Becoming a cranial prosthesis specialist has a lot to offer, and there's no better time than now to obtain certification and begin practicing!
With the industry expanding, the need for cranial prosthesis specialists is increasing considerably.
There are many reasons to become a cranial prosthesis specialist, but if you need a few, check out our list below!
You are passionate about helping people and desire to provide a sense of normalcy to those affected by medical-related hair loss.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you will work closely with dermatologists and clients experiencing medical-related hair loss. Your role as a special is vital because you are supplying medical-grade wig units to these clients and billing their insurance companies.
Due to the cost of equipment for medical-grade wigs, these units are generally more expensive, thus making them less accessible to clients who are uneducated about the process. As a cranial prosthesis specialist, you serve as a liaison advocating for the client's treatment and quality of life.
You enjoy educating and spreading awareness to others about medical-related hair loss and those that are affected by it.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you are an advocate and an educator about the various types of medical-related hair loss. There needs to be more knowledge in our communities about the different types of hair loss.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you advocate for clients suffering in silence due to their lack of accessibility and general education about the resources available to them.
You want to become part of a rapidly expanding community.
The need for cranial prosthesis specialists has skyrocketed recently due to the influx of clients reporting medical-related hair loss.
Dermatologists reported a 14% spike in clients suffering from hair loss from 2020-2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While this is just one type of hair loss, this influx is HUGE and only expected to continue to increase.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, this translates directly to an influx in clientele.
You or someone you know suffers from medical-related hair loss.
It is not uncommon for you or someone you know to suffer from medical-related hair loss. Although alopecia is the most common type of medical-related hair loss, there is a vast clinical diagnosis.
For example, a shocking 42% of postpartum moms report experiencing hair loss due to childbirth due to extreme fluctuations in hormones that a woman experiences during the duration of pregnancy vs. birth.
You want a business with a diverse customer base.
Contrary to the heavily woman-dominated customer base in the cosmetics industry, cranial prosthetics are universal because more than women experience medical-related hair loss.
The most common in children is traction alopecia; hair loss is related to stress and trauma in men.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, your customer is women, men, and children. As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, your customer base is anyone experiencing hair loss and covered through insurance.
You want to start a career full of advancement and educational growth.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you will gain experience in consulting clients, discovering different hair system solutions, as well as building and forming a network with those in the hair loss community; as a specialist, advancements are endless.
If you want to learn more about the application of units, you can begin obtaining additional training in topics such as hair loss replacement & application, trichology, and much more!Because the industry is changing due to new information and advancements, you can too!
You want a career that has schedule and location flexibility.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you are your boss! This means you can see as many or as few clients as often as you'd like. You will schedule your clients based on what works best for you. As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, there is location flexibility as well.
With your certification, you can practice in any of the 50 states! You will not need to re-certify; however, you must ensure your business is registered in whatever state you choose to live and work in.
There are a bunch of pathways to becoming a cranial prosthesis specialist.
To become a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you do not need any existing certifications. You do not need to be licensed cosmetologist or dermatologist to become certified and begin taking clients.
To become certified, you must complete our Wig Medical Cranial Prosthesis Certification Course.
You want high earning potential and financial stability with low risk.
As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you will work directly with insurance companies for compensation. This promotes low risk because your clients work alongside you while obtaining the cranial prosthetic.
As a medical-grade equipment provider, the profit margin is subsequently higher than in the cosmetic industry for traditional wigs. Due to the insanely high margin, the earning potential is extremely high.
Clients will frequently receive instructions on their prescriptions detailing how often they need a new medical wig unit. Of course, the ultimate goal is to ensure client retention, and by doing so, you are creating financial stability for your business.
Another contributing factor to the low risk associated with certified cranial prosthesis specialists is the stable industry. With new developments being discovered daily, this industry is projected to grow at least 27% in the next three years.
You are a hairstylist passionate about hair but ready to come from behind the chair.
Although you do not need prior licenses or certification to become a cranial prosthesis specialist, many stylists have decided to gain accreditation as a cranial prosthesis specialist.
If you have a passion for helping others and making them feel beautiful but are experiencing "stylist burnout," becoming a certified cranial prosthesis specialist might be the answer you need. As a certified cranial prosthesis specialist, you are still working closely with clients; however, the physical labor is minimal to none.
Financially the earnings for a certified cranial prosthesis specialist are generally higher due to the ability to see many clients within a day.
There is also the opportunity for advancement and additional training by becoming a hair loss specialist after becoming certified as a cranial prosthesis specialist if you want to start an application.