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Gorgeous Undetectable Human Hair Wig For Chemotherapy Patient

 

Nurse, Gloria, Shares Her Hair Loss Journey

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The three words that changed my life “you have cancer”.  My cancer journey has not been easy but thankfully after all treatments and surgeries, I’m a cancer survivor. Cancer takes a toll on the body but time heals the body but my hair was not so lucky.  Far from being my crowning glory it became the bane of my existence.  My beautiful hair before cancer was now significantly thinner.  I tried every product on the market but nothing seems to help, my hairdresser was at a loss.

I started looking into various wig and extension options but every encounter was impersonal and lacked human compassion.  I visited Yelp, Artemis had one review, a bad one which kept me from scheduling an appointment but I asked myself “are you going to let one person keep you away”?  I made my appointment and it was the best decision!  My consultation was done in private, I met Kitsa and immediately felt comfortable and safe.  I shared my cancer experience and emotional impact of hair loss.  She listened, I cried and she made me laugh.  I knew it was going to be ok.  We discussed the hair enhancement option that would be best for me and I’m so happy with the end result.  It has restored my self-esteem, confidence and I feel pretty again.

Kitsa and the wonderful team at Artemis who go out of their way to make you feel welcomed!  If it were not for Kitsa, I don’t know what I would have done.  I’m forever grateful to have found Artemis.

 

Sincerely,

Gloria T., Cancer Survivor, Nurse

 

Marcia’s Story and the VIP Experience at Artemis

marcia“When you say, “Artemis”…what comes to my mind is “VIP treatment”. After an extensive search on head garments and alopecia treatments in Houston, my niece referred me to Kitsa. I made the call and was scheduled within a few days.

After a diagnosis of breast cancer in November of 2013, I was reeling and unsure of what to expect. With surgery and Chemotherapy on the horizon, Kitsa walked me through the initial process. She told me what my personal hair loss timelines might be. My greatest concerns were for my “professional appearance”, having very little time off and making colleagues/friends comfortable with the “NEW” me.

My head garment was ordered, shaped, incredibly colored and ready when I was. Kitsa and I shaved my head together with laughter instead of tears!! That same kind of support continues, just as my journey does.

Kitsa is a talented, creative hairstylist. Having always been extremely particular about my hair, it was important that I find someone that met my high standard. Kitsa manages to surpass my expectation, each and every time.

Kitsa has become so much more than my hairstylist. Her true value comes to me through her coaching, sensitivity and encouragement. Kitsa has become my confidant and friend.

Take the time to check out “Artemis”….you’ll be amazed at the results and the brand NEW YOU.”

— Marcia

 

Young Cancer Patient Looking For Natural Human Hair Wigs in Houston – Reclaims Her Identity

Beatriz Shares Her Journey

Artemis TestimonialWhen you live your entire life pretty healthy, who would ever think about cancer at 26. “That will never happen to me”, at least that’s what I thought.

After two check ups and breast ultrasounds, the tech finds a small mass, but according to your doctor it’s a “benign tumor”.

Two years pass and that small mass becomes the size of a golf ball. I’m eventually convinced by my oldest sister that I should go for a second opinion, what could go wrong right?

First appointment consists of the usual check up, she immediately gets concerned and orders another breast ultrasound followed by a mammogram, needle ultrasound biopsy , and last an MRI. Within a week I’m given the news, “Ms. Diaz, it frustrates me to tell you that we’ve found cancerous cells in the tumor”.

My emotions are everywhere, but the most important thing is to figure out what’s the next step. I’m transferred to the best hospital in the country (MD Anderson). Within a week I’m already scheduled for my first appointment. Let’s fast forward.

A month and a half later I’m in an 8 hour surgery consisting of a right breast mastectomy with reconstruction. I thought the toughest thing would be accepting my new body, but weeks later during recovery I’m given even worse news. During surgery the doctors found that the cancer had spread a little outside of the tumor and was sent off for testing. Results come in and it’s her2+ at a grade two. Thinking that after surgery the worse was over with, now I’m told chemo was the next step.

