When she established the first version of her salon “The Ladies Image” in Portland Oregon
1973, Brenda Kay's
initial mission was to liberate women from the confines of their hair and give them high fashion options for daily wear. She succeeded in removing the stigma of wigs
and developed a flourishing clientele. She grew to know a certain clientele that moved her deeply and ultimately formed her mission.
Men and women in the midst of dramatic hair loss often suffer more than the general public is aware. Hair loss can feel like a loss of health or control and can be emotionally devastating (or at the least a daily annoyance). Brenda works to create an accepting environment that respects the individual and offers tools to regain confidence and comfort. Nestled in the corner of down town Portland since 1989, Brenda Kay Hair Specialties, offers fabulous hats as well as a variety of custom and fabricated wigs and pieces in a private setting.
Brenda Kay took a leap of faith and in 1973 sold her car to finance her first business. She was honored early in her career by being invited to Korea to design a line of wigs. In addition to cementing her love of the industry it is also where her love of travel was born. Naturally, being a wine lover, Italy is a favorite destination. Although she is very happy to return to the Pacific NW from her travels - we have our own wine country after all!
Photo Credits: Brent Barnett OSI Photography