CanDonate Hair Program Event – A Part of Me

The CanDonate Hair Program gives free wigs to children under the age of 16, who have a diagnosis of cancer and reside in Quebec. In collaboration with RL Moda Wigs our main sponsor, we receive hair donations of 8 inches and more and put the hair together to make a wig. This program has started in 2005 to help reduce the financial burden on parents.   Every parent wants to give their child the best, so with our program they will get the most comfortable natural wig for free.

The CanDonate Hair Program wants to expand their help. They would like for women and men of all ages to be able to benefit from the wig program. The major physical change to a person during chemotherapy is the loss of their hair. So many women who undergo chemotherapy do not have the funds or have to stop working and cannot afford a natural, comfortable wig for over 1500$. That is why we are organizing the event called “A Part of Me”.

Stay tuned for the details of this event!

The Latest Trends In Mens Hairstyles using a toupee!

Modern men’s hairstyles are now more versatile than ever. This article explores some of the many different ways that men’s hair is now being styled using hair replacement methods.

Today’s mens hair styles can be either long and textured or  short and tight and still be considered trendy and at the height of fashion. Some men’s hair styles require gel, mousse or pomade while others don’t even need to be combed. The truth is that now more than ever there are numerous ways to achieve a stylish and trendy man hair cut. That means that there are a lot of different styles for men who are looking for the perfect man hair style to choose from.  Of course using a toupee will help achieve almost any look the man is trying to achieve.

Here are just a few of the latest trends in men’s hair styles and how to style them:

” Super short man’s hair style. High and Tight, Fade, Spike, Clipper Cut and Crew Cut are just a few of the names given to the short man’s hair cut. By far the most popular man’s hair style is the High and Tight or Fade. Characterized by a closely cropped clipper cut around the sides and back of the head with just enough hair on top of the head to comb, this man’s hair style with its many variations accounts for about 75 percent of all popular styles today. With just a little bit of gel to spike up the top, mess it up a little or finger into place, this man’s hair style will only take you seconds to achieve. While you may have to get it cut more often, about every three weeks or so, the ease of styling this man hair cut is what makes it a favorite among busy men today.  Using a toupee will limit this hair style.  The hair on the toupee and the hair of the person needs to blend properly  for it to look natural. A toupee cannot be cut too short, the hair is attached by knots, so the hair can fall out.

” Medium length, textured men’s hair style. Today’s styles for men have a lot of texture and the same is true for medium-length styles (about 3 to 4 inches). These styles resemble the classic man hair cut of the past, but step it up a notch by using extreme texture and color to bring it all together. Most styles use a great deal of razoring and texturizing with notching scissors. To style this man’s hair style pomade usually works best. Work product through dry hair and finger into place.  Toupees are amazing to create this effect.  When done properly you can never tell that there is a piece on the head.

” Long man’s hair style. While most men do not wear their hair down their back anymore, the long man’s hair style has made a somewhat shorter comeback. Perhaps the most recognizable example that I can give of this men’s hair style is Ashton Kutcher. Long, textured and disheveled, this man hair cut is gaining widespread popularity. Again, this man’s hair cut requires a lot of texture and works best with pomade.  Again, a very simple fix if ever the man has lost the hair on the top, with a piece you can create this long style.

As you can see from these few examples, the man’s hair style is far from boring. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter barber shop man hair cut. Here to stay is the trendy and styled cuts of today.  Using a toupee to do this is actually great and allows you to do whatever look you want!

For further information on getting a toupee, contact us at 514-907-3322 ext 1

48% Of Women Have Thinning Hair!


How your hair grows

Your hair is made of keratin (KER-uh-tin), the same protein that makes up your nails and the outer layer of your skin. The part you see and style is called the hair shaft. It’s actually dead tissue made by your hair follicles tiny bulb-like structures beneath your scalp’s surface.

We have all heard of someone who has thinning hair problem, but do we really know how extensive this thinning hair problem is? Let us take a look at the figures here..

How your hair grows

Your hair is made of keratin (KER-uh-tin), the same protein that makes up your nails and the outer layer of your skin. The part you see and style is called the hair shaft. It’s actually dead tissue made by your hair follicles tiny bulb-like structures beneath your scalp’s surface.

We have all heard of someone who has a thinning hair problem, but do we really know how extensive this thinning hair problem is? Let us take a look at the figures here..

1. 70 million Americans Have Fine or Thin-looking Hair And it’s Growing
2. 4 million more women and 4.7 million more men will have noticeably thin-looking hair by 2005
3. By age 65, 48% of all women report they have thinning hair and 75% of all men report they have noticeably thin-looking hair.
4. Research has shown that the problem of thin-looking hair can begin as early as age 17.
5. The problem will grow more extreme as our population ages.

How does hair loss start?

Hair loss is a normal symptom. 50 to 60 hairs are shed each day from a normal scalp. Losing more than 60 hairs a day is called excessive hair loss and leads to generalized thinning of the hair. Hair becomes fine in texture. Loss of hair in men is often determined by heredity or by the Alopecia Androgenetic hormone. Hair loss in women is often caused by pregnancy, stress, fatigue or medical treatment.

Can Thyroid Disease Cause Hair Loss?

An overactive or underactive thyroid can cause hair loss. One may get her thyroid numbers in order after beginning a regimen of thyroid medication. However, there have been reported cases of women experiencing hair loss FROM the thyroid medication.

Hot Tips!

Volumizing Products: Many volume-building hair products contain paraffin, which is beeswax. That’s not good for your hair, because it builds up and can make hair break.

However, volumizing products sold in salons do help. They won’t weigh hair down, and they won’t damage it. Mousse, for example, can be applied at the root area for support. Then, begin blow-drying the root area, applying tension with a brush to build volume. Use a light finishing spray to hold it.

