Monday 12/31 - Toni here. As we close out the old year and stand on the threshold of 2002, we are proud to present our brand new website, and we hope the new design and special features will make your wig purchasing experience with us much faster and easier. We are also very proud to finally be able to offer you a secure payment option through our shopping cart system. Our very talented webmaster, Mike, has spent many months programming and perfecting the new site, and we have a great appreciation for all the hours of work that has gone into the new design. We could not ask for a better web professional. Thank you, Mikey--you are the best!!
We also want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers for making 2001 our best year ever! We continue to grow, and we look forward to serving you in every way we can in the coming year. We have many new surprises in store for you in the future, so bookmark us and return often to see what's new.
We wish you a safe, prosperous and Happy New Year 2002!!!
Sunday 12/30/01 - Mike here. As you can see, there have been many changes to the website! I have been working countless hours getting thigs ready to go online for January 1, 2002. The new site is a completly different design than the old site. It will be much easier to make changes to the layout of the site in it's new form.
Another significant change is we have our very own SSL secure server!!! The new server is using a certificate provided by EQUIFAX. Equifax has been providing credit card services to banks for many years. They provide SSL services as Verisign does. With new things comes changes. The SSL certificate that Equifax provides is not installed in most browsers as Verisign's is, so when you attempt to use our SSL server it will pop up a message stating that your browser needs to have the certificate installed. We appologize for any issues this may cause. As time goes along you will run into this more and more on other sites.
Monday 12/24 - Toni Here. Motown Tress has again added several new styles, and the collection is growing very large. So in order to make it easier for you to make your selections, I've split the human hair and synthetic wigs into two separate collections. Also I've added a "sneak preview" of the brand new styles - 11 synthetics and 11 human hair wigs. The new wigs are displayed on mannequins because the new catalog pictures are not available yet, but I wanted to give you a chance to take a peek at them anyway.
They are all available for purchase now.
Well, it's Christmas Eve, and we have a lot to be grateful for at this time. Christmas has a special meaning for all of us this year. As we hold our families closer and celebrate the spirit of the season, we appreciate the blessings of children and grandchildren, husbands and wives, parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, extended family and good friends. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Friday 12/21 - You may notice a new addition on our home page, the PayPal Verified Member seal. In addition to Visa, MasterCard, American Express, money orders, and checks, we are now accepting PayPal as a method of payment. If you don't know about this simple and convenient way to make your payment, go to http://www.paypal.com and learn how you can set up your account. As always, we continue to make your wig purchasing experience with us as easy as possible.
Wednesday 12/5 - For all of you Santas out there, take a peek at our Santa Claus collection of nice quality wig and beard sets including a Deluxe Ethnic-textured set in Dark Gray. We haven't forgotten Santa's favorite person, Mrs. Claus either. I've added 3 styles that work perfectly for the Jolly Old Elf's mate! Christmas is coming fast, so order now for earliest delivery.
Tuesday 12/4 - Toni again...oh yeah...the power thing. We were without power for 37 hours! It was a real drag, but if it had to happen, thank goodness it happened over a weekend. We had a generator lined up for our business location just in case the outage lasted past Sunday night, but thankfully we didn't have to use it. Despite some high winds and pouring rain in the last week or so, the power situation seems to be under control now.
I wanted to make you aware that some of our suppliers are closed during the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We will be able to ship items we have in stock during that time, but if the item has to be ordered, we will be unable to ship it until after the first of January. Up until then, things should be running at normal shipping times. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and we'll be here for you if you need us.
Saturday 11/24 - Mike here. Due to the severe wind storm that passed through the area this morning, the server was without power from 7:30am until 4:30pm today. Most of Yuba City was without power as well as our home and business location in Sutter. Right now there are many power poles down that feed Sutter. Because of the large number of outages there is no ETA on when power will be restored in Sutter. We are still taking orders but are unable to ship due to all of our shipping equipment having no power. We hope this will be resolved soon, but we have no control over when the power will be restored.
