Traditional wigs or head-coverings for hair loss can be an emotional low point and an added financial drain during a medical journey. We offer a free, fab alternative. Not meant to hide the personality nor the condition of the wearer, HairFlair for Hope can serve as a talking point or a fun dress-up option. Hair loss isn’t usually talked about in public. Our wigmaking workshops are also artistic therapy in community, uniting friends, family, persons going through their illness, and survivors.
HairFlair for Hope seeks to expand our programs beyond the local level. We are poised and ready to grow, which we envision through remote training and support for start-up chapters across the country. Your good will, support, and cash contributions are sought to make this proven program a scalable growth oriented reality.
Sherri began creating unique, fiber art, tie-in hair pieces (known as hair falls) after receiving a bad haircut. She felt more confident having cascading locks surround her face yet did not like the look or feel of a traditional wig. Years later, when her friend Kaihea had lost her hair to chemotherapy, she had asked Sherri to design a one-of-a-kind wig solution that was colorful, full of texture and could be secured to her bare scalp. Later, inspired by Kaihea’s memory, Sherri started the HairFlair for Hope project to gift her unique fantasy wigs to those who need it the most: those who do not just wear wigs for kicks. Today, HairFlair for Hope, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation (applying for tax exempt status) that is helping adults and children look as colorful as they feel. The Board of Directors was brought together from a group of close friends, all workshop participants.