Reasons to purchase a Wig!

perruques1Cancer patients and people who are bald are the only ones who purchase wigs!

Fiction. It is true that women and men who suffer from hairloss (permanent or temporary) will need a wig more as a necessity than a luxury.

However, there are many people who purchase wigs for “fun” or for “convenience”. I shall explain, for example who have women out there who dye their roots every 3 to 4 weeks. It could be because they have grey hair that they are convering, or because they changed their hair color. Paying for dying your roots so frequently is very expensive, (usually over 100$) as well as time consuming. It is also very damaging to the hair. Putting on a wig or a hairpiece can extend the time before you need to re-dye your hair.

A wig is also great for vacations and cruises. A great example is this, you are on the beach enjoying the ocean. Your hair gets wet = disaster, so having a wig would be a quick solution, no hour on blow drying your hair. Put the wig on and have FUN :)wigs

I write because I know! Recently I went on a weekend getaway and obviously I couldn’t help but go swimming. In the evening, I literally put on my wig and I was ready to go. No waste of time, no problems, just beautiful hair.

Laurie perruques rl modaRL Moda Wigs came out with a new selection of wigs that range between 400-700$. They are gorgeous protein heat resistant synthetic with a very natural hairline. It’s a small investment considering the amount we pay at hairdressers.

If you want to see some of the wigs, you can visit us online at

The “Wet Look” and your Wig

10449970_10154236094230302_8773681886183134589_nEver since Beyonce graced the stage of the Grammy’s with her new shoulder length “wet look” people went wild.  Imagine waking up, wetting your hair, applying products and leaving the house looking sexy?  Well not only is it possible on your own hair, but also on your wig.

Items you will need to create this look:

1. “Wet Look Gel”;
2. Hydrating oil;
3. Hair brush:
4. Spray water bottle.

1. Hold the wig in your hand;
2. Wet it using the water bottle;
3. Apply gel in your hands and rub your hands together, apply evenly on the wig;
4. Use the hydrating oil and apply it to make the hair soft;
5. Brush the hair and then towel dry the hair.

Style as you wish!  Enjoy your look :)


Braiding a wig


Being in the hair industry we see many different hairstyles, colors and hair cuts.  Sometimes we get inspired, sometimes we just do what we are told.  However, we are always looking for new looks and styles to offer to our clients.

Braids have existed for ages and for some reason they are timeless and there are hundreds of ways to braid your hair.  You can opt for a sporty look to a glamorous updo.  So this being said, I work with wigs and hair extensions, so when something interests me I cannot just stop at saying that braids are only done on someone’s own natural hair, I need to go further.

So after experimenting, wigs can be braided into some of the great styles that exist.  However, it is done in a more delicate way and we have to pay more attention to detail.  Braiding a wig we also have to be careful to not let the cap show.

If you have an event, or you would like us to braid your wig just contact us.

Holiday Hair Ideas

So it’s that time of the year again…  So we are busy shopping for gifts for our family and friends, we are looking for clothes, shoes and accessories for all the parties we are invited to.

What about our hair?  Well there is the conventional I will go get a wash and set at my hairdresser, maybe get my color done.  Yet I do not look that much different.

So here are some ideas from me to you, I hope you enjoy.

Shown in this picture is a full wig.

Red is in this season.  Plad dresses, vests, jackets and some fantabulous outfits.

If you decide to rock some red this season, how about trying lighter hair colors such as a strawberry blonde.  You can do your own hair, put on a wig (synthetic or human depending on your buget) or simply add RL Moda Hair Extensions in blonde, auburn or red hair extensions and create a two tone hair color. If you want to be festive you can get single RL Moda clip-in extensions with funky colors, they are quite inexpensive and fun to use.

Leave your hair straight and down, you can add some soft layers in the front to frame your face.

If you have short hair and need volume come get a topper hair piece, in literally 30 seconds you will have full gorgeous Hollywood hair to match your amazing outfit!

*Tip: wear a tight fitting dress so that you do not have enough space to go on an eat-a-thon ;)

Shown in this picture is a full wig.

How about sporting a side dew?  You can do it simply by curling the bottom of your hair, 

twist your hair around each other and use some pins to keep it to the side.  A professional soft

Shown in this picture is a full wig.

 hairspray will allow you to keep your hair in place without making it stiff and sticky.

How about a pretty dress, great colors this season are black and gold, or black and silver.  Such classic colors blended with amazing designs.  To add icing on the cake, accessories are in!  Oh yes, big earrings, big rings, gorgeous necklaces and stunning bracelets are illuminating stores everywhere.

If you aren’t going to a formal event during the holidays, I wouldn’t suggest dressing too gaudy.  Try going in with a more simple dress.  You can never go wrong with a simple black or blue dress.  Add a pretty wrap to make it original.

Shown in this picture is a full wig.

Ok so maybe you want to go with a more fun look?  A pretty black and white patterned dress is a fun way to go. You can find so many nice dresses in black and white patterns to go with all occasions.  If you decide to go this route, try making your hair BIG.  Oh yes I said it!  Gorgeous volume (add volume with a topper hair piece). Curl it up and show off your gorgeous locks.  (you will thank me ;)

Shown in picture is a topper volumizing hairpiece

If you are not into dressing up and rather rock a more casual or sporty look, do a high pony.  It is in style again.  When I say high ponytail I do not mean “I dream of Genie” type of  high but high enough for it to be fun and cute.  

Don’t do this (Genie ponytail)

Don’t need to slick it back, you can add volume by teasing your hair in the front and on top to give it a bump.

Need I say more? LOL

Don’t do an 80’s bang, that is not what I mean.

Hope you enjoy these tips.

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