Anna’s Story – Alopecia Areata

Anna BeforeAnna had been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, but had never seen a Trichologist.  Her journey was typical of Alopecia Areata, having had patches that had recovered well, only to find new patches developing. These patches had then coalesced (joined together), to give large patches of hair loss to the back of the head which could no longer be disguised with her own hair.

As a Trichologist, I was able to give Anna information about Alopecia that she hadn't heard about before. This gave her a sense of control over her condition, rather than feeling controlled by it.

Taking control of hair loss is very important in every hair loss condition as it can lessen the stress. A confirmed diagnosis should always be the first step. Make sure to consult a Trichologist as soon as you suspect hair loss. Once you have a diagnosAnna Afteris, you can start dealing with the issue, and the Trichologist will help you put a plan in place. This should lessen the stress and help you feel more in control. With Alopecia Areata, it is really important to do this, because raised stress levels can exacerbate the spread and recurrence.

When Alopecia Areata is first apparent there are numerous supportive treatments that may help. As a Trichologist, it is part of an hour long consultation and follow up report, with fact sheets that sets my service apart from that of a typical GP or Dermatologist appointment.

Trichologists always take a holistic view of any condition covering; lifestyle, family history, diet, and medical history, to arrive at both diagnosis and prognosis, with informed referral to medical professionals as necessary.

In the video, Anna says how much it would have benefited her to know all of this information, and how important access to salons that could help her with wig style selections, customisation, and fittings.

If you have Hair Loss concerns, contact me to arrange a private consultation and take the first step in controlling your Hair Loss.

Step By Step Styling Details


Ready to wear human hair wig, hand tied base.

Anna had a lot of her own hair, but had Alopecia Areata to the back of the head. This has coalesced into a significant area of loss.

We fitted the wig and integrated Anna's own hair into the wig, rather than hiding it away underneath the wig itself.

We texturised and thinned the wig from the root down, using a variety of cutting methods. These included slide cutting, razoring and point cutting.

The hair was then styled using flat irons to give body, and finished with styling products.

Anna was shown how to put the wig on and how to take it off.  We also gave Anna plenty of tips about how to look after the wig, and how to style it for herself.

Specialist human wig care products were provided to keep both the hair and base in fantastic condition, which should ensure that the wig lasts for 18 months+ .


A client like Anna needs your expertise in style, fitting and customisation, for synthetic wigs this could mean 2 - 4 visits each year, for human hair wigs 2 - 3 visits per year.
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