Hair Loss

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Vending Machine for Weaves Arrives, Memphis Now Officially a World Class City

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 12:06 PM

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According to a report by WMC news, Memphis now has its very own vending machine for weaves. The Diamond Dynasty weave machine offers a variety of hair options ranging in price from  $55-80.

According to the WMC report the vending machine will be a convenience for people who may need to change their look on the go. Like spies, I guess.
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The obvious question: What kind of impact will easy access to hair have on Memphis' tribble-like infestation of tumbleweaves?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tumblin' TumbleWeaves: Back by Popular Demand!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:28 PM

People ask me all the time, "Do you still post pictures of street weaves?" The answer?

— It's complicated.

The urban fascination with road braids, runaway head-hamsters and snatched wigs blossomed overnight. And, because my click-age journalism instincts are poor, the bigger TumbleWeaves got, the faster I lost interest in a probably classist niche Fly on the Wall certainly helped create.

Time passed— people kept sending photos. More time passed — More photos reminding me how much damn hair is woven and wadded into the daily tapestry. Like this dangling braid set caught up in the vines and saplings in Flyer-alley back behind our office building. 
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I've held onto this haunting, nearly-Nouveau beauty for a couple of weeks and might not have posted it if one of my kids hadn't seen it and helpfully explained, "That's a 'natural weave."

Me: Aren't you a little short for #DadJokes?




Thursday, August 20, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces, Owners #7

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 12:49 PM

The mission
People in the Memphis area have been tossing their toupees left and right and Fly on the Wall has noticed! Everywhere we look we see them, all matted, sad, and full of nuts and gum. So we've asked our readers to help us spread the word about this growing epidemic. Send us your pictures of lost bouffants and lonely extensions. Each week we'll post a selection of photographs in pursuit of our dream: "Reuniting good people with their good hair."

The hair

Roadkill at Trezevant & Jackson: What was it in life, we wonder? Was it Beaver? A squirrel? Someone's beloved Scottish terrier? Oh no, it was somebody's hair!
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The Scandal Weave: This knotty mess was discovered at a school in a sack full of shredded documents. 
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Brain Drain at the library: This weave was discovered by Flyer writer Toby Sells who writes: 

"Small but scrappy this weave was found at the library, which means that while it's got the looks alright, it's got the brains to back it up and never takes no for an answer."

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If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen. We cannot promise a successful reunion because, like we've said before, nobody wants to touch that. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners #6

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 5:36 PM

People in the Memphis area have been tossing their toupees left and right and Fly on the Wall has noticed! Everywhere we look we see them, all matted, sad, and full of nuts and gum. So we've asked our readers to help us spread the word about this growing epidemic. Send us your pictures of lost bouffants and lonely extensions. Each week we'll post a selection of photographs in pursuit of our dream: "Reuniting good people with their good hair."

The rarely seen braided tumbleweave. Spotted Downtown.
  • The rarely seen braided tumbleweave. Spotted Downtown.

If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen. We cannot promise a successful reunion because, as we've said before, nobody wants to touch that. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners #5

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM

People in the Memphis area have been tossing their toupees left and right and Fly on the Wall has noticed! Everywhere we look we see them, all matted, sad, and full of nuts and gum. So we've asked our readers to help us spread the word about this growing epidemic. Send us your pictures of lost bouffants and lonely extensions. Each week we'll post a selection of photographs in pursuit of our dream: "Reuniting good people with their good hair."
The Big Game Hunter
  • The Big Game Hunter

If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen. We cannot promise a successful reunion because, as we've said before, nobody wants to touch that. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners #4

Posted By on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 7:49 AM

A Downtown mural titled "Memphis Hairstory."
  • A Downtown mural titled "Memphis Hairstory."

People in the Memphis area have been losing their wigs, weaves and toupees, and Fly on the Wall has noticed. Everywhere we look we see them, tangled, rotting. We've asked our readers not to ignore this growing epidemic and our conscientious readers have responded by sending in their pictures of lost bouffants and lonely extensions. Each week we post these pictures in the pursuit of our dream, to reunite some good people with their good hair.

