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Meet Our Wig Giveaway Winner

Meet Gabby our Wig Giveaway Recipient.

Chrysalis Custom Hair, Chicago’s wig boutique for women in cancer treatment, ran a lottery contest giving away a wig and resulted in a photo shoot from Melissa Song Photography.  Meet Gabby – our wig giveaway recipient.

I swear I had no idea she was so young and beautiful when we drew, what was actually her mother’s name, from our registrants. Her mom signed her up and didn’t even tell her.

Gabby is an amazing young lady, a college student, and plays volleyball at Villinova University.  She has briquets lymphoma. The timing for her couldn’t have been better. Gabby had just started to lose her hair from her first round of chemo. I had her come in right away so we could get her set up with her new hair as quickly as possible.  She sent us this picture so we would have an idea of what her hair looked like.

Meet Gabby (Right)

Our goal was to copy her hair exactly. Gabby’s hair was really long with a soft ombre color. She chose a hand tied, lace front, natural human hair wig.  We decided to custom color it to match her current shading. The customization took a few days.

Here’s the wig before the custom color.

 In the meantime her mom sent me a picture of her with no hair. She was so amazingly beautiful that I asked Melissa Song Photography to take a few pictures. What was supposed to be a couple shots turned into a full blown photo shoot.

Even I am stunned by how natural her hair looks blowing in the wind. The best part is that she is so confident and beautiful with our without her hair on.

I am writing this a few weeks after the shoot. Gabby just finished her last round of chemotherapy.  She is planning to return to school and her team in the fall.

Our lives at Chrysalis Custom Hair have been forever brightened by having met Gabby and being able to share this experience with so many people.

To see the more of the images from the photo shoot head to our Facebook page!