Follea Technical Expert and Educator Holly Slear shared her expertise on quality human hair in an exclusive article for OTC Beauty Magazine. In the article Holly shared the look, feel, shake, brush, wash test to help you select the best added hair.
Here are some of the details Holly provided:
“The best way to ensure you are getting quality hair is to arm yourself with knowledge. There is no government agency that enforces added hair regulations, so you must be … Read More
The Steve Harvey Show featured Brittany, a young woman with alopecia, wearing a Follea Gripper® wig in an uplifting segment with Tyra Banks. This segment was a follow-up to a Tyra Banks show in which Tyra helped Brittany face school bullies and addressed issues that many women struggle with when experiencing hair loss. During this segment, one of our lovely Follea ICARe Representatives, Peggy Knight, also reached out and supported Brittany by gifting her with a stunning Follea Gripper® … Read More
Every minute of every day, another brave woman finds herself challenged by breast cancer. In honor of these beautiful women and their courageous fight, Follea is spreading awareness and support by hosting a fantastic wig giveaway.
If you or a woman you love has breast cancer, we want to hear your story. Through November 18, 2012, you can enter yourself or a loved one for a chance to win a stunning, natural Follea Gripper-2 wig (value: $4,400), 1 of 5 … Read More
In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are hosting the Breast Cancer Wig Giveaway on our Facebook page (http://bit.ly/FolleaBCWG), beginning today, October 15, 2012.
A woman with breast cancer can enter by creating a video about her personal journey with breast cancer, or a friend or family member of a woman with breast cancer can share how their loved one inspires them. All videos must be submitted by Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm.
Contestants … Read More
Welcome to the new website. Yes, it has been a long time coming.
Even more interesting, and if you’re into this stuff: this is just a transitional site, we’ve got more coming feature and function-wise— now that we’ve moved away from Adobe Flash and into the html/css light!… Read More
This week only, FOLLEA is offering an unprecedented 25% Factory discount on in-stock pre-cut styles! There are only a small number remaining in limited colors and once they’re gone, they’re GONE!
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity which is valid only September 21 – September 29, 2012. For more information, Download the September 2012 Pre-Cut Style Special Offer PDF!
Don’t delay! Contact your local FOLLEA representative to inquire or to find a FOLLEA representative near you email us at … Read More
On Thursday, April 12, 2012 we hosted the first Dare-to-Wear Hair Event at the exquisite Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel and we are happy to share with you an exclusive video from the event.
During this event, our esteemed Beverly Hills team presented our stunning 2012 collection to local, Beverly Hills-based salons and stylists. The Follea team provided guests with informative demonstrations and advice on how to treat and style our luxurious European-hair wigs and hairpieces.
Richard Dalton, the late Princess … Read More
During the 2012 National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference, Makayla, a Follea Gripper wearer for the past two years, spoke with our President, Michael Leigh, about her experience with our Gripper Collection.
Specifically designed for those with little to no hair, the Gripper Collection is incredibly natural, light and breathable. The Gripper is affixed with medical grade silicone tabs and does not require tape or adhesives that can cause adverse skin conditions. The Gripper-2 now comes in four layered … Read More
Here at Follea, we take great pride in our efforts to support the Alopecia community by creating beautiful, natural and comfortable hairpieces, specifically designed for those experiencing significant hair loss. Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that affects five million people in the United States, alone. Thus, we at Follea have made it an important mission to educate and inform a greater population about this disease.
In honor of the International Alopecia Day, taking place on Saturday, August 4, and … Read More
One of Follea’s wonderful clients interviewed our President, Michael Leigh, and our Head Stylist, Vicka Khanis, about the Aero-2 wig.
Watch this video to see the interview and demonstration…. Read More
Please join us at the 27th Annual
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference
from July 19th to July 22nd, in Washington, D.C.
We are very excited to connect once again with the Alopecia Areata community at this important event and to share our natural and comfortable European, human-hair wigs and headwear. We received a warm reception at this event last year and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. At Follea, we have had the true … Read More
We are frequently asked how to cut a lace-front wig, so we’re sharing this video with you to help you do just that. Please use the player below to watch this informative video.
