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By Emy Hassan, Apr 16 2020 11:49PM

Why Custom Hand-Made Hair Pieces Are Your Perfect Hair Loss Solution


Here at The Hair Confidante, we know how much hair loss can affect your confidence and self-esteem, and that’s why we work so hard to provide the best hair loss solutions to our clients. We want you to walk tall and feel like your confident self again, and you can do that with one of our beautiful custom hand-made hair pieces.


What are custom hand-made hair pieces?


Our custom hand-made hair pieces are usually made from a fine lace material that is transparent and fits on to the head like a second skin. It has small holes that the hair is knotted on to, and two strands of hair are usually fitted through each hole (except for around the hairline, where the hair is usually finer, so one strand of hair is fitted through each hole).


Our custom hand-made hair pieces can be anything from a full or half wig that is made from a mould of your head, to a front piece that mimics a natural hairline for people who have hair loss due to conditions like frontal fibrosing Alopecia. We also make small patches for clients who have Alopecia Areata hair loss they want to cover up. Lace pieces can be made in pretty much any shape or form.


Will my custom-made hair piece look natural and suit my lifestyle?


All custom hair pieces are colour matched to your hair and where applicable, are cut and styled into your preferred hairstyle. If you have a busy or active lifestyle, there’s no need to worry about your hair piece being a barrier to you doing the things you love. There are adjustments you may need to make whilst wearing a hair piece whether permanent or temporary but these should not make a significant difference to your lifestyle.


And forget about the ‘people will know I’m wearing a wig’ feeling that makes you self-conscious, the great thing about our lace custom-made hair pieces is that they mimic a natural hairline and lie flat to the head.

Don’t be tempted by cheaper options


Emy now makes most of our bespoke hand-tied hair pieces personally, as does Cara, so it’s something we do regularly here at The Hair Confidante.


Bespoke hand-made hair pieces can take anything from a few days to weeks to make and it’s a very labour-intensive and intricate process. Every care has to be taken to make sure that the hairs are securely knotted and they don’t break, as they are so delicate.


When you are looking for hair loss solutions like hair pieces, don’t be tempted to go for cheaper options. A lot of them are made in China, where labour is far cheaper, and while you might think you are getting a good deal, they don’t tend to last as long.


In England, hair pieces tend to be made by traditional wig makers, and although you’ll pay more, the workmanship is much more skilled and the quality is far superior, so they last much longer. Also, you’ll only get a true custom fit if you have your hair piece made in England, as most wig base fittings need to be done in person so we can keep checking the fit of the mould.


To find out more about our custom hand-made hair pieces, check out the hair loss solutions page on our website. Get in touch with any questions you have and I’ll be happy to help!

By Emy Hassan, Aug 16 2019 09:15PM


If you’ve been following us on social media, you’ll remember the lovely Alison, our competition winner from last year who won a free hair integration system. Well since then, she’s never looked back and she recently got married in Vegas!

I spoke to her about how her struggles with hair loss and how her hair system has changed her life.


The Hair Confidante (THC): When did you start suffering from hair loss?

Alison (A): My hair started falling out 13 days after my first FEC-T chemotherapy treatment for triple negative breast cancer. My hair never grew back after treatment, which I was told is rare.


THC: What solutions did you try before trying a hair system?

A: I tried lotions that you had to apply to your scalp to encourage hair growth, and I also tried shampoo treatments and wigs.


THC: What made you choose The Hair Confidante?

A: I saw a post from a lady on the Younger Breast Cancer Network (YBCN) Facebook page, and I thought I’d take a look. I noticed Emy was running a competition to win a hair integration system so I entered and couldn’t believe it when I won 1st prize!


THC: How did the hair system change your life?

A: It gave me my confidence back. I no longer had to worry about my wig blowing off and I felt amazing as I’d never had long hair before. Emy made me feel at ease from the moment I went for my consultation. I was overwhelmed with her generosity and kindness, and I felt extremely lucky. It has completely changed my life.


THC: Was the system easy to manage?

A: Yes, it was easier to manage than I thought. It’s easy to wash, though drying and styling it takes me a bit of time, but I absolutely love it.


THC: What advice would you give to people suffering from hair loss?

A: Go and see Emy! She will advise you on which hair loss solution is the best one for you. I wouldn’t be without my hair system now. It’s worth all the sacrifices to have such wonderful hair!


THC: And finally, huge congratulations on getting married! How did having a new hair system make you feel on the day?

A: Thank you! I felt beautiful, confident, and so much more feminine than I would have done wearing a wig. I was able to style my hair and it just felt so natural. I can’t thank Emy enough!


