How would you cope if you lost your hair? For many women, their hair is an integral part of their identity and experiencing hair loss can impact severely on their self-esteem and their social engagement.
Sarah Christian has had alopecia since she was seven years old. It’s her hair loss journey that inspired her to create The Beautiful Hair Boutique, an incredible solution for women who have experienced hair loss through cancer and alopecia who have lost their faith in wigs.
And these aren’t just any wigs. They are couture for your coiffure.
“I have worn wigs that were very ordinary,” Sarah tells Mamamia. “When I lost my hair six years ago I kept buying wigs that kept knotting and matting and I made it a mission to find a wig to wear made with proper hair.”
In her quest to find beautiful hair, Sarah found European hair is the most effective in mimicking Caucasian hair.
“It’s silky and fine, and it felt the most like my real hair,” says Sarah, who went on to import the wigs into Australia and then have her team of stylists create contemporary customised colours and cuts.
In 2016, Sarah opened her flagship salon in Mosman, and is now based in Neutral Bay, and has an online store (doing consultations via Skype and email).
Knowing personally what it’s like to lose her hair, Sarah takes great pride in making sure her products are high quality and natural looking. Sarah wears her hair very long and very blonde. It’s sensational.
“My hair was what made me feel feminine. My clients going through chemo come in and say ‘I can cope with the treatment but I am struggling with losing my hair!’ My clients want to be able to go to work, or go out socially and not have people pity them,” Sarah explains.
“When you have a wig that sits naturally and looks like your real hair you don’t have to tell your story to anyone. You don’t have to be at a function and then be bothered by having to be in a conversation where people ask about your hair loss. In fact, when I am wearing my wig people generally say I have amazing hair, and I say ‘Thank you’!”