Business Profile

Lynne Wunsch

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Title and firm: Juneau resident Lynne Wunsch owns and operates Awesome Options Wig Salon with business partner Sue Ogden.

Services: Awesome Options specializes in wigs and hairpieces for men and women. Although some of the wigs are made from human hair, most are synthetic, for easier care and maintenance, she said.

In the next few months, Wunsch said she and Ogden will expand the shop's wares to include breast prosthesis and post-mastectomy fashions.

Wunsch said she tries to to meet her clients' needs by obtaining wigs, pieces, wraps and twisties in all shades including gray, though the most popular color is red.

Her clientele is as varied as her wigs, she said. The shop gets all sorts, from young girls wanting to change their look for special occasions, to older women wanting to cover hair loss, to men wanting not to be seen in a wig shop. For those reluctant to proudly proclaim the virtues of wearing a wig, Wunsch said her shop offers private dressing rooms and appointments outside of regular business hours.

Quotable: "Just wash it, shake it, put it on a head to dry, pick at it a little, put it on and you're good to go."

Background: Wunsch has lived in Juneau for 23 years after living in Las Vegas for several years. She has been in the wig business for more than three years while working at the Wells Fargo Bank downtown. She has been in banking for 21 years, 12 of which have been with Wells Fargo.

Wunsch said she and Ogden got the idea for the salon after seeing friends and family suffer from cancer and hair loss from chemotherapy.

Family: Wunsch is engaged to Tom Gundelfinger.

Contact information: Awesome Options Wig Salon is at 9095 Glacier Highway, Suite 103. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 789-3423.

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