Are your hands insured??

I am a stylist, should I get insurance for my hands? 

Celebrities insure their legs, faces and other body parts for millions of dollars. Why? Because it’s how they put bread, money as they call it, on the table.

I was thinking just the other day, as a wig maker and hairstylist, I need to insure my money makers too. As should you if you work with your hands styling hair or making wigs.

Depending upon how long you’ve been in the hair industry, your hands could be worth hundreds of thousands, millions even. Think about wages lost if you suffered a broken hand or severe laceration and had to stop using your hands and heal. That could mean the difference between keeping your business or losing it.

This discussion isn’t designed to scare you, no. It’s designed to share the importance of securing your future. Also taking care of yourself and your family. And to get you thinking about your worth.

People never think twice about health insurance for the body. But there are policies out there for just hands, legs or faces as well.
Disability insurance is A policy that will pay you a monthly benefit if you become disabled or not able to work due to injury , illness or accidents. It’s one of the only insurance that protects your income.  If you are out of work for any of these reasons this insurance will ensure that you get a check to take care of yourself. It usually cost 2% of your gross income. Premiums may cost you between $1 to $3   A day. This is a small price to pay to ensure that you get a check when you’re not able to work.

The first place to start the discussion of insurance is with your current insurer. If you want to go a step further, reach out to an independent broker to see what options they have. You may even have the option to create a unique policy.

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Bye Loves xoxo
Jane ( wigmaker )

Top 5 reasons to buy a wig(peruca)

IMG_6058Wearing a wig offers so many benefits. Some that you might even overlook. Think beyond the synthetic wigs of old for a new, fresh style that offers you fun and versatility.

Of course, a quality wig is an investment, but one that will provide years of enjoyment. Along with convenience and benefits that other forms of hair styling can’t offer. 

Convenient

Wigs are convenient. If you wake late one morning without time to style your hair, a wig gets you out the door in no time flat. Want to switch up the styling of your glueless human hair wig, drop it off at the salon while you run errands.

When you choose a glueless wig from The Virgin Hair Fantasy, you skip the need to apply glue or hairpins. Simply affix the wig to your head, and go. You can’t beat this type of convenience. 

Cost Effective 

If you’re accustomed to going to the salon weekly, wearing a wig can save you hundreds of dollars. 

Your average salon visit for a wash and press is $75. Add that up, over the course of three months with bi-weekly hair appointments, you’ve spent over $400! Our peruca bang bang bob is only $495 and requires zero of your precious time spent at the salon in a stylists chair. 

Versatile

Our peruca is versatile. You can part our glueless wig on any side you like. Feeling like a left part one day? No problem. Middle part the next day? Great! It’s just as easy to style our wigs as you would your own hair.

If you’re tired of your style, change it up. Trim a bang with no problem. Want to try a new color? Our perucas are easily colored with assistance by a color professional. 

Protective Style

If you’re transitioning from a relaxer, or color, to a chemical freestyle, our glueless wig will help you tuck your hair away. Wear cornrow or twist styles under your wig with ease. 

Protective styles allow your hair time to rest from the stress of heat, color, or daily styling. Notice more growth and healthier hair after wearing a wig for a few months. 

Personal Expression/Creativity 

What better way to Express yourself than with your hair! Switch up your look with a few different wig options. Try a new hair color without the maintenance required when coloring your own hair. 

Take on a new persona or exude confidence like never before by wearing a peruca. Be you, be bold, feel free by simply wearing a wig. 

How to Keep your Wig on Without Glue!!

How to Keep your Wig on Without Glue

 

Not knowing if a gust of wind, or wrong move, will lead to you losing your wig is stressful. Maybe you’re without glue, or want to secure your big without applying harmful chemicals to your face.

Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure a good fit for your wig, no glue required.

Proper Head Measurement

Ensure the proper fit of your wig by measuring your head at three different locations.

The first measurement to take to ensure a snug fit for your wig is the circumference of your head. To measure the circumference of your head, wrap the measuring tape from the center of your forehead around the back of your head to the front.

The second measurement to take to ensure a snug fit for your wig is from the front of the head to the nape of your neck. To take this measurement, place the measuring tape at the center of your forehead over the top of your head to the rear of your head where your hairline ends.

The last measurement is from ear to ear. Measure from ear to ear ensuring that the tape is on your hairline.

These three measurements ensure that the wig sits on your head properly.

Attachments

The proper attachments further secure your wig.

When we say attachments, we mean combs and elastic bands added to the wig cap.

