Over the years, we have answered thousands of questions from our clients. Here are some that are most frequently asked. We hope the answers will help you to learn just why Joseph Fleischer is your first choice – your only choice – when it comes to the finest wigs and hair pieces.
Q: What makes Joseph Fleischer my very best choice when it comes to a hair loss solution?
A. First of all, experience. Since 1917, we have been the acknowledged leader in providing highest quality wigs and hair pieces for men, women and children, nationwide and around the world. And second, every Joseph Fleischer wig and hairpiece is custom-made right on our premises, by hand, to the highest standards of quality.
Q: What exactly do I get when I come to Joseph Fleischer?
A. You get a sensible, high quality, effective answer to hair loss. It’s as simple as this: We understand that looking your best is very important to you – and that hair is a critical component of the way you look. Our service is completely customized to your most particular needs. We combine superior hand-made craftsmanship with the newest methods and the finest European human hair. The result for you is a hair piece or wig that’s comfortable, meticulous and undetectable.
Q: Why all the emphasis on a custom-made wig?
A. Every person is different. Every head is different. We offer nothing pre-made, machine-made, ready-to-wear or off-the-rack. “One size fits all” is not the Joseph Fleischer way. We offer a simple solution with guaranteed results. It starts by taking specific measurements of your head and using them to craft a light, durable Swiss lace foundation that’s perfect – because it’s made just for you. Then we work painstakingly to re-create the exact hair color, texture, length and style that you had before any hair loss. The result is a wig or hair piece that fits perfectly, feels comfortable and looks just like your real hair.
Q: Can I get a different hair color, style and texture than I had before my hair loss?
A. At Joseph Fleischer, we have full capability to create and stylize a totally new look for you. The choice is always yours to make!
Q: Will my wig be hot or itchy or uncomfortable in any way?
A. Not a Joseph Fleischer wig or hairpiece. You’ll be amazed at how light and comfortable we make them. We use sturdy but light-weight Swiss lace for the foundation. And an open cap – along with high ventilation construction — ensures greater air circulation and a cool, comfortable feel. In a short while, your Joseph Fleischer wig will be second nature to you – as if you’re not wearing a wig at all!
Q: Can a wig damage my scalp or my hair?
A. Not at all. A custom-made wig from Joseph Fleischer will cause no harm to your scalp. Nor will it inhibit your natural hair growth. The only thing you’ll feel from wearing a Joseph Fleischer wig or hair piece is better – because you’ll be a lot more confident about the way you look.
Q: Does my health insurance cover the cost of a wig or hairpiece?
A. There’s a good chance that your wig may be covered – at least to a significant degree — by health insurance. Contact your insurance company to determine whether they cover “Medical Prostheses” or “Cranial Prostheses.”
Q: When is the best time to schedule my first consultation with a Joseph Fleischer expert?
A. We suggest that you visit with us as soon as you first notice any hair loss. Similarly, if you’re going to undergo chemotherapy, see us before your sessions begin. That way, our experts can study your real and natural hair color, patterns and textures. From that study we will construct a hair blend for your wig that’s virtually identical to your existing hair.
Q: How long will it take to get my finished wig or hair piece?
A. Joseph Fleischer’s customized process usually requires three visits in all. The process from initial fitting to final cut and styling can take anywhere from four to six weeks. In the event of special needs due to medical reasons, we may be able to expedite your order and have a perfect finished product within three weeks or less.
Q: Do I have to make the trip to New York to get custom-fitted for my hair piece?
A. No. Joseph Fleischer has perfected the means of working with clients from any location. We’ll give you detailed information on how to take your own accurate measurements for your hair piece foundation. And we can construct your personal hair blend from real hair samples that you’ll send – or from photographs. The same applies to clients who cannot come to our studio because of health-related issues. We can arrange home or hospital consultations. We can even travel out-of-state — or out of the country — by special arrangement.