Please leave your comments and questions below. If you need further information and assistance, please contact us at 1-888-436-5532 or 1-310-858-0100…. Read More
Part of our wonderful Beverly Hills team is representing Follea at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event. We are having an amazing time showing our beautiful wigs and Topette™ Crown Extensions and meeting all of our booth guests. Vicka Khanis, Follea’s Head Stylist, is demonstrating how to create instant transformations with our Topette™ Crown Extensions, every hour on the hour. Check out the photos of our booth and team members at this exciting event below.
If you are at the … Read More
In this video, Onita Boone, who recently won Germany’s top singing competition, shares her experience with hair loss caused by Alopecia. For Onita, the most difficult part of losing her hair was that it took the focus away from her performance and beautiful vocals. She was not going to let her hair loss define her. With Follea, she discovered a high-quality, beautiful and natural solution that enabled her to maintain her right to privacy and allowed her to continue to … Read More
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On Thursday, April 12, 2012 we hosted the first Dare-to-Wear Hair Event at the exquisite Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel. Please use the player below to view photos from this event.
This event was an opportunity to introduce local, Los Angeles-based hair stylists, salon owners and media members to Follea and our newest collection of luxurious, natural European hairpieces, wigs and extensions. At this event, guests were invited to “Look, Shake and Feel” some of our innovative and stunning European human-hairpieces. … Read More
Follea’s Topette™ Crown Extensions were featured on NBC in Charlotte, North Carolina this week.
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LOOK: Follea hair simply looks better. All of our Hair-types reflect the artisan capability and pride of our own factory. A well-fitted Follea is undetectable. Our Premium European hair has a natural European-fine denier. When running your fingers down the hair, you can feel the hair’s natural, resistance. This is NOT to be confused with matting or tangling, which Follea hair does not do. It has a natural sheen and luster. It is not dull, nor does it have “a … Read More
Development has begun for the next generation of Follea’s website, but in the meantime you will see ongoing additions to the current website that reflect Follea’s new product developments and product types.
Most importantly, in the last few years Follea has made some huge strides forward in wigs for alopecia, and by “wigs for alopecia” I mean Follea’s wearers who have very little or no hair (just like me except I don’t wear a wig!). In other words, Follea’s awesome … Read More
The temporary factory has been up and fully running for quite a while now; but yours truly, the Follea web admin and copywriter, has had a little trouble getting photos from them because they’re so outrageously busy. But get them I finally did, and things look a lot different since the early days after the move.
The main factory floor is all filled now. But we’re not looking here at just a new factory floor; we’re looking at a completely … Read More
Up and Running
It’s been almost a month since the fire and business has rebooted. There are things left to do of course, many, but up and running we certainly are. Above, at the top, we have Mono section which along with coloring has been hard at work since February (the management has been working ever since the disaster I should add). In ventilation only a few girls have been working for more than a few weeks because materials had … Read More
To our Dear Customers, Vendors and Friends,
I’m posting for the first time today on the Follea blog with respect and great regret. The rumor that Follea’s factory caught fire is true.
Before I start, there are a few assurances you need to hear from me personally:
- We were blessed that night, and no one was hurt.
- 90% of our beautiful European hair inventory–perhaps the most important and valuable hair collection in the world–was stored elsewhere and was untouched.
What is the difference between European, Indian, African, Middle-Eastern and Asian hair?
We know that European hair, which is widely touted as the best hair that can be found, is obviously best suited to Europeans who want added hair. The shine and the natural formations, the hair thickness and the light movement you see in the hair, these are all recognizably European. And remember: the hair is thinner, but the density is much higher on a Caucasian scalp, so … Read More
Getting the Right Hair for You
The single most important decision you will make in choosing added hair is choosing the right hair for you. Simply put, if you have fine blonde hair then you should buy fine blonde hair; if you have coarse dark hair you should buy coarse dark hair. To us this seems obvious—for added hair to be truly undetectable, it has to look like your own hair.
Hair color is a distinct individual characteristic. … Read More
The Quest for Beautiful Hair
For Women With Little Or None Of Their Own
It had to be secure, light, breathable, comfortable & natural. ALL without tape or glue!
At Follea we have had the pleasure of meeting many accomplished, smart and beautiful women who have little or no hair of their own. Some of them are Hair Replacement Specialist business owners, who we are privileged to count as our valued customers. They are out there to help “Alopecians” like … Read More
“Beware of vat processing of single source hair, beware of companies that take unchecked Chinese hair in 100 lb batches and process it all at once. This is the mass production of the hair industry and it produces bad hair.” —Daniel Hafid (Founder & CEO of Follea)
With the added hair market squarely in the age of mass production it’s harder than ever to find healthy, natural hair—just like foods today, almost everything is heavily and uniformly processed.
