For any cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy, the reality of losing their hair can be traumatic. Whilst many patients choose to have a wig fitted to minimise self-consciousness, this ‘solution’ can often be quite a confronting and costly exercise.
In 1991, as a response to this, the Nepean Cancer Care Centre launched the Wig Library initiative, a service that enabled cancer patients in the Penrith area to loan wigs for a small fee. Whilst the initiative has been extremely well received over the past 13 years, the wig library has been limited in what it can offer and increasing cancer treatment services have put pressure on space for other services offered by the Centre.
Martin and Allison, husband and wife owners of Esteem Hair Beauty Spa, first became aware of the Wig Library initiative through a long-standing client of our salon, and saddened with the knowledge that the much-needed service was under threat, they decided to approach the Cancer Council NSW and the Nepean Cancer Centre, to see how Esteem could help.
Cancer patients who are losing their hair as a result of treatment are now invited to visit a private consultation room at Esteem Hair Beauty Spa, where a specially trained member of the Esteem team will help you pick the perfect wig, turban or hat to suit your natural features and lifestyle choices. Esteem’s Nepean Wig Library will house a wide range of wigs to choose from in contemporary colours and styles, with new wigs to be regularly added.