People experiencing hair loss from Alopecia constitute a significant number of our clients. We have years of experience in providing treatments for people with alopecia, those who are experiencing chemotherapy or have other health conditions leading to hair loss. We have realsitic wigs with handmade tops, lace fronts available in synthetic and human hair.
Services available for our alopecia clients are our free consultation/wig fitting with Helen. Free Permanent makeup consultations with Tara to chat about and draw on how we can recreate your eyebrows or give you eye definition with our permanent eyeliners.
Any clients buying a wig can also have a complimentary makeup by one of our team where the girls can show you how to draw on eyebrows, eyeliner with various types of makeup including our Blinc waterproof liners and pencils.
Types of alopecia
There are different types of alopecia. Listed below are the main types of hair loss we normally see from our clients:
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition which causes patchy hair loss. It can result in a single bald patch or extensive patchy hair loss.
Alopecia Totalis (AT)
Alopecia totalis is a more advanced form of alopecia areata which results in total loss of all hair onthe scalp.
Alopecia Universalis (AU)
Alopecia universalis is the most advanced form of alopecia areata which results in total loss of all hair on the body, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
Also known as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. It is a thinning of the hair to an almost transparent state, in both men or women. It is thought to be a hereditary form of hair loss and is the most common type of progressive hair loss.
Traction alopecia is usually due to excessive pulling or tension on hair shafts as a result of certainhair styles. It is seen more often in women, particularly those of East Indian and Afro-Caribbean origin. Hair loss depends on the way the hair is being pulled. Prolonged traction alopecia can stop new hair follicles developing and lead to permanent hair loss. We also see this in ladies where they pull out hair in the eyebrows and eyelashes when we are doing a permanent makeup procedure.
This hair loss is generally caused by chemicals such as those used to treat cancer. Initially it causes patchy hair loss, which often then becomes total hair loss. The good news is that when you stop using these chemicals the hair normally grows back (usually about 6 months later). Other drugs also can cause hair loss. Many medicines used to treat even common diseases can cause hair loss.
Hair loss after giving birth, up to 50% of women can experience hair loss up to 5 months after giving birth. Usually resolves itself around sixth months after but sometimes can last longer.
VAT exemption is available to clients who wear wigs for necessity reasons. Customers who require wigs due to alopecia, hair loss as a result of chemotherapy treatment or any other medical condition that causes hair loss, and is confirmed by a GP, are classed as necessity wearers. If any of the aboveapplies to you, you are entitled to receive the VAT off the cost of your wig at the time of purchase. Please note: VAT exemption applies to wigs only and does not apply to accessories.