Agawam business first in Valley to offer ‘Cyberhair’
By Lori Szepelak
AGAWAM With all the technological wonders that are a part of our daily lives, it is no wonder that Cyberhair would eventually work its way into the region.
Laura Judge-Castellini and Elaine Balas-Bagamary, owners of Ambiance HR and Laser Center, at 200 Silver St., are the first in the area to offer the innovative product that is engineered by Aderans. Aderans is an international manufacturer of hair systems.
“Cutting, styling and the handling of Cyberhair is very different from human hair and synthetic hair and requires extensive training to be a technician and an exclusive dealer,” said Judge-Castellini, who is certified in the technical aspects of Cyberhair. Both women recently attended the Cyberhair annual convention in South Carolina.
“Cyberhair is an innovation developed with scientific technology,” Judge-Castellini said. “It has many desirable qualities including durability, uniformity, lightness, softness, body and lift, and style memory retention.”
Castellini explained that currently, other fibers used in hair systems have an unnatural cross section shape or a damaged surface from trying to achieve the correct light reflectance properties.
“Cyberhair’s unique quality of style memory actually makes it easier to style than your own hair,” she added.
Ambiance is also an affiliate of the Hair Loss Control Clinic (HLCC), a global leader and pioneer in hair loss treatment, according to Balas-Bagamary.
“With the guidance of our medical doctors, HLCC has been successfully treating hair loss in men and women for more than 23 years, and has been using low-level lasers as part of that treatment for 17 years,” she said, adding, “HLCC provides unmatched experience and clinically proven success.”
Judge-Castellini echoed those sentiments.
“We offer a multi-therapeutic approach that has been tested and proven to be safe and effective as well as successful in re-growing hair,” she said. “Laser hair loss treatment works on all areas of the scalp and has been proven to both stop hair loss and re-grow hair by incorporating the best laser therapy with hair loss products.”
Judge-Castellini added that laser therapy helps in many ways to increase protein growth and blood flow to the hair.
Two clients of Judge-Castellini tout Cyberhair, each for different reasons.
Eileen, of Southwick, has suffered with trichotillomania, a compulsive hair pulling disorder, since she was 13.
Over the years, Eileen needed head covers, including wigs and scarves, to hide her thinned out hair. Just six months ago, Judge-Castellini introduced her to Cyberhair and her self-esteem has blossomed.
“I feel more comfortable with my hair, especially since it feels so natural,” Eileen said.
Eileen noted that maintenance is easy and she’s impressed that the Cyberhair doesn’t fade or get dull over time.
“Overall, I feel terrific,” Eileen added.
Amanda, also of Southwick, concurred. Since she was in eighth grade, she has suffered from alopecia, which results in hair loss.
“At times in high school my hair would come out in clumps,” said Amanda. By the time she was a senior, she had lost most of her hair. Over the years she too resorted to wigs but when she heard about Judge-Castellini offering Cyberhair, she wanted to give it a try.
“I love my Cyberhair,” said Amanda, who now has a blonde and dirty blonde style cut.
“You just brush it and go,” she said, noting that after washing it, it air dries beautifully.
“You treat it like your normal hair,” she added.
Amanda noted that she too feels more confident about her appearance since she has worked with Judge-Castellini on creating the right combination of color and style memory.
“It is the closest thing to human hair, it’s rich in colors that never fade, has a natural shine and a memory system that goes back into the original cut,” Judge-Castellini said. “The main attraction is you can sleep and swim in Cyberhair. Cyberhair let’s you just live life.”
For more information on Cyberhair that is available for men, women and children who are experiencing hair loss, visit www.ambiancehr.com
or call 342-4456.