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“Looking Like You” – The Book

Designing bold fantasy wig creations for ballet and theatre, high fashion, and music videos has kept Barry Hendrickson at the forefront of wig design for the past three decades.

By happenstance, clients began to ask if he could help their friends facing hair loss due to the side effects of chemotherapy. By asking and listening carefully to their concerns, he gradually developed workable, practical solutions for their hair replacement needs.

He came to realize that having a basic understanding of this complex chemical process helps to alleviate the anxiety and stress surrounding the matter. This inspired him to write his step-by-step guidebook, Looking Like You.

Beautifully illustrated, Looking Like You offers plentiful solutions to the many sensitive issues related to cancer hair loss. Brimming with positivity and practical advice, the book offers Barry’s most up-to-date design innovations for comfort and style that offer lifelike hairlines and highlighted blends and colorings to match any age and lifestyle.

You will learn how to select the features that are best suited to your unique individual requirements in terms of fit and your own personal needs. Barry gives you the techniques for individualizing your hair replacement to most closely resemble the style and look you are accustomed to. He feels that this is the key to looking like yourself at your best during and after treatments, and that is very important, because as they say, “when you look good, you feel good.”

The book also presents the ABC’s of simple steps of hair replacement for teens and preteens. Personalizing techniques open up a whole world of individuality. Barry’s simplistic approach for the younger set contains clever and easy ideas for making things more fun and enjoyable for a child’s hair replacement strategy.

There are comprehensive instructions on wearing and caring for your new wig, including answers to vital concerns regarding both your at-home life and your day-to-day activities. These practical considerations will gently put you at ease and help you to stick to your usual routine.

Barry’s advice and support has worked again and again, and it’s going to work for you.  He consistently achieves the solutions best suited to each individual situation with a formula for success that is both easy to follow and delightful to read.

For some wigs are fun and fashionable. For others, they represent a step towards building a new life. Here you will find everything you need to know to find the perfect hair replacement along with cheerful suggestions for your comfort.

This helpful inspirational guide clearly makes everything easier for everyone.

Looking Like You answers the most frequently asked questions:

  • How can I make my new wig look more natural?
  • What is the difference between a ready to wear wig and a custom made?
  • What items will I need to care for my wig?
  • How to approach hair replacement for teens and pre-teens?
  • What is my best strategy for make-up and accessorizing?
  • How should I approach my insurance company for reimbursement?

Table Of Contents

tocLooking like You is written in an easy to digest format with a light hearted and inspiring tone. Navigate through the book to find specific information as needed to easily find your answer from each section. In the book you will find the following chapters:

Bitz-N-Pieces

Getting past your initial reaction to the diagnosis and replacing anxiety with a solution-oriented strategy for your hair replacement.

You Need To Know

Most women are very curious about the hair loss process and how chemotherapy treatment will affect them. This chapter serves to explain how this complex chemical process works and offers key tips for your comfort.

Finding The Perfect Wig

Become informed about the different types of wigs for cancer patients available so you can understand your options and make the best selection for your personal needs.

Putting It Together

Learn how to match your strategy to your lifestyle, whether you’re a busy mom, managing a career, or retired.

On The Go

Becoming versatile enough to be comfortable in most every situation; adapting for sports, travel, and any of your favorite activities.

Just In Case

Assembling your travel kit to have the essentials that you may need when away from home.

Less Is More

The ABC’s to successfully find and personalize the right wig for the younger set.

Looking Like You

Makeup tips to help create a healthful glow during treatments.

For All Seasons

Planning ahead to coordinate hair and makeup with accessories for your comfort no matter what the thermometer reads. Here you will also find practical ideas for seasonal accents.

Wear And Care

Ways to wear your wig as if it were your own hair and helpful hints on day-to-day care.