About

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about the founder

Katherine’s Story

Understanding the connection to our hair. As someone with thinning hair to the crown area I am aware of the emotional connection we have to our hair, particularly when faced with losing it. We may try to downplay its role, but the impact is very real.

Fate. As it would turn out, during a vacation to the United States we happened upon a wig retailer in Palm Springs that ultimately lead to an afternoon of sheer enlightenment. Purchases were made, as were transformations – internally and externally. To say I was intrigued would be an understatement. I was inspired! The quality and texture of product was incredibly natural, and the emotional boost was profound. Not only were we thoroughly immersed in the experience, but as I looked around I noticed others were as well. I have since learned that the wig industry in the U.S. is booming, and now I understand why.

Anyone can experience hair loss. As a nurse I am a firm believer in promoting all aspects of our being as a whole – body, mind, and spirit. For instance, it is well understood that cancers and its treatments can affect us physically as well as psychologically. Restoring and sustaining emotional well-being and esteem throughout this critical time is key, and hair alternatives can play a valuable and supportive role. Results are immediate, uplifting, and practical. “Look Good, Feel Better” is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to this philosophy.

 

Another cause of hair loss is alopecia – a fairly common autoimmune disorder that presents as unpredictable loss to the scalp and/or the entire body. It can develop at any age and effects males and females equally. Other factors are related to genetics, stress, diabetes, depression, anemia, hormones, some medications, and age.

Industry Progress. Through advancements in synthetic fibres, craftsmanship in cap construction, and sheer demand – wigs today have become virtually undetectable and provide a boost when we need it most. In addition, many women are choosing wigs for reasons other than medical necessity, viewing them more as a fashion accessory – proving why wig-wardrobes have become a popular approach to changing styles and colours effortlessly, while maintaining the health and integrity of biological hair.

New beginning. Now, as a Wig Consultant and Specialized Retailer for an Online Wig Boutique, The Katherine Collection offers hair-loss solutions throughout Vancouver Island and Canada’s West Coast, providing private consultations with a comprehensive selection of reputable brand-named wigs to benefit women, men, and children.

Welcome, enjoy, reach-out!

mission

More than style.

As a Vancouver Island business owner and a local nurse, I am compassionate about the very supportive role that wigs can play – one I am thrilled to be part of! The Katherine Collection was established to provide solutions for all stages of hair loss through a comprehensive selection of designer wigs and toppers in advanced synthetic fibres to the finest in 100% Remy human hair. Whether for women or men, from children to seniors, The Katherine Collection has you covered.

I invite you to sit back, browse, and shop, knowing you can expect Canadian Price Match Guarantee, secure e-Shop, no hassle returns, and low flat-rate shipping. Need help? Call toll-free!

My mission is to inspire confidence and hope through the deserved enjoyment of having gorgeous hair, everyday!

FOUNDER

Endless possibilities

Top Designer Selections

We offer a comprehensive selection of top designer wigs including: Rene of Paris, Raquel Welch, HIM, Ellen Willie, Gabor, Jon Renau, Amore, and more!

“Thank you for finding the exact colour and style to suite my face shape and the look I was seeking, which was a lot younger! I would also like to thank you for your time fitting me. I feel these wigs make life feel fun and young again.”

SONYA S.
the wig industry

Why the resurgence?

For anyone who follows market trends and tipping-points, below are a few drivers that are influencing the surge in todays wig industry…

One key factor is due to a global population that openly accepts and embraces improvements on many levels which include hair enhancements and hair-fashion. Consumers are incredibly discerning, demand is high, and competition is steep. Whether it be for a medical challenge, expression of style, change or convenience – wigs are making a comeback.

Demographically speaking, Millennials and Generation Z accept some form of hair enhancement in the form of extensions, toppers, or statement-piece such as pastels as a mainstream accessory and owning a wig wardrobe is more common than you might imagine. Boomers remain as working professionals or active retirees who appreciate the easy transformation and convenience a wig provides while at the same time maintaining the health and integrity of biological hair. Regrettably, conditions and treatments effecting all ages, including children, has contributed to demand for age appropriate options that can be readily attained. Lastly, is reflected in the ever increasing lifespan of Seniors who value the economics achieved from fewer visits to the salon, in addition to the ease and refresh that a wig provides. And while we recognize that hair is not everything, being without it can be extremely difficult at any age, for males as well as females.

Wig Designers are well aware of the evolution! Contemporary styling, trending hues, comfort, and the utmost natural appearance are key essentials. A quality product today can be virtually undetectable. However, as with any market advancement comes sub-standard imitations that consumers need to be aware of. My recommendation is to do your research and get to know your Wig Consultant / Specialized Retailer. Wigs are an investment initially, yet with proper care and attention can last up to and beyond a two year span.

In conclusion, what fundamentally brought us to this point and continues to fuel its growth is the introduction of Kanekalon Fibre. This innovated synthetic fibre that originated in Japan is so soft and natural in feel and movement that many human hair wig consumers are converting. Kanekalon Fibre has added to the boom, particularly in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Region, with Canada joining the movement and now gaining in momentum!