Not only would I be facing body image issues, but now i’d be losing my hair . Everyone says “don’t worry, your hair will grow back”. It’s so much different when you’re actually going through the real deal. What woman, especially at 26, wants to be without hair? That’s what makes me “ME”! Then having to explain to your 7 year old and 3 year old that mommy will look a little different.

My best friend and I start a “wig fund”, because after searching the web, great wigs don’t come cheap. Meanwhile I read about Dr. Jennifer Arnold from “The Little Couple” and everything she’d gone through during her chemo. I come across “Artemis Hair Studio”. I tell myself, “I HAVE to call and try this place out”. I call, make my appointment and I meet Kitsa. I was so nervous, scared, and all kinds of emotional.

After meeting Kitsa , she made me feel better about myself, told me there’s nothing a wig couldn’t fix after my hair loss. She was really nice and genuine. We chose a wig and I set an appointment for a week later. The waiting part felt like forever, but eventually it was time to meet up with Kitsa again. She cut, curled and styled my hair to my liking. I couldn’t be any happier. The whole experience was amazing.

She made all the negativity become part of the past. Cancer or not, I feel like me again. I would definitely recommend “Artemis hair studio” to EVERYONE going through hair loss due to chemo or whatever the case may be. I hope my experience will help you see that no matter your age , size or ethnicity . . . Everyone deserves to feel beautiful inside and out. You’re not alone.

Sincerely,
Beatriz Diaz

 


Cancer Patient Working in Outside Sales Drives 3 Hours For Her Chemotherapy Hair Garment in Houston, Texas

Andrea’s Artemis Experience

Artemis TestimonialIn April of 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a month of whirlwind appointments, tests, results, decisions and a double mastectomy surgery, I could finally take a deep breath knowing that the journey to my recovery had begun. 2 days after surgery, my doctor informed me that I would need chemotherapy for my best chance of being restored to good health. Of course, I was certainly wishing that I would not need to have chemo, but it just wasn’t so. Sitting in the doctors office, all I could think about was how i did not want to be sick and then it hit me——oh my gosh, I was going to lose my hair!! As my doctor was reeling off all of the possible side effects, here came—hair loss. I asked her if she had ever had a patient that did not lose her hair with this type of treatment and she told me that she had not. “don’t worry though, it will grow back”!!! Somehow that was not very comforting at the time.

After the realization of losing my hair had set in, I began to plan on what I would do. One day my daughters told me that there was a salon not far from MD Anderson that had experience in hair garments (that is what we called it instead of a wig☺) so we made an appointment for the next time I would be in Houston. I live 3 hrs away.

The 1st time I met Kitsa, I felt soooo much better. She spent time with me in a private room explaining to me what was going to happen to my hair in the upcoming weeks. My hair had been long for the last 40 years, so losing it all was not going to be an easy thing for me. I was most impressed by Kitsa’s knowledge of the hair garments, the process of the effects of the chemo to my hair, the measuring, color choice, length choice—-just every part of the process involved.

She certainly calmed my fears of the unknown!! I left her salon that day feeling so much better and I actually couldn’t wait until my hair garment came in because Kitsa assured me that it would look great!!!
I work in outside sales, so I was really worried about looking the same so that I would not be so self conscious working with my clients. When my hair garment came in, Kitsa, patiently removed my hair that was left.

I thought this was going to be so traumatic, but she made the process so comfortable. She had assured me that my garment would look almost the same as i had looked before, and i kid you not, it did!!!

She has been so helpful throughout the entire process. Now that my hair has grown back, I have decided to keep it short for now, and I drive over 3 hours for each hair appt because I truly trust her that much!!! She is awesome along with her entire staff!!

I know that day that my daughters found the hair salon, Artemis, and suggested it to me was just meant to be. Kitsa made the process that I was so fearful of into an actual pleasant experience.

Even now when I go to follow up appts and see someone going through what I did, I always tell them about my experience at Artemis and suggest that they go and see Kitsa!!!!
– Andrea

 


Undetectable Alopecia Wig Makes 22 Year Old Feel Beautiful Again

Kelsye’s Heartfelt Adventure

kelsey“This salon changed my life. In July I was diagnosed with alopecia and by the end of September I had absolutely no hair left on my body. This was extremely emotional for me considering how unexpected and fast this happened. I am 22 and never heard of my condition or ever wore a wig.

