Wells Wigs Unlimited
Come see us at our retail wig store location serving the Portland Metro Area.
Wigs Unlimited, 1228 NE Adams Street McMinnville, OR 97128. Providing wigs, hairpieces for both men and women. Many kinds of hairpieces, toppers and hair extensions, both synthetic and human hair.
We have been in business since 1969. The business was actually started in California. One of our first stores in Rog, “Shirley’s Wig Boutique” was in this Tigard Plaza about 49 years ago. At the same time, we opened for business and the retail public business on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland. Wells Wholesale Wigs also know as Wells Hairgoods at that time was in that location for 30 years. Then moved to Beaverton, Oregon location of 10 years then moved to Tigard, Oregon for almost 10 years. Then in June 2018, we moved to our newest and last location in McMinnville, Oregon.
Providing wigs, hairpieces for both men and women, and both synthetic and human hair extensions. Wells Wigs Unlimited, Inc. has served the Portland Metro area over 49 years. Now we serve the world, with our caring attitude, through our worldwide website.
Owners, Wig Store in McMinnville, OR
Shirley and Bonnie are both Breast Cancer survivors and Connie has survived Ovarian Cancer so the staff at Wells Wigs know the stress of dealing with cancer. The loss of hair can be very difficult but we try hard to make it as easy as possible.
Our founder, Shirley Wells 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. People came from everywhere as there were not a lot of wig stores back then. A lot of our business came from Beverly Hills and Hollywood, 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 hair goods 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 wigs 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 on our Facebook and website and spends much of her time working on the website in the store with our webmaster, Connie.
Contact us for more information or questions about anything you are interested in.
Thank you from the Wells Family.
Wells Wigs Unlimited, Inc.
1228 NE Adams Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
- Local: 503-626-2727
- Fax: 503-626-0707
- Toll Free: 800-447-9447