This poor, bedraggled thing was found outside Captain JJ's Fish and Chicken.
  • This poor, bedraggled thing was found outside Captain JJ's Fish and Chicken.

 
Neglected, mistreated, and spotted in the parking lot of Walgreens at Union and McLean.
  • Neglected, mistreated, and spotted in the parking lot of Walgreens at Union and McLean.

This sad little hair wad was observed in front of the Tiger Den on the University of Memphis campus.
  • This sad little hair wad was observed in front of the Tiger Den on the University of Memphis campus.

This even sadder hair was last spotted on the Downtown mall near the fountains.
  • This even sadder hair was last spotted on the Downtown mall near the fountains.

Something terrible happened here.
  • Something terrible happened here.

If any of this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen. We cannot promise a successful reunion because, as we've said before, nobody wants to touch that.

While the Fly-Team is devoting most of our resources to hairpieces and hairpiece-related causes, we are expanding our mission to include shoes. Especially single ones. This week's entry however, is a pair of heels. 

Downtown
  • Downtown

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners #3

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM


Fly on the Wall noticed that a lot of people in the Memphis area have been losing their wigs, weaves and toupees.Everywhere we looked we saw them, abandoned and rotting like road-possums. We asked readers not to ignore this growing epidemic and our wonderful readers have responded by sending in pictures of lost bouffants and lonely extensions. Each week we post these pictures in the pursuit of our dream, to reunite some good people with their good hair.

It makes us sad to see this trail of long, lovely extensions. They were discovered in the hallway of an area school following an altercation.  

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This modest wad of curls was discovered near a Midtown pool where, it is believed, some skinny-dipping may have occurred. Wet socks were discovered nearby. 

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A number of readers have asked Fly on the Wall to consider a similar feature for single shoes lost along the side of the road. They've wondered where these shoes might actually come from, and how so many matched sets have come to be separated. Fact is, most shoes are originally lost in pairs, but one is often consumed by a pack of hungry tumbleweaves, which are an invasive, non-indigenous predator. This shot was taken outside Nashville's Hot Chicken festival by a former Memphian alerting us to the fact that the epidemic is spreading. 

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If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen. We cannot promise a successful reunion because, as we've said before, nobody wants to touch that.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners #2

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Fly on the Wall has noticed that a lot of people seem to be losing wigs, weaves and toupees. So we're reaching out to readers and asking them not to ignore this epidemic. If you happen to see a lost bouffant or some lonely extensions, please take a picture and send it to us. We'll post it in the hopes that we can reunite some good people with their good hair. 

I am sorry to say that we don't have a whole lot of hope for this week's unfortunate hairpiece. It was spotted in the parking lot of a Memphis school, and looks as though it may have been in a terrible altercation. It hasn't been seen since March.

Do you recognize this mess?
  • Do you recognize this mess?

If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to please contact Fly on the Wall via comments and we'll give you all the information we have pertaining to where the hair was last seen.  We cannot promise a successful reunion because, as we've said before, nobody wants to touch that.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Help Fly on the Wall Reunite Lost Hairpieces With Their Owners

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:55 AM

We've all seen them. The flipped wig. The tumbling tumbleweave. So many hairpieces separated from their owners. Lying in some public place like a dead animal. The time has come to do something about it. Fly on the Wall is reaching out to readers and asking them not to ignore all this senseless hair loss. If you see a lost wig, or some lonely extensions, take a picture and send it to us. We'll post it in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, we can reunite some good people with their good hair. 

Just this past week I saw two heartbreaking examples of lost hair. The first was on Main St. Downtown. 

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I don't know who this Zellner guy is, but I'm pretty sure he's bragging.

This whopper is an Uptown wig. Or maybe a Schnauzer. Spotted just behind Sun Trust bank. 

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If this is your hair or you know who it belongs to, contact Fly on the Wall. If we can, we'll give you some idea as to where the hair was last seen. We can't guarantee a successful reunion because none of us are touching that. 

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