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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wigs: A Necessity in the Celebrity World

Wearing a wig may seem like an inconvenience at times, but don’t forget that it’s also considered a luxury in our culture. It may surprise you to learn, many celebrities wear wigs on a day-to-day basis. A wig provides instant style and an opportunity to diversify your look without permanently damaging or changing your hair. You may be surprised to know that the "perfect hair" that you see and cannot seem to achieve is actually, you guessed it...a WIG!

The Trail Blazers

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

With her large round glasses, perfectly coifed hair, and classic style that has withstood time, Jackie O wore a wig. Surprised?

For many years, she denied the claims. However, her sister-in-law Joan Kennedy accidentally slipped up one day by saying, “You know, Jackie talked me into wearing a wig. She has three of them, and she wears them a lot, especially for traveling. I tried one, but it just felt silly."

Tina Turner

Just hearing the name, "Tina Turner" alone almost makes you want to dance. Known for her statuesque gams, signature wild hair, and frilly get-ups, Tina Turner has been rumored to have alopecia. However, there are no sources that confirm it. The musical icon has been sporting wigs for decades. As you can see, the wig adds all of the elements that bring out Tina's true personality. She is barely recognizable without it.
Tina Turner's Natural Hair

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has always played coy about her looks, whether real or fake. However, in her more recent years, she is much more open about her hair and the work she's had done admitting she would never leave home without her wig. She brings a certain amount of charm and wit to it all, which is why so many people have loved her over the years. She proudly pokes fun at her hair pieces and wigs. "One time I was riding a bicycle with my best friend Judy Ogle and I hadn't pinned my wig on all that well. We went to this little grove with an overhanging tree. As I cycled under it, I saw Judy crying with laughter. I turned around and there was my hair, hanging from a branch. I had to turn around quickly and snatch my hair off the tree."

"Then another time, I was doing a show and my fiddle player got his bow stuck in my hair. Every time he played a note, I could feel my hair piece lifting up. I was fighting to keep it on."


Over the years, Cher has been no stranger to wigs. From her, "If I Could Turn Back Time" days, to "Believe" and even most recently, "Woman's World", the pop artist has not been shy about being loud through her hair.  She has even gone as far as wearing a "paper wig" in her video"Woman's World". If anyone can pull it off, Cher can!

Ru Paul

Ru Paul took us by storm in the nineties, decorating the era with her fabulousness! One of the first famous drag queens, she had an array of dashing styles, cuts, and colors that illustrated her tremendous personality.

The Trendsetters

Lady Gaga

When you think, “crazy wigs”, Lady Gaga definitely tops the list. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, she said, “Sometimes I wake up and I don't want to be me. But then I remember my sweet, gorgeous fans looking at me so glassy-eyed from the audience. And I want to brave for them….My bravery is in my clothing and in my jewelry and in my nails and in my wigs. "

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is also a fashion mogul, capitalizing on her signature spunky, and at times, outlandish style. Currently, the star is facing a $30 million legal battle involving her wigs.  Terrance Davidson, her former hair stylist and wig designer claims that she took a number of his popular wig designs that he made custom for her, without his consent, and used them to start her own wig line. It is no secret that her wigs have catapulted her into mega stardom. Her fragrance bottles are even topped off with a small signature wig.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, in her earlier “California Girls” days, was known for that glossy, bright blue, pin-up style wig. In her more recent video, “Roar”, she was shown burning the wig to show how she has grown. These days, she wears several wigs that aren't quite as flashy, but are even more glamourous.

Miley Cyrus

The foam finger-pointinf star is onto something! She has certainly been making quite a name for herself since her “adult-debut”, dancing on stage with Robin Thicke at the VMA's. In her new “I Adore You Remix”, the pop star wears a sultry brown wig complete with bangs. Recently, Cyrus also posed in a provocative shoot for W Magazine, wearing a blonde wig and bleaching her eyebrows, enough to make anyone do a double take.


When we hear A-list, we think of the Queen B herself! She always looks glowing, flawless, and confident. Beyonce mixes her look up with different wigs and hairpieces as well as wearing her hair natural.


Rihanna continually exudes her own tough-girl, glam while she's busy dominating the music charts. Her wigs and hair pieces truly add dimension to her looks.

