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Wigs in Ireland

Tresses Hairpiece Boutique,Newry & Belfast is recognised as Ireland’s leading supplier of wigs and hairpieces, since it commenced business in Newry Co. Newry in 1988. Established by Therese Hughes MBE, an experienced hairdresser of 17 years, Tresses has focused on delivering a unique personal service to patients suffering from hair loss due to alopecia or from the side effects of chemotherapy who are choosing a wig.
Tresses also stocks a huge collection of fashion wigs for ladies who just like to look stunning.Tresses have regular customers who come from all over the 32 counties on the island of Ireland.

Wigs for Alopecia Sufferers and Chemotherapy Patients

If you are suffering from Alopecia or are undergoing a course of chemotherapy then Tresses Hairpiece Boutique over a unique service. After witnessing the distress caused by hair loss due to illness, Therese Hughes felt compelled to offer a service which considered both the physical and psychological needs of a patient. So successful has been her approach to this sensitive issue, Therese has received an MBE in the 2008 Honours List. Tresses Hairpiece Boutique has established a presence in all the major cancer units in N. Ireland and in the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in the Republic of Ireland.

Fashion Wigs

Tresses Hairpiece Boutique stocks the widest collection of quality fashion wigs from the top brands at the most competitive prices, so please contact us to discuss your needs or simply drop into our shop in Newry Co Down to view or range.

Therese Hughes MBE

Therese was awarded an MBE in 2008 for her services to health care in Northern Ireland after being nominated by The Macmillan Support and Information Centre

Sunday Life Article 10th May 2009

For a full interview with Therese Hughes in the Sunday Life please click on the heading above

Irish Independent Article 22nd March 2010

Real Life: The naked truth . Irish Independent Article 

Northern Ireland Patient Entitlements

As Tresses work with the Southern & Eastern Health Trusts of Northern Ireland, customers suffering from the effects of chemotherapy or alopecia living in these areas may be entitled to free wigs. Please contact us for further information. 


Republic of Ireland Patient Entitlements

Cancer patients who have private medical insurance with VHI will be reimbursed for wigs provided that they have spent over the required minmum threshold. Quinn/ Aviva will cover the cost of one wig per year for cancer patients.Medical Card holders qualify for 1 or 2 free or subsidised hairpieces per year.

Alopecia patients are unfortunately not covered by any of the private health insurance policies.We have been advised recently that some people, who are in full time employment may be entitled to a medical card specifically for Alopecia only. Please contacr your local HSE office for further information.

Tax Refund is available to all ROI taxpayers who may not be covered with private health insurance and can be claimed using the MED1 form.




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