it’s been too long since i last updated this blog, and sadly it’s not for the happiest of reasons.
it was brought to our attention that there is someone out there selling amateur wigs under the guise that they were created by [a]narchy. i can’t stress enough how much this upsets us.
we take pride in the hard work that we do, and every single wig, hairpiece, and extension client that we take is going to get something worthy of the [a]narchy brand name. we have taken commissions for hairpieces and wigs for overseas clients, but if any of our supporters see someone selling anything under the [a]narchy name on the internet, we ask that you notify us in advance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the authenticity of any wigs and/or hairpieces. if you spot a fake, please report it to us, because it’s both fraudulant and copyright infringement, which we take very seriously.
the only definite way to guarantee the quality and authenticity of anything we make at [a]narchy is to have it made by us, or to purchase our work from an approved shop that stocks our hairpieces. we encourage our supporters to be creative and try their hand at making their own hair creations, as that’s the spirit [a]narchy has always embraced, but from a legal, aesthetic, and moral standpoint, fakes are something that we not only frown upon, but want no association with our name whatsoever.
here is an example of a bubblewrap wig that was allegedly made by us:
and here are examples of bubblewrap wigs that [a]narchy created:
can you see the massive difference in quality? we hope so. bubblewrap dreadlocks and their technique were created by pepi’s, and the only salons who have perfected that technique are pepi’s and [a]narchy. this technique is often imitated, but it only takes a quick glance to know which is the original. if it doesn’t look like it was made by [a]narchy, it means it wasn’t made by [a]narchy.
if anyone comes across an ‘[a]narchy’ or ‘anarchy in the jp’ wig or hairpiece online, whether via private sale or auction site, contact us directly before making any commitments to purchase, because it’s not only illegal, but it hurts the level of quality associated with our name if it’s a forgery. the materials we use range from plastic pioneered and used by pepi’s to basic materials that anyone can get their hands on, but just because it’s a certain material does not mean we made it. be cautious when making any purchases over the internet, and remember that the best way to guarantee the quality and style of [a]narchy is to commission us to create something for you.
ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS. report any suspicious sales to us, and stick to the following guide if you see our work on the internet for sale VIA [a]narchy:
- ALL [a]narchy wigs and hairpieces available from us online will be watermarked with our logo [see examples of our work above]
- if sold on livejournal, items will be posted using kaytea’s LJ handle, kayteanese
- if sold on mixi, items will be posted in the [a]narchy community or using kaytea’s mixi handle, anarchyinthejp
- all pieces listed on the [a]narchy official blog/site are guaranteed authentic
- all e-mail correspondance will be via our official e-mail, email@example.com
IF A SALE SEEMS SUSPICIOUS, NOTIFY US AT ONCE. there are all sorts of people on the net, but we want to keep the fakes at bay and guarantee that no one gets shafted out of money for work that is of inferior quality.
thank you. x