Follea is … Read More
Creating realistic, invisible wigs isn’t done with any one single technique or specialty, it is instead the product of perfecting almost every part of a wig: the hair, the density, the hair line, and the part.
Hair is one of the most undervalued aspects of realistic wigs. Hair has to look like your own, and this means using hair like your own in every way. Color is the most obvious way that we can make wigs realistic. In … Read More
If you want invisible hair, you need to buy the hair that most closely matches your own, and if your hair is European, this means buying European wigs.
Lighter in denier (thickness) and heavier in density, European hair has a distinctive movement and feel to it, and in order to reproduce it you need European hair. Those who don’t sell European wigs will argue that there’s no difference, but there is, and the eye can catch it, and people do … Read More
We have our own factory.
Yet for some reason, on a daily basis, we get e-mails from other wig manufacturers who want to make wigs for us. What’s most interesting about this trend is that the emails are coming (in somewhat broken English) from wig manufacturers in China, which is where our own factory is based.
Perhaps it’s the tight economy, perhaps it’s the new website, or perhaps this is a testament to the day and age: where sending out … Read More
On the subject of website writing again: what are “real hair wigs”? As a company that has built itself on European human hair wigs, because European hair just makes great looking wigs, the topic of hair sources does come up quite_a_bit.
“Real hair wigs” is a phrase that came up in my Google keyword research (this is where I try and find out what terms people use to search for various added hair products) and while I assume it … Read More
The state of wig manufacturing today is troubling. We look around and see that the Follea factory now sits in among many other factories in the region, and almost all of them are producing terrible, if not embarrassingly low quality wigs. We distinguish ourselves in two ways: creating European human hair wigs and hand processing—but not every understands what really makes this different.
Generic wigs today
Most wigs today are mass produced in China using coarse Chinese hair. There are … Read More
One of the great challenges in having a website is building it so that the people who might be interested in your products can find your website. But one of the great problems is that the words and phrases people use to search for your products may not be the best to use in describing your products.
“Cancer patients wigs”, “Cancer wigs”, and “chemo wigs” are all precisely this kind of phrase. Follea makes some of the most comfortable and … Read More
Ordering from Follea can be as simple as picking up a stock wig from one of our catalog lines or as complex as a total customization: color matching, matching formation, choosing virgin European hair or cuticle removed hair for bonding, fitting from a custom mold, and even a completely custom cap or base design. And here at Follea we have more than a moderate amount of experience in customization: in addition to our being founded by a second generation added … Read More
After I started working with Follea I was quickly booked up on all the things that damage the hair shaft itself: bleaching agents, perms, harsh colorants, sunlight, chlorine, and other chemicals. All can damage the hair shaft and leave you with ruined hair, or ruin your wig, I suppose. But as a person without hair, I was far more interested in what was causing people to lose hair.
I’m told that every day the average person (meaning those of you … Read More
A description of the key terms for alopecia.
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Hi, I do a little writing and graphic design for Follea. Secretly I am also a wig tester–and this friends IS where working with Follea gets fun. Yes, I’m a guy, and these of course are women’s wigs.
My number one qualification is being totally bald, clean shaven, and my number two qualification is that I have really sensitive skin–due to (as I suppose), being totally allergy plagued.
But this is not about baldness. This … Read More
Well, we peaked out at over 1600% increase in traffic last week and the server is still running smoothly. We are happy. Very happy. Thank you, everyone, for coming in and checking us out!… Read More
We’ve nothing about wigs, hair pieces, and hair extensions just yet, being busy with our new website and all.
Our traffic has increased %1000 and may still skyrocket some more, which would be worrying if not for the great programming done by I-Creativ. This can be blamed in part on hits from the web design site Creattica.com, from which Follea is being browsed for its design.
More later…. Read More
Welcome to the new Follea website. We’ve tried to bring you informative product descriptions, some answers to common questions in our FAQ, and all this while showcasing our great images.
And of course, as you are obviously now reading this, you’ve found our blog. Herein we’ll bring all kinds of Follea flavors from all points Follea. We’re planning to make ourselves useful with trichological expertise, to show our personable side, and hopefully to even entertain you.
The blog is … Read More