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Welcome To Alternative Hair Solutions

Welcome To Alternative Hair Solutions

Offering Fine Charlottesville Wigs

Central Virginia’s Number 1 Salon For Elegant Wigs & Men’s Hair Pieces


We Offer Follea – The Finest European Hair Wigs

Plus Others For Fine Mongolian Hair Pieces

Are you tired of embarrassing trips to the cheap Richmond hair or wig shops? Or are you just looking to get quality hair at great prices in Charlottesville?

Well, look no further. Our Charlottesville Wigs and hairpieces use virgin hair from European hair merchants that buy it from women in Eastern Europe. It is washed, blended and sorted to your needs and made into beautiful Charlottesville wigs and hairpieces.

When selecting a Charlottesville Wig or hairpiece due to the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation, it is necessary to learn which options are available to men, women and children.

Charlottesville Wigs offers hair replacements for men, women and children and allow full, natural coverage for all individuals with alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, or hair loss related to chemotherapy cancer treatment, burn and trauma victims.

If you are ready to book your free, no obligation hair loss evaluation, please call us at (434) 964-0865. Or just email me here:
Did you know that most of the hair currently on the market is exported from China?
And that same hair is distributed to all the major hair companies within the U.S.?

So, why are you still paying for the same horrible hair?

Invest in yourself

Charlottesville European Hair Wigs

Natural European hair is the finest hair available to produce the best European hair wigs. The texture and appearance of European hair wigs depends on its origin. The best of the European hair used in wig making today comes from Russia and Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Women in Eastern Europe use significantly less coloring solutions on their hair than women in Western Europe and the U.S. As a result, their hair is healthier and stronger. European hair wigs can be shaped and customized to your specifications and styled in countless ways while remaining natural to the look, feel and enjoyable to wear.

Charlottesville European hair wigs have the most natural appearance and texture and the most comfortable wearing qualities.

A European hair wig is the highest quality wig you can buy. However, when considering a European hair wig, be sure to purchase only from an experienced, reputable, LOCAL dealer.

Top quality is expensive to produce, and if the price seems to good to be true, it probably is. A good quality Natural European hair wig or Hairpiece can be expensive. These wigs are the best human hair wigs one can find. Call us to view our collection of European Hair wigs.

Charlottesville Wigs also stocks a wide range of European refined hair wigs and European texture hair wigs.

An experienced team of workers will spend 3 to 4 weeks weeks to produce one European hair wig.


Charlottesville Wigs proudly carries wig collections which has quickly earned a reputation for being the premiere company in the wig industry. Located below Bristles (where I am also a hair stylist), Charlottesville Wigs caters to a wealthy clientele. Our Charlottesville Wigs are featured on television and in major fashion magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Elle. Our Charlottesville Wigs have even been worn by a First Lady in the White House!

Charlottesville Wigs delivers the most naturally beautiful hair in the world. Since all our wigs offer many styling options, keep in mind that the photos you see are just moments in time captured by our cameras. All our Charlottesville Wigs can be styled into hundreds of different looks.

If you don’t see what you need in a Charlottesville Wig or hairpiece, we can make it for you, to your exact specifications. We can have full coverage wigs and partial pieces made for any need in any design in any color, with any type of hair.

As an extension of yourself, your style should be the perfect blend of fashion, attitude, lifestyle, versatility and convenience – with the added note of wear-and-care practicality. Consider your overall image in the picture. If you are small-boned and short, do not overwhelm your figure with too much fullness. If you are big-bonded and tall, a medium-to-long length with fullness can balance your overall figure. Aware that hair is your most important fashion asset, we are always at your service, ready to assist you in making a choice that is perfectly natural for you. Looking your best is the business of Charlottesville Wigs – and we are dedicated to offering you the finest quality in the world of fashion wigs and hairpieces.

Call us and come browse through our Charlottesville wig collection. (434) 964-0865


Being a part of fashion, color is always directed by prevailing trends as well as personal preference. Our custom European colors are as natural as your own hair. Like human hair, these shades offer highlights that interact with the bases overall color impression, creating the perfect balance as nature intended. View our color chart.

