2017-03-16 / Business & Real Estate

Weekends are for new looks at Hair Boutique N More

Business Beat
By D. K. Christi


Karin Mehrholz, right, owner of Hair Boutique N More, and Celia Bonvie, manager, sell and customize hairpieces at Flamingo Island Flea Market. 
Staff | staff@swspotlight.com Karin Mehrholz, right, owner of Hair Boutique N More, and Celia Bonvie, manager, sell and customize hairpieces at Flamingo Island Flea Market. Staff | staff@swspotlight.com Karin Mehrholz, owner of Hair Boutique N More at The Flamingo Island Flea Market, spends weekends working with clients whose lives often change dramatically when they leave her shop with a wig or hairpiece.

“Whether the purchase is for medical reasons or vanity, clients are amazed when they look in the mirror after our trained technicians finish cutting and customizing their wigs,” said Mehrholz. Manager Celia Bonvie, added, “I have to say, nearly 100 percent of clients get up from the chair and hug us, smiling through tears of joy after a major boost to their self esteem.”

Hair losses due to chemotherapy, radiation or alopecia represent medical reasons for a hair replacement product. At Hair Boutique N More, medical patients receive a 20 percent discount. “We give complimentary turbans to some of the local chemotherapy centers with information about our salon and the discount,” said Mehrholz. “We also work with clients without the resources to purchase a wig to make it affordable and in some cases, free.”

“I often suggest that clients should contact their insurance before they buy their wig,” said Mehrholz. She said clients often believe their insurance policy won’t cover the cost yet discover it may.

Mehrholz worked as a licensed hairdresser in her 20s, but after marriage she assisted her husband in his construction career. They owned homes in Chicago and Bonita Springs. She made the permanent move to Bonita Springs after her husband died and she chose to use her hairdresser skills in a new direction: wigs and hairpieces.

She purchased the wig salon in 2014 and bought the apparel shop from the previous owner in 2016. When former apparel clients seek the comfortable ladies’ tank dresses and popular sandals known as jewelry for their feet, they also find more than 150 wigs on display and salon stations for the technicians and clients. Sleep caps, turbans, scarves and other accessories for women are also available.

“Next to each salon station is an extra chair,” said Mehrholz. “Support from a friend or a spouse during the extensive selection process is welcomed.” The final choice is styled and cut to perfectly complement the customer’s face. “We seek 100 percent satisfaction and seldom have a return,” she said.

Wig choices range in price. Mehrholz buys the best from 10 manufacturers. “Synthetic hair is all we offer,” she said. “It is as natural looking as real hair – and it holds the style longer.” Wigs with every single hair knotted to the cap are the lightest and most expensive. A variety of hairpieces is available, some as simple as crown toppers to blend away cowlicks.

The boutique is located at 11902 Bonita Beach Road, Unit Red 120, by Gate 3, The Flamingo Island Flea Market. It’s open Friday through Sunday. Call 877- 837- 9013 any day for appointments. See www.hairboutiquenmore.com.

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