“I LOVE my new crown!!! Thank you for an amazing time and making me feel like pretty again.”– Kimberly C.
“Hadiiya is first and foremost and artist. I feel like she came into my life as a gift, when I was dealing with sourcing hair in a new city I didn’t love, and then suddenly, we met. Her love and gift of working with hair is like no other. She is constantly looking for new styles, textures, and ideas to improve the women feel about their hair and the way they look, giving all her personal energy to produce crowns that are stylish, wearable, and beautiful. She put me in a crown just a few weeks ago, and I haven’t felt so beautiful in such a long time. I worked with her and her partner Sara, and between them I felt taken care of with every detail managed, every question answered, and walked out the door feeling the best I had in years. I felt beautiful, and free. (and hit on!). Trust me, shes the best in the city. You won’t regret it. Go and work with her, or Sara, they are vision, and execution, personified. She does for hair what Alvin Ailey does for dance, she makes it explode. She’s the one!” – KC.D
“After discovering that I had cancer I started my search for a wig to replace my beautiful curly hair that I knew would be falling out soon. I started googling curly hair wigs in the NYC area and found Hadiiya Barbel. I went down to her shop with my husband and we were AMAZED at her collection of curly hair wigs and straight hair wigs which she calls “crowns”. I brought some pictures of myself with hair. My hair had already fallen out and we worked together to figure out what I needed and wanted. She was a pro and knew exactly what to do. She emailed me a detailed bill explaining all the costs up front for the crown that I wanted. I signed the contract, put down a deposit and waited it for it to come in. I thought her prices were extremely fair!
When it came in and I went to her shop to see it and have her color it. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was even in a color not my own and uncut…and this story gets better.
Once it was colored, I went back to the shop with my husband and my daughter to have Hadiiya cut it. Once it was cut and styled to the way my own hair use to be, it was the first time I had smiled since being diagnosed with cancer. My daughter and my husband started to cry seeing me smile again.
Cancer is bad enough and then losing your hair on top of it is horrible. There are no words to describe how happy I am and feel when I put on my crown. The crown is even nicer than my real hair was. The color, the curls, the quality are all amazing. I have gone out with it on and people don’t know it is a wig and have complemented my hair like they use too…that speaks volumes!
Hadiiya is the coolest, nicest, most understanding professional business woman. I am in awe of her! I would recommend anyone wanting a wig for any reason to go to Hadiiya Barbel. Even her crew are wonderful!” – Carole H.
“Many thanks! I’m very appreciative of your support, and the opportunity to feel whole again.” –Joyce P.
“Cannot gush enough about my experience here! 8 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and bought a wig at a supposedly expert medical facility that deals with cancer and alopecia patients mostly. The hair was never the right color, was shorter than they had promised (by a lot) and was dry and brittle. By contrast the CROWN I now own was the same price, so much longer that I had to have them cut it (in a good way of too long) and when I wasn’t thrilled with my color choice they stayed late after closing to redo it and have it for me the same day (normally at least a week process). Hadiiya spent soo much time with me making sure I tried on every style I was curious about and ultimately ended up LOVING my new hair. As someone going through chemo I wanted to feel beautiful again, and Hadiiya delivered and then some. She even wanted to pose for pictures with me and filmed a before and after for her website. She was truly the right choice and worth the little extra I paid for consultation with her. But her stylist dyed and styled it for me which came out exactly the way I described it to him. The only drawback was the wait to have it made, which is the same anywhere you go (if you want a custom fit and order). Loved the experience from start to finish!” – Jamie P.