​By The Wig Salon Team

Be Our Guest

An oasis amidst one of the world’s largest cancer centres lays the Princess Margaret Wig Salon & Accessories Boutique affectionately referred to as simply The Wig Salon!

The Wig Salon offers a variety of wigs, hats and other items designed to improve the appearance for both women and men who are living with the effects of cancer treatment.

The Wig Salon is fortunate to have two of the most dedicated and passionate Wig Specialists along with an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Sherry, Laurie and the volunteers aim to give you a personalized experience designed to meet your individual needs.

While in the tranquil and private environment, you can browse the collection of quality wigs, hats & accessories.

The salon carries synthetic, True to Life synthetic and human hair wigs. Each type of wig has its own characteristics and these should be considered before making your decision to purchase:

Synthetic Hair

  • Comes already styled
  • Wig keeps its shape after washing
  • A wash and wear product
  • Cannot add any heat as this will damage the wig

True to Life

  • Comes already styled
  • Wig keeps its shape after washing
  • A wash and wear product
  • Can add low heat to style if desired

Human Hair

  • Requires more work, acts just like human hair
  • Needs to be blown out and styled after every wash
  • Can add heat as it is human hair

The Wig Salon carries many other items to help improve your appearance during treatment. For example, you can find many different hats that have been selected for their various brim sizes, fabrics and UV protection for all seasons for use indoors and outdoors. You can find sleep caps that help to keep you comfortable as well as many pre-tied scarves that make them an easy accessory.

Patients can book a private 45 minute consultation with one of the Wig Specialists to choose the type, shape, cut and colour of the wig. The specialists will provide information on any supplies and instructions needed for the upkeep and care of your wig and other suggested accessories, to help you feel more comfortable during treatment.

The Wig Salon & Accessories Boutique is a very special place at Princess Margaret and the staff work hard to provide patient-centred care during your time there.

The Wig Salon has partnered with Look Good Feel Better program to offer workshops at Princess Margaret and within your own community. To register for a Look Good Feel Better workshop, please go to the Look Good Feel Better website [opens in new window] or call 1-800-914-5665.

For more information about the Princess Margaret Wig Salon, please visit the Wig Salon webpage or visit the Patient Education library on the main floor of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for the brochure "Prepping for Hair Loss from Cancer Treatment."

Last reviewed: 5/31/2017
Last modified: 1/7/2019 6:53 AM