The most expensive Charlottesville Wigs available are those that are made using real human hair. The cost of these is dependent on the ethnic origin of the hair, and whether or not the hair has been treated with chemicals (colored or permed) previously. Here’s a general breakdown of natural hair wigs:

European hair is considered top of the line because of its relative rarity, and the ability to have natural-looking color in a variety of shades. Virgin hair of European origin will be the most costly, with chemically treated hair as a close second.

Hair from India and Asia are next in cost. These two regions provide most of the human hair that is commercially available. The hair tends to be universally dark (black or near black) with some gray blends, and must be processed and treated to achieve other colors. Hair from India is usually available in lengths from 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) and is naturally wavy. Hair from Asia is naturally straight and can be found in lengths from 12 to 28 inches (30 to 70 cm).

Human hair mixed with animal hair is next. The human hair can be blended with lengths of hair from animals such as angora, horses, yak or sheep. This offers a less expensive natural hair wig. Yak hair is particularly useful in making fantasy wigs. The hair from yaks is harvested from the belly and is the purest of whites, making it ideal for fantasy colors. Such mixed hair wigs are often used in theatrical and fashion shows.


Animal hair is last, as wigs made from 100% animal hair are the cheapest of the natural hair wigs available. These make relatively inexpensive wigs that are good as “fun wigs”.

If you have never seen or used a full lace Charlottesville Wigs, it can be difficult to understand why such would be so beneficial, but the lace base of the wig offers supreme blending with the natural hair line. So many women fear the use of a wig due to an unnatural look that can sometimes appear with the wrong type of wig, but a lace wig can offer a look that is hard to notice from natural hair.

Leave behind harmful products. Many hair replacement options include harmful products that can be quite expensive. These products are absorbed by the skin and while some will promote the growth of hair, others will leave nasty effects behind with ineffective results. Even those that are effective can carry risks and side effects, some of which are not quite worth the use. With a lace base Charlottesville Wig, you can get the natural look of your own hair, without having to replace the missing hair with products and side effects.

While so many women can encounter balding at some point in their lives, all these women just don’t have the money to seek out the most effective hair replacement procedures that are offered today. Many times, the thought of removing hair from one area to replace in another can be scary and a bit discomforting, while remaining very expensive. Instead, you can easily purchase a lace Charlottesville Wig for a fraction of the cost to get an instant full head of thick and beautiful silk or yaki hair. Not only will people not be able to tell the difference, but you will have saved quite a bit in choosing this option.


The Difference Between a Real Hair & Synthetic Wigs

When shopping for a Charlottesville Wig or hairpiece you have a lot of options- what style, what color, what design and so on. However, the biggest decision you will need to make is whether to purchase a human hair wig or one made with synthetic hair. In order to decide you need to really understand the difference between human hair wigs and those made with synthetic hair.

What is the Difference Between a Human Hair Wig and a Synthetic Hair Wig?

As the names point out a human hair wig is made with actual hair from other people. Synthetic hair wigs are crafted from man-made fibers. However, the differences go farther than just the materials used to make the wigs.

Charlottesville Human Hair Wigs

These Charlottesville hairpieces are crafted from real human hair that individuals sell to wig manufacturers. Once the hair is sold the wig maker cleans, chemically treats, colors, cuts, and crafts the hair into a wig. Human hair wigs can be colored to better match your natural hair color and skin tone, they can be permed, cut, styled, and blow-dried. Human hair wigs are usually softer than synthetic hair wigs and offer a more natural, “real hair” look to the wearer. Best of all, human hair wigs are usually more durable than synthetic wigs since human hair is stronger.

