Posted: Thursday, January 16th, 2014
When undergoing cancer treatments, one of the hardest things to cope with is the hair loss side of it. There are many solutions for hair loss, such as hairpieces and wigs. But these hair replacement systems can be very expensive and not affordable for the people who need them most. Synthetic hairpieces can have a starting price of $400, while human hairpieces can have a starting price of $900. That is why here at The Salon at 10 Newbury, we have a non-profit organization called Wigs for Well-Being.
Wigs for Well-Being is a non-profit organization that was founded over five years ago by our salon owner and hair replacement specialist, Patricia Wrixon. We reach out to women who do not have health insurance or the financial funds for a wig or hairpiece. Our organization provides custom quality wigs and hairpieces for women who are undergoing cancer treatments at no cost to them. We are proud to say that hospitals in the Boston area refer their patients who are undergoing cancer treatments to us for a hair replacement option.
Our salon takes a portion of all of our sales and we donate it to our own organization to help provide these women with the wig they need. Just recently, one of our own valued hair stylists/colorists, Kimberly Bruno, ran the Chicago Marathon in October of 2012 and rose over $1,000.00 for Wigs for Well-Being.
If you know of someone who is undergoing cancer treatments and does not have the funds for a hairpiece or wig, we would love to help them, send them in to our salon for a free hair consultation with Patricia Wrixon. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at 617-247-4900