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Phone: (416) ***-****  HQ Phone
Continental Hair Limited
Toronto Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre Room TB-206, Basement Level2075 Bayview Avenue (North Of Eglinton Ave)
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
Canada

Company Description: Continental Hair was founded in 1963 by Peter and Emma Suba. They were hair stylists in the (then) Toronto suburb of Leaside. They quickly made a name for...   more
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I was nervous when I first walked into Continental Hair, but owner Michael Suba made me feel completely at ease. Michael fitted me with a postiche - a discreet, easy-to-wear hair system that matched my busy lifestyle.
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Our quick and easy-to-follow hair-loss reference chart, provided by Continental Hair's Michael Suba, is a great starting point to finding the perfect hair-replacement solution. Suba also recommends a one-on-one visit to best assess individual needs based on lifestyle and type of hair loss.
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Now, the business is operated and managed by Michael. o understand the importance of wigs in the life of many post-recovery cancer patients, I met with Michael Suba, owner of Continental Hair Salons.
Not only is Continental Hair one of first wig salons in Canada, but when Michael opened a location inside Sunnybrook Hospital 11 years ago, his salon became the first private wig salon in a public hospital in Canada. Since then, most new hospitals that have opened in recent years have a wig salon.
Why are women making the trip to Continental Hair Salons?
Simply put, Michael sells quality!
Michael's salons might be located in only one city in Canada, but he has clients that fly from across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and even as far away as Hong Kong to come see him. Since the salon has been in business for more than four decades, it is now recognized as the premier location for wigs and hair pieces. During the time I met with him, it was obvious from the discussion that cutting corners and cheap hair or cheap manufacturing were simply NOT part of his vocabulary. Michael also hires some of the best wig stylists in the country to help shape the wigs once his clients purchase them (I'll be honest … I never even thought of this until Michael pointed this out). Michael only buys European hair. He doesn't buy Chinese, Indonesian or Indian hair because for obvious reasons it's much harder to die dark brown or jet black hair a lighter shade … not to mention that going blonde is almost impossible unless seriously damaging the hair. Michael personally visits the manufacturers that produce his wigs to ensure the quality of the product and also to make sure these are not "sweat shops". The wigs at Continental Hair Salons are about $2,000-$3,000, but you will receive a few hair care treatments as part of that price and you will also be certain that you are getting a quality product that looks very "real". When I was meeting with Michael a courier package arrived with hair from Japan. He had me touch it and asked me what I thought. I said it was so soft and such great quality. Then he dropped the bomb on me - he revealed this was a new line of high quality synthetic hair that a contact of his had been manufacturing in Japan. The quality was impeccable and for his clients it means they can get a high quality wig for about $1,500. Another advantage of this synthetic hair is that you can curl it, flat iron it and swim in it without any worries.
I've seen wigs and hair pieces in my life and in some cases, I can spot a wig or extensions with my eyes closed, but I have to say that looking and touching the hair Michael sells (even his new line of high quality synthetic hair) makes me a believer that quality is EVERYTHING when it comes to wigs!
Why do women choose to buy wigs?
When I asked Michael that question his answer came as a surprise to me … but it makes complete sense when you think about it:
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About 12 years ago Michael decided to find a way to offer affordable wigs for kids undergoing post-cancer-hair-loss. The idea was initiated by a call from the Cancer Society to help legions of kids undergoing cancer treatment, but these wigs were to also help kids suffering from alopecia or those who had lost their hair following a fire.
Another group of kids who benefited from Michael's generosity were kids suffering from "hyper aging".
Michael explained what "hyper aging" looked like by giving the example of a patient of his who was 8 years old, but who had the body and system of a 90 year old.
He uses hair donations from Europe and creates "small cap wigs" for kids. The regular cost of a wig can easily reach $2,000-$3,000, but Michael sells these wigs for kids at a nominal fee of about $300.
Michael admits to being in the privacy business, not the vanity business, but from my conversation with him, I'd say that he's in the "caring and compassion" business because that's what really transpired from this meeting. Michael Suba genuinely cares about his clients and he really cares about the role his wigs play in their self-esteem.
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BEAUTY TREND 8 LUXE HAIRPIECES - Continental Hair
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"We have never seen quality like this before," says Michael Suba, owner of Continental Hair in Toronto. "We have wigs that are full and yet only weigh ounces."
"For the last few years, people have been attempting to mimic the big hair they saw on celebrities with extensions and product," he adds.
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Suba experienced the same decline in wig sales as hairstyles deflated during the 1990s. "Our fashion wigs went from boom to bust," he says of his business, which was founded by his parents in 1964."The look of the last 15 years," Suba adds, "has been much more conservative, less fun. People stopped seeing their hair as an accessory."
In previous years, wigs and hairpieces had been mainstays of a women's beauty arsenal - a fact that Oribe remembers fondly. "Wigs should be commonplace in every women's wardrobe," he insists. "They are a key accessory. As Suba notes, "young women today were never exposed to wigs and still see them as dated or for older women, yet they are trying to achieve the look of a wig with extensions, backcombing and product. It's a bit ridiculous."
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"We haven't seen a demand like this in years," Suba says. "We're sending custom-designed wigs to clients in Hawaii, New York City, Paris."
Many of his new products are showcased in his salon. "We now have lace cap wigs so the wearer can hardly tell that they have a wig on," Suba says. Another creation, a hair clip called the Postiche, was designed by his mother.
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"We offer a product called iBrowsers, which is specifically designed for women with alopecia," says Michael Suba, president of Toronto-based Continental Hair.
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