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 Salon Specializing in Hair Loss in  Women & Children

Natural Line Wigs, Hair Prostheses, Intra-Weave Systems®, Hair Augmentation & Custom Solutions For Those Experiencing Hair Loss

 
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Studio International, Inc

Studio Hair® Prosthetics

Simply The Finest in Prosthetic Wigs, Hair Pieces & Hair Augmentation Systems For Women & Children

 

Designed Specifically For Medically Related Hair Loss

 

We design and stock the largest selection of Prosthetic Wigs and Hair Augmentation Systems, both Human Hair and Synthetic Hair in Northern California

 

 

 

 

Studio Hair® Prosthetics…. What Sets Us Apart From The Rest!

At Studio Hair®, we have helped thousands of women & children suffering the devastating effects of hair loss, baldness, and thinning hair.  Studio Hair® is a full service hair loss treatment, replacement and restoration site, providing non-surgical hair restoration and replacement solutions.

Staffed by our caring, confidential & licensed  hair loss professionals, we provide  clients with the ability to make a fully informed decision on which hair loss treatment options are best for their particular hair loss problem.

Our skilled artistic and technical team of hair restoration professionals, with our many options, can create for you a sensational new look or a happy "welcome back" to your own favorite style.  

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Specially Designed Features

  • Our Monofilament tops create the illusion of natural hair growth and looks like your own scalp where it is parted. Each hair is tied in strand by strand to replicate natural hair growth.
  • 100% Hand-Tied Bases - Designed with the hair loss client in mind, the base is incredibly comfortable against your skin and is extremely lightweight.
  • Personalize Your Prosthetic Wig Or Hair System - A prosthetic wig or hair system makes a world of difference. Let your hairstylist fine tune it to personalize your style

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Studio International, Inc
Studio Hair
® Prosthetics

San Francisco Salon Specializing In All Types Of Hair Loss In Women & Children


Our San Francisco Salon offers specialists in this area. Our fully licensed stylists have over 35 years in designing prosthetic wigs and hair augment systems and can provide you with guidance and information that will help you not only become more knowledgeable, but, also have you looking your best! We offer free consultations with our specialists, one on one, at no charge. For more information & to set up an appointment for a consultation, you can call us at 415-641-9447
 

By Appointment Only: 415-641-9447

 

 Prosthetic Wigs, Hair Augmentation Systems & Custom Solutions For Women & Children Experiencing Hair Loss

Description of Services:

*Salon specializing in hair loss.

*Free consultations and private rooms

*Completely confidential (Private parking arranged)

*Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere

*Fully licensed staff provides complete one-on-one service

*Custom Made Solutions

*We design and stock the largest selection of
Studio Hair® Prosthetic Wigs, both Human Hair and Synthetic Hair, in Northern California

 *Largest selection of hats, head wraps and accessories for women experiencing hair loss in the Bay Area.

*Advanced wig attachment system allows total security when wearing.

*Custom hair color matching and fitting.

*Complete On-line Services

By Appointment Only: 415-641-9447

(Please shampoo you hair on the day of your appointment)

info@studiosf.com

2850 22nd Street (Between Harrison & Bryant)
San Francisco,
CA 94110

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For a limited time purchase any one of our Studio Hair® Prosthetic Wigs or Hair Systems at the salon price and save 40% off any additional pieces that you order at the same time.

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Hair Loss? We Can Help.

Have you begun to lose your hair due to chemotherapy treatments or simply experiencing hair loss and are uncomfortable going into your regular salon to have it cut? We offer this cutting service in a very private environment. Just call us and set up an appointment.
 


Styling Fine Hair
 

The key to a great hair style for fine hair is a good cut with the right length and proper styling aids that promote volume, shine and movement.

Fine, straight hair will show scissor marks, so look for a good stylist with talent in precision cutting. Explore hair styles with heavier layers and short, heavy bangs, they work well on straight, fine hair and give the overall illusion of thicker hair.
 

 Wigs * Hair Pieces* Prosthetic Hair Systems*The Intra-Weave Hair System


 

A positive attitude when dealing with hair loss….

What to do about it—

Losing your hair can be unpleasant and difficult to cope with. Your best counsel on how to deal with these side effects which are causing your hair loss is your medical health team..

 It may also be difficult to cope with your personal reaction to hair loss. After all, you’ve lived with your hair for a long time. It is a part of your personality and who you are. Now, your hair loss will be a visible sign that something is happening.

