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Created On: 04/14/2006 10:50 PM
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 04/14/2006 10:50 PM
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mike black
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I went to the Chicago Farrell and had my consultation, got my head molded and I am set. I ordered two sytems and they should be ready by early June - -very excited.. price $4800 At my cut in , I will not leave until I look like I am 20 again!!
 04/15/2006 02:44 AM
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Good luck. I hope your pieces turn out well, and can't wait to hear how everything goes for you!

I've seen some pretty good results from Farrell, though I prefer doing my own ordering and attachments, then spending all my money on going to a really trendy salon that I always wanted to visit, but never had enough hair for!
 04/15/2006 06:45 AM
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mike that is a lot of money buddy. Hope it works out for you but you can find a much cheaper alternative on online sites which are of the same quality. try toplace.com or coolpiece.com or even hatsoffhair.com before you make the final decision
 04/21/2006 06:34 PM
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why do u say the same quality?? how can it be? there is such an *enormous* difference in the price of the online one vs. farrels. Don't tell me it's all hype. It can't be. Not when the price is that much higher. There must be something special about farrels, or some hand-made aspect to it. something. don't tell me nothing.
 04/21/2006 09:17 PM
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StripScarred: I think a lot of the price difference is overhead. When you have several salons in high-rent towns, a crew of stylists, and a comprehensive advertising campaign it can drive the price of the product up quite a bit. Convenience also adds a good bit to the bottom line. Being able to go to a salon where they make the template, place the order, attach the hairpiece, and do the cut-in for you is going to necessitate higher prices all around than doing all the work and ordering from someone whose storefront is a website ran out of Michigan.

As for comparative quality: I've shown my mail-order pieces to several hairreplacement specialists, and while none were Farrel representatives or especially well-versed in Richard Farrel's product line, all were amazed by the quality, before I even told them the price. As well, several people have posted comparative photos on various hairloss forums that show the less expensive ones to be similar in quality (though I have heard that some of the Farrels seem to have certain aspects that some wearers prefer, whether it's a type of ventilation or the hair used).

I think Farrel can produce good units for those who can afford them. However, most people that I've heard mention trying both said that the quality was very, very close. There appears to be a very large markup on most hair replacement systems, especially the ones that carry a distinctive brandname (Farrel, HCM, etc).
 04/23/2006 03:16 PM
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Sir Donald
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As someone in the hair replacement business I can tell you that there's minimal difference in the systems across co's.
Ive seen so-called top hr firms using very poor systems. Most important by far is the quality of the stylist who cuts in the system.
Farrell must be cutting those systems in at that price? What's the specifications on the systems you mentioned??
stripscarred...there's absolutely minimal difference
 04/23/2006 06:51 PM
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Most hair replacements are made overseas yes, but Farrell does have his made in house, or at least he used to.
He had ventilators in LA, then opened up a factory in Mexico for a while. Things went downhill, so he moved that work back here.
That was the last gossip or rumor that I`d heard, anyways.
 04/24/2006 04:59 PM
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According to Farrell there is a world of difference. How can you say minimal?
 04/24/2006 11:24 PM
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I would buy a Coolpiece for $250.00 - $300.00 (I love my Poly 3 and SFS systems, total cost for both $350.00) and put the remaining $4500.00 in a Roth IRA. $4800.00 is a terrible shame!!
 04/25/2006 04:55 PM
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Sir Donald
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stripscarred.....I quote:
"According to Farrell there is a world of difference. How can you say minimal? "
'According to farrell' being the key phrase. "According to my company....bull, bull, bull
I dont want to sound harsh but you sound very naive if you believe marketting 'talk'
I say minimal because its 100% accurate...my system/s are a different league
People just dont seem to understand that its all about template, accurate specifications and most importantly the stylist
The hr business is so full of bull...thats the only reason that I ever got involved in this industry...to prevent anyone suffering like I did
 04/26/2006 12:43 PM
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It's not that I'm so naive that I think if a company says something it must be true. However, Farrell is alwayg going on and on, saying the same thing you said about the industry and how unethical and corrupt it is, and how he is a shining star and different and trying to change the industry, etc. If he is so passionate about all that, I have to assume he takes pride in his work and CARES. Not only that, but how well could a company do charging 16 TIMES what it's competitors charge if it's not doing something differently, if it's not offering a superior product. How could he stay in business?

Also, what do you do and which company do you represent. What are you credientials?

