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Stage 1: Application Approval

It’s time to find and contact a local stylist, complete the online application, and mail the required documentation and photographs.

Find a local Certified Service Provider

Using our link below, please search for a Certified Service Provider (specifically trained by Wigs For Kids) that is closest to you.

What if I can’t find a local provider? We recommend using search engines, such as Google, to look for a:

  • Hair replacement center; or
  • Professional salon that has experience with hairpieces; or
  • Salon that is willing to complete our online training (free of charge) before they assist with the measurements and fitting for the hairpiece.

Certified Service Provider Locator

Note: If you still cannot find a Certified Service Provider or hair replacement center in your area, please visit the American Hair Loss Council Directory.

Contact the Certified Service Provider

Introduce yourself as a Wigs For Kids applicant, and confirm their willingness to assist with measurements and fitting/styling of your child’s hairpiece once your application is approved. You will need the following information:

  • Salon/center full name
  • Stylist full name
  • Salon/center full address and phone number
  • Salon/center license number
  • Best email address for reaching the stylist at the salon/center
  • If the stylist is experienced with handling hairpieces or has provided services to a Wig For Kids applicant in the past

Tell the stylist that the Recipient Program Manager from Wigs For Kids will contact them for verification purposes and to answer any questions they may have.

Note: Wigs For Kids will provide the stylist with the tools necessary to properly fit and help your child maintain their hairpiece. Once your application is approved, we will ship the necessary Measurement Packet to you.

Complete and submit the online application

Once your stylist is identified, contacted, and confirmed, complete and submit the online application.

Recipient Application

Note: If your child is hospitalized, a Child Life Specialist and/or Social Worker can help you with the application process.

Mail documentation and photographs to Wigs For Kids

Gather supportive documents for the application:

  1. The Wigs For Kids Medical Information Form signed by your medical professional
  2. Prescription for ‘cranial prosthesis’ OR a referral letter stating diagnosis from your medical practitioner
  3. Legal age document (copy of one of the following are acceptable: birth certificate, passport, state ID)
  4. Current color picture of child
  5. Color picture of child prior to hair loss or picture of a hairstyle they’d ideally like to wear

Once you’ve gathered the package of documents, please mail to:

Attn: Recipient Department

24231 Center Ridge Road

Westlake OH 44145

Medical Form

Note: We can’t consider your application until we receive these documents from you. Please make every effort to provide the documentation right away. We want to help your child as soon as possible.

Receive formal approval to move forward with the application process

After receiving and verifying the completeness of submitted documentation and photographs, Wigs For Kids will:

  • Approve your application.
  • Send an email to you confirming approval of your application and announcing immediate shipment of the Measurement Packet to your family via the United States Postal Service (USPS).

On average, it takes five business days for the Measurement Packet to reach Recipient Families within the United States.

Note: Once you receive the email notification, we kindly ask that you complete activities for Stage 2: Getting To Know You and Stage 3: Measurement at your earliest convenience.

Reminder:

Please complete all steps in each stage before moving on to the next stage.

About Wigs For Kids

Wigs For Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children suffering from hair loss stemming
from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other medical
causes. Stylists and regular people just like you work together to give recipients the self-esteem
and self-image they deserve.

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