Local and Nearby Wig Sources

The Boutique at CRC

The Boutique at CRC is located at 612 West State Street in Ithaca. There is an inventory of new and gently used wigs that are available free of charge. Any donated wig is washed and styled before it is added to our boutique inventory. They vary from long to short, straight to curly to wavy, and deep to light shades of “standard” hair colors. CRC is open weekdays from 9-5pm. The boutique is available by appointment or for walk-ins. Please call (607) 277-0960 to make an appointment, especially if you are unable to visit during regular office hours.

For you convenience, CRC has a “Patient and Family Lounge”, located at Cayuga Medical Center, right next to the Chemotherapy suite on the lower level.  There you will find a variety of wigs and accessories. The boutique is available for walk-ins, no appointment necessary. CRC has trained volunteers that will help you choose a wig.  The hospital is located at 101 Dates Drive in Ithaca.

Feel free to try on as many wigs as you wish. CRC private rooms have mirrors and visitors can bring friends to help you make your selection. CRC encourages you to take several wigs, wear them in different settings, and keep as many as suit your needs. Wigs can be returned for others to try.

Hendriks and Wood Studio: Erich Hendriks is one of the owners of Hendriks and Wood Studio at 801 West Buffalo Street in Ithaca. They offer wig sales and service for free. The latter includes reshaping, re-curling, custom coloring of human-hair wigs, cutting and restyling. They can, for example, smooth a wig that is especially curly or frizzy. Call (607) 257-7911 for an appointment. Facebook page.

TST BOCES: The Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Cosmetology Program is on Warren Road, across from DeWitt Middle School. It offers free, reconditioned wigs and wig care. Call Mrs. Andrea Perkins at (607) 257-1551 to make an appointment. tstboces.org

Satori: Satori offers by appointment, complimentary head shaving for those dealing with chemotherapy.  They can provide a private environment upon request.  Complimentary wig services, styling, trimming and support with how to care for your wig.  Satori also provides the following services at no charge to anyone suffering with the challenges of chemotherapy: foot soak and massage, deep conditioning manicure and a makeup consultation/lesson. Services by appointment only).  Located at 840 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca.  (607) 266 0130  satorisalonithaca.com

Online Sources

Paula Young Wigs

Wilshire Wigs

tlc (Tender Loving Care), affiliated with the American Cancer Society, offers products for hair loss and mastectomy supplies.

You can also use a search engine like Google to look for chemotherapy wigs.