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There's No Better Place For Women's Wigs

Claire Accuhair, is women's wigs. For over 50 years, It's been your complete wig replacement center, specializing in the finest custom made human hair wigs and hairpieces. Here under one roof you will find the largest selection in custom, ready made wigs and hair replacements ranging from synthetic, man made fiber, to the finest human hair hand woven pieces.

Our staff of expert hair stylists overseen by Claire, will aid you and assist you in choosing the color and style best suited for you.

We at Claire's thank you all for your patronage of the past 50 years. We look forward to continue serving you to your satisfaction.

A message about women's wigs from Claire Grunwald, owner and founder of Claire Accuhair:

I am a perfectionist. I learned wigmaking as an apprentice for 3 years in a large wig making firm in Nurenberg, Germany, after WWII. I immigrated to the US in 1949, and landed a job immediately in a wig salon, in Manhattan.

I got married in 195l, and as all orthodox Jews, I had to cover my hair after marriage. I made myself two beautiful wigs, but I could never find a good hair stylist for them. For years I unhappily I went from stylist to stylist but could not get the look I wanted. They all made me look 10 years older. Finally, I started setting my own wigs, the way I used to set my own hair. What a difference! No one knew that I wore a wig! Then friends and family started begging me to set their wigs. I got so busy I didn't know what to do.

In the sixty's when the buffuont hair styles came in, I went to beauty school, and got my beautician's licence. In 1960 when my youngest daughter was born, I started working professionally in a basement I rented under my apartment.

And that is how the success story that is now Claire/Accuhair got started. From my basement we moved to Coney Island Ave., where we bought first one, then a second building. My family and I lived upstairs, but now the business was also a storefront open to all. It was very convenient, because I was operating fully as a business, yet I was always home for my 3 daughters at the same time.

Business was great, until the cheap, inferior synthetic and refined oriental wigs came on the market, and became the vogue. Being the perfectionist, I could neither wear, nor sell those wigs. I tried to persuade wig manufacturers to make a wig to my satisfaction, to no avail. Finally I had to design and manufacture a wig that met my exacting standards, superior to all others,

Success is not easy to achieve. With hard work, and high standards, I, with the help of God--have attained a certain amount of success. The name of Claire/Accuhair is now well known all over the world, wherever Orthodox Jews and discriminating customers live. We are known for our fine quality, integrity, customer care, and fair business policies.

Today Claire/Accuhair has about 25 to 30 employees. Among them, my three daughters,/Chaya; sales manager,Silky; head of production, and Chanie G. styling instructor for our Academy.

I am grateful to God, for I consider myself lucky, having my business, and, my family around me. Claire/ Accuhair is a family business. We treat our clients as family, with understanding, and compassion.

I find pleasure and pride selling the world's finest wigs to my discriminating clients. Whether you wear a wig for religious, esthetic, or medical reasons, I truly believe, that nobody in the world will tend to your needs as well as C/A.


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