Sunday 11/18 - Toni here. I regret to tell you that due to the high demand for styled wigs, I can no longer offer professional styling on any wigs except Jacquelyn, Georgie, Wig Pro and customs. I am discontinuing offering styling on the less expensive brands because I simply can't keep up with it. As many of you know, I am the only one who does the styling here, and I also have other work here in the business that requires my daily attention. There are just not enough hours in the day for everything. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday 11/15 - Just in time for the holidays! Take a look through our new Red Tag Sale wig collections. There are some incredible bargains there, even some at below cost. You won't find prices like this anywhere else. If you find something you like, be sure to place your order right away, as most of them are one-of-a-kind items and all sales will be on a first-come, first-served basis. When they're gone, they're gone. All of these items are in stock and ready to ship. Keep checking back, because there will be more great bargains to come!
Monday 11/12 - Check out six great new styles in the Estetica collection. They are Jenny (medium), Jillian (short), Kelly (medium), Kerry (medium), and Sharon (medium).
Sunday 10/21 - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the National mail situation, and because of the large volume of mail we receive from all over the world, we are sorry but we will no longer accept any unauthorized package or other mail. Please contact us before returning items for exchange and color rings, and before sending hair samples, photos, and other items by mail, and we will give you a code to use on the envelope or package. On payments made by mail, please write your shopping cart number in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. This policy will be in effect until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thursday 10/18 - As we all struggle to maintain some normalcy in spite of the scary things happening in some parts of our country at this time, we realize that keeping the economy moving is our foremost goal. Our business just keeps growing, and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the wonderful support we are receiving from our many good customers, both existing and new.
In an effort to offer you the newest and latest styles, I have added 4 new models to the Noriko collection. They are Roni, Piper, Lexy, and Lexy Petite. For the first time, Noriko has designed a petite size wig for those with a smaller size head. We are told that there will be more petites coming in the future. I will keep you informed, and will offer these wigs just as soon as I have information on them.
Until next time...
Wednesday 9/12 - There are no words to describe the horror we felt as we stared at our TV sets in disbelief yesterday, watching those unthinkable events unfold in New York and DC. As we witnessed the vicious assault on America through this incredible and shocking massacre of innocent people, we struggle to understand how something like this can happen in our great country. It is our sincere hope that the cowardly evil creatures responsible for these horrendous acts of violence will be found and prosecuted. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
We have heard from some of our customers who are wondering if we are open for business. Somehow it seems crass and insignificant to be concerned about business at this time, but the reality is life goes on and so does business. We just want you to know that we are indeed here to answer your questions and assist you with your orders. We are still able to ship orders to destinations in California or wthin a 600 mile radius that travel by ground, but we will not be able to ship air freight orders to other locations until the planes are flying again. We hope this will be soon, but in the meantime, we apologize for the delay in making deliveries and for any inconvenience caused by this situation.
We'd also like to thank our loyal customers around the world who have contacted us expressing their sympathy and support for us and for all Americans. It is truly heartening to know that we have so many friends in other countries who are as outraged at these atrocious events as we are. In spite of this terrible attack on our innocent citizens, we, as a people, will all come back stronger and America will survive, but today our world changes forever. Everyone please fly your flag to honor the victims, and to show the world we will not be defeated. GOD BLESS THE USA!
Tuesday 9/4 - I've just finished adding 31 new styles to the Motown Tress collection. There are human hair as well as synthetic styles to choose from, and some fabulous new color blends too. Leave it to Motown Tress to give us the latest in contemporary ethnic hair styles for today's fashion-conscious woman. There's sure to be a great new look for you there!
Tuesday 8/14 - Hold onto your hats, gals! For the first time ever, we're offering beautiful 100% genuine Virgin European human hair wigs from the most prestigious name in the wig business today, Jacquelyn. These excellent-quality wigs are crafted in the fine, lustrous, silky texture that can only be achieved by using top quality, natural human hair that has never been chemically processed. (By the way, this is similar to the "Pantene" hair that we've all drooled over in the TV commercials!) Now, this hair is available to you in the Jacquelyn European Human Hair section on our website. It's a small collection, but take a peek at the finest quality wigs you will ever see---wigs created for the most discriminating wig wearer who demands only the best.
