Wigs Behind Appearances

With hair prosthetics and other hair accessories, Sarah Chevalier provides support to boost self-esteem. Le Petit Atelier is more than just a hairdressing and barbershop.

The space is small, decorated like a workshop. Le Petit Atelier, opened in July 2021 in Poitiers by Sarah Chevalier, is not as much a hair salon as the others despite its large chairs, large mirrors, and shampoo basins. Or rather he is more than just a hairdresser. With a long experience in the field of hairdressing and installation of synthetic hair, the owner of the place welcomes women who are temporarily deprived of their hair due to cancer, and in general all people suffering from alopecia, alopecia areata and baldness. It became redundant in the economy in December 2020, as the hairstylist admits. I could have gone back to the lambda salon but I wanted to be able to continue with the wig work. So the young woman created her own salon. “I’ve always had a little bit of a social streak. By offering hair prosthetics, we create another bond with clients, offering them something else, not only hairdressing expertise but also restoring their self-esteem.”

Many clients who approached her for a wig at a difficult time in their lives still trust her with their heads up. “They’re back today for the cut or the colours. We developed another relationship, we shared the worst! Sarah is candid.

“self-portrait”

The prosthesis is only the visible part of the long-term follow-up. Choice of style, material (synthetic, high-temperature or natural fibers), color, budget (between €100 and €3,000), payment (up to €350) but also changes when the wig starts to show signs of wear, “we accompany the client from shedding To hair regrowth, remission.On average, it lasts between six months and a year, the professional notes.Hairstyle is often considered shallow, but in these moments, we realize how important it is to self-image.and facing the eyes of others.

Sarah offers wigs, turbans, false bangs, headbands, and Henry Margu hair conditioner, but also “cosmetics, nail polish, and all the extras a woman might need when classic products are off limits.” All this is always accompanied by valuable advice. In the future, Sarah hopes to be able to offer her services at home, or even develop her own line of hair supplements for men.

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