When a woman is losing her hair, it’s often at one of the most stressful times in her life—she may be experiencing thinning due to a medical condition, aging, cancer treatment, excessive post-partum or post-COVID hair shedding—regardless of the reason, it’s almost always traumatic, emotional and overwhelming.
“Hair can say a lot about a person’s mental and physical health: Shiny hair is a sign you’re healthy, thick hair is a sign of youth,” says Christina Jones, Education and Product Development Manager for HairUWear. “And of course there’s the opposite. For a woman, thinning hair is an indicator that she’s not well—so if she starts to experience excessive shedding, or a visible scalp, she’s often desperate for a solution within reach.”
HairUWear’s Transformations Top Pieces by Raquel Welch line, a curated collection of ready-to-wear toppers and top-of-head hairpieces, are lightweight, secure, comfortable and, above all, natural-looking.
“When you see a woman who’s self-conscious about her hair loss put on a Transformations hair piece, that light that comes out when she looks in the mirror is life-changing,” Jones says. “You see something change in her immediately—it’s like hope. That’s why we do what we do, and that’s why the line is called Transformations.”
Transformations Top Pieces by Raquel Welch makes it easy to provide solutions for all hair challenges, including receding front hairline, thinning at temples, and hair loss along the part or crown area.
To help salon professionals find the right hair piece for their clients’ needs, the Transformations Top Pieces by Raquel Welch team developed a visual that identifies the various stages of hair loss, aligning perfectly with the pieces in the Transformations Look Book.
“This visual, which shows seven stages of hair loss, is really helpful for stylists to know how to best provide camouflaging solutions for clients,” Jones says. “They can look at the image and say, ‘My client looks like a Stage 5,’ and then go to the page in the Look Book and see what pieces will work.”
The Transformations Look Book not only guides professionals to pick out the solutions, it helps clients visualize their results.
“The Look Book features models of different ages, skin tones, hair colors and hair lengths, so there’s really something for everyone,” Jones says. “Additionally, HairUWear’s Color Ring not only helps with color-matching, clients are able to touch the hair and feel the incredible quality.”
With options available for every stage of thinning and hair loss, and for every budget—including premium features like a hand-tied base and lace-front options that gives the natural appearance of hair growing directly from the scalp—Transformations Top Pieces by Raquel Welch are available in an array of lengths, styles and colors that blend beautifully with clients’ shades.
For the most natural look and feel, clients can choose from 100-percent human hair, or opt for HairUWear’s synthetic hair, including availability in Tru2Life technology—a heat-friendly synthetic fiber that can be curled, blow dried and even flat-ironed to create styling versatility that won’t react to humidity.
“Not only does the Tru2Life fiber look and feel like human hair, it’s hand-blended, and offered in a full range of color selections that gives the look and highlights of natural hair,” Jones says.
Although Transformations makes product selection easy, Jones recommends professionals invest the time in learning consultation techniques, wig and topper construction types, as well as alternative hair terminology—including words like Remy, lace front, monofilament, hand-tied and wefted.
“A thorough consultation with a new client typically opens the door to talking hair loss, but it can be uncomfortable to bring up the topic with a longtime client,” Jones says. “A good way to initiate the conversation is to leave the Transformations Look Book on your station, or have a mirror cling featuring the various stages of hair loss as a conversation starter.”
Jones says questions like “What’s your number one hair concern?” “What do you wish your hair could do?” and “When did you like your hair the best?” often helps the client open up.
“It’s possible your clients don’t realize that you can give them the hair they want,” Jones says. “Hearing a guest say ‘Wow, I come to you to color my roots but never knew you could change my life,’ is the greatest feeling.”
Visit www.hairuwear.com/transformations to browse the wide range of solutions, as well as explore educational offerings that teach client consultation, wig sizing, color match, styling, washing, cutting and more. To learn more, call 888-655-8900.
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