These superior quality wigs are available in many natural colors in their pre-made versions, but you can custom-order virtually any color, size, or cap design you wish. For custom orders, please contact me for details.
Oh...and don't forget that, as with all of the Jacquelyns (except clearance), the sale prices shown include professional styling. I'll be happy to work with you to make sure you receive exactly what you want.
Well, that's all for now, but stay tuned for more to come...
Saturday 7/28 - Hi again, I hope you are all having a super summer. I've just added a variety of new items to the Wet Products and Styling Tools pages. You can now purchase your favorite Brandywine care products in large economy sizes. Among other things, we now have weaving needles and thread, bonding adhesive and solvent for weaves, and double-sided tape for securing your wig in both pre-cut strips and economical rolls.
Do you have tangling problems with your human hair wig or weave? Check out the 3 new products called the SeCure System. Using these 3 products according to the instructions guarantees to eliminate your tangling problems with each treatment! As an introductory special, we're offering the 3-product system at a 15% discount. Try this wonderful new line of products on your human hair wig or weave--you'll be amazed at the results!
Well, that's all for now. Talk to you again soon...
Friday 7/13 - Well, for all of you out there with Triskadekaphobia ($64 word), Happy Friday the 13th! I've just added 19 brand new styles to the Jacquelyn collections. There are 3 new synthetics, 7 blends, and 9 human hair wigs, including some with Jacquelyn's new French Top which gives the wigs the most natural appearance possible in a wig. There are some new styles also with Jacquelyn's new Refined-Euro Remi human hair, which is the closest thing you can get to genuine European hair without the high cost. This special hair retains the cuticle for the soft texture and light-reflective qualities found only in virgin hair. There are some great styles, and I know you'll find one that is just right for you.
We're working on some more special things for you too. Keep checking back for good things to come. Talk to you soon.
Sunday 6/17 - Lately, I've been receiving a lot of nice letters from satisfied customers. I've updated my testimonial page, and I have added some of the new ones so I can share them with you. I'd like to say thank you one and all for your kind words. We try very hard to accommodate our customers, and it sure is nice to get a pat on the head once in a while! :)
Saturday 6/2 - Toni here. I've been busy again! I've added several new wigs and many new styles of extension hair to the Black is Beautiful collection! There are new human hair as well as synthetic weaves and braids. Also we've created a new category in the Add-Ons section called "Other", which contains wiglets and other hairpieces that don't belong with the weaving hair. Take a look at the new Pocket Buns. They are a really fast and fun way to give your hair a great ponytail look!
Also, for the first time ever, to herald the coming of a large selection of brand new Jacquelyn styles, we are offering the entire collection at sale prices! And don't forget, unlike our competitors, we always include professional styling in the price of all of the wigs in the standard Jacquelyn collections. Of course this does not include the clearance wigs, but you can ask for styling on them as well, and even with the styling price added on, you'll still get a great bargain on these beautiful and long-wearing wigs.
More to come...
Saturday 5/12 - Rene of Paris has made a change in the name for their Monofilament or "M" collection of fine wigs. It is now called the Amore Designer Series. Along with the new name, they have introduced 5 new styles to the collection, and I've just added them to the site. Look for Erin, Dylan, Poppy, Samantha and Stevie. Some of the pictures have a new look too. I've got to tell you, the pictures in their new catalog have dark, textured backgrounds, and it took some effort for me to edit these pictures for the site. There was a lot of descriptive text and overlayed pictures, and I carefully took out or changed everything that I thought would make the picture look sloppy. I hate writing on a graphic unless I put it there! I hope you'll find the pictures suitable for your needs.
Well, we wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there! I'll be back soon with more new styles for you!
