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Reopening of Wigful Thinking – New Protocols

Reopening of Wigful Thinking – New Protocols

We have been busy preparing for the reopening of Wigful Thinking on June 17, 2020. Olivia and I are looking forward to once again being of service to those who need our assistance.

Reopening of Wigful Thinking – We will be opening on a limited schedule, taking no more than three appointments daily. As in the past, anyone who feels ill will need to reschedule.

Wigful Thinking has been a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for our clients since opening in 2014. Often, the clients we serve are dealing with hair loss due to a medical issue, and we take every precaution to protect their well-being.

Here is a list of protocols we will follow to ensure the safety of our clients:

  1. Appointments are required. Absolutely no walk-ins! Since we will be scheduling only three appointments per day, please call us when you are diagnosed and have expectations of hair loss. We will be sure to run on schedule for your convenience.
  2. We sanitize the studio between each client. Please do not enter early as we use this time for cleaning.
  3. Masks Required. Clients and guests are REQUIRED to wear a mask.
  4. Only one guest per client is allowed. They, too, must wear a mask.
  5. Signs of illness. Anyone who has symptoms of a cold, respiratory ailment, fever, or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed into the salon. Please call to reschedule your appointment.
  6. Upon arrival, please call from the parking lot to ensure the waiting room is empty.
  7. Temperature check. Be prepared to have your temperature taken when you arrive.
  8. Purell sanitizer available; must apply upon entering the studio for an appointment.

Please call us today at 609-249-4811 to request your confidential appointment.

We will answer all of your questions so you’ll know exactly what to expect during your time with us.

Cancer Survivor Month – Celebrating with Our Survivors

Cancer Survivor Month – Celebrating with Our Survivors

Cancer Survivor Month – Celebrating with Our Survivors – There are few words that can change your life as quickly as hearing, “You have cancer.” It’s as if time not only stops, but it simultaneously feels like your mind is racing to the uncertain future. Only this future has its own schedule.

Cancer Survivor Month

June honors those that defied the odds and took time back into their own hands. At Wigful Thinking, though, we don’t just celebrate Cancer Survivor Month… we celebrate it every day.

Wigful Thinking’s founder and owner, Caryl Criscio, is a two-time cancer survivor.

Knowing so many others were experiencing a similar journey, Caryl was committed to creating a compassionate space for one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of cancer treatment: hair loss.

In addition to the physical symptoms, the stress and uncertainty created by cancer impacts mental health as well. When much of daily life becomes unpredictable, finding trusted resources is essential.

We realize that choosing the right wig isn’t the primary concern of those battling a diagnosis, but we also believe in the strength of empowerment. We can’t change circumstances, but we can provide hope and understanding.

We remember the days we wanted to look exactly like our pre-cancer self… and we remember the days we needed a warrior staring us back in the mirror. The right wig can set the tone for both.

Cancer may take hair and tissue, but it can’t take spirit.

Yes, in June we honor cancer survivors… but in our eyes, every cancer patient is a warrior. And we cherish our warriors every single day. All year long!

Though our doors are currently closed, we welcome phone calls and emails to answer questions, help identify your wig needs, and schedule appointments! We are now accepting appointments for June 17th and forward! When we reopen, we will be open Wednesday through Saturday to give us time to deep clean the studio in between! Please keep your eyes out for our new safety protocols coming soon!

Contact Wigful Thinking at 609.249.4811 with questions or to request your one-hour wig consultation in our design studio today.

Behind the Scenes at Wigful Thinking

Behind the Scenes at Wigful Thinking

Behind the Scenes at Wigful Thinking – These are unique circumstances, to say the least. During this time when we’re staying safe at home, we know that there are plenty of uncertainties. Though we don’t know much about COVID-19, we do know about easing anxiety and empowering hope.

Since we currently can’t welcome you into our store, we want to invite you behind the scenes to meet the Wigful Thinking family.

Meet Olivia…

Olivia has been a part of our Wigful Thinking team for three years, but she’s been a member of the family for much longer. Olivia is the granddaughter of the WT owner, Carol Risoldi Criscio, and she brings a wealth of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and her extensive work with surgeons.

What makes working at Wigful Thinking so rewarding for Olivia? We asked…

What do you love about helping your clients?

Servicing their needs and assisting them in achieving well-being. The purchase of alternative hair provides dignity, femininity, and all-around happiness!

What are the implications of not getting the right wig?

I will be honest when I say that the biggest factor resulting in the “wrong” wig is misinformation. I take much pride in providing my time and knowledge with our clients and educating about the differences in cap construction, human vs. synthetic hair, color, and style.

Who is your ideal Wigful Thinking client?

Anyone who is open to the possibility of alternative hair. A great wig can make a person feel like a million dollars, and that is always my goal… to make my clients feel overjoyed.

Life is full of challenges and uncertainties, trusting guidance for your next (or first) wig shouldn’t add to the stress. Though our doors are currently closed, we welcome phone calls and emails to answer questions or help identify your wig needs.

As Olivia says best, “Our passion and dedication to serving clients dealing with hair loss of any kind is rewarding. We are honored to play a part in their journey.”

Contact Wigful Thinking at 609.249.4811 with questions or email us at contact@wigfulthinking.com to request your virtual wig consultation today.

5 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk

5 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk

lower your cancer risk

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and although avoiding cancer isn’t guaranteed, there are ways to take charge of your health. Knowledge is power, and the more you learn about ways to lower the risk, the more empowered you will be.

Lower your cancer risk – Here are five things you can do to keep a positive outlook and promote a healthy lifestyle. Also, check out this link for more information about the causes and prevention of cancer – https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention.