How do you explain it? Is it necessary to explain it at all? And how will you react to the change in your self -image with hair loss?

Dealing with these questions is a challenge to most people. It’s a challenge you can now face, and face confidently. For one thing, you know in advance that the hair loss is likely to happen. And you know why. You won’t have to explain your hair loss when you plan in advance to do something about it.

Take care of this as soon as possible, before the hair loss occurs. Finding a hair prostheses or wig now will allow you to “adjust” to it on your own terms, not when you do not have the choice. It will make the transition easier.

 


Hair Loss due to Chemotherapy

 Hair loss (alopecia) is a common side effect of chemotherapy, but not all drugs cause hair loss. Your doctor can tell you if hair loss might occur with the drug or drugs you are taking. When hair loss does occur, the hair may become thinner or fall out entirely. Hair loss can occur on all parts of the body, including the head, face, arms and legs, underarms, and pubic area. The hair usually grows back after the treatments are over. Some people even start to get their hair back while they are still having treatments. Sometimes, hair may grow back a different color or texture.

Hair loss does not always happen right away. It may begin several weeks after the first treatment or after a few treatments. Many people say their head becomes sensitive before losing hair. Hair may fall out gradually or in clumps. Any hair that is still growing may become dull and dry.

How can I care for my scalp and hair during chemotherapy?
 

  • Use a mild shampoo.

  • Use a soft hair brush.

  • Use low heat when drying your hair.

  • Have your hair cut short. A shorter style will make your hair look thicker and fuller. It also will make hair loss easier to manage if it occurs.

  • Use a sun screen, sun block, hat, or scarf to protect your scalp from the sun if you lose hair on your head.

  • Avoid brush rollers to set your hair.

  • Avoid dying, perming, or relaxing your hair.

Some people who lose all or most of their hair choose to wear turbans, scarves, caps, wigs, or hair pieces. Others leave their head uncovered. Still others switch back and forth, depending on whether they are in public or at home with friends and family members. There are no "right" or "wrong" choices; do whatever feels comfortable for you.

If you choose to cover your head:
 

  • Get your hair prostheses or wig  before you lose a lot of hair. That way, you can match your current hair style and color. You will want  to buy your hair prostheses or wig at a licensed specialty salon just for cancer patients such as www.studiosf.com We have a location in San Francisco that offers our prosthetic lines.  If you are unable or do not have a licensed salon in your area that specializes in this, you also can buy a hair prostheses or wig through a licensed  on-line salon such such as https://id410.van.ca.siteprotect.com/studiointernational.net/merchantmanager/index.php  or by phone.

  • Take your wig to your hairdresser or the shop where it was purchased for styling and cutting to frame your face.  Human hair needs to be cut but synthetic hair should not. Synthetic hair can be fine tuned in areas such as the fringe or bangs using texturizing sheers. Cutting synthetic hair will give it a choppy look. With synthetic hair you are simply picking out the haircut.

  • Some health insurance policies cover the cost of a  hair prostheses or wig when needed because of cancer treatments. It is also a tax-deductible expense. Be sure to check your policy and ask your doctor for a "prescription."

Losing hair from your head, face, or body can be hard to accept. Feeling angry or depressed is common and perfectly all right. At the same time, keep in mind that it is a temporary side effect. Talking about your feelings can help. If possible, share your thoughts with someone who has had a similar experience.

It is always suggested that you work with a licensed Salon & stylist for best results.

Celebrity Blog

Diem Brown Films Her Hair Loss After Cancer Treatment

Chemo hair loss video (what happens over 5 days)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBBfSG-kJLc&t=2m26s

 

Diem Brown: What Cancer Taught Me About Beauty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fGJsySQdqM

 Diem Brown

In her PEOPLE.com blog, Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, opens up about her desire for a child and the ups and downs of cancer and fertility procedures.

This week I wanted to do something a lil different. One, because I've been really quite ill and haven't been able to think straight through the medication haze to write a coherent blog. And two, because making a chemo hair loss video is something I have always wanted to do – video of the hair loss process was something I had searched for the first time I had cancer.

When I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I made the common mistake all patients do: I Googled! Yep, that dreaded Google search, where no matter what symptoms or disease you type in, it triggers the "Oh My Word, You're Dying" results.

