Donating Your Hair to a Loved One.
Donating Your Hair to a Loved One.
This amazing service is my favorite kind of wig to build. In a time when you have the least control of what is happening around you, donating your hair can be fun and rewarding for everyone. First, we have to decide whether or not you and any other friends and family are good donators. We don’t want to make a wig that does not help your friend or loved one feel wonderful, healthy and happy. We need to make a wig that allows your loved one to feel like themselves. I cannot color hair to make it look like the client since it can cause more stress to the hair. Think about texture, color, and length. If you are not sure please feel free to email photos of all parties involved to me and I will be happy to help you. Stephanie@artofwigs.com. Next, we have to talk about time. I will need to send you instructions on how to measure her head if you cannot make it to the studio. They are easy to follow but, your friend will need help taking them correctly to assure a perfect fit. The moment I receive all the measurements, photos, cap tracings and hair donations you can plan on a wait time of about 8 – 10 weeks. Making a wig of this caliber is very time consuming and to make it perfect I need time to create it. I will let you know a week in advance when the wig is ready so we can plan on how we are going to cut and style the wig ,and where. If you have a hairdresser you love then I will be happy to talk with them about the process or come to her studio. The price of a custom wig is $1600.00 to $1900.00. I need to have at least 220 grams of hair ( 1 thick ponytail -3 small ponytais) to make 1 wig so if your donation isn’t enough I will first go into my amazing stock from other beautiful people. If we aren’t successful there, then I will need to order hair for your wig that matches your donation. This can increase the price and I will let you know if that happens before I order. I do require a $300 non-refundable deposit before beginning any wig. Hopefully this answers all your questions. If you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call or email. I’m happy to help in any way I can. Thank you, Stephanie Caillabet Owner/ Designer / Wigmaster The Art of Wigs