The founder of Barbara’s Hair Studio, Barbara Vivolo, understands what’s it’s like to face breast cancer and deal with its physical and emotional wrath. She’s been there.
Barbara’s mother and Aunt both battled from breast cancer. As a trained cosmetologist since 1984, Barbara started styling wigs for them in the hopes of easing the trauma they felt due to hair loss from chemotherapy treatment.
A life’s mission was born. Barbara became passionate about helping all women look and feel better as they dealt with cancer and other illnesses that caused hair loss. She became an expert in hair replacement options.
In 2006, Barbara herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was only 40 years old and had three young children at home. Barbara opted to undergo a double mastectomy and full breast reconstruction surgery.
Her health improved, but her commitment to helping cancer patients and other women suffering from hair loss remained. She’s since helped countless women look good and feel better with the help of wigs and toppers with a fit, color and style that is created especially for them.
Barbara will measure and fit your wig so it looks like your natural hair, whether you have thinning hair or are experiencing complete hair loss. She will style the wig so it shows off your own personal style or shows off a new look you’ve been wanting to try. From a free initial consultation to handing over your custom wig or topper, Barbara will walk you through the entire process on your journey to Hair Recovery.
Barbara is a certified health and wellness coach, which enables her to assist clients suffering from the psychological transition of hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia areata or hormonal changes. She has received ongoing training as a stylist.
As a Wig stylist she is trained and certified as a master Wig fitter & Stylist, which includes Cutting, Styling and custom alterations on all Wigs.
Barbara was trained by Jon Renau a California based manufacturing Wig company.
Barbara has been working with New York lawmakers to pass a bill requiring health insurance companies cover the cost of wigs and toppers during cancer treatment. She’s an advocate for women who might otherwise struggle to pay for the cost of cranial prosthesis, and believes a wig is no different than a prosthetic leg or arm.
Barbara’s Hair Studio is happy to assist clients from Long Island, New York, including Hauppauge, Commack, Kings Park, Northport, Dix Hills, East Northport, Smithtown, Huntington, Greenlawn, Elwood and all of Suffolk County and Nassau County by appointment only.
As Barbara says, losing your hair is a sign of healing. She will help you along that journey with a focus on health, hair, healing and happiness.
Text, Call, or Email her today she will ease the transition and hold your hand through the process.
Barbara's Hair Studio, 586 Veterans Memorial Highway #1c Suite 15, 631-672-4855 (Inside Sola Salon)