Hair Loss?
Now What?

J.Crager Alternatives

Hair Solutions for women experiencing hair-loss

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, we discuss the potential issues of your individual diagnosis.  Weather due to Chemotherapy, Alopecia or Trich.   We answer all your questions and provide, reasonable solutions.  

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.


Although hairdressing since 1981


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

In 1995 my best friend was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. 

Then 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 salon to the present day.

I fully understand that hair-loss is extremely overwhelming.  That's why I  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


Sun & Monday Closed 

Tuesday - Saturday 

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