My journey in the beauty industry began when I was just 16 years old. I convinced my dad to take me to a beauty salon called Evelyn's Beauty Land. It was there that I received my first hair weave (sew-in).
I remembered seeing her commercial on TV and the slogan "Be the kind of woman you want to be at Evelyn's Beauty Land," which stuck in my head. l was convinced that she could make me into the woman I wanted to be, and to my surprise, she did! After that first hair weave, l looked and felt different; from then on, I was hooked.
That first experience at Evelyn's started my lifelong passion for all things hair and led me to Los Angeles to attend beauty college.
However, as a hairstylist, I started noticing a troubling trend: more and more women coming in with hair breakage and loss. Before I entered the beauty industry, I wasn't aware that these issues were widespread. My clients sparked a new desire in me to learn, understand and address hair loss.
The more I researched, read books, took classes, and attended seminars, the more passionate I became about helping people with their hair loss and how cranial prosthesis (medical wigs) played an essential role in fixing this problem. During my studies, I found that many of the so-called "solutions" put forth to these women were terrible in terms of quality, fit, and, most importantly, style.
To get a first-hand understanding of the issue, I joined the American Cancer Societies' "Look Good Feel Better" program and volunteered as a wig stylist, fitter, and class facilitator at my local hospital. During that time, I met many incredible women fighting all sorts of cancers who desperately wanted to keep their hair but could not due to chemotherapy treatments that left them with thinning or no hair.
I learned from many of these women that when you are fighting a deadly disease like cancer, image is everything; it's essential to look and feel the best you possibly can. That volunteer work helped me figure out how I could apply my knowledge and skill to combat hair loss in a non-surgical way.
Knowing what I had to do, I signed up to work with a well-known international wig company that sold wigs for women dealing with alopecia. Those wigs were gorgeous and well-made but too expensive for the average woman to afford. As a certified hair loss replacement specialist, my goal is to help solve the problem of hair loss that some people experience during their lifetime due to medical issues.
Germaine Leroux is the owner of Ada Leroux Hair Restoration; she is a certified non-surgical hair loss replacement specialist, which allows her to team up with local medical professionals.
Such as Dermatologists and Oncologists. she is fully trained in assessing the best hair replacement products for each person.
Ada Leroux Hair Restoration accepts medical insurance for those who qualify. Please get in touch if you or someone you know suffers from hair loss and would like a complimentary consultation.
Website: Ada Leroux Hair Restoration
Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia