in Toronto Canada, offers the
widest possible range of hair replacement services for women. In
terms of medically related hair loss, such as hair loss due to
alopecia or chemotherapy, Continental Hair provides a variety
of choices depending on the client’s needs and budget.
For women and men undergoing
chemotherapy, usually a full cap wig or hair replacement is
required. This is a problem that must also be handled rather
quickly, because the client will require something in a matter of a
couple of weeks at the most.
Our line of synthetic wigs is what we
describe as medical-quality wigs, as opposed to fashion-quality
wigs. These are made with a finer, synthetic hair and the cap design
is for someone with little or no hair. The contour of a
medical-grade cap is not as deep as one for a fashion or religious
wig, because there is no need for someone to hide any hair
underneath it. Many of them have the option of using two-way medical
tape to ensure security.
The very best of these wigs will be all
hand-knotted, which are much lighter and more comfortable than
fashion wigs. Also, because a fashion wig will only be worn on
occasion, medical wigs use synthetic hair that can last longer under
everyday wear. The result is something that looks better, is more
comfortable, and gives the wearer confidence in maintaining her
In terms of
human hair wigs we have
the option of European human hair wigs, which we carry in stock.
These are all handmade and use the most beautiful hair available for
wigs. Most wigs use processed human hair from China. It is stripped
of the cuticle and bleached in a rather nasty chemical process.
'Virgin' hair from Europe has not undergone this process which is
why we use it and it gives a more natural look with natural
highlights for our human hair wigs. The caps are designed to fit a scalp with little or no hair
and can accommodate the use of two-way medical tape. This is what
has made Continental Hair famous.
For clients with alopecia, the above
is relevant as well—but because this type of hair loss is not as
transient, time can be taken with a custom-made wig or hair
replacement. Depending on the area, something designed specifically
for you has a whole list of options, from partial postiche to a full
cap, each made from a mold of the affected area and the hair being
custom blended. The hair direction and cap materials are also a
consideration. Nothing is left to chance. The whole process takes
from six to ten weeks, depending on the order.
Items like the above require the
highest standard in service. As we say often here, a wig out of a
box looks remarkably like a wig out of a box. Our stylists at the
main salon have a reputation for being the best when it comes to
women’s hair replacement. They possess the perfect combination of
professionalism, styling ability, and gift of the gab. They will not
be rushed and will make sure that you know exactly how to care for
whatever you purchase before you leave—otherwise, they will not let
you leave. They cut your new hair on you and will always be
conservative in their cutting. They will use no client as a subject
for her own artistic creations.
Along with the initial cut-in, our
stylists can change the colour, add Hi Lites/Lo Lites , or even perm
your piece upon purchase. Within the first month of possessing your
new hair, a second cut-in or adjustment can be done if needed at no
additional cost. We do this in order to relieve the pressure of
getting the exact cut the first time and to avoid cutting too much
too soon. Our stylists will show you how to maintain your piece, and
you are encouraged to come back to the salon and have us wash and
style your piece for you.
Please visit our Salon Service page
for our full list of services.
We do not trim or cut items bought