even as we transition from third industry revolution to fourth, the art of making wigs require true passion and craftsmanship.
Wigs are not just a fashion trend, but a staple in cultures and societies all over the world.
Just as wigs made our founders feel beautiful and powerful, wigs make individuals feel the same today. This is why, as an African-American millennial I feel privileged to be a student of this industry and carry out this awesome tradition, while making my impact on history. With the help of my wig mentor, partners, and passionate associates, the Wigstentions mission is to:
- Collaborate with young minority entrepreneurs to fulfill the 2% that lacks in the wigs and hair extensions industry.
- Through educating and sharing our skills, Wigtensions hopes to equip others with the tools to set fourth their own creativity and partake in tradition set fourth many centuries ago.
Please join me in my humble journey with Wigstentions.