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06/26/11Provided by Citysearch
It's important to a woman in our society to have great hair. It can be depressing if you have thinning or falling hair. Quality of life can be significantly reduced.
My hair is thin and started falling out. I tried everything including prescription treatments but nothing helped. I was depressed and avoided going out or being seen by people if I could.
I accepted that I would have to wear a wig. I was using good quality synthetic wigs and although it was an improvement, you could still tell it wasn't real. The hair didn't look natural, it didn't move freely like real hair, and it was uncomfortable to wear in hot weather. I was still miserable.
It was recommended that I try the William Collier Design studio in Seatle. I made an appointment to go and see if they could help me. The studio is in a relatively quiet, leafy part of down-town Seattle. There is ample parking close by. The studio immediately makes you feel comfortable and at home: the decor is warm and inviting, and the atmosphere reflects the caring nature of the staff who are professional, attentive, thoughtful, sympathetic and above all, friendly. Everyone at William Collier Design made me feel welcomed and accepted.
The individual salons are private and you are not inconvenienced by anyone else receiving treatment while you are there. I had a fitting with two of the staff, one of whom was one of the partners. They patiently listened to my concerns and hopes and examined the pictures I brought of myself with my once thick hair. They understood what I wanted to achieve and went through a fitting of several styles and colors until I found one that as soon as I saw myself in the mirror, I fell in love with it. I bought the wig on the spot. The color wasn't correct for me so they matched it to my own hair. I returned several days later for a cut-in. I was, and remain, overjoyed with the result.
I loved the wig so much that I bought another two copies. One of the wigs actually wasn't the correct style (the factory sent the wrong one). William Collier Design accepted the mistake and rectified it immediately, replacing it with a better quality correct one, at no additional cost to me. The customer service is excellent.
I decided that having beautiful hair is something that I'm willing to work for. Yes, it is an investment. The hair is not cheap but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and what you are paying for is not just a fashion wig or hair-piece, but is the highest quality replacement hair giving nothing less than an opportunity to be yourself again. When I have the wig on, it is so comfortable and blends so well that no-one can tell that it's not my own. It feels and looks entirely natural. I can do anything with the hair I would do with my own. In fact, I recently put it to the test in an open-top sports car. The hair looked and moved (a lot!) like my own hair. There were no mishaps nor embarrassing moments. It was simply perfect! Friends who haven't seen me for a while have remarked that my hair has really improved and looks fantastic. I have told a few of my closest friends the truth, and I thanked others for their compliments as I smile and play with my hair. No-one, except for your most intimate acquaintances needs to know, nor would they ever find out if you didn't want them to.
Finding William Collier Design and Follea wigs has literally been life-changing. It has given me the confidence to be myself and to take joy in life and socializing once more. I am literally a new woman with my beautiful new hair. It is an understatement to say I am a satisfied customer. My love of life has been restored.
I would not hesitate to recommend William Collier Design to anyone considering quality hair replacement.
05/13/09Provided by Citysearch
I searched all over the Seattle area for the best place to receive help for my thinning hair. This has been one of the best choices I have made for myself. The product is wonderful and have given me a new confidence.
Thank you to all the staff - you have been so supportive and kind!
Maureen - Washington State
03/27/09Provided by Citysearch
Last May my 21 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer and undergoing Chemo treatments. We visited several recommended resources for wigs, most having a very inpersonal self-defeating outcome. We happened upon William Collier Design which turned out to be the most positive exhillerating experience! The compassion, understanding and attention to her needs, were unparralled. They were able to transform a very sensative subject matter into an exciting prospect of having a new look that fit her personality and an ability to reinstill a sense of normality. The staff was amazing... the attention to detail unparralled... the follow through even months later... the greatest. I highly recommend thier service and hope those going through similar challenges find this invalluable resourse!!! They are the BEST and we will be forever greatful for what they gave us at such a difficult time.
