Thursday’s in the News
Bringing needed attention to an all too often silent suffering, the L.A. Times interviewed Thursday’s owner, Jill Sugar, as part of a recent Sunday feature on hair restoration.
Contrary to popular belief, hair restoration is an increasingly popular solution for both men and women. “We used to have more men, but now it's almost equal,” says Sugar. “Women used to suffer silently; they would wear [full] wigs or not go swimming.”
The number of women affected by hair loss is surprisingly high. One in four women experiences some type of hair loss by age 35 and more than 50% do so by age 50, according to the American Hair Loss Assn. The rate for men is even higher with two-thirds of the population suffering appreciable hair loss in their lifetime.
While the numbers are staggering, it’s the individual stories that continue to drive Thursday’s daily commitment to fighting the advance of hair loss – one experience, one rekindled smile at a time.
Gayle, who has battled cancer for nearly 25 years and whose husband developed a product line of hair-enhancing products, has been wearing Thursday's hairpieces for eight years.
“I was sitting in a movie theater, and my wig popped off; it was really embarrassing,” says Gayle, who has undergone 19 sessions of chemotherapy. “Finally, I found Thursday's. People are always complimenting me on how beautiful my hair is."
"I've had people tell me, 'I am losing my hair, and it's ruining my life. That's why I'm fat.' Or 'That's why I'm single,'" says Sugar. "It breaks my heart because the person just didn't know that non-surgical hair replacement existed."
And it exists in a manner that is professional, approachable and above all non-clinical. Thursday’s philosophy of personal touch and customized hair solutions, within a relaxing and absolutely discreet spa environment is unique.
Hair restoration changes more than your image, it’s a complete lifestyle makeover; and that’s what we aim to provide our clients with.
Thursday's offers fully equipped private treatment rooms, and even the salon's name caters to anonymity. "We chose a name that wouldn't draw attention if your girlfriend or a business associate saw the receipt," Sugar says.
Although hair replacement is the core business, Thursday's also offers facials, massages, body treatments, waxing and more, so clients can have everything done in a safe environment, with no worries about their hair loss secrets being revealed.
We encourage you to speak with one of our client concierge, or even Jill. Come on by for a spa service and get a sense of the Thursday’s experience and what it can mean to your life and happiness. We live for those personal moments each and every day.