I also Googled for images of people undergoing chemotherapy. I wanted to see what people looked liked going through chemo ... Scratch that – I wanted to see what girls my age looked like going through chemo. We have peer groups for a reason, and sometimes seeing someone who has gone through what you are about to go through is a massive aid when it comes to peace of mind.

So I Googled, and up popped Britney Spears
's head shave pictures and Natalie Portman's V for Vendetta head shave pictures. As lovely as these ladies are, they never went through chemo, so a head shave picture wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted to find a mid-treatment picture of a early 20-something girl going through chemo ... I wanted to see the bald pics.

Melissa Etheridge an Inspiration

I couldn't find any pictures that fit that criteria, but one picture did pop out at me. It was a picture of Melissa Etheridge at the 2005 Grammys. Yes, she was older, but she looked so strong, vibrant and beautiful.

Looking at her pictures triggered an old memory. I vaguely remember watching Melissa walk down that 2005 Grammy red carpet with a bald head. At first glance I remember thinking Melissa had just shaved her head with a Bic razor as some sort of rock 'n' roll statement. I was quickly informed that wasn't the case, and Melissa Etheridge was going through chemo for cancer.

I remember studying her picture on the Internet, amazed and proud she didn't throw on a wig ... she was bald, beautiful and strong! She had no fear, and her picture made me want to give early 20-somethings another image they could Google if facing cancer.

Questions Raised

I was also curious about the hair-loss process. I wanted to see how the hair falling out actually happened. Like, how fast did it happen? What does it feel like when it comes out? What does it look like while it's falling out?

So, because there were no videos or picture tutorials to gander at my first time around with cancer, I decided to make a video this time around. At my two-and-a-half week mark after my carbo/taxol chemo infusion treatment, I started recording my bi-nightly brushing of my hair ritual in order to show others what really goes on behind closed doors.

It's a funny roller coaster, and at the end of the video something happened that really shocked me. I wasn't prepared for it, but my inner Melissa Etheridge spirit kicked in, and I feel proud of how I handled it.

I hope this video helps in understanding and also helps give you a fascination fix on what goes on behind closed doors. It's raw, real, no makeup or care at all about what I look like. I just wanted to make my Google search contribution, so that future patients Googling hair loss during chemo can see exactly what happens when you don't shave it off. :)

Check back for updates every Thursday: Diem will be chronicling her journey through fertility treatments, chemotherapy and her quest to educate others about ovarian health exclusively for PEOPLE.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @DiemBrown.

More Diem Brown Blog Posts

Diem: Why I'm Sharing My Cancer Fight

Diem on Her Wig Obsession

See All Posts by Diem Brown



What is Alopecia Areata?

 Alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah air-ee-AH-tah) is a highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This common but very challenging and capricious disease affects approximately 1.7 percent of the population overall, including more than 4.7 million people in the United States alone. Due to the fact that much of the public is still not familiar with alopecia areata, the disease can have a profound impact on one's life and functional status, both at work and at school.

 In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

 Alopecia areata occurs in males and females of all ages and races; however, onset most often begins in childhood and can be psychologically devastating. Although not life-threatening, alopecia areata is most certainly life-altering, and its sudden onset, recurrent episodes, and unpredictable course have a profound psychological impact on the lives of those disrupted by this disease.

 Synonyms of Alopecia Areata
  • Alopecia Celsi
  • Alopecia Cicatrisata
  • Alopecia Circumscripta
  • Cazenave's Vitiligo
  • Celsus' Vitiligo
  • Jonston's Alopecia
  • Porrigo Decalvans
  • Vitiligo Capitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Alopecia Seminuniversalis
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Alopecia Universalis
  • Disorder Subdivisions
    • Alopecia Seminuniversalis
    • Alopecia Totalis
    • Alopecia Universalis

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What is Trichotillomania?

 It is officially classified as an impulse control disorder, along the lines of pyromania, kleptomania, and pathologic gambling.

What are the Symptoms of Trichotillomania?

  • Recurrent pulling out of one’s hair resulting in noticeable hair loss.
  • An increasing sense of tension immediately before pulling out the hair or when resisting the behavior.
  • Pleasure, gratification, or relief when pulling out the hair.
  • The disturbance is not accounted for by another mental disorder and is not due to a general medical condition (i.e., dermatological condition).
  • The disturbance causes significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

How and When Does it Start?

