Hair by design… For a natural look
When we visited Beverly to talk about what she offers with her hair pieces and wigs, we were so surprised with what we found… She did not just supply wigs… Her service is unique.We discovered she creates a personal solution to each person’s hair concern. For some it may be a full wig… for others it may be an addition to their current hair. Beverly’s extensive hair dressing experience enables her to create pieces that blend seamlessly with their own hair (no matter how much hair there is) leading to a natural look full head of hair. As she mentioned, this is a popular option for many who are looking for a solution to thinning hair.
Her ongoing volunteer work with the organisation ‘Look Good Feel Better’ highlights the value a ‘make over’ can have on wellbeing especially during some stages of cancer and other times in life. Beverly hopes to share the approach she has developed to show what can be done to achieve more natural looking hair.
Thank you Beverly for what you do to help improve the lives of others… and – for sharing some pointers around purchasing a hair piece or wig… Tricia and Claudine
|Your Name||Beverly May|
|City of Residence||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Occupation or Experience||Hairdresser for over 40 years, wig maker, extension specialist|
|Your Passions/Interests||Helping Women|
What do you provide that may be helpful for someone whose hair has been affected by cancer treatment or other?
I have a large selection of handmade and machine made wigs in human hair and natural looking heat defiant. With an array of colour options.
I offer one on one consultation in private fitting rooms, I am a qualified hairdressers with expertise in professional styling, fitting and cutting of wigs , which helps with customising wigs
I find that although the wigs are fantastic, they still need some level of customisation to make them look more natural whether it’s darken the roots, cutting, perming or even making the wig smaller..
I also stock and make custom made hair pieces, which is perfect for someone who has a small amount of hair and that doesn’t want to wear a full wig
How and why did you get into this service?
I have been a hairdresser for over 40 years and after working with Hair Extensions for several years she saw a need in the market for extending the field into helping people with other hair loss problems.
I’m really passionate about helping woman and especially women with hair loss. I myself have super thin hair and know how that affected my life, so I love being able to help people.
I also have a background in pattern making, which helps me find unique solutions.
What benefits have you seen with those utilising this support?
I think the largest benefit is the boost to their confidence, I get told all the time how someone is now doing something that they could never have done pre wig or hair piece and that’s a good feeling.
My customers also comment that they get told that they look a lot younger.. I had a client the other day happily tell me her neighbour thought she was 20 years older than what she was and that it took her wearing a wig, for her to realise how young she was..
I get a huge satisfaction out of seeing happy customers.. My favourite thing is seeing someone’s eyes light up, I also see a lot of tears of joy, which is a pretty nice feeling.
What is worthwhile knowing when purchasing these types of products or services?
- One size doesn’t necessarily fit all, make sure the wig fits well and is comfortable
- Your lifestyle will affect which fibre you purchase
- Wigs like hair need to be washed regularly we recommend every 6 to 8 wears
What would you recommend around how to select the best fit product or service?
- We can customise the size of the wig if it’s too large
- We can add a product to the wig that can prevent irritation
- We can add clips to make it more secure if they have hair
- Check what the fibre is made from as different fibres will suit different lifestyle and also will require different levels of maintenance and care
- Ensure that you are aware of the care and maintenance instructions
- Make sure that the person selling you the wig goes through the care and washing instructions with you
- Make sure that they allow you to come back with any issues such as care, maintenance and fitting the wig.