Entrepreneur Krista Smith, owner of The Style Merchant, is a certified hair loss specialist. She has 25 years of experience in the hair & beauty industry and is also a volunteer at the Look Good Feel Better Program in Yarmouth.
Krista is passionate about making her guests feel beautiful both inside and out taking special time to try and meet your needs while keeping in mind your personality and lifestyle. She will assist you in choosing the hair color, length, volume and texture you desire as well as explain the hair care maintenance required.
A hair replacement system adds any amount of fullness, length and body to your existing hair. It is an extension of your own hair and will feel and move naturally. It is 100% human hair and can be worn daily or permanently attached. If you want to take the piece on and off you can choose a clip or tape method. If you want the hair to be permanently attached so you need not remove it during a shower, bedtime, etc. you can choose a bonded method. This method does require maintenance every 4-6 weeks but is great if you have a busy, active lifestyle. If you have hair loss due to medical or genetic conditions, check with your insurance provider to see if you have coverage for medical prosthesis such as a hair piece. Many do offer compensation with a doctors prescription.
In North America, 50 million men and 30 million women suffer from hair loss. Hair loss occurs when the daily hair loss exceeds 100 hairs. It can be caused by various reason including health issues or genetics. Genetic hair loss can come from either side of one’s family.
Hair loss can have a negative effect on a person’s self-esteem. Women and Men dealing with hair loss often suffer in silence and experience emotions such as humiliation, sense of loss, and low self-esteem.
Hair loss can be caused by:
- Genetics & Hereditary Traits
- Chemotherapy & Radiation
- Stress & Traumatic Experience
- Autoimmune Disease Alopecia
- Thyroid Disease
- Pregnancy, Menopause & Hormonal Imbalances
- Diet & Medical Conditions
- Male Pattern Baldness
- Certain Medications
Whatever the cause may be, we can offer you options that duplicate your original hairstyle and look. We offer both human hair and synthetic options that will renew your confidence and style. It is recommended that you come in for a consultation prior to beginning any treatments so that we can see how you wear your hair and to give you the best match. If that is not possible you can bring a recent photo of yourself.
Did you know hair loss is a medical condition recognized and covered by most private insurance plans and can also classify as a medical expense with a prescription from your doctor
Wigs offer ideal solution for those suffering from severe hair loss due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments or medically related hair loss such as Alopecia Areata or Alopecia Totalis.
Wigs are also great to use simply as a fashion statement or method of convenience should you not always have time to style your hair. Wigs can be made of either human or synthetic hair. They can be machine made or hand tied and can vary in price and quality.
You should choose human hair if:
- You will keep your wig more than a few months and plan on primarily wearing that wig style everyday
- You enjoy doing your hair and want variety with your style
- You want your wig to look the most natural
- You don’t mind spending time maintaining your wig
You should choose synthetic hair if:
- You don't want to spend lots of money on a wig
- You want something that is easy to care for that does not require heat styling
- You suffer from a medical condition or disability and are unable to style a wig regularly.
- You want to be ready in a moments notice.
- You want to change your look without making it permanent
If you have hair loss due to medical or genetic conditions, check with your insurance provider to see if you have coverage for medical prosthesis such as a hair piece. Many do offer compensation with a doctors prescription.