Tigard Woman’s Wigs are ‘Compassionate Creations’ for Cancer Patients
Co-Founder Gieselle Blair was featured on Portland, Oregon news station KGW 8 on October 27, 2015. Gieselle was interviewed by reporter Cathy Marshall about Compassionate Creations and what inspired her to start the business.
TIGARD, Ore.– A Tigard woman is making wigs for women with cancer, using their own hair. “It helps them retain their identity as they go through their struggle,” Gieselle Blair said. Blair is an Oregon State University theatre graduate who until two years ago created wigs for stage productions in Los Angeles. “I left that and invested everything I had into starting Compassionate Creations,” she said. “When I see photos and read the thank you cards, I know I made the right choice.” Very few women have enough hair for a full wig, so sometimes friends and family will donate their locks. Each wig is hand tied and can take over 100 hours to pull each strand of hair through a lace cap. “It’s so important to have a secure fit,” Blair explained. “The sign of a good wig is if you can part it anywhere,” she said “and it’s great to see photos of women who are able to do just that.”