I have had a wonderful experience at LaSpina after being diagnosed with cancer 6 months ago.
The diagnosis is tough enough to manage but total hair loss can be devastating.
I remember the first time I went to LaSpina and met Danny, a kind and compassionate hair expert who explained everything I needed to know about getting a wig and caring for it. Losing your hair within a few days can be a very upsetting and disturbing experience.
Danny told me to contact him as soon as I was ready to have my head shaved. He explained that it was better to shave it off all at once when it starts coming out in clumps and how right he was!
He shaved my head in such a delicate and respectful manner and then washed my scalp with shampoo that smelled of mint. It felt great and the shaving off of my hair wasn't as traumatic as I feared it would be.
He then put on the wig that we had ordered after spending hours cutting and dying it to look like my own hair.
My wig was so beautiful that people had no idea I was even wearing a wig. Of course I knew, and felt very self conscious at first but over time I get so many compliments about my hair that I no longer worried that people would know I was wearing a wig.
At first the wig feels very strange and can be itchy at times since the scalp is very sensitive.
I did wear a wig liner for a short time and then got used to wearing the wig without it within about 2 weeks.
Everything Danny taught me was always right on the money. If I had any issues with the wig, all I had to do was call him and he would get me into the shop right away to take care of it. I could not ask for a more professional and compassionate person during this time and it became one less thing I had to worry about while going through chemotherapy.
With Danny's education, I became proficient at caring for and washing my wig at home.
I personally do not like wearing a wig at all and when I am home I always wear a turban for comfort. However, I wear my beautiful wig out in public and I feel GOOD about myself which is essential when you are going through cancer treatment. I highly recommend going to the "Look Good Feel Better" program sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Eyebrows and eyelashes sometimes come out too with chemotherapy, but with the right make-up tricks nobody will even notice, especially when you are wearing a wig cut and styled by Danny!
I highly recommend LaSpina to anyone who needs a wig for any reason, especially if you are going through cancer treatment. The knowledge, professionalism and customer service demonstrated by this business is top notch! I am incredibly grateful to LaSpina and the staff for providing such an amazing wig and for all the support they gave me as I suddenly had to learn how to manage a wig for the first time in my life.
With a diagnosis of CA, hair loss, and not unsure about how to cope with my hair situation, I found Renewed Image. Here I found compassion, professionalism and great advice when I needed it, without any pressure. Danny is an artist.
Getting through the diagnosis and chemo treatment phase were difficult and trying, but then having to face the loss of my hair was like losing the last hold on who I was. When I saw your ad in the Putnam Magazine and called to schedule an appointment, both you and your staff were wonderful and totally considerate of my sensitive situtation and I immediatley felt like I was among close friends and family.
You spent numerous sessions with me in helping to select the cranial prosthesis that would work best for my lifestyle....The Follea System. I have now been wearing the system for 4 months and aside from family members and several friends that are aware of my condition, the compliments I have been receiving from people is amazing......no one, not even a patient at the office where I work who is a hairdresser, could tell!
All I can say is thank you for your compassion and understanding during this difficult time in my life.