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The Value of a Good Hair Day Goes Deep

Jaime debuts her new wig on her big day and bravely shows off her bald head caused by alopecia.

Growing up, Jaime, now a 29-year-old car dealership service manager in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, lost her hair every fall and winter. When she was 7, alopecia—a condition that causes the immune system to mistakenly attack hair follicles—left her completely bald. Her hair grew back in patches but in the fall of 2011, she lost it all and has been bald ever since.

In her daily life, Jaime rotates four wigs made of artificial hair that can't be styled. For her wedding day, she wanted a wig made of real hair—something she had never been able to afford. She longed to have the full bridal experience, where she could have a hairstylist style her wig in an updo. Of course, we wanted to help make her wish come true. So we passed along Jaime's request to our friends at HairUWear and they immediately came to the rescue, letting the bride-to-be select a wig from their site. Jaime chose the HairUWear Raquel Welch Tuscany Human Hair Wig in Nutmeg ($3,190.00, hairuwear.com for salon locations). And after mustering up the courage to send pictures of herself without a wig, Jaime sent this sweet email:

"Thank you so much for helping to make that happen for me. The quality of the wig is unlike anything I've ever had the opportunity to wear before. It's the first human hair wig that I've had and I can't get over how natural it is. The girls who did my hair even commented that it was the easiest wig they've ever styled based on the quality of the hair and the cap. I've always loved the Raquel Welch wigs and wasn't surprised to find that this one was so beautiful. It's now one that I wear day to day and I get compliments all the time, even by people that don't realize I have alopecia and it's a wig. Living with alopecia universalis isn't something I ever anticipated having to deal with, and when the wedding was closing in, it was one of the biggest causes for my pre-wedding jitters. Knowing that I had this wig allowed me to be able to concentrate on all of the things that a bride should, like marrying my best friend."

How's that for a really, really good hair day?