Do you want to start your journey to a hair loss solution?

If you are suffering from hair loss and the cause has been diagnosed by a doctor or trichologist, come and talk to us to find out how we can help.

We’ll discuss your hair loss and your options in a compassionate and understanding environment where your privacy is assured.

Contact us to book a consultation.

By Emy Hassan, Sep 11 2018 07:45PM


If you suffer from hair loss, you’ll probably have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. Maybe after years of hating what you see when you look in the mirror and researching different solutions, you’ve given up hope that anything will work. When your confidence is low and you’re in distress, you might not feel like you want to go to a big faceless company to discuss hair loss solutions; what you need is someone who will understand and care. Someone like The Hair Confidante.

Emy Hassan is the proud and very talented owner of The Hair Confidante and she uses her knowledge and experience to change lives. Here’s why she loves what she does ( and why her gorgeous new puppy is the apple of her eye!)


When did you first become interested in hair replacements?

I’ve been wearing different types of hair replacements for around 22 years now. When I was 15, you’d find me in the afro hair shops in London, trying on the wigs. I’ve done it all, from wearing clip on ponytails to synthetic hair bunches, and gluing wefts into my hair; and yes, I do cringe when I think about it now! The things we do to our hair all in the name of having more volume!


Was hair replacement something that you always wanted to do?

No, in fact I went from being just about to complete a degree in Nursing and Midwifery to working with hair; a complete change in career path. Maybe some people would have called it madness, but I do think I made the right decision!


What was it that led you to focus on hair loss solutions?

I’d been a hair extension technician for several years, then I began working for a trichologist in Cairo. I learned all about the huge range of hair replacement solutions that were available specifically for hair loss and I was fascinated. It opened up a whole new world for me.


What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Every part of my job is rewarding, Building a hair system and seeing the positive effect it has on people’s lives is amazing. That feeling never gets old. Seeing my clients’ hair (and their confidence) grow is a great feeling and it’s what makes my job the absolute best!


Is there any client ‘success story’ that sticks in your mind?

Yes, my greatest success stories are always with my clients who have suffered from trichotillomania. The one story that has always stuck in my mind was a client who had been pulling her hair out since she was young, to the point where her scalp would bleed. I worked with her along with her therapist and a year and a half later, she was able to go without a hair replacement system. It was a long and difficult road because she’d pull at her hair system and remove it, but after a few relapses, she learned some new coping mechanisms to deal with her condition and was able to recognise the hard work she had done to get her hair to grow to a decent length and thickness. It has been seven months now since the hair system was removed and we still keep in touch regularly.


What makes you different?- why do clients choose The Hair Confidante?

The reason I chose the name The Hair Confidante was because I wanted my clients to see me as the person they could confide in about their deepest hair problems and fears. My clients choose me because they are given a private and bespoke service, and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I really use my knowledge and experience to offer the best options for every person who walks through my doors. I like to build a relationship with my clients, so when they come to their appointments, it feels just like they’re visiting a friend.


If you could give ladies who are suffering from hair loss just one piece of advice, what would it be?

My advice would be DO NOT DESPAIR!! There are so many options available nowadays, and hair replacements are much more socially acceptable now than they were even as little as 10 years ago. When you’re looking for hair loss solutions, do your research and don’t be pressured into buying something you are not sure about.


What do you like to do in your spare time when you’re not transforming ladies’ hair?

When I have lots of free time (which is hardly ever!) I love to travel. Last year we went castle spotting in the Scottish highlands and it was just amazing! It’s such a breathtakingly beautiful and spiritual place. I’m hoping to do it all again next year with my mum.


Tell us something people don’t know about you

Hmm…probably the one thing that people don’t know about me is I’m such a home bird! If I’m not working, I’m usually at home working or just relaxing. Clients always ask if I’m out partying on a Friday night; maybe that’s people’s perception of hairdressers, eternally happy party animals! But that’s not me. I love to spend a Friday night snuggled up with my dog and a nice glass of Rose, either reading one of the Outlander books (my obsession!) or watching a good film.


Tell us more about your gorgeous new puppy





Ahh my lovely boy Chapo; he’s our gorgeous golden Labrador puppy. I got him because we lost our last dog two years ago and our lives just hadn’t been the same since. Chapo is now eight months old and he is the funniest and most affectionate little boy ever! I’m totally obsessed with him; I love taking him out on fun walks and watching him swim in the rivers and sea. I’m an unashamedly proud dog parent!


If you would like to find out more about Emy’s hair replacement services and bespoke solutions, contact the salon to book a consultation.










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