Monday, October 13, 2008

The Sarah Palin Sheitel--Yes, Really!

It was only a matter of time:
The 'Sarah Palin Wig,' based on the hairstyle of the Last Frontier State governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, is the latest head covering to go on sale at, a Brooklyn wig shop and Web site for Orthodox Jewish women who maintain modesty by concealing their natural hair.

"One of our stylists thought it would make a good style, so we produced it," said Boruch Shlanger, one of's owners, in an e-mail to The Shmooze. "It is very easy to maintain, and is a very classic look, yet fashion forward!"

Made of 100% human hair and available for $795 (marked down from $895), the wig is the first of its kind inspired by the otherwise 'folliclely challenged' Republican ticket - but it is not the only one influenced by a potential American president. 'There had been requests for Hillary Clinton wigs in the past,' wrote Shlanger, who temporarily produced Clinton sheitls, 'but none recently.'
Yahoo! News adds a point:
But there's one potential pitfall for the the new style that's an homage to the conservative, "country first" Palin: The wig is made of 100 percent Asian hair, not American hair!

"Caucasian European hair is the best hair in the world because of its light weight, strength, texture and high protein content which gives the hair longevity," company states on its Web site. "Most human hair used to make wigs is obtained from Europe, China, Korea, Indonesia and India."
No doubt the media will investigate why foreign hair is being used.

[Hat tip: Jennifer Rubin]

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