The “Oscar Slap” at the Oscars 2022 with Will Smith, Jada Pickett-Smith, and Chris Rock made headlines. But here’s a personal story from Peggy Knight, a woman who has lived with alopecia areata.
At a young age, Peggy developed alopecia areata as a teenager, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. By age 21, she had lost all of her hair. She worked as a flight attendant at the time, and it was hard to feel good about herself in a high-visibility position.
Back then, there wasn’t a lot of understanding or compassion for people with alopecia areata or other types of medical hair loss. And the wigs and hairpieces on the market were terrible. They were uncomfortable, itchy, and looked fake.
So Knight decided to do something about it. She founded an image institute in 1982 to help women with medical hair loss regain their self-esteem and live normal lives. She also started designing her own signature wigs.
Peggy wanted to create wigs that were comfortable, natural-looking, and affordable. And she wanted to make sure that everyone had access to them, regardless of their income.
Today, Peggy Knight Wigs is the leading provider of hair prostheses for medical hair loss. They have a full line of wigs and custom hairpieces specifically for girls, teens, and women.
Peggy is committed to creating hair prostheses that enable everyone experiencing hair loss to lead a normal life. She wants you to be able to walk in the wind or play sports without worrying about your hair.
Peggy’s concepts have been seen on:
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The New Maury Povich Show
Hair & Beauty News
San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles Times
Gayle King Show
Dr. Dean Edell
The Courage to Give
The Tyra Banks Show