The Companies that Care podcast highlights companies and business leaders who are making a difference in the world, like Dr. Erica Gamble, known as the Wig Dr.
The Wig Dr., headquartered in Marietta, GA, specializes in high-quality wigs and hair pieces for people suffering from hair loss because of chemotherapy, alopecia, and other auto-immune disorders.
It all started when Erica wore her mom’s wig to her private high school one day. The nuns were not pleased, because they associated wigs with prostitution.
“I thought wow, how could this be so wrong when it feels so right? All I had to do is get up, pop it on out the door…it was just magical…this cannot be that bad.”
Erica continued to wear wigs through her life for fun. She worked in corporate America for 20 years and felt the pressure to always look good, which could be hard at times when she was traveling. Wigs continued to be an easy solution.
When they built their home they ran out of space because Erica had so many wigs…so she decided to open a wig boutique. And the Wig Dr. was born!
The Wig Dr. has attracted some big name attention. Erica was featured on the Drew Barrymore show with Gabrielle Union, and this summer Master Card chose her as a Black-woman-owned business to spotlight. She appeared in a commercial hosted by Jennifer Hudson and got to walk the red carpet at a big event.
Most of Erica’s clients have never worn wigs before. They come to her because they are losing their hair through illness or alopecia. She loves being able to help them look and feel their best.
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