Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Evelyn Metellus with her associate styling hair at The Hair Doctor salon at Wellington Green.
Photo by The Hair Doctor
Evelyn Metellus changes lives by making hairpieces for people undergoing cancer treatment and dealing with alopecia, both of which can cause hair loss.
As the owner and lead stylist of The Hair Doctor, located at the Mall at Wellington Green, she has used her finely honed artistry and technique for more than 20 years and enjoys a reputation for creating quality hair extensions for the South Florida area.
Normally Metellus hosts a gala to solicit donations for her charitable hair work, but the event was put on hold in 2020 because of the pandemic. Brunch and Bubbly was held in late December at her salon at the Mall at Wellington Green on Forest Hill Boulevard. The highlight was when Carmen Rosario allowed 12 inches of her hair to be cut and donated for Metellus to fashion into hairpieces for people in need.
Metellus knows that looking good is important for people who are ill. She says she loves to help bring back survivors’ self-confidence by creating customized wigs.
Metellus is passionate about her work and says her clients encourage her to keep helping women with hair loss feel more beautiful.
The Hair Doctor celebrated its grand opening at the Mall at Wellington Green in May 2021 after the pandemic forced her to close her Royal Palm Beach location and move the business to her house. With the move to the mall, she feels that the business is bigger and better than ever.
According to the Mayo Clinic, hair loss can affect only the scalp or the entire body. Hair loss may be temporary or permanent. It can reflect family history or result from hormonal changes or medical conditions. Hair loss can be a normal effect of aging, especially in men.
Cancer treatment can cause people to lose some or all of their hair because some chemotherapy drugs attack healthy hair follicles as well as cancer cells. Stress and vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss in men and women, as well as hormonal changes.
Female pattern hair loss causes hair to fall out from the middle of the scalp. Sometimes a decrease in hormones after childbirth or during menopause leads to hair loss. An autoimmune condition, alopecia areata, causes hair loss in patches and sometimes total balding.
No matter the cause, Metellus’s goal is to help women feel more beautiful and give them more confidence. Her salon in Wellington is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, staying open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Click here to learn more about The Hair Doctor.