Hair Replacement

Here at the Hair Replacement Specialists we offer two main types of restoration techniques. One is the master parting system and the second is the Volumizer system. Both systems are applied and secured in place using your own hair, however thin.

For clients who suffer from Alopecia Totalis and Clients who have lost hair due to Chemotherapy or medical treatments, or a severe loss of hair around the front hairline, we also offer lace front wigs, which give a natural hairline appearance.

The parting system is ideal for those suffering from hair loss or thinning hair at the top area of the scalp. The master parting system would allow the wearer to have the freedom of their own hair throughout the rest of the head, whilst securely and comfortably wearing the fixed parting.

The parting piece is totally breathable to allow air flow to reach your scalp underneath the piece. This also allows for your scalp to be easily dried after washing.

The benefit of the parting is that it is removed during a maintenance appointment, at which point the hair is washed and treated seperately whilst your own hair and scalp are washed and gently massaged to help stimulate the hair follicles before the piece is re-fitted. A maintenance service should be carried out every 6 weeks and we charge only a small fee for this service, to help maintain the life of your hair replacement system.

The Volumizer system is ideal for clients suffering from hair loss and thinning hair throughout the whole of the scalp area. The Volumizer system is made exactly to the clients head size and shape using a soft and gentle mesh type material, which is then shaped and secured to fit the wearer exactly. Once the mesh base has been created, we then add hair to the mesh base giving the appearance of natural hair.

The Volumizer system is totally breathable allowing air flow to the scalp and allowing you to dry the scalp easily after washing.

This type of system would be fixed for 6 months and the maintenance procedure (recommended every 6 weeks) would involve tightening the many connections made using your own hair that were used to secure the system in place initially. As your hair continues to grow the volumizer may seem a little loose at the 6 week point as the connections of your own hair holding the system in place, have effectively grown away from the scalp. For a small fee we re-tighten every single connection throughout the whole system to help maintain the life and security of your replacement system.

Prices for our hair replacement services rely on the needs and requirements of each individual client which we assess and advise during a consultation.

We are happy to estimate a guide price if enquirers wish to send us an image of their hair, however these may not be accurate and we must carry out a face to face consultation to confirm an accurate cost. Please check our Consultations page for further details.

"Iím a 61 year old woman and I have gradually lost hair from the top of my head. As it thinned, I had begun to wear it up, scraped back without a fringe to give as much coverage to my scalp as I could. But the severity didnít suit and my self esteem and confidence reached an all time low.
With fine hair on the rest of my head, Iíd started looking for a solution that would clip to the top of my head and then blend with my own hair which I felt would be cooler than a full wig, especially as I get hot flushes.
Plenty of shops now sell hairpieces as fashion items but it can be humiliating to those of us with a real need for a hair service. I found the right product on the internet but I didnít want mail order because I wanted to see the quality, thickness and colour. Eventually I discovered a local shop specialising in hair solutions called Additional Lengths in Stockton.
I called at the shop and was immediately impressed with the amount of stock available. I wasnít made to feel uncomfortable when I described what I needed and an appointment was made for a consultation the following week. When I returned, I was introduced to Victoria, who specialises in hair replacement. I was taken to the rear of the shop where a discreet curtain was drawn around me to my relief, before Victoria came back with a selection of real hair pieces for me to try. I soon found one that was suitable and I was surprised at how it held really well, onto my own hair, which Iíd feared was too thin. Victoria ensured that it fit well and could be styled in the way I wanted, then a further appointment was made by which time, she would have the hair styled ready to be trimmed to my face and required length.
When I returned, Victoria professionally cut in a fringe and shaped the piece into my face before trimming the length. Once again the service was discreet and she then talked to me for some time about the causes of hair loss, ensuring that I understood my own particular problem. She then fully explained how my new hair piece was constructed and how best to care for it before presenting me with a goody bag with grooming brushes and suitable hair treatments.
Later that day, I picked up my grandson from school. I hadnít met his teacher before, so she asked him who I was before saying ďarenít you lucky to have such a good looking Grandma!Ē
A couple of weeks later, I received a follow-up call from Victoria to check that I was happy with my hair.
So, thanks to Victoria and her team, I can now hold my head up once again. Yours is truly a bespoke, much needed, thoughtful and good quality service for which Iím so grateful and will use again and again.
Best Wishes
Pat Cook
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Pat Cook, Dec 2010