A SALON offering wig styling for people who have suffered hair loss has become the first in north Derbyshire to provide the service.
Rowan Adlington Stringer, who owns Arkadia Too on Allendale Road, Wingerworth, was trained in the specialist field by celebrity hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, as part of his charity, My New Hair.
She said: “The My New Hair project was set up by Trevor Sorbie himself to educate hairdressers across the nation in how to fill the growing need in the market for wig supply and cutting.
“Hairdressers are often scared to cut wigs, because people can pay anything from £100 to £5000 for them, and it doesn’t grow back.”
Rowan - who was prompted to sign up to the scheme after a family member lost their hair through cancer - has created a private styling room for clients wanting a discreet service, or will see them out of hours.
“Most people who wear a wig aren’t comfortable with people seeing it, so discretion is important.”
“The service gives people the opportunity to feel like themselves at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.”
Although Rowan doesn’t stock wigs to buy at the salon, she can assist her clients in selecting the best style for them.
Jane Sartain, national programme manager at My New Hair, said: “It is almost like psychological medicine. People say the help they get through nursing is fantastic, but they feel like we are giving them a bit of themselves back again.”
For more information on the services available for people suffering hair loss, visit www.mynewhair.org or call Arkadia Too on 01246 232 789.