How We Help


How We Help

At HairPlaceNYC, we are dedicated to helping those who lost their hair due to medical reasons. We volunteer cutting/styling wigs for the American Cancer Society’s ‘Look Good Feel Better’ program and sponsor Free Wigs for Kids.

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American Cancer Society

Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ American Cancer Society
Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment and permanently reside more than 40 miles away from their cancer treatment center.

Address: 132 W. 32nd Street, New York, NY
Phone: 212-237-3829
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Children with Hair Loss

Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ Children with Hair Loss
Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ Children with Hair Loss

Children with Hair Loss

Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss. When a child’s hair is lost due to Cancer treatments, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, Burns, etc., the painful effects are far deeper than just cosmetic. Each year, the number of children requesting our hair replacements increases and with your support, we can continue to increase the number of children we are able to help in the future!

Address: 12776 Dixie Hwy. S. Rockwood, MI
Phone: 734-379-4400
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Free Wigs for Kids

Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ Free Wigs for Kids
Wig Resources (Free Wigs for Cancer)_ Free Wigs for Kids

Free Wigs for Kids

Free Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization created by Andrew DiSimone, owner of HairPlaceNYC. Our goal is to help parents and garegivers located a free wig for children that live their lives without hair due to medical reasons such as cancer treatments, alopecia, lupus, trichotillomania, hydrocephalus and head burns.

Address: 855 Lexington Ave New York, NY
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Stories about Children We've Helped...

HairPlaceNYC Donates To Children with Hair Loss

HairPlaceNYC is a leading hair salon in NYC. But more than a typical salon, our goal is to help those with medical hair loss look and feel like themselves again. Through our Free Wigs for Wigs program, we donated $500 to Children With Hair Loss, a non profit organization that gives free wigs to kids with…

High Quality Hair Donated for a Good Cause

Going through her late father’s possessions, Sheila, a southern California woman, wasn’t surprised by anything she found. Why? Because her late father, who passed away from cancer in December, was a warehouse manager for a moving company. “Over the years, people would leave behind items or decide they didn’t want things,” Sheila said. “So he’d…

Christine’s Journey to Find the Right Wig

Christine, a New York resident, was about to get married. It was 2006, and she noticed her hair was falling out in worrisome clumps. By the time she got back from her honeymoon, it was practically all gone. Soon, she shaved the rest off and purchased the first of many “cheap” wigs, as she put…

HairPlaceNYC Gives Free Wig to Teenage Boy

My son Cody has had Alopecia since he was two. He has always felt out of place with no hair (even though he’s got the perfect shaped bald head and the bluest eyes). OK I might be bias…he is mine, lol. We had tried to get a hairpiece one other time. It was a long…

15 Year Old Girl with Alopecia Receives Human Hair Wig

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you an article of a beautiful young girl. She has Alopecia and I had the opportunity to give her a human hair lace front wig which she wore at her graduation. Marousek shining example of strength in diagnosis » McAuley’s Holly Marousek, Andrew’s Tori Malak sacrifice for awareness »

7 Year Old Girl with Leukemia Receives Free Wig

Katie Adelhardt is a child life specialist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is working with a 7 year old girl, Dulce, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and was hoping to have a wig provided for her. Katie was recommended to Andrew DiSimone at Katie filled out the form for the girl,…

HairPlaceNYC Donates Ponytails to Children with Hair Loss

HairPlaceNYC and are happy to contribute 20 lbs of ponytails and $500 to Children With Hair Loss for the holidays. Children With Hair Loss was created as a resource for all children who have medically-related hair loss. For more information, please visit Free Wigs For Kids is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping kids…

HairPlaceNYC Participates in Music Video to Support ‘Donate Your Ponytail’

This is a story about courage, love and giving. A story of a beautiful girl and her little sister. Two crazy musicians with a crazy idea to help change the life of this little girl. They said “lets recruit an equally crazy hair stylist to help make a difference.” They partnered with Andrew DiSimone, and…

Terri’s Story: HairPlaceNYC Donates Free Wig to 10 Year Old with Alopecia

We are grateful to Wigs for Kids for giving our 10 year old daughter a beautiful wig for free. She has alopecia universalis and is at the age where she wants to fit in and not have other children stare. Upon receiving the wig, she couldn’t stop staring at herself in the mirror with a…

Sydney’s Story: HairPlaceNYC Gives Free Wig to Girl Before Prom

Sydney was 15 year old junior in high school when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on May 7, 2013. She did loose her hair after a few weeks of having chemotherapy, which was so devastating to watch her go through. Sydney’s aunt Erin started researching the Internet and found Andrew DiSimone. Getting her first…

Jozlyn’s Story: Google Search Helped us Find Free Wig at HairPlaceNYC

We wanted to get a free wig for our daughter, Jozlyn M, who lost her hair. She was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on September 25, 2012. We searched Google and found HairPlaceNYC, a salon in New York City that specializes in wigs for cancer. Receiving a free wig from HairPlaceNYC Since we were from…

Andrew DiSimone Donates Human Hair Wig to Injured Iraqi Girl

NEW YORK CITY (April 16, 2013) – HairPlaceNYC, a leading New York City salon specializing in hair care and hair replacement solutions, today announced it has continued its long-standing tradition of giving and philanthropy by donating a cut and styled 14″ long hand-tied human hair wig to Teeba Furat Fadhil Marlowe, a courageous 11-year-old girl…

‘Disney On Ice’ Treats Girls with Cancer To Spa Day at HairPlaceNYC

Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream” treated 12 young princesses currently undergoing treatment for cancer to a day spa. Andrew Disimone assisted with fitting and styling wigs for the girls.

Andrew DiSimone Donates Wig (Rachel Ray Show)

Andrew DiSimone Wigs was featured on the Rachel Ray Show for donating wigs to those with medial hair loss or undergoing chemo.

CBS News Race for the Cure featuring Andrew DiSimone

Kate Sullivan, a CBS Journalist, featured Andrew DiSimone on a Race for the Cure special for his work on breast cancer. Andrew volunteers cutting and styling wigs at the American Cancer Society, helping cancer patients restore their dignity with care, compassion and style.