The downsides to owning a real human hair Charlottesville wig are the price and the extent of care. Most human hair wigs are very expensive. The hair that is bought must start out as all one length and must be at least ten inches long. This makes human hair more difficult to come by and more expensive to purchase. Plus, the real hair cuticle must be kept in the same direction when weaving a wig in order to reduce tangling and ensure that the hair “falls” naturally and smoothly. Human hair wigs also require more upkeep. Just like real hair, human hair wigs do not hold their shape after washing. Each time you wash a human hair wig you must restyle it or take it back to the stylist for setting. Because these wigs don’t hold their style permanently you must use more products on them to keep them looking good.

Synthetic Hair Wigs

Synthetic hair wigs are crafted from man-made fibers. While most synthetic hair wigs are less expensive than human hair wigs, you do need to choose a higher priced wig if you want a more natural look. The higher the quality of the wig the more it will resemble human hair. The advantages to purchasing a synthetic hair wig are price and ease of wear. The wigs are less expensive than the human hair varieties and they hold their shape much better. Since these wigs are crafted of man-made materials the strands have “style memory” and are designed to snap back into shape after washing. Thus, synthetic hair wigs are truly wash and wear.

There are drawbacks to owning a synthetic hair wig. Depending on the style and quality these wigs cannot be restyled at home so a change in hairstyle is usually more expensive. Plus, you cannot change the color of synthetic wigs once it is set at the factory.

Before deciding between a human hair or synthetic hair wig it is best to speak with me at Charlottesville Wigs. We can help you determine which type of wig would be best suited to your individual needs and preferences.

Charlottesville Men’s Hair Replacement

Men’s hair replacement is 50% of our busineess today. Charlottesville Wigs is proud to provide the highest quality custom men’s hairpieces available. Our Charlottesville Men’s Hair Replacement System features a totally undetectable front hairline that you can wear with utmost confidence. Here, you will find all the information necessary to make an intelligent, informed decision for your hair loss needs. Compare Rogaine, Propecia, Hair Transplants or a Custom Hair System in an easy understandable format. You no longer have to accept your hair loss; there are better options available.

You have questions, we have answers. Yes…you can break free from the expensive retail Hair Clubs. You can purchase the same or even a superior hair replacement system aka; toupees, at affordable prices. We guarantee it!

NO, there are no risks involved. All our Men’s Hair Replacement Systems are sold with an Unconditional 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied just return it. No fine print, you get your money back. Now that really offers peace of mind! Get started and be on your way to looking and feeling your best again.



Q. Can I shower or swim with it?
A. Yes, if it is taped or bonded correctly

Q. Will be able to put it on and take it off myself?
A. Yes, but I do not suggest that you do. One of the most common things that makes a system detectable is not placing the system properly.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. At the time of your consultation, we will determie which system works best within your budget

Q. How long will it last?
A. Depending on the type of system and method of attachment, you will need anywhere between 2 to 24 systems per year.


Please feel free to contact me by phone or e mail to set up your complimentary 45 minute consultation where we can address all of your questions and get you started on your new look.



Our Pledge To You

Our pledge is to provide excellence in both products and service by adhering to the highest standards expected from an industry leader. At Charlottesville Wigs, you’re never a number. You’re a person that deserves honest, fair treatment plus a custom men’s hairpiece at an affordable price. Isn’t that what you are looking for?

All this can be accomplished in the privacy and comfort of your own home. No longer will you be subjected to high pressure salesmen, expensive styling appointments and long term contracts at hair clubs. You can easily care for your own hair system. Maintaining, attaching and cleaning your hair system is simple and we will teach you everything you need to know. It isn’t rocket science.

“Jean REALLY does specialize in exquisite Charlottesville wigs!”

Alternative Hair Solutions & Charlottesville Wigs

716 Rio Road West

Charlottesville, VA 22901


Marty, Jean & Linda – 434-964-0865

Offering fine wigs for women suffering from Alopecia and undergoing chemotherapy and men who need to look their best.

“I have worked with wigs & hairpieces all my life and I still have the passion to create the most fashionable wigs. As the leading Charlottesville hair loss stylist, I’ve dedicated years in developing fabulous Charlottesville wigs!”


Alternative Hair Solutions & Charlottesville Wigs is located under Bristles Salon at 716 Rio Road West
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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