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About Strut Hair Solutions

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The Founder of STRUT Hair Solutions has a personal connection with hair loss. Her mother, Kim, had very fine, thin hair and Kim started looking for ways to make her hair thicker. Kim searched throughout the the Fresno area. She would leave a wig shop feeling great only to later receive negative feedback from friends & family. After hearing her mother say, “Honey, nobody understands, I just have thin, mousey hair,” the Founder, Helena,  passionately embarked on a path to help her mother. Helena’s passion to help others with thinning hair brought her to create City Wigs, her first location that opened as a kiosk in the Fresno mall in 2002.

In 2004, City Wigs expanded to a full store in strip mall, becoming an anchor of that mall by 2008. In 2011, City Wigs Hair Solutions expanded further with another location in Solana Beach, San Diego. This would later become what is known today as STRUT Wigs, having expanded to two large locations and offering a selection of the finest wigs, hair extensions, the latest in laser technology and other hair loss solutions for the everyday modern woman.

What We Do:

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Strut Hair Solutions in Fresno

We exist to make a positive & lasting impact on the clients we serve. Our clients are challenged with hair loss, thinning hair or simply want more hair.

Our Core Values

  1. Passion for helping clients - We strive to help our clients feel better about themselves. Our first goal is to find customized solutions for our clients needs.
  2. Commitment to excellence – Our goal is make our clients look and be their best. Then we do just “a little bit more.”
  3. Always learning & growing – Education keeps the STRUT team on the cutting edge of thinning hair solutions.

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Helena Gibson-Founder

Helena Gibson-Founder, Author & Industry Educator

“I don’t sell anything that I wouldn’t put my mother in or wear myself.”

Helena is a licensed cosmetologist with over 10 years experience in the hair loss industry. She is a certified wig specialist through Rene of Paris, certified in HairDreams, Dreamcatchers Extensions, Easi-Hair seamless extensions. She also has certifications for men’s hair replacement, women’s hair augmentation, and medical hair loss. Helena is a member of the American Hair Loss Council and has been published in the National Hair Journal & the Link Magazine for articles written on the hair industry. She is an educational trainer for On Rite and previously for European Hair Imports. Helena works very hard to bring you the very best this industry has to offer & to make sure all of our technicians are highly trained and proficient in our products. This past October she released her new book, Secrets to beautiful hair; Tips and tricks to wigs and extensions. Also available on amazon. Her second book, Seven Secrets to Small Business Success, is due out later this year.

Helena is a single mother who enjoys spending time with her daughter, taking cooking classes, reading business books, taking salsa lessons in her spare time.

Organizations and Affiliations

*2013 San Diego Nominee, “Women Who Move The City” 
*2011 Winner UC Merced SBDC Women Owned Business of the Year
*Member of the National Hair Society
*Trained with the “Look Good Feel Better Program”
*American Cancer Society
*Member of the American Hair Loss Council
*Member of the Trichotillomania Learning Center