Thanks.
 04/26/2006 01:39 PM
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forget this strip scarred cat. let him find out for himself like most of us did! it took me 23 years to find someone who will not lie to you,cheat you and and keep you in the dark about hairpieces. i know more about wigs now then i ever did because of toplace and coolpiece. so dont even waste your time on this cat, let him go out and spend $5 grand on a couple of toupes! id like to compare my toupe with his toupe[farrel] and ill bet youll find nothing significantly different between the two that would make farrels toupeworth $4500.00 dollars more than my $495.00 toupe i got from coolpiece. i spent thousands and i mean THOUSANDS of dollars on wigs in the past 23 years and they ALL looked like shit1 EXCEPT FOR NOW. so just let this cat go he needs to learn the hard way, unless he's got lots of money.
 04/26/2006 04:54 PM
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Sir Donald
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If I mention the company it will defeat the point of me coming on here and giving unbiased advice.
However, why would someone that 'cares' so much rip you off?
 04/26/2006 11:16 PM
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Mr.Bald
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Me too gentleman. I spent thousands at HRC, JA, MHN, and thank nature I got out of Hair Club before signing my name. My Coolpiece systems have been thru all the tests. Girls, sports, sleeping etc. I am very happy and they are better and if not the same as any out there. What does Farrell do that is so special? those systems will be stuck to your head my friend. After 2 weeks of sleeping, showering, sweating among othethings...that soft hair will begin to feel course, the dust will collect at the hairline and the shedding will begin.Oh and let's not forget the oh so great color fading. After two months it will be time to replace it. Then what?? I hope you are a multi millionaire. Take it from a guy who has worn for almost 20 years, you have been had. Best of luck.
 04/27/2006 11:55 AM
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I am going to add my two cents to this and tell of my experience. I spent three years at HCM and finally decided I needed to find a better place to buy my systems (I agree with all of the negative comments about HCM written on this site). On this forum someone mentioned Hair For Guys (www.hairforguys.com) and I ended up calling them after looking over their website. I made an appointment with the owner (William Wong) and discovered that he has been in this business since 1980 and has managed wig factories in Hong Kong and Seoul Korea. I ordered a custom system from him which he personally fitted for me and cut in when it arrived. His custom systems are $450 and made in China at his own factory. I found a local stylist that takes care of my final styling and am absolutely thrilled to have found this source. He is located in Tarzana, CA and supplies systems to approximately 600 hair centers thru out the country. Anybody planning to buy a system needs a professional to fit and order it, if you have no experience at doing this. If you are in So. California William Wong will personally fit you and order your system. I am sure there are other companies that are very good at providing quality systems, but thought I would pass this on to the forum as it was helpful to me in finding an excellent supplier.
 04/27/2006 02:16 PM
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Guys, I need some help. I went to a local company here in Michigan to inquire about their non surgical options. The company is called Shearpointe. They're small, and have been in business for 40 years. Btw, I've had 7 transplants, never got the density I wanted and ended up with a pretty bad scar. The guy I met said that they could give me a system behind my existing transplanted hairline. He said the program is a one year contract, $200 every month for maintenance and new systems. I get 4 systems a year and a cut/clean every month. And it's a $1000 one-time fee. The guy I met had a system on and it looked pretty good, although I think a little too thick compared to the sides and back, I would make mine thinner but that was the way he wanted it. Since I have hair (albeit thin), he recommended laser treatments for 3 months first to see if I respond. "If you could be happy with your own hair, wouldn't that be better?" I agreed. He said if the laser therapy doesn't work they'll knock 20% off the one-time fee for their hair system program. The laser treatments is $900 for 24 treatments over the course of 3 months (twice a week), billed $300 each month.

A) Do you think the laser stuff is worth it.
B) What about the price of the hair system program?

Do you think this is a good/bad deal? The place is called Shearpointe in Birmingham Michigan. Any opinions on these guys?

Thanks!

PS: I'm too scared to get a piece online. I'd much rather have a local place where I can go to get fitted and maintained. I'm just really attracted to the idea of living like I have my own hair and going to the hairstylist every month like normal. I wouldn't want to take it off and clean it and all that.
 04/28/2006 04:00 AM
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Sir Donald
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In the UK laser therapy has been outed as a big con.
It was on a national tv prog with dermatologists saying as such.
 05/03/2006 09:18 AM
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Those criminals in Versacchi have a lot to answer for in the UK and Ireland!!

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 05/06/2006 05:46 PM
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 05/06/2006 05:49 PM
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dreamsoflivin
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WOW,,,I suggest you do a google search on Farrell first, If u want a top of the line system check out www.toplace.com ...great system great price...save ya bucks dude...
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