Meet Sharon Sharpnack, owner of A Wig Galleria in Citrus Heights
By Thomas J. Sullivan– Citrus Heights Sentinel
Not everyone is blessed with good hair, but they’re often surprised with “how much better they can look with an attractive wig,” says Sharon Sharpnack, owner of A Wig Galleria on Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights.
Sharpnack has owned her wig shop in Citrus Heights ever since she bought out a business partner at their former shop at the Birdcage Center in 1980 to go out on her own. The store’s current location is in the same shopping plaza as Staples, near Greenback Lane.
“We moved from Birdcage when that was remodeled to a location where the Wendy’s Hamburgers restaurant on Greenback Lane is now,” Sharpnack told The Sentinel in an interview. “When this plaza opened, we moved here. and have been growing steadily ever since.”
Many of her longtime customers have been coming to her shop for decades. A Wig Galleria offers natural hair wigs in all shades and styles to its customers.
Customers can choose from an extensive fashionable collection of leading brand in-stock synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, extensions, hair pieces and colored wigs. Clip-in hair extensions, hats with hair, ponytails, hair bonding and wig maintenance services are also offered.
The soft-spoken Sharpnack refreshed the hair of one of her wigs as she was interviewed. “Women are the majority of our regular customers, but at least 20% are male,” she said.
“Some of our customers aren’t sure what wig or extension they might want when they come in,” she said. Hair toppers and top pieces are considered a perfect choice for those customers with thinning hair or hair loss.
A Wig Galleria has 300 to 400 wigs in stock at any one time and offers special order for her customers by request. Prices can range from a starting price of $140 and go up in price according to the style and hair used. A Wig Galleria carries the nationally known designer wig line marketed by actress Raquel Welch.
This excerpt was taken with permission from the Citrus Heights Sentinal – June 20, 2019