Author Archives: Janelle P.

About Janelle P.

I am proud to be one of the foremost hair loss specialists in the Bay Area with over thirty years experience in the field. At age 12 I began styling wigs for fashion and fun and assisted my mother after she established Wig Works in the early 1970’s. My passion for hair led me to Honolulu where I worked closely with legendary stylist Paul Mitchell. I had the honor to perform onstage platform hair styling with Mr. Mitchell, as well as legendaries Jean Braa, Zenon, and Alan Bush. I was also highly involved with the development and distribution of the Paul Mitchell line and later worked as a color representative for L’Oreal and stylist instructor for Matrix. I returned to the Bay Area and expanded Wig Works, with the establishment of Extensions for Hair. The revolutionary new hair extension method offered my clients with thin hair the opportunity to augment their style rather than relying on a wig or hair clip for length or fullness. These hair extensions are popular with women of all ages. Furthermore, I survived breast cancer twice and once lost all my hair from chemotherapy, so I have a unique perspective on special hair needs.

I Got a Bad Haircut! Now What?!?!

We’ve all been there: we see a starlet with a sassy pixie cut or sexy choppy layers and think, “That looks so cute! I want to try that!” The problem is that most of us don’t look like Halle Berry … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hair Secrets You Need to Know

Who doesn’t like a juicy secret? Here are some insider tips that you should know about concerning caring for your hair and looking your best. 1)    Bangs make you look younger, so skip the Botox (who likes needles anyway!?!) and … Continue reading

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Bay Area Salon Makes Red Carpet Looks Wearable for Real Life: Lessons from the 2016 Grammys

I love award shows. Wait, strike that. I love the Red Carpet that leads to the award shows (the shows themselves can be a little boring sometimes). I love the glamour, the jewels and the gowns. I love the fashion … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Hair Color

I love it when a client brings in a picture (or several) to help guide me in the direction of the hairstyle that she is trying to achieve. Not everyone knows how best to describe the cut or color that … Continue reading

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2016 Hair Trends: Which One Is Right for You?

One of my clients told me yesterday that her husband has had the same hairstyle for the past 30 years. She said that she was jealous of how easy he had it; he knew exactly what he wanted and how … Continue reading

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Great Hair Extensions are Left to the Professionals

There are so many great options available at a variety of price points that there is no excuse to look like your hair was an afterthought. Here are some reasons why you need to visit a professional who has experience, training, and your best interests at heart.
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Beyond Hair Wigs and Extensions: Professional Hair Care Items for Hair Loss or Thinning Hair

There are countless types of hair extensions, wigs, and add-on hair pieces available for those struggling with hair loss or thinning hair. However, some people aren’t quite comfortable with these options for many reasons including the financial investment, worry over … Continue reading

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