People often start compulsive hair-pulling around the ages of 12-13; although it is not uncommon for it to start at a much younger or older age. Frequently, a stressful event can be associated with the onset, such as: change of schools, abuse, family conflict, or the death of a parent. The symptoms also may be triggered by pubertal hormonal changes.

Does Trichotillomania Lead To Other Problems?

During adolescence, which is an especially crucial time for developing self-esteem, body image, comfort with sexuality, and relationships with peers of both sexes, teens may endure ridicule from family, friends, or classmates, in addition to feeling shame over their inability to control the habit. Therefore, even a small bald patch can cause devastating problems with development that can last life-long. Although many people with trichotillomania get married and carry on with their lives in a normal fashion; there are those who have avoided intimate relationships for fear of having their shameful secret exposed.

What Is the Cause?

There is no certain cause of trichotillomania, but the current way of looking at trichotillomania is as a medical illness. One theory on a biological level is that there is some disruption in the system involving one of the chemical messengers between the nerve cells in parts of the brain. There may be also a combination of factors such as a genetic predisposition and an aggravating stress or circumstance; as with many other illnesses. Further, trichotillomania could be a symptom caused by different factors in different individuals just as a cough can be produced by a multitude of different medical problems. Finding the cause (s) will take more research.

What Is The Relation To Other Illnesses?

For many people with trichotillomania, there are symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as compulsive counting, checking, or washing as well. There are so many similarities between hair pulling and other compulsive symptoms that some consider it a subtype or variant of OCD. This idea is supported by the tendency for the two problems to run in the same families and the fact that OCD medications can be helpful in treating trichotillomania.

Depression also frequently occurs in individuals with this illness. There may be a direct neuro-biochemical relationship and/or be secondary to the chronic demoralization and low self esteem hair-pulling can bring.

Other associated behaviors may include nail biting, thumb sucking, head banging, or compulsive scratching. Frequently, hair pullers also find they compulsively pick at their skin, which may also cause physical and emotional scarring.

What Treatments Are Available?

The two methods of treatment that have been scientifically researched and found to be effective are behavioral therapy and medications.

Therapy:
In behavioral therapy, people learn a structured method of keeping track of the symptoms and associated behaviors, increasing awareness of pulling, substituting incompatible behaviors and several other techniques aimed at reversing the “habit” of pulling.

Medications:
Although medications clearly help some people temporarily, symptoms are likely to return when the medication is stopped unless behavioral therapy is incorporated into treatment. Medications may help to reduce the depression and any obsessive-compulsive symptoms the person may be experiencing.

Commonly used medications are:

  • fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • sertraline (Zoloft)
  • paroxetine (Paxil)
  • clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • valproate (Depakote)
  • lithium carbonate (Lithobid, Eskalith)

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Custom Solutions
A simple explanation

Hand Tied Prosthetic Wigs & Monofilament Tops

We've designed this collection specifically for those who have experienced hair loss, have a sensitive scalp, or who simply desire the most natural-looking and most comfortable wigs available today.

This advanced technique gives the appearance of hair growing right out of the scalp. Individual strands of synthetic hair are hand-tied to an ultra-fine mesh monofilament fabric. It also gives the freedom to style your new wig in any direction- just like natural hair. Part your wig on the left, right or center.

Human Hair Wig Collection  -     Synthetic Wig Collection

Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic

Consider fiber type: Synthetic vs. Human Hair

Many women think that human hair wigs will be more natural looking. They fear that "synthetic" wigs will in fact look synthetic. This is not true! Each type of wig has it's own unique benefits. Certain styles work best in synthetic hair and certain styles work best in human hair.

Naturally Looking Your Best

Whether you choose human hair or synthetic hair, the most important thing to look for are wigs that are 100% hand tied with monofilament tops. These are made to replicate natural hair growth, light weight, prosthetic quality and most importantly, look and feel quite natural. Machine made wigs (fashion wigs) are not recommended, are wefted, heavy and will look wiggy.  Many wigs are made with a mono top but the cap is machine made and wefted. These are not recommended. It is always suggested that you work with a licensed Salon & stylist for best results.

