About a year ago I began collaborating with the people who run the Botsford Cancer Center to figure out how we could provide a very special service to patients who would be losing their hair due to the side effects of chemotherapy. I quickly found out why patients are so devoted to this place.
Hope. Love. Knowledge.
Everybody gets treated with care and compassion, like they were cherished family members. I knew I had chosen to work with the right cancer center, because this is just how my staff and I treat our clients.
A new service was born out of these discussions that can restore a cancer patient’s self-confidence and sense of identity. We christened it the New Reflections Boutique, Services by Rebecca’s Wigs.
Hair: a source of self-confidence and identity
When a woman experiences hair loss, she can lose her sense of self. Wearing a wig can help her to feel like her old self. Wigs for female cancer patients can offer a sense of empowerment during a very scary, uncontrollable time.
Impeccable service and products
Some who use our wig service at Botsford Cancer Center are unable to drive or do not have access to transportation, so we are a one-stop shop for them. We schedule personal consultations with patients in private rooms where we assist them in selecting flattering wig styles. We offer these same private appointments at our downtown Farmington store, where we’ve just added a new wig studio featuring more than 100 wig styles and other accessories.
Our boutique located on the second floor of the Botsford Cancer Center offers many other products to help women feel beautiful and cared for while healing. Our merchandise includes personal hygiene products, headware, inspirational jewelry, key rings, greetings cards, and bookmarks.
Hours and Contact Information
Call 248-477-3033 to schedule a private, personal consultation at either location. New Reflections Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. If it would be more convenient for you, schedule your consultation at our downtown Farmington store, just a five-minute drive west from Botsford. Please visit merlenorman-rebeccaswigs.com and facebook.com/farmington.merlenorman
- New Reflections Boutique, Services by Rebecca’s Wigs
Inside the Botsford Cancer Center
27900 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
- Rebecca’s Wigs
Merle Norman of Farmington
23348 Farmington Road
Farmington, MI 48336
Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss
- Will I lose all of my hair while going through chemotherapy?
Depending on your treatment plan, you may lose the hair on your head and possibly your eyebrows and eyelashes. It is different with each person. Your doctor will monitor this.
- When should I shop for a wig?
We suggest you schedule a consultation before you start treatment to allow time to have your wig before you experience hair loss. We will be able to see your natural hair and talk with you about your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes.
- Is it difficult to care for a wig?
Wearing a wig involves very little care and styling. The fibers have “memory.” The wig will retain its style and look with little fuss.
- What is the cost of a wig?
They range in price depending on what type you select. Some insurance providers will cover a majority of the expense. You can contact your provider for covered services. There should be a toll-free number on the back of your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover these expenses, please talk with us as we may be able to offer a discounted program to uninsured clients.
By Karen Gara, owner, New Reflections Boutique, Services by Rebecca’s Wigs at Botsford Cancer Center and Merle Norman of Farmington.