Mark Svartz, like most of us, has a balding brother-in-law. And so he did what any brother-in-law would do in his lifelong mission to mortify his sister’s husband: the Brooklyn-based artist and writer created the Hairmulka. Lovingly crafted from the finest fake hair and a real yarmulke, he tells me, Svatz made one for fun, but the word spread, the demand grew, and well, he started selling the multi-purpose kippah on Etsy available in black, brown, red, and, of course, Autumn Chestnut.
So, if you’ve been feeling that your comb-over is being laughed at from the women’s section above, or that the shimmering glare from your forehead distracting the Rabbi from making his speech, this is exactly what you need if you’re looking to pray with swagger. End the High Holiday experience without hair today.
Svartz also shared this handy graph below detailing how the Hairmulka works. You’re welcome.