Synthetic Wigs are the most popular because they require the least amount of care. Today's synthetic wigs offer more styling choices, colors and unique comfort features. Shorter synthetic wigs are considered "shake-n-go," meaning that all you do is shake them out, finger style, and they look great. Longer styles simply need to be brushed through or finger styled. Synthetic wigs are easy to pack and take with you, and the fiber is resistant to humidity, so your style holds in any weather. One thing that's important to remember is that you never use heat on a synthetic wig! Any heat source, such as a blow dryer - even an open oven - can damage the fiber and ruin the wig.  Human hair needs to be cut but synthetic hair should not. Synthetic hair can be fine tuned in areas such as the fringe or bangs using texturizing sheers. Cutting synthetic hair will give it a choppy look. With synthetic hair you are simply picking out the haircut.

Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are extremely versatile. You can curl and style them as you would you own hair. Because they do not come pre styled or pr cut, you would need to have your stylist give it your desired haircut. Human hair wigs work great in longer styles as well as one length styles such as bobbs, very easy to manage.

 

How Many Wigs Will I Need?

A wig is, simply put, an article of clothing and wears out whether it be human hair or synthetic hair. If an individual needs to wear a wig full time everyday, they will need more than one. Look at it this way, if you have "only" one outfit only in your closet and you wear that one outfit everyday, full time, it will put a great deal of wear and tear on it just from wearing it, washing it, perspiring, etc... After a few months you will begin to notice this. If you compare that same out fit to a new one after 3 months, you will see the difference between them. Human hair and synthetic hair is a very fine material which can be compared to silk or lace. On average, based on full time wear, a  person will go through 3-4 synthetic wigs or 1-2 human hair wigs per year. They will begin to fade, loose the elasticity and look frazzled and dry. You should plan according to the amount of time that you will be wearing a wig. For example, let's say that you are going through chemotherapy treatments for 4 months. Once the chemotherapy is finished, it takes approx 2 months for the hair to begin growing back normally then it grows approx 1/2" per month. So in 10 months, you will have approx 2" of hair and will be thrilled with having your own hair back even if it's shorter than you'd like. So between the chemotherapy and the growing out period, you are looking at 10 months of wearing a wig. This would mean approx 3 synthetic wigs or 1 human hair wig. The reason that it is so important to plan this way is as follows. A wig should be worn for a week to a week and a half then shampooed and conditioned and the second wig worn for the same amount of time then shampooed and conditioned, then the third, etc. The reason for rotating your wigs is that this way they will wear out evenly and un noticeable. If you were to wear one wig every day for 3 months and hold it up to a new one, you will see the difference and most importantly, others will clearly notice. If you are dealing with permanent hair loss, you should always be rotating between 4 synthetic wigs and at least 2 human hair wigs. When one begins to look worn, simply add another into rotation and eliminate the worn one, etc...

 Best advice, plan accordingly

Hair Integration Systems

Hair Integration is a unique product that can add volume, length and color dimensions to any hair style. Integration caps are constructed from a special cable. This cable is very thin, flexible, chemically resistant and virtually unbreakable. Hair is hand knotted to that cable.  The cap construction, similar to a net, allows you to pull your hair through it, creating a very natural appearance. Construction also includes crocheted loops for semi-permanent attachments located at the front, sides and crown areas.

 The Intra Weave Hair System

Studio International's "Intra-weave Hair System™" is hand-crafted with the highest quality in human hair combined with the finest in workmanship. The base is constructed from a special cable that is very thin, chemically resistant and virtually unbreakable. The base design is similar to that of a net, approx 6" x 6" in size.  Hair is attached to this base strand by strand  replicating one's natural hair growth. Your hair is then pulled through the net integrating with the systems hair. The system is secured to your hair using a comb lock attachment . The locks are attached to the base and take just seconds to secure. The "Intra-Weave System™" can also be sewn in as a permanent attachment system by your stylist, in a fraction of the time that it takes to do the typical sewn in hair weave. This is sent to you in your desired length, un- cut. 

Have your stylist trim and shape this to perfection! 

 




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Salon Collection  

Our Salon Collection was designed to provide beautiful hair solutions for today's women suffering from hair loss. This collection is carefully handcrafted to ensure a natural look and feel. Each individual design offers beauty, comfort, rich colors, and distinctive highlights. Attention to detail is characteristic throughout the collection. All Custom Wigs & Hairpieces in this collection are 100% hand tied human hair, perfect for women & children who are thinning.

     Custom Hair Piece Solutions For Women            
 

 

 Now available in our San Francisco Salon

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