Sunday 4/29 - LOOK, LOOK, LOOK!!!! Jacquelyn has introduced 23 great new styles, and I've just finished adding them to the site! There are 5 new synthetic wigs, 9 new blend wigs, and 9 new human hair wigs, including one model with Remy (cuticle) hair that is sure to pique your interest if you're looking for near virgin European hair quality without the expense. Many of the new styles even have mono-tops for the most natural look possible. Take a peek at the new styles. You'll be able to tell them from the regular styles because of their new appearance. There's something here for everyone who desires the exceptional quality of a beautiful Jacquelyn wig. The new styles shown are just the beginning of Jacquelyn's new International collection of fine wigs. I will be getting new pictures soon, and I'll be showing them on the site as soon as possible. Stay tuned!!!
Wednesday 4/17 - Everything seems to be working nicely on the site now. The gremlins have been banished for the time being and you can now browse to your heart's content. You may have noticed some changes on our product menu page. We are now describing the collections and even adding some graphics to demonstrate special features of some of the wigs. I hope this will help you to make your choices. We have some other neat things in the works for the near future too, so be sure to bookmark our site and keep checking back.
Sunday 4/15 - We are sorry but we seem to be experiencing some problems with our website. Evidently the gremlins are playing in the database again, and they won't allow you to get past the first page in the collections. We apologize for the inconvenience, and the problem should be fixed sometime this evening. If you need help with your order, please contact us by e-mail. Thanks for your patience.
Wednesday 4/11 - Well, you may notice a new addition to our home page. We are now listing the 15 hottest collections and 15 individual items attracting interest on our website. When you click on a link, it will take you directly to that item or collection, which is a real timesaver for you.
Mike (our illustrious webmaster) has upgraded our server, and soon you will be noticing some big changes in the design of our website. The server developed some bugs that prevented Mike from working in the database. He has now squashed the bugs, and is busily working on our new design. We are very excited to see our new website coming soon!
Monday 4/2 - We had a problem show up with our e-mail server today. It was fortunate that all it took to correct the problem was a software service update. Apparently, part of the e-mail server software was unable to handle storage of e-mail files under certain conditions. Until now we had never experianced those conditions. Well, it's fixed now.
Saturday 3/17 - I know it's been a long time, but I've been really busy with styling for customers who have been patiently waiting. I did manage to add 25 new styles to the Motown Tress collection today. Take a peek, and I think you'll be able to tell which ones are the new ones. The pictures of the new styles look different than the pictures of the older styles. I hope you'll find a style there that will be just the thing to add a new interest to your wig fashion wardrobe!
Sunday 2/11 - Hi to all. Well, it looks like I'm on the mend, and so I'm working more hours. In fact, I've just added six great new styles to the Black is Beautiful collection! I've added some new colors to the human hair wigs. I'm working on adding new colors to the synthetics too, and should be able to finish them next weekend. Here are the new styles: Amy, Mary J, and Nia are synthetic styles, and H128, H129, and H133 are human hair styles. Look for them in the short and medium length sections.
Thanks to all for your infinite patience in the last month. Soon I'll be back good as new!
Monday 2/5/2001 - Well, it's Toni again. I must apologize to anyone who has e-mailed me recently and not received a reply. My health problem took a turn for the worse around the first of January, and I have been out of the office under doctor's orders for much of the last month. Since all of our computers are at our business location, there was no way I could answer e-mail from home. Charles has been doing his very best to keep things going while I have been out, which has been a Herculean task at best. He has done a great job, but there were questions and other technical things pertaining to wigs that he just doesn't have the experience to answer. Fortunately, by following my doctor's orders, my health problem has improved to the point that I am working part-time again. If you have written and have not received a reply, please contact me again and I'll try to get back to you just as soon as possible. This last month has certainly been a challenge for us, but it looks like I will be able to get back to work full-time again soon.
We would both like to thank all of our customers who have worked with us under these less-than-ideal conditions over the last month, and we sincerely hope that no one has been unduly inconvenienced by our present situation. It is only temporary, and in spite of my absence from the business for awhile, we are still taking care of customers, filling orders, and shipping lots of wigs every day. We'd just like to extend our appreciation to our wonderful customers for your patience during this difficult time. Soon I will be back as good as new, with new styles, new collections, and some really neat surprises!