The Classics

Oprah Winfrey

Who doesn’t feel inspired by Oprah? Throughout the decades, she has had many different looks, styles, and sizes—and through it all we love everything she touches! Leave it up to Oprah to give us some inspiration in regards to our tresses.  “Hair plays a major role in how we express our vision of ‘self.’ And getting a new hairdo can change what we see and feel is possible. I even notice a change in my dogs when they get their summer cuts: They're friskier and livelier, feeling more themselves, once the weight of the hair is released.”

Sheri Shepard

“The View” hostess never blushes when she talks about her wigs. She sports them openly and proudly as she should.

Kim Zolciak

This housewife is also unashamed of her not-so-natural golden locks. Zolicack has also openly shown her real hair. She admits that she likes her natural hair but she can’t get it to quite do what her amazing wigs can.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams talks about being in the “wig closet”. She now is very open about her wigs and loves talking about them. She even has her own line of wigs.

"I had to learn about ‘magic hair’ because my own hair became so thin as a result of my disease. I have long hair, but it’s too thin to do anything with it. Hair and skin are the first two things people see when they look at woman. Those two things have to be on point to be really in the game from my point of view.[...]I’m a big woman with a big personality. A big woman with a big personality cannot
have little hair."

Just for Fun

Other Celebrities Just Like To Wear Them For Fun!

Kim Kardashian 
Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Queen Latifa


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Ultimate Guide: Get Insurance to Cover Your Wig

Will My Insurance Cover A Wig? 

The short answer is yes! You just have to know what to say, how to say it, and put in a little elbow grease. Keep reading and we'll share all the goods.

Get on the same page as the insurance company: Wig vs. Cranial Prosthesis

In order for a wig to be covered, it needs to be considered a medical need. Wigs are often viewed as costume attire, but let's be real, you need hair for your day-to-day operations. Otherwise, your insurance company will say no can do.

So to get this party started, you will now be referring to your wig as what it is in the medical world-- a cranial prosthesis

Keep Your Documents Organized

Don't let a little paperwork hold you back from wig wearing success. Keep a folder on hand for easy organization.

Some things that will be in your folder:

  • Your insurance contract (for reference)
  • A cover letter with emotional appeal. Why does this matter to you?
  • Photos of you with and without hair
  • A copy of your diagnosis
  • A prescription from your physician for your “cranial prosthesis” that also notes your specific condition as closely as possible
  • Proof of purchase if you have already purchased your wig
  • The store’s Vendor or Store Tax ID
    Insurance Procedure Code (Commonly S8095 or Healthcare Common Procedure Code A9282)
In addition, make notes anytime you speak with someone from the insurance company. If you send mail, make sure it's certified. Paper trails pave the path to beautiful hair.

First Things First: Get a Copy of Your Insurance Contract

The contract is not to be confused with a summation of benefits. The contract covers the nitty gritty details. This information can be easily accessed by logging into your account or contacting your provider directly.

Look through your contract until you find the section in regards to “Prosthetic Coverage”, this is where you will find out whether they cover cranial prosthetics. 

If they haven't specifically addressed this topic in this section, continue reading until you locate another section called "Exclusions"

If a cranial prosthesis is not specifically mentioned as being excluded in the contract, then consider this an open window and climb on in. 

Make Your Case

Write a cover letter to submit with your documents. Appeal to the human behind the keyboard. Why is this important to you? What did you look like with hair and without hair? Include photos. Drive home the message about how much value this would bring to your life and well-being.

Not only does hair make you look and feel yourself, it helps you to blend in without having to explain your condition to outsiders. It can be a constant reminder. 

So, whatever your reason for needing or wanting a wig, use the proper terminology that speaks to the insurance providers as the humans that they are. 

Submit Your Claim, Wait, Follow Up

Before submitting your claim, it's a good idea to call your insurance company and make sure you have all of the required documents. 

Once you have everything you need, put it together and submit your claim. Send it via certified mail to ensure it's arrival.

As with most insurance claims, it can take some time to be processed. However, feel free to call and follow up as much as you like. It can never hurt!

What if My Claim For A Wig is Denied?