Combs, are just that, tiny combs attached to the wig cap. Depending on the hairstyle, your wig cap should contain five to eight combs. These combs are placed around the perimeter of your wig for secure attachment.

Elastic Bands

An elastic band is added security for your wig. It’s positioned at the nape of your neck, on the wig cap from ear to ear.

Hairstyling

Hairstyling underneath your wig is another way to ensure a proper fit. If you have hair, either twist or braid the hair flat to your head underneath your wig. Twisted or cornrowed hair provides a grip for your wig.

If you’re without hair, secure your wig by placing the combs underneath the elastic band.

Hopefully, these tips were helpful for you, and provide ways for you to attach your wig without glue. Following some or all, of these steps, will help keep your wig in place and help you feel confident when wearing your wig out in public.

How to get your insurance to pay for your wig.

After much research, I found out that over 40% of insurance companies pay for a cranial prosthesis. Cranial prosthesis is another word for wig. For some people getting a wig is a medical necessity. If you fall into this category it’s important you get the insurance to pay for it in full or partially.

Please read below to see a list of how.
1. Diagnosis: A medical doctor will have to diagnose you with the medical condition that causes your hair loss.
2. Insurance Benefit: Just because it’s not listed on your policy doesn’t mean you’re not covered, you want to call them to see if you can get a pre-approval before you go purchase a wig. Please be aware of the terms used, a lot of insurance company will not approve the claim that has a wig on it because they view it as cosmetic. You want to use the medical terms like cranial prosthesis,  hair prosthesis, cranial hair prosthesis or extracranial prosthesis. Contact your medical insurance to ask them if they cover cranial prosthesis or medical necessary wigs and find out what the percentage they cover and what else you need to show them to get the process going. Find out your out of pocket limit deductible requirements E.T.C. before moving forward.
3. A written prescription from your doctor. After your diagnoses, your doctor can prescribe a cranial prosthesis or a necessary wig for you. A medical code along with the bill for your Wig can be submitted to the insurance company. Wig makers or companies can be reimbursed or insurance companies can be billed directly.
4. Who you buy your wig from is extremely important. You want to make sure that you are purchasing your wig from a company that has a Taxpayer Identification Number. You also want to make sure the company or person you’re getting it from is a reputable professional and reliable. The last thing you want to deal with is a company that will give you the runaround, please check out The Virgin Hair Fantasy.  We are experienced at taking care of clients with all types of hair concerns. We have been supplying great quality service and products as a company for over 10 years and we cannot wait to assist you. Please click on these links to check out our Instagram page and YouTube channel to see our work. You can also call our answering service at 7187555759.

Healthy Edges, Do’s and Don’ts…

Whether you have healthy edges or you are in the process of growing them back, here are some do’s and don’ts to healthy edges. 

DON’TS- Making matters worse. Edges are precious, and we must protect them at all costs! With that being said, wearing satin head wraps and sleeping on satin pillowcases are essential to protect your edges. Cotton head wraps and cotton pillowcases absorb all of the moisture from our hair, which leads to breakage. 

DO’S- Use scalp stimulating oils and treatments. Making sure your edges receive moisture is essential to preventing breakage. In cases where the edges are thinning, applying oil can aid in re-growing those areas. Our TVHF Argan Oil Serum is a fast-absorbing treatment that helps to stimulate the growth of edges while protecting them as well.

DON’TS- Please do not get damaging hairstyles. While braids and extensions are gorgeous, these hairstyles must be implemented with caution. Constant pulling and tugging of the edges can lead to breakage or permanent hair loss in severe cases. Be sure that your styles are gorgeous and protective. 

DO’S- Start scalp massages. Scalp massages are said to stimulate hair growth by increasing the blood flow and circulation to the scalp and follicles. This will bring more nutrients and oxygen to the area, promoting hair growth. Scalp massages can be done with or without oil. We prefer with oil.

DON’TS- Excessively using glues, adhesives or wig caps. It is important that we allow our scalp and edges to breathe. In between styles, give your edges a break. If you are trying to grow your edges, it may be best to stay clear of glues, adhesive and tight wig caps. Try glue-less wigs or clip-ins as an alternative. 

DO’S- Reduce manipulation when possible, especially if your edges are damaged. Leave them alone. Using a low manipulation routine means to reduce the amount of combing, brushing, touching or picking at the damaged area. The more you leave it alone, the more it will flourish.

The Virgin Hair Fantasy believes in beautiful, healthy edges. Use these tips to ensure that your edges grow and remain flawless. In severe cases, please consult with a physician. Allow us to be a part of your hair journey with our amazing haircare line for natural and relaxed hair. 

Thanks for reading! 

TVHF