C for Cinnamon*
Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program works with women (and men) all over the country to encourage them to donate a ponytail (at least 8 inches long) to be made into wigs that are distributed to women with cancer via the American Cancer Society. For all you long-haired girls out there, what a great excuse to try a new look! I was open-minded about going with something different as I will likely be in wigs for at least the next 6 months - and what do I have to lose since I am already bald? I tried on a Jessica Simpson-esque curly blonde wig (too yellow, and a little slutty), a funky Meg Ryan style layered and highlighted short cut (cute, but made me look a little too old) and a blonde straight wig (too much like Wanda).
The overwhelming consensus in the room was that the Dark Cinnamon mid-length wig was The One. Redd, a very cool stylist from the Mark Garrison Salon, painstakingly layered, styled, cut and curled it into the funky, rock-n-roll cut you see here. Robert from Bobbi Brown did my makeup, which was so good that I think I can even be brave enough to post the latest bald shot (although there will be no true, circles-under-eyes and blotches-on-skin "before" shot here - I have lost much of my modesty, but not all of my vanity!)
I'm looking forward to surprising the nurses today with the new style, and I think it may be time to let my doormen in on what's going on, lest they not let ME in to my own building with all these disguises...
*Look for more "C for" entries as part of my resolution to write more in general, and to try to broaden my topics beyond the Big C (admittedly, I haven't gone too far away with this one!)