03/02/09Provided by Citysearch
I've had Alopecia Areata for almost 15 years, and it has been somewhat bearable. Since i had a baby a year ago, my hair is falling out like crazy (AA aswell as Post Partum hairloss is no fun) and the patches are really visible on my head. I didn't want to get a full wig just yet, as i still have about 60% of my hair, however i needed something to cover up the really visible patches on the top and hte back of my head. I found William Collier's place through Google. The reviews sounded really good, but i didn't know if they were real reviews or not. I met with William for a free initial consultation and he recommended i get a top piece instead of a full wig. It was fun seeing the top piece on my head, as it was a lot longer than my own hair, however when i got home the reality of wearing a wig set in and i thought there must be something else i can do. I called them again and they suggested i go in and meet with their hair extensions specialist Echo. She is fabulous! She showed me how some clip in extensions could cover up my patches, and potentially get me over a period until a lot more of my hair falls out. So she checked the color of my hair so she could match hte extensions.
A week later i had an appointment to get them put in and trimmed into my hair. She showed me how to clip them in and THEY LOOKED AMAZING! Seriously, i even got an extra inch of hair and my hair was so thick afterwards. Yes, they're a pain to put in and take out, aswell as wear during hte day, but they cover my patches and i look like i've got a full head of hair and it makes me feel great. The color match is so good...even my husband commented on it and he hasn't got a clue about hair.
I know i'll have to go back to WCD for a wig in the next year or so, but i feel in really good hands while i'm there. The offices are lovely and inviting, and the staff are all really friendly...it has been a pleasure to deal with them. I'm even going back to Echo to get my highlights done.
11/21/08Provided by Citysearch
When I first went to William Collier Design I was at the lowest point of my life. I was in desperate need of something, anything, to boost my spirits and help see me through such a difficult time. Well I found it the minute I walked through the doors of their wonderful salon. They are warm, compassionate and so professional. They very kindly guided me through, and helped diminish, a very painful time for me. I not only came away with a beautiful wig, I also found new hope and a hairdresser and salon that I will always trust. This experience helped change my life and I highly recommend William Collier Design for anybody's salon needs. They are the best!
09/09/08Provided by Citysearch
If you're considering hair replacement, I highly recommend William Collier Design (WCD). You're always treated with respect and dignity at WCD. I have been with WCD for over 5 years now and I am so happy I made the move from that large hair replacement company. The staff is professional and flexible with my personal situation. Also, if there's ever a problem, they make it right as quickly as possible. I also love the salon feel at WCD. It's truly night and day from those large hair replacement companies that are located in some office park.
06/03/08Provided by Citysearch
I have trichotillomania and made an appt with William Collier Design after finding them on the TLC website. They were extrememly compassionate and discrete and made me feel completely comfortable. I went in for a consultation and walked out with the most beautiful wig you could ever imagine. When I left, I had to hug them. My hair is gorgeous and my life is completely changed. THANK YOU!
05/01/08Provided by Citysearch
I have had an absolutley wonderful experience at William Collier. From my first visit I felt so welcomed and accepted. I just had my cut in of my new hair and I am in Love. I have lived with insecurity around my thin hair for so long that I almost forget what it felt like to feel confident in the way that my hair felt and looked.
I left the salon feeling absolutley beautiful... After recieiving my new hair all I wanted to do was to jump up and hug William! It looks soooo natural that when I went to work everyone positively commented on my haircut! I am certain I was unrecognizable to some people whom have never seen me walk with confidence and a new spring in my step!
Thank you so much to William and to Judy and Echo for such quailty, professional care, excellent customer service and loads of knowledge.
I most definately would reccomend William Collier Salon to anyone without any hesitation!
10/31/07Provided by Citysearch
This is a very special ""thank you"" to William and his staff for changing my dauther's life.
I would say to anyone out there that has any hesitation about William Collier's hair system....run, don't walk, as fast as you can to see him. It literally changed my daughter's life. She was so concerned about her hair loss that she had begun to refuse social invitations. Now that she has her ""new hair"" she is a new person. All people ever ask her is ""where did you get that cute hair cut"". She lives out of state so when she tells them in Seattle their reply is ""oh, of course"".
From the minute you walk in the door they make you feel like an old friend. William and his staff are very professional, capable and you know that you are in good hands - and on top of all that - they are fun!
I urge you, don't hesitate, go now!