No worries. It isn't an indefinite no. You still have options.

File An Appeal:

Address the letter to a specific manager in the Claims Department. You can obtain this information by calling the insurance company.

Write a letter asking for a review by the Medical Review Board. 

Go into detail about the difference between a cranial prosthesis and a “fashion wig”. Also, feel free to include emotional details about your experience and why you feel that this is medically necessary.

Provide a copy of your original claims.

Include a letter from your employer, doctor, or friend that supports your need.

Questions? We're Happy To Help!

At Lynne's Wig Boutique, it's our goal to hold your hand through the wig buying process. It can be emotional and overwhelming. Let us help you pick out the perfect wig today. Stop into our American Fork location or visit our online store for a premier wig-shopping experience.

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Style~ Ella by Henry Margu

Ella by Henry Margu

Fun, flirty,and vibrant Ella by Henry Margu is sophistacated with a bit of sass. Ella has beveled edges and a wispy, layered bang. Razored ends leads to a flared bottom edge. Lush layers surround the face and accentuate the razoring technique that softens this carefree appearance. Even after washing, Ella by Henry Margu will hold it's shape with a bit of body and flipped out ends. Come Try it on today at Lynne's Wig Boutique! Ella is available in all the best highlighted and gradient colors. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Four Reasons You Need a Wig this Valentine's Day

Valentines Day is just around the corner! This year, bypass the normal candy and cards and rev up the romance by adding a wig or hairpiece into the mix.  We’ve compiled four varying ways to add a bit of spice into your Lover-Lover Day, ranging from being a little subtle and sultry to even a bit racy! Read on to make this a Valentine’s Day worth remembering.

Amp up your Hair
Sometimes something as simple as putting an extra “umph” in your hair can make all the difference. There are a variety of hairpieces that can enhance your overall look without completely straying from your current style.  In just minutes, you can discretely add length, volume, color and style to your current hairstyle. There are also some simple, easy pieces that can turn your drab ponytail to instant glamour. By making one simple addition or change, you will notice an instant jolt in your look and in your confidence that will reward you throughout the day.

Try something new
On some level, we all have a hairstyle we admire from afar. Perhaps we don’t dare to be so bold with our own hair for any number of reasons. Maybe such a style or color wouldn’t be appropriate in our line of work. Maybe we think that we wouldn’t “look our age”. Maybe it’s a style that doesn’t identify with our day-to-day identity. Whatever the reason, toss those cares to the wind! Let Valentine’s Day be a reminder that all love begins with self-love.  You should allow yourself at the very least, one day of the year to be whomever you want. If you must present yourself a certain way in day-to-day life, wearing a wig will allow you to also express yourself without making any permanent or noticeable changes. Regardless, break away from any fear and have some fun!

Fulfill a Fantasy
Do you have a secret fantasy lingering in the back of your mind just waiting to be let loose? If so, now is the time to explore new avenues! Wigs have the power to transform an entire look. Perhaps you know your spouse has always had a thing for “redheads”. Why not surprise him by picking out the sexiest, brightest red wig you can find? Have you always secretly wanted long mermaid-esque locks? Go for it! Have some fun with it. Halloween shouldn’t be the only time you get to dress up. This time, you can enjoy it without worrying if you’re going to be tagged on Facebook!

If you’re feeling fun, flirty, and open-minded, take your fantasy into a full-on role-play with your spouse.  Variety is the spice of life! Spice things up by dressing and acting the part. It can be as simple and romantic as channeling Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire. However, it can also be as elaborate and extravagant as you would like,  by completely changing your look, demeanor, accent and “anonymously” meeting in public. Whatever your fancy, the key is the interaction and openness.  Just because your spouse may be turned on by something that is contrary to your normal appearance does not mean that they are no longer attracted to you.  This will allow your spouse to see you in a new light, re-ignite the flame, and open the door for many more fun encounters, whether a special occasion or not.

Wigs and hairpieces have the ability to transform your Valentine’s Day.  This Valentine’s Day, are you going to stick with the teddy bear and box of chocolates or are you going to be a little more brazen and spice things up? Come and see us at Lynne’s Wig Boutique and we will find the perfect fit for whatever it is you have in mind!