Finding a Wonderful and Caring Hair Replacement Shop/Salon In Los Angeles

by Y on August 27, 2010

I’ve seen enough fabulous hair pieces and wigs to know that it remains a very realistic, viable option for women who deal with hair loss. But the question always remains, where do you go? I know I’d definitely want to go somewhere that was caring, compassionate, patient, and a place that wasn’t pushy and truly had my best interest at heart. After all we aren’t buying iphones, we are buying something so intimately personal, I think a little TLC and hand holding is in order.

There is no question in my mind that a lot of women close the door to wearing hair because their first attempt turned out to be an awful and traumatizing experience, or the product was subpar, and from that they probably figured there was no point in continuing to try. Unfortunately, wearing hair isn’t really SO common that you can just turn to your girlfriend and say, “Love your hair, where’d you get it?” It’s also a completely different experience when you are buying hair because you NEED it, as opposed to buying it because you just think it would look neat with an outfit. One situation has deep rooted emotions and the other is really more of an optional accessory. For that reason, it is crucial to find a place that actually deals with women losing their hair and understands the devastation and feelings that encompasses it.

I think finding a good hair replacement salon is probably tantamount to finding a needle in a haystack, so I wanted to share the names of two shops that seem to truly be helping women.

I have heard several positive stories about:

Lee Anthony
1001 W. 17th Street, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

One WHLP member stated that Lee actually told her that it was too soon for her to need to wear something, which I think definitely shows honesty and integrity.

The place I most recently heard about is:

Wigs Today
6338 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 9006

If you make a visit here, make sure it’s the address I listed above. I did find another place in Los Angeles by the same name, which had horrible reviews, but I’m pretty certain this isn’t the same place. According to the listing I found on Yahoo: this place was only recently established in 2009.

I am super cautious about ever recommending a product or service provider, but I feel confident that the experiences I have heard about regarding these salons are from real women who have been a part of the site for quite sometime with no ulterior motives.

As a final note, I’d also run (not walk) from any place that asked you to sign a contract, gave you a hard sell or made you feel uncomfortable in any way whatsoever.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

ana August 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Love this article as usual! I wish there were some good one’s here in AZ… hey! but LA Is not too far!


Anne August 28, 2010 at 3:54 am

I just have a question for the ladies that have finally had to get wigs… Do you feel “better?” Are you now “at peace?” I don’t know if I will have to get a wig – it may be in my future. Right now, I’m still able to “hide” my scalp with my hair – but I have no idea how long that will last. I just want to be AT PEACE… I’m so sick of worrying and being sick to my stomach… I want to know that there IS life after losing my hair and maybe… just maybe…. a wig can do that for me…. someday…. Peace to all… God Bless…


LynnC August 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

I have been twice to a place specializing in wigs,toppers,etc. Both times I felt horrible when I walked out , empty-handed, as the “professionals” seemed oblivious to the fact I was devestated just walking in their front door! Plus, they tried to sell a very expensive package without showing videos, photos, etc., of anyone who wearing the topper. I asked about a full wig and was given a Kate Gosselin look alike which would have been great for Halloween! So, I then ordered 3 styles from a well-known mail order house- oops, no. Back they went! Then ordered 3 from HSN- nope, back they went! If anyone knows of a good place to buy wigs in or near Chicago, please share! After watching Wendy Williams and all her wigs and her ease with them I would love to own one or two or three……..


Carol August 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I am 43 & have been dealing with alopecia universalis since 13. While I have gone thru a full range of emotions and wish there were a cure. I have decided to take a different approach. I have several wigs and now on this my third cycle of hair loss I want to have some fun with it. I am looking of a tatoo artist to create a hair design for me. I don’t yet know if I will feel comfortable wearing it in public. Just a way to lessen the shock I feel when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror unexpectedly. Not that I feel ugly, but lets face it. I did not choose this look. I stopped wearing my wigs 5 years ago when my hair started to grow abit, but it never filled in completely and is now almost completely gone. My husband thinks the tatoo is a bad Idea. But this is not about him now is it.


red August 29, 2010 at 5:16 am

To Anne – wearing hair doesn’t exactly (for me) put one at peace with the hair loss (especially if the hair one wears comes off every night); but it DOES help put the concerns about it no the back burner (‘out of sight out of mind’!).
It can make you feel like yourself again. My experience.

Ana – I’m in AZ, too. have learned a lot about ‘what’s out there’ the hard way…. the internet is your friend!


Autumn August 30, 2010 at 8:43 am

Thanks for the info! Anyone know anything about or have experience with Wiggin Out Salon or


Anne August 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

red ~

Thank you for your response to my question. As I said, I don’t know if a wig is in my future – but I am just planning out all options… I want to “prepare” myself (if that’s even possible) – in case I have to do this. My problem is we are from a little town in Michigan, and I have absolutely NO idea where I would go to get a human hair wig. I’ve checked on the internet – but have no idea if these places are good or not…. Thank you again and I wish each and every one of us peace….. God Bless…..


Patty12 September 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I had a custom topper made by Lee Anthony. They are great people, very compassionate and have beautiful quality wigs if that is your need. Lots of human hair products . . . I am relatively new to all of this and have made alot of mistakes with “hair” I’ve purchased prior to finding Lee Anthony – highly recommend them!


Tina October 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

Anyone know of any places in Chicago?


Nicole April 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

I would love to know a great wig shop in Chicago as well.


Joanne January 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Love this website!!


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