I searched for salons in Dallas, LA, and Houston and this was by far the best. Many of the places who sold these specialty wigs seem to capitalize on such desperation or either the salon was unkempt and out of style. This salon has amazing staff, building, as well as 5 star service.

I am now able to resume my life as it once was without feeling insecure about wearing a “garment”. I often forget . No one knows but I am more than happy to tell people who have experienced anything similar, because I know how painful it is to look in the mirror and not see the person who you want to in the mirror. I truly love the staff and I will never forget this experience and how they cried with me and made me look so amazing. I am so happy and thank you Artemis from the bottom of my heart!”

— Kelsye

 


Cancer Patient Gains Self-Esteem and Fresh Start With Her Human Hair Wig (Hair Garment)

Lisa Talks About New Beginnings

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“I wanted to personally thank you guys for being a part of my journey with breast cancer! I knew I was about to undergo Chemo and I knew I would lose my hair. I had just recently lost everything we owned in a fire and my husband passed away shortly after that. I was at an all-time low already then I found out I had cancer.

I began a new journey with Javita Weight Loss Coffee and I wanted to continue my growth within the company, while battling throughout my cancer treatment as well. I wanted to remain positive and be a role model to other women struggling too!

Kitsa asked me to mail her a strand of my own hair so she and her team could begin to create a custom wig for me! In the mean time I had seen “The Little Couple” episode, and I felt so connected through her journey finding you too! I remember the day I received the wig or as you say “garment”. I had just shaved my head and lost about 6 grocery bags of hair. I was crying when I opened it up and began to try it on. It was amazing, and looked just like my own hair that I had lost!

I have been able to keep my dignity and attend my local networking events and also my Javita Coffee Parties and stand tall knowing I am a survivor and can look my best because of the fine work that you (Kitsa) and Artemis did for me! I just got back from Las Vegas and our National Convention and I was proud to go on stage as a director in the company and look great thanks to you! I want to provide encouragement and hope to others as they too embark on their own personal journey! I am thankful to say that Artemis is doing a tremendous job bringing back dignity to those feeling lost in the moment. May God restore and bless each woman that comes into your salon and path!”

— Lisa

 


More Happy Artemis Clients

“Thank You so very much for your amazing, loving kindness that you both so graciously shared with Patti and I.
You were so beautiful to offer your time, energy and gas to drive all the way out to us, not just once but twice! It was a huge comfort to Patti.

Your visits to the house were so full of genuine sweetness. The care and concern you shared with us was uniquely touching and healing. Thank you for taking such good care of Patti as well as myself, the “caretaker”, so generously giving me a beautiful hair cut at no charge! We are forever grateful! May God bless you both for blessing us so beautifully!

Thank you for being the kind, loving souls you are!”

— Karen and Patti

 


 

I had many concerns when I learned I needed chemotherapy. Certainly I was concerned about my health and how I would handle the treatment, but I was also concerned about dealing with the emotions of losing my hair. A friend recommended I go to see Kitsa at Artemis Hair Studio and it turned out to be an excellent choice.

Kitsa not only knows her trade well, but is passionate about helping cancer patients deal with the loss of their hair by preparing a beautiful, natural-looking “garment” for them to wear. I have worn my beautiful wig that Kitsa cut, highlighted and styled especially for me every day.

When I first started wearing it even my very own sister didn’t realize I was wearing a wig. Recently a friend of my husband’s who knew I was going through chemo told him that he was amazed that I still had all my hair. He didn’t realize I had been wearing a wig. Every day I am thankful that we made the choice to visit Artemis Hair Studio and to be helped by such a caring person like Kitsa.”

— Rebecca

 


 

“I just wanted to tell you about how wonderful my hair is! I wear it whenever I leave the house because my real hair really thin. It was an absolutely smooth transition and everyone who knows I have it can’t believe how much it looks like my actual hair.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

— Missy

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