My name is Kelly Giblin and I started Lemonade Locks after experiencing the trauma of hair loss firsthand. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with alopecia, an auto-immune disease which causes various levels of hair loss. In my case, it resulted in hair falling out in large patches all over my head. My hair, which had always been a source of pride for me, suddenly became a source of embarrassment. The panic and depression I felt during the early days of my diagnosis were often overwhelming. As my hair started falling out, I began to research every option available to disguise my growing bald spots. I dreaded the thought of wearing a wig, having tried several in the past, all of which looked so unnatural. I will never forget the day I found the incredible line of wigs that we now sell -- not only were they very comfortable, but they looked unbelievably real. That was a very important turning point for me in overcoming the anxiety that I was experiencing and it allowed me to focus on the important things in life….not my hair. All of this brought to mind the old saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” which is the reason I started Lemonade Locks. It is my hope that I can help others facing similar circumstances by sharing my experience and showing them that there are incredible and affordable options for women facing hair loss.
The mission of Lemonade Locks is to empower women to feel confident and beautiful, so they are better able to focus on overcoming whatever challenges they face. It is our goal to provide a fun, comfortable, caring environment within which to try on wigs. Whether you desire a private in-home consultation or want to throw a wig party for all your friends, we will customize our services to meet your specific needs.
Local Woman Launches Wig Line After Losing Hair
KGET Channel 17 (7/21/12)
When Kelly Giblin started losing her hair in big chunks four years ago, she was devastated and began looking for wigs to wear. But she found it frightening to go to wig shops alone.
“It was traumatic, especially, since I had no hair, so I had to take off my head coverings and expose that to people I didn’t know, so it was very traumatic,” Giblin says.
She has alopecia, so her body rejects her hair cells and she is partially bald. Giblin started her own wig shop in Bakersfield called Lemonade Locks, in order to help other women shop for wigs with ease. The name is based on Giblin’s theme; When life hands you lemons, call lemonade locks.
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Kelly & Alan Giblin