How to Set and Style Your Own Wig
Submitter: Found on the shelf of a big, urban, central public library while weeding the 600s. I don’t really know what to say about this one. It speaks for itself.
Holly: I’ve got plenty to say about this one, starting with “For the love of whatever it is that motivates you, weed this book!” There are an awful lot of public libraries with holdings. None of the hair styles in it are modern enough to warrant keeping it. It’s not a bad idea for a book in public libraries, but anything style-related has to be kept more current than this. Can you imagine the reference transaction with a patron? “I’m so sorry to hear about your [insert devastating hair loss scenario here]. Sure, I’ve got a book about wigs to help you through this difficult time.”
My grandmother wore a wig for most of her adult life. She had hair – she just didn’t like her hair. I remember going to her house and seeing those disembodied heads with wigs on them and being both fascinated and horrified by them. The other thing that this book reminds me of is the time I took a curling iron to my Barbie doll. That did not end well.