Finding Comfort and Confidence in the Wigs I Create
When I first meet a client, I usually remove whatever wig I happen to be wearing, and the tension settles.
Rachel Anne Warren has written essays and features for The New York Times, O Magazine, VICE, Catapult, Greatist, Bustle, and various women's magazines. She works as a writer, professional singer, and traditional wig maker, and lives in Frederick, Maryland with her partner, his two sons, and their dog and cat.
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