10/10/07Provided by Citysearch
I have trichotillomania and this is the first salon that I have gone to that is educated about my condition. Wendy and Rhonda were professional, respectful, courteous - I felt so comfortable ""letting my hair down"" in front of them. Wendy first really looked at my hair before my haircut and Rhonda informed me about the hair replacement options that are available to me from them without any pressure to purchase one right away. I would highly recommend William Collier Design for someone with trichotillomania - it is a first-class salon.
09/06/07Provided by Citysearch
It?s been nearly two months since the ?cutting in? and I could not be happier with the results.
From my initial phone conversation with Rhonda, until now as I enjoy the final results, every step of the process has exceeded my expectations. William Collier Design has treated me with dignity, warmth, and respect. The quality of my hair system is orders of magnitude better than what I previously was wearing. So much so, that sometimes I even think, ?it looks too good!?
Just kidding. I love it!
I recently visited my 87 year-old Mom who has not seen me for quite a few months and she
remarked upon how great I looked. She thought I?d gotten a fantastic hair transplant and wanted
to know the surgeon?s name because her own hair is thinning. I just told her I got lucky and
that at her age she probably shouldn?t do surgery. :)
So thanks again for everything. You guys are fabulous.
03/22/07Provided by Citysearch
I cannot begin to express my appreciation to William Collier and his staff for the superb hair piece they designed for me. I am a male-to-female crossdresser, (a.k.a. transvestite). I am also seeking to improve my look so that I can blend in with everyday society and not be ?made?. Their hair piece is very subtle and stylish. Not only has it made my look more convincing but it has greater bolstered my confidence when I am out among the crowd. Thank you, thank you thank you!
02/26/05Provided by Citysearch
I could not believe it when I found out that a dear friend of mine had a hair replacement piece. Every time I saw her she always had a new cut and awesome color. One day she told me because I was always complimenting on her hair and I wanted to go to her place. She took me one day with her to have her cut and I had to stop starring at people who came in. I just could not believe it. William Collier of William Collier Design is a Master when it comes hair replacement. He has an eye for design. Their hair replacement pieces are top of the line and believe me you cant tell a difference. The service was excellant. You could tell everyone felt comfortable and at ease. The atmosphere is very relaxing and they are professionals when it comes to HAIR.
The Art of hair Replacement! Serving the greater- Seattle area for over 30-Years! Compassionate Care with amazing Style.
- General Info
- William Collier Design has been providing hair replacement solutions in Seattle for over twenty-five years. We are not a "club" and offer our services to men, women and children. We specialize in custom hair replacement; to include hair systems and full head prosthesis giving our clients the benefit of choosing all aspects of the design; ready-made synthetic and human hair wigs; strand by strand extensions, weaves (bonded) extensions clip-in extensions and specialty cutting for thinning hair. We are the Northwest's exclusive provider of Follea of Beverly Hills, virgin Russian hair! "Nature's Most Beautiful Hair." William Collier Design provides educated choices for men, women and children requiring hair replacement for any reason, such as; all forms of Alopecia, pattern hair loss, chemotherapy, burns and abrasions of the scalp, Trichotillomania, and religious/cultural beliefs. William Collier Design is transgender friendly. It is our goal to provide our clients with the most current information available allowing them to make an informed choice regarding their hair loss. Our staffs of trained professionals are committed to quality and excellence and adhere to the highest standards in the industry. We realize the personal nature of this service, which includes ongoing dialog, maintenance and support. Our Services include all aspects of Hair Replacement as well as any and all maintenance needs. Please call or email us for a complimentary consultation.
- Regular Hours
Mon Closed Tue - Fri: Sat:
- Hair Replacement, Beauty Salons, Hair Removal, Hair Stylists, Nail Salons, Wigs & Hair Pieces
- Wigs & Hair Pieces
- Payment Options
- * Follea of Beverly Hills (Virgin-Russian Hair) * Therapro Mediceuticals * DermMatch Topical Shading
- Conveniently Located Off 3rd and Vine, In the Bell Town Area
- Downtown Seattle, Belltown
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Referrals
American Hair Loss Council Member
American Cancer Society, Referrals
National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Referrals
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Referrals
- Other Information
Bike Parking: Yes
Price Range : Average