Wells Wigs Unlimited
11945 SW Pacific Hwy, Suite 206, Tigard, Oregon 97223-6462
Come see us at our retail location in the Tigard Plaza. One of our first stores, "Shirley's Wig Boutique" was in this Plaza 41 years ago. At the same time we opened "wholesale only" on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland. Wells Wholesale Wigs was there for 30 yrs. We moved from our Beaverton location of 10 years to our latest location in Tigard, Oregon in May, 2011.
Providing wigs, hairpieces for both men and women, and both synthetic and human hair extensions. Wells Wigs Unlimited, Inc. has served the Portland area over 40 years. Now we serve the world, with our caring attitude, through our world wide website.
Our founder, our mother, started the business in California in 1969. She started giving wig parties with the help of her twin daughters when they were young teenagers. Eventually we opened a store on Colorado Blvd in Glendale, CA. When our family moved to Oregon the store was sold to a Korean man. Henry had been my mothers contact with Korean manufacturers. Henry set up all our connections to buy hairgoods from Korea where most wigs were made at that time.
Customers and business people frequently ask about our mother because she worked at the store all those years. Mom traveled to Korea, and the Philippines to the factories where the wisg and hairpieces were made. She often consulted with the big name wig designers. Eva Gabor's designer, Joseph of Rome, at a meeting in Kansas City, was consulting Mom and our long time employee and friend, Karen, about coming up with something new. Among other items, he was holding a small square of monofilament in his hand. Mom said, "Why don't you make me a wig with the monofilament top so we have something better to offer our clients." At that time, we were custom designing and having this type of wig made for our customers but the cost was over $600 (would be about $1100 now) and the wait for it to be made was 6 to 8 weeks. Joseph went right to work on it and sent the first monofilament wig for us to look at. It was very curly and you could hardly find the monofilament top. I think we still have it.(Mom decided she wanted to keep it as a souvenir). Now, most of the mono top wigs are straight or wavy so the monofilament top can be parted on the right, left or the middle. That meeting was the birth of the monofilament top wig and soon followed with the monofilament top hairpiece. Mom is sort of retired now and happy her daughters have kept the business going. Shirley still works once in awhile when she and her husband of 14 yrs when not busy with grand kids.
Wells Wigs Unlimited, Inc.
(Tigard Plaza, 99W & Hall Blvd.)
11945 SW Pacific Hwy - Suite 206
Tigard, Oregon 97223-6462
Toll Free: 800-447-9447
Monday - Saturday
9:00 AM till 5:30 PM