The Katherine Collection

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about the founder

The Katherine Collection Story

The Katherine Collection is about understanding the connection we have to our hair. As someone who has experienced some thinning over the years, I am aware of the emotional attachment 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 turned-out during a vacation to Palm Springs, my family and I happened upon a wig retailer that lead to an afternoon of pure fun and enlightenment. With each wig we tried on came a transformation that was truly unexpected. We also noticed the quality and texture of hair fibre as amazingly soft and natural. To say I was intrigued would be an understatement – I was inspired! As I looked around, I noticed others were enjoying themselves as much as we were. What I later learned through research is that the wig industry in the U.S. is booming, and I now understand why. The emotional connection I experienced that day never left, in fact it became the inspiration for establishing The Katherine Collection, and why I want to share it with others.

Anyone can experience hair loss. As a nurse, I am a firm believer in supporting all aspects of our body, mind, and spirit. It is well understood how chemo therapy can effect an individual on many levels and maintaining psychological well-being throughout this process is paramount. Alternative hair can play a supportive role at a time when it is needed most. The results are immediate – practical – and reassuring. The Canadian charitable organization “Look Good, Feel Better” is dedicated to this philosophy for sound reason.

 

Another hair loss challenge is Alopecia Areata and it is faced by many. This fairly common autoimmune disorder presents as unpredictable hair loss to the scalp and/or entire body. It can develop at any age and effects males and females equally. Adding to the list are genetics, stress, age, anemia, and hormonal imbalance; along with Diabetes, Lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Graves Disease.

Industry Progress. Through advancements in synthetic hair fibres and intricate cap construction by wig artisans, wigs today are incredibly natural in appearance and can be virtually undetectable. Mainstream society have been embracing hair alternatives and enhancements since the 1990’s and explains why wig-wardrobes have become so popular. This technique for changing styles and colours effortlessly appeals to many and has become a contemporary approach towards maintaining the health and integrity of biological hair. With fewer visits to the salon, it is not long before savings abate the investment associated with a wig or topper purchase.

New beginning. Now, as a Wig Consultant located on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia, I have found my niche in providing an uplifting service that supports not only the healing process, but also a clients’ distinct vision for themselves. Whatever your need or want may be, achieving the hair you’ve always wanted is definitely doable. I would like to welcome you to now sit back, relax and browse all the latest the wig revolution has to offer!

Welcome, enjoy, and reach-out!

 

mission

Wigs are more than style.

As a Vancouver Island business owner and a local nurse, I am compassionate about the supportive role wigs can play and 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.

My mission is to support all demographics with respect and integrity, and to inspire hope and confidence that goes hand-in-hand with how you feel in your new hair. Everyone deserves to have and enjoy gorgeous hair – every day!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your shopping experience knowing you can expect secure e-Shop, loyalty discounts, and flat-rate shipping. Shop the online wig boutique 24/7 or call to book an in-person or phone consultation. Need help? Call Toll-Free 1-833-629-0TKC (0852).

Endless Possibilities!

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“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, below are a few drivers influencing the surge in the wig industry of today.

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

In terms of demographics, wigs are no longer a seniors-only commodity. Millennials and Gen Z have been utilizing some form of hair enhancement since the 1990’s. Extensions for example, continue to be a mainstream accessory along with wigs in colour trends such as pastels, metallics, greys and platinum. Owning a wig-wardrobe is much more common than one might imagine. As for Boomers, they remain as working professionals or active retirees and maintaining the health and integrity of biological hair is fundamental, while the ease, transformation and convenience a wig provides is significant. Regrettably, medical challenges along with their treatments effecting children has contributed to the demand for age appropriate options as well. Lastly, the senior population is witnessing an ever increasing lifespan, and appreciate the economic value from fewer visits to the salon. And while we all may recognize that hair is not everything, loosing it can be a difficult adjustment, at any age, for males as well as females.

Wig designers and artisans are well aware of the wig revolution. Contemporary styling, trending colour schemes, natural appearance and comfort are key essentials to creating a great wig. 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. A high-end wig is an investment initially, yet with proper care and attention and depending upon the amount of wear can last up to a year and beyond.

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 some human hair wig consumers are converting. Kanekalon Fibre has definitely added to the Boom, particularly in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Region – with Canada joining in the movement and gaining in momentum!

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