  • Awareness – If you or something about your body appears or feels different than usual, visit the doctor. Instead of being afraid of what the doctor will say, remember that early diagnosis means the greater your chances are for successful treatment and recovery. Follow the recommended age of when you should begin having regular screenings and follow through with those all-important appointments. Don’t let fear stop you!
  • Have a Conversation – Even though it may be difficult, talk to relatives about health issues that run on both sides of your family. Gather as much information as you can and share it with your physician. If cancer does run in your family, your doctor has the information he/she needs to conduct testing if you are at risk. Also, talk about your fears with someone who’s going through or has had a similar experience. They may need to talk about it just as much as you do.
  • Make the Appointment – Be vigilant in scheduling and keeping appointments for regular screenings and doctor’s appointments – mammogram, colonoscopy, routine bloodwork, physical, etc. Periodic testing and routine medical exams can reveal cancer in the early stages and result in effective early treatment. 
  • Buddy Up – Have a family member or friend accompany you to screenings/doctor appointments. It never hurts to have someone with you for support. Even better…encourage someone who is reluctant to have a screening make an appointment with you! That way, both of you are held accountable for keeping the date. As a two-time cancer survivor, Caryl understands the importance of supporting each other through the cancer process.
  • Healthy Living – Strive to make healthy choices. Make a conscious effort to avoid behavior and exposure that may influence the risk of developing or exacerbate cancer growth. Exercise and healthy food choices are important in the prevention and reversal of many health issues by keeping our bodies, minds, and immune system strong.

Unfortunately, the unexpected can happen no matter how diligent we are in taking preventative measures, and cancer can strike any of us at any time.

In that case, the best thing we can do for a family member or friend is to be supportive…a compassionate and caring presence in their lives. In turn, if you are the one who is battling, allow yourself to receive care and kindness from others.

At Wigful Thinking Wig Studio, we are here to help you feel your best. Owner, Caryl, is a two-time cancer survivor and understands how overwhelming the struggle can be when undergoing treatment. Call 609-249-4811 to schedule your consultation. 

Why Hand-Tied Wigs Mean Greater Comfort for You

Hand-tied Wigs: Whether it’s a quick transition from the office to an event, switching up your style, or medically necessitated, wigs and extensions can make us feel put together instantly.

While the look may be naturally stunning, what isn’t glamorous is a scratchy or uncomfortable scalp. That’s why the cap construction of many Wigful Thinking wigs and extensions are hand-tied.

What’s the difference?

Most conventional wigs and hairpieces rely on machine construction for quick production and mass quantities. Though they may look like real hair from a distance, natural hair movement and styling versatility are dramatically compromised. Likewise, comfort is diminished and may be irritating to sensitive scalps.

At Wigful Thinking, we utilize the hand-tied technique for many of our wigs and extensions for both synthetic and human hair options.

Yes, this method is more time-consuming; however, the hand-tied method ensures that every strand of hair is hand-tied into the cap construction. Doing this allows for greater scalp comfort and protection and provides the most natural and lighter finished product.

The enhanced versatility provides both the ability to change the hair part positioning and styling to a ponytail or updo. Beyond the appearance, hand-tied extensions and wigs offer movement and feel, closely mimicking natural hair.

We understand, though, that time and affordability also contribute to choosing the right hairpiece. Wigful Thinking maintains high standards for our open cap, mono top, and machine-wefted wigs, which offer high-quality, alternative construction to meet your versatile needs.

At Wigful Thinking, we, of course, want you to look your best. But, just as importantly, we want to ensure you feel comfortable and confident at your next event, a night on the town, and in everyday life.

Contact us to feel the difference in hand-tied cap construction, and discover which of our wigs or hairpieces is right for you. Request your one-hour wig consultation in our design studio today.

18” Doll Hair Care

18” Doll Hair Care

to show improvement after salon service18” Doll Hair Care — Little girls love their dolls. Do you have a little girl whose favorite playmate is an 18” doll?

American Girl dolls are one of the most well-known 18” dolls but there are so many similar, beautiful choices.

Here are some great alternatives to American Girl dolls.

• What a Doll (Madame Alexandra) at Kmart
• My Life dolls at Walmart
• Our Generation dolls at Target
• Dollie and Me at Kohl’s
• Madame Alexandra
• Springfield Collection at JoAnn Fabrics and Michael’s Crafts
• Hearts for Hearts dolls on Amazon

One of the most beautiful features of these dolls is their hair. Unfortunately, their hair can also be one of the worst parts. It can get dirty, frizzy and tangled.

Here are some hints to keep your favorite little girl’s doll looking beautiful.

Use the right brush – It is important to have a special brush just for the doll. If a child uses their own hairbrush on their doll, oils can be transferred to do the doll and will collect dust dulling the doll’s hair.

Velcro is the enemy – Most 18” doll clothing has Velcro fastenings. Put the doll’s hair in a ponytail before changing outfits to keep the Velcro from snagging the hair.

How to brush – When it is time for a doll to have her hair brushed start near the ends, and brush out her hair, using short, gentle strokes. Work your way up: ends, then the middle, then top, gently brushing out any tangles to avoid breaking strands. If the doll has curly hair, use a metal pick.

18” Doll Hair Care – When a doll’s hair needs detangling or washing Wigful Thinking has a deal for you.

We now offer a doll salon service. We can wash, condition, and style your child’s favorite doll and leave it looking brand new. If additional services are required such as defrizzing an added cost may be determined when a doll is dropped off. No appointment is necessary. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment please call us at 609-249-4811.

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