Hair Loss Now What?

J.Crager Alternatives

Hair Solutions 

Wigs Toppers 

Privacy area for all services

Book your Complimentary Consultation appointment by calling: (773) 248-6844

We assist women

Chemotherapy treatment

When do you start chemotherapy treatment? 

When will my hair begin to release?

Is Human hair or Synthetic wig better?

Should I cut my hair before treatment?

We cover all these questions and so much more.


What causes alopecia?  What's a topper?

Do I need a full wig?  Minoxidil?  

Viviscal?  Capilia shampoo & conditioner?  What will work for me?


Simply said, we understand. Whether your solution is a topper, a wig, or just a comfortable and private area for regular hair services, we're here to help.


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Human hair / Synthetic hair

We provide the highest quality hair. European, Remy & Synthetic hair.

Hand tied, lace front with a medical grade non-skid material for a secure and comfortable fit.


During your complimentary consultation, with regards to chemotherapy treatments, we will cover and discuss the release, the cutting down, and the regrowth time frame of your hair. We will also explain how your hair will grow back and discuss what you can do to help your hair regrowth process.   

For alopecia & trichotillomania clients,

we will discuss wig and topper options. Other options will be focused on your individual situation. 

Additional Services:

We offer additional care and maintenance of your new hair at your request, including adjustments, non-chemical highlights, event styling, etc...

John Crager


Master Stylist, salon owner, educator, public speaker since 1981

Hair loss specialist and wig provider since 2006

Individuals experiencing hair loss go through so much. We understand it's more than “just" hair.


My first experience with cancer was when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer in 1976.

I first experienced medical hair loss in 1994 when a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. 

In 1995 my best friend was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. And in 2016 my wife faced the same diagnosis.

I was introduced to hair loss while working with Brian Blanchard on Michigan Avenue. Since then, I've continued the care and support of women with hair loss at my own salon to the present day.


When I finished working with my first client's wig, she cried, thanked me for getting her look back.  I saw how happy she was.   


At that moment, I fully understood how hair loss can be extremely overwhelming and intense. That's why I've been working hard ever since to provide the best products, service and experience possible.   

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J.Crager Alternatives for your Hair

3950 North Avondale Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60641, United States

(773) 248-6844
(773) 888-7200


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