Qualified Nurse and Specialist Wig & Hair Piece Consultant
Buying a wig for the first time can be daunting – no matter what the reason for losing your hair might be. The physical and emotional impact hair loss can have on your life can be overwhelming.
With this in mind, I am now offering wig and hair piece consultations for those seeking a solution to permanent or temporary hair loss conditions.
Private consultations are free of charge, by appointment and take place in the comfort and privacy of a dedicated consultation room. Appointments can be tailored to best fit your individual needs.
Whatever the reason or severity of hairloss the experience can be very traumatic. We tailor an appointment to best fit your individual needs. All clients will receive a professional, friendly and confidential service. Providing discretion and an unrivalled level of trust is at the heart of our approach and our Company`s values.
The quality designs and construction of our wigs/hairpieces offers you comfort and confidence. We offer a “one stop service” not only providing you with a wig of your choice but cutting and customising to your own personal preference.
Our aim is to provide a personal service centred on your needs by offering a value product, quickly, efficiently and most importantly with compassion.
The aim of a private consultation is to allow you to make an informed decision prior to buying any wig or hair piece to make sure you are truly happy and confident in your choice. Buying a wig or hairpiece can be a major financial investment, as well as having a significant effect on your self-confidence and so it should not be rushed.
Both NHS and private clients are welcome. All clients will receive a professional, friendly and confidential service whether choosing to wear a wig for medical or fashion reasons.
Wig Provision on the NHS
Wigs are available on the NHS for both alopecia and oncology patients when experiencing “medical hair loss”. Referral by the medical staff (nurse, doctor or dermatologist) is required to your health trust’s contracted wig supplier.
Each health trust will have their own policy/allowance on the provision of wigs. This may differ if undergoing chemotherapy/radiotherapy or those who are referred by a dermatologist.
If oncology then you are exempt from prescription charges.
Unfortunately for those living in England and losing hair due to alopecia, a prescription charge would need to be paid to your health authority for each wig supplied. This is set by the department of health and fee normally increases each year at the beginning of April.
This prescription fee for 2019 depends upon the wig type taken…
Stock modacrylic wig – £72.80
Partial human hair wig – £192.85
Full bespoke human hair wig – £282
Who’s entitled to free wigs and fabric support?
16-18 and in full-time education
a hospital inpatient
a war pensioner and the wig or fabric support is for your accepted disablement and you have a valid war pension exemption certificate
If you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
If you’re entitled to or named on:
a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate – if you don’t have a certificate, you can show your award notice; you qualify if you get Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits with a disability element (or both), and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less
a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2) People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.
If you’re on a low income, the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS) may be able to help you. To apply for an HC2 certificate, you should complete the HC1 form available from Jobcentre Plus offices or most NHS hospitals. Your doctor, dentist or optician may also have copies, or you can call 0300 123 0849 to get hold of a form.
Tell the person who fits your wig or fabric support that you’re entitled to it free, and show proof of your entitlement or a war pension exemption certificate.
We currently source the following brands of high quality wigs and are proud to recommend these as our trusted partners.
I am proud to be a fund raiser for Macmillan, Alopecia Awareness and Little Princess Trust. The healing power of support groups can be tremendous.
“Just to say a big thank you for your help and kindness. You provide a wonderful caring service and it was much appreciated.”
“Thank you so much for your kindness and great skill in finding “my new hair”. I feel so much better now and take great pride in wearing it. Several people have complimented me on my new hairdo! You are a special person making a real difference to people’s lives, including mine.”
“Thank you both so much for such a professional and sympathetic service. I was dreading the appointment as no doubt many do when undergoing chemotherapy treatment. But with a couple of tears, I came away feeling confident and happy.”
“Hairflair Designs provide an excellent service. Both ladies understand how we ladies feel about losing our hair and really do go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. My hair loss is due to alopecia and unlikely to grow back after coping with this for several years. Providing a free consultation, fitting, altering (if required) and trimming of the new hair is a first-rate service. Well done!”
“At a very difficult time I was made to feel totally at ease and nothing was too much trouble. I was really pleased with all aspects of the wig provision including the honesty on how the wigs suited me. Overall a brilliant service by professional and friendly staff.”
Mrs J. Andrews
“Joanna is totally professional and provides an excellent service, employing a caring and thoughtful approach having experienced a number of her competitors service I can confirm that the service she provides is of a far higher standard.”
Mrs T. Towel
“Both Jo and Dawn provided professional and friendly advice. The “one-stop service” was invaluable whilst I was undergoing my treatment. It was not just the service they provided but the way they provided it which made such a difference..”