Thriving With Hairloss: Helping Women Look Younger, Feel More Confident and Be More Secure

Peggy Knight speaks about New Book Thriving with Hair Loss and how it can help people with Alopecia Hair Loss

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
Dermatology Nurses
Nursing Magazine
Hair & Beauty News
Modern Salon
Beauty Education
American Salon
Entrepreneurial Woman
San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Gayle King Show
People Magazine
Today Show
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Hour Magazine
Dr. Dean Edell
Telemundo Television
Nickelodeon Television
The Courage to Give
The Tyra Banks Show