about the founder
The Katherine Collection Story
The Katherine Collection is about understanding the connection to our hair. As someone whose hair has thinned over the years, I am aware of the emotional connection we have to our crowning glory – particularly when faced with losing it. We may try to downplay its role, but the impact is real.
Fate. As it would turn out, during a vacation to Palm Springs we happened upon a wig retailer that lead to an afternoon of entertainment and 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 internal boost quite unexpected and profound. We were thoroughly immersed in the experience yet as I happened to look around I noticed others were as well. I have since learned the degree to which 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 supporting all aspects of our being – body, mind, and spirit. For instance, it is well understood how treatments for cancer affect us on multiple levels, and maintaining psychological esteem and well-being throughout this journey is key. Hair alternatives can play a very supportive role at a time when we need it most. The results are immediate – practical – and uplifting! “Look Good, Feel Better” is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to this very philosophy.
Another cause is Alopecia Areata, a common autoimmune disorder that presents as unpredictable hair loss to the scalp and/or entire body that can develop at any age and effects males and females equally. Additional factors are Diabetes, Lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Graves Disease, plus hormonal imbalance, stress, anemia, genetics, and age.
Industry Progress. Through advancements in synthetic fibres and craftsmanship by wig artisans, wigs today have become virtually undetectable. In fact, many individuals today accept wigs and toppers as a basic fashion accessory explaining why Wig-Wardrobes have become so popular. This modern day approach to changing styles and colours effortlessly has become a technique for maintaining health and integrity to biological hair. These factors along with medical demand and global acceptance demonstrate why the wig industry is witnessing resurgence.
New beginning. Now, as a Wig Consultant and Specialized Retailer located on beautiful Vancouver Island, I have found my niche in providing a type of support that puts a spring in the step and a smile on the face! With the use of technology, consultations are not restricted to local only. Visitors from across Canada can enjoy the online wig boutique that provides access to a comprehensive selection of reputable brand-named wigs that will benefit women, men, and children, whatever your need or want may be!
Welcome, enjoy, and reach-out!
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 – 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!
the wig industry
Why the resurgence?
For anyone who follows market trends and tipping-points, below are a few drivers influencing the surge in todays wig industry.
One key denominator is a global population that welcomes and embraces personal improvements on many levels and that includes hair fashion. Consumers are discerning, the 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.
In terms of demographics, Millennials and Generation Z have been utilizing some form of hair enhancement for years. Extensions are a mainstream accessory, along with pastel and metallic statement-pieces. Owning a wig-wardrobe is much more common than you might imagine. Boomers remain as working professionals or as active retirees who appreciate the easy transformation and convenience a wig provides while maintaining the health and integrity of biological hair. Regrettably, medical conditions, disease, and treatments effecting all ages including children has contributed to the need for age appropriate options as well. And lastly, is a reflection on the ever increasing lifespan of our seniors who appreciate the economic value achieved from fewer visits to the salon, along with the quick refresh a wig provides. And while we may recognize that hair is not everything, being without it can be extremely difficult, at any age, for males as well as females.
Wig designers and artisans are well aware of the revolution. Contemporary styling – trending hues – utmost natural appearance – and comfort 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. A high-end wig is an investment initially, yet with proper care and attention can last up to and beyond two years.
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 gaining in momentum!