While many people view wigs as a fashion statement or accessory, for a large portion of the wig wearing population it is so much more than that. It gives a sense of normalcy during a difficult time of medical treatments such as with chemotherapy, it can aid in the healing process for conditions such as Trichotillomania, and it can hide insecurities and allow people to see you and not your disease as with Alopecia. When life doesn’t make sense and the future seems scary or uncertain, the perfect wig can add a much needed sense of identity and attractiveness for someone undergoing life’s difficulties.
Under these sensitive situations, it can be especially difficult to look for a wig. After all, the stress of a medical condition combined with treatments and doctor’s appointments can be overwhelming. Moreover, it can be embarrassing or intimidating to find the right salon or wig shop in which you have to share your pain and physical hardships. Will the stylist be compassionate and understanding? Among a stack of medical bills, can you afford the cost of a natural looking wig? How can you choose which wig is right for you when you already feel burdened with so many other decisions to make in your life right now? At Wig Works, while many of our clients come in to our shop to enhance their hair, we also have a large portion who are battling hair loss issues and we specialize in addressing their needs. As a two time breast cancer survivor, I know what it’s like to lose all of my hair and how precious my wig was to me as I faced each new day. While those times were immensely difficult, they gifted me with the compassion and passion for helping others who are facing the struggles that I went through. I find great joy in helping cancer patients find the wig that is most like their own hair and is complementary to their face and style. (And another great thing is that many of our clients continue to wear wigs after their hair grows back because they then realize how easy, convenient, and fun wigs can be!) If you have a medical condition, we would love to help you! We are sensitive to your circumstances and will find the wig that fits your style, budget, and lifestyle perfectly. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best in any situation.