Initially, I was flummoxed about what to say for the "About Us" page.
It seemed that the best way for you (dear visitors) to know "about us", was to tell you why I chose to create a site about Perukes.
Pe•ruke (per - rooke) n. A wig, especially one worn by men in the 17th and 18th centuries; a periwig.
[French perruque, from Old French, head of hair, from Old Italian perrucca.]
Let’s face it, there is a lot wrapped up in our hair, whether we admit it or not. For many it can be a sign of youth and vitality, for others, it’s often a symbol of beauty and for everyone, it's a part of our physical identity.
Features aside, our hair is one of the most striking attributes of our character; people notice our hair and that’s fine.
But if you are struggling with hair loss through alopecia or treatment for illnesses; if you’ve simply used the wrong colorants or relaxers and your hair has fallen out; if you've used heat styling tools excessively or incorrectly and damaged your hair; if you’ve inherited a hair texture that makes it hard to maintain length or volume; or if you have a hair texture, which can be fragile and prone to breaking, it can be really hard to feel that you look your best when you know that your hair doesn’t.
This site isn’t about celebrities, flashy graphics and the hard sell, it’s just about information on the different options available for wearing your hair, whether you’ve grown it or bought it (written with a touch of (quirky) humour).
Obviously we’d love you to buy your hair from us, but frankly, we don’t mind if you don’t. We’d much rather that we just gave you the best information enabling you to choose the best product wherever you end up buying it.
You deserve to be confident, you deserve to feel good and you deserve to have good looking hair.
We feel this site can help both men women and children from all walks of life.
I (Charley - the founder of TCPG) am female and have curly and frequently fragile hair and have found a great regime that’s stopped my hair breakage and enabled my hair to be its best and longest – My main challenge now is to maintain the growth and thickness); I also suffered periodic bouts of alopecia as a child and adolescent.
We don’t think that a good hair product will change your life, because life is about more than hair. But, we do think a good hair product will change how you feel about your looks which will elevate your confidence and when it comes to life, one of the most important characteristics we have is confidence.
Our confidence tells us whether we think we’re capable of trying things; be it making friends, applying for a job, participating in activities and standing up for ourselves and others.
So getting the right hair product may be just the start of you feeling you can stand tall and look the world in the eyes – after that, the rest is pretty much up to you.
So, back to the site; content is being added and updated (you'd be surprised just how quickly the world of perukes moves!), the store is being reconstructed, we're adding images of the actual items being sold on this site and working with our suppliers to ensure quality standards and better pricing so that our products are accessible for all budgets.
We all have the right to hair that looks good and helps us feel good; simple.
So go on, get searching and researching, bookmark us or even better join our blog that way you’ll be the first to know about all the new pages and of course, you'll be able contact us with any feedback we’d love to hear about your hair!
Peruse the Peruke
Founder, The Complete Peruke Guide