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Welcome To Alternative Hair Solutions

Welcome to Alternative Hair Solutions Of Charlottesville

Offering Fine Wigs & Hairpieces For Men & Women


We Offer Follea – The Finest European Hair Wigs

Plus Other Fine 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 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 wigs and hairpieces.

When selecting a 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.

Alternative Hair Solutions 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:

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.

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 salon.

An experienced team of workers will spend up to 14 weeks to produce one custom piece. So we do not stock these pieces as they are custom made to your needs & desires.


Alternative Hair Solutions has earned a reputation for being the premier salon in Central Virginia for wigs & hairpieces. Located below Bristles, Alternative Hair Solutions caters to your needs. Our hairpieces are featured in major fashion magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Elle.

Alternative Hair Solutions delivers the most naturally beautiful hair in the world. Since our wigs offer many styling options, keep in mind that the photos you see are just moments in time captured by a camera. We can style any look.

If you don’t see what you need in a wig or hairpiece, we can have it made to your exact specifications. You 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-boned 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 Alternative Hair Solutions – and we are dedicated to offering you the finest quality in the world of fashion wigs and hairpieces.

Call us and let’s talk… (434) 964-0865


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



If you have never seen or used a full lace 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.


The Difference Between a Real Hair & Synthetic Wigs

When shopping for a 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.

Human hair wig is made with actual hair from other people. Synthetic hair wigs are crafted from man-made fibers. However, the differences go further than just the materials used to make the wigs.

Human Hair

These hairpieces are crafted from real human hair that is colored to 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.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair wigs are crafted from man-made fibers. While most synthetic hair wigs are less expensive than human hair wigs, you will need to choose a higher priced wig if you want a 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 since they 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.

Men’s Hair Replacement

Men’s hair replacement is 50% of our business. Alternative Hair Solutions is proud to provide the highest quality custom men’s hairpieces available. Our men’s hair replacement pieces feature 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 non-surgical hair graft at more affordable prices.

So, lets get started and be on your way to looking and feeling your best again in 2016.



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 determine 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 12 to 24 appointments per year.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to set up a complimentary consultation where we can address all of your questions.



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 Alternative Hair Solutions, you’re never a number. You’re a person who deserves honest, fair treatment plus a custom men’s hairpiece at an affordable price. Isn’t that what you are looking for?

“We REALLY do care how you look!”

jean and marty

Your Hosts ~ Jean & Marty


“I have worked with wigs & hairpieces all my life and I still have the passion to create the most fashionable styles for both men & women and as the leading Charlottesville hair loss stylist, I’ve dedicated years in developing my talen & skills just for you!”


Alternative Hair Solutions is located under Bristles Salon at:

716 Rio Road West
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Plenty of Parking


By Appointment Please