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Micki Chomicki’s studio at Any d’Avray Hair Designs.

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Wigs and Hair

FINISHING THE LOOK

The Russell Miller Theater was presenting a musical based on O’Henry’s well-known short story, The Gift of the Magi. Hair plays a crucial role in this tale of young lovers giving each other the perfect Christmas present. The young wife treasures her beautiful long hair, but in a selfless gesture, she sells it to buy a gift for her husband. Since the playwright graciously put the actual haircut offstage, the transition from a long to a short wig was fairly simple, albeit quick. The problem for the hair designer was how to style the wife’s long wig, which she ...

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