855 Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.765705 -73.965486
Monday - Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Lenox Hill, Midtown
Andrew DeSimone's shop on Lexington Avenue provides the perfect environment for purchasing a hair prostheses. There are small rooms where you can try on wigs in private with the help of a knowledgable stylist. Andrew and his team will give you the pros and cons of synthetic and human hair wigs and can order the selected wig in your own hair color. The wig will then be custom cut to fit your face so no one will be able to tell you are wearing a wig.
I was able to get fully reimbursed for mine because my insurance carrier, BCBS doesn't have any vendors in my area, so any vendor is handled as an in network vendor if you are persistent. Just get a prescription from your doctor and make sure it says it is for a hair prostheses for hair loss due to cancer and not a wig.
I cannot say enough about Andrew DiSimone. helped me select a lovely and flattering wig and styled it so it suited me really well.
He is a blessing in the midst of a very traumatic experience and one leaves with a much lighter heart than before.
Andrew gives his time, his heart to what he does. He is generous in spirit and in heart.
The VERY Best!!! – Andrew and his staff (especially Nan and Trinita) made what we thought would be an awful experience into a fun and compassionate one...
My mother has cancer and is in a wheelchair. She was scheduled to start radiation within the next week and decided that she wanted a wig to make her more comfortable with the transition she was facing. When I called to schedule an appointment, I mentioned mom's wheelchair and was told that the salon was on the second floor and there wasn't an elevator. I was determined to find a way to make this visit possible for her, but before I could even consider the options, my phone rang and it was Andrew telling us to come to the salon and call when we were downstairs. We did, and within a minute, Nan came downstairs to our car (Andrew was with a client), got in and presented us with dozens of wig options...everything from colors to styles and lengths. Mom tried on all different types (Nan brought a hand mirror) and had great help from Nan with making choices about color, etc...As if we weren't thrilled enough with this curb-side service, when the wig arrived, Andrew sent Trinita up to the apartment to cut and style her wig in the privacy and comfort of her own home. Now that's great customer service! I can't recommend Andrew highly enough. He is a joy to work with and his wigs are AMAZING!
Thank you for everything, Andrew. You make a difference in so many peoples' lives.
Andrew was the best thing about my day! – You will leave feeling that you've been given a gift in the midst of cancer treatment when you see Andrew. He is a giving person who wants to make his clients happy and he does this through humor, understanding and compassion. BTW, he's very knowledgeable about his wigs as well and the selection is deceivingly large. Highly recommended for all of NYC!
Thank You Andrew Our True Angel!!! – I had found a true Angel)
Thank you so much for the care and attention you had given to my little 6year old granddaughter Chelsea. Your kindness and generosity as well as your compassion to Chelsea means so much to our family and knowing that you had gone out of your way for Chelsea to help her during your vacation well that in it self speaks for it self. Knowing that there is angel here on earth like you well what can I say!!! But to say we all love you very much!! In knowing that we were unable to come to the city to have her fitted for the wig and had gone by the picture I had sent and the measurements as well, the wig looks fantastic and amazing just perfect for Chelsea.
May God Bless You and Your Family and Your Staff!!! Much Love and Very Much Greatfull For all you had done.
Anne Marzullo c/o Chelsea Ward
ps She is extremely excited!!!
Andrew is a Gem! – My sister has cancer, that's terrible enough but add to it that our older sister just died in November of cancer and now you have become one of those examples that people use to show that their lives aren't so bad.
My sisters insurance does not cover wigs, so we were referred to the American Cancer Society and went last week, we were not very hopeful, my sister was given a wig at the cancer center in brooklyn where she is being treated, it was horrible and she quickly gave it back, so we were expecting pretty much of the same.
What a great surprise for us. Waiting for us was Andrew DiSimone and three wigs that matched my sister's hair exactly. He looked at my sister picked up one of the wigs and it was a home run. He cut it so she looked great and the best part of all of this, he is an exceptional person. He made us laugh, we were relaxed, we had fun! Who can have fun picking out a cancer wig? We did, thanks to Andrew. Well we left there feeling wonderful and the ultimate complement, when back in our own neighborhood we bough coffeeand the clerk told my sister "I love you hair that way", Thank you so much for not only being so giving, but being so talented. You really made our day.
Andrew DiSimone shares skills and heart – I needed help with hair loss for medical reasons. I wanted a wig that worked for me and looked natural, but I could not affortd to pay a lot for hair that I might need for only a few months. Andrew and his assistant gave me two consultations, searching for a good solution. Finally, Andrtew looked at an old hairpiece of mine and told me that he could make it look better. And he did. I never felt pressured to buy something I could not afford, and I walked out feeling so much better about myself.
The experience was remarkable. It was proof of what others have said about Andrew--that he truly cares about his clients, and he brings his best personal and professional skills to the task of adding dignity when it is needed. Thank you!
I live two hours by train and subway from Andrew at Wigs for Cancer Patients NYC, and I would advise anyone in the area who is about to experience chemo hair loss to go directly to him. He is a lovely, compassionate person who devotes himself completely to each of his clients and he has the knowledge and experience that enable him to provide each client with the perfect wig. My plan, once I learned I needed chemo, was to find a wig, start wearing it when I had to, and never tell anyone what was going on. Incredibly enough, the plan worked: when my colleagues at work noticed a difference they said how much they liked the new cut and how great my hair looked, and as far as I know no-one has guessed. I didn
Thank you Andrew! – Andrew is a great person. Not only did he help my mom pick out a fabulous wig, he comforted her during a very sensitive time in her life. She was very depressed during her chemotherapy, and felt even worse after she started to lose her hair; Andrew made her feel like herself again, and gave her her confidence back! The wig he styled for her was the perfect fit. He really took his time out to get to know her, and uplift her spirits. He is a genuine person and really loves what he does!
THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE – Andrew is one of New York City's great natural resources, but especially for women who are losing their hair due to chemotherapy. He is exactly the right combination of compassionate and sensitive, while still being irrepressibly upbeat and positive. Besides all of this Andrew is a consummately professional hair stylist and is a genius with wigs. He starts by explaining all about the various wigs and their different features, without making all the choices feel overwhelming. He takes the time to get to know you and what you need and desire in a wig and he won't let you leave until you are entirely satisfied. I'm thrilled with my beautiful new wig....it looks like real hair and, if I'm being completely honest, is actually nicer than my real hair was! Andrew, you are a treasure.
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