Virtual Consultation (Zoom)- 15 Min
Would you like more information for a particular service/ package? Or have the chance to ask your questions, address your hair issues and concerns while getting a feel of the Posh Hair Designz Experience. Well this consultation is just for you. For just $25 this 15 min brief Virtual not in Person Consultation is best for Wig, Weave, Straightening Systems or Hair Package concerns, questions, pricing and descriptions. Not recommended for Hair Loss Guest that has not been diagnosed.
Extension "Personal Touch" Consultation- 30 Min
Are you interested in advanced extensions such as Strand by Strand or Tape in Extensions. Find out Today with Extension Specialist Taneasha Hines. $25 of the Consultation fee will be applied towards the service you select once you create an appointment the day of the Consultation. Extensions require a 30% non refundable deposit that goes toward your service. If you decide for what ever reason you don't want to book an appointment you will be responsible to pay the full consultation cost. You may also select the Virtual Consultation if a physical hair analysis is not necessary (healthy , shoulder length hair). Please be sure to have hair out of any style prior to coming in for your in person hair extension Consultation.
Hair Loss / Trichology "Personal Touch" Consultation- 45 Min
Having hair loss is such a hard thing to go through but we assure you that you are not alone. This consultation is for hair loss guest that want to regrow or and improve the area of hair loss. This consultation is great for hair loss due to stress, pregnancy, medical situations, genetic and traction. Let's get you on the right track and set you up on a plan to grow your hair back. You will need to have an updated history of medication, products and etc during your consultation. You will receive a customized plan consisting of a 3,6,9 or 12 months regiment, a micro scalp analysis to view hair/ scalp, your nutritional hair growth forms and blood work request document ( If Needed). This consultation is Only for hair Regrowth if you desire cranial prosthesis, medical wigs or cosmetic hair replacement book
"Hair Replacement" consultation. This is not a dual consultation, we we discuss how to regrow or improve your hair loss. Packages available for dual services in hair loss (scalp/ hair analysis, protective style, products and more).
Hair Replacement "Personal Touch" Consultation- 60 Min
This consultation we will discuss what "Hair Illusion" (non surgical) Hair replacement best fits your area of hair loss for coverage, lifestyle and budget. You get the chance to view your options in person from cranial prosthesis, medical wigs, weave buddy (non adhesive sew in ), natural hair coverage options, crochet and more. Customized molds are created for customized wigs and units. This Consultation is for a non surgical hair loss replacement not a hair loss regrowth Consultation.
Customized Wig Consultation- 30 Min
During this consultation we will customize your desired vision of your tailored unit/ wig. Your measurements will be taken so please keep in mind not to have hairstyles that prevent accurate measurements for Fitting. We will discuss the color, style, length, and hair texture. Once your deposit has been made the process to create your hair piece will take a of two weeks. Customized wigs/ units can last 9- 12 months with proper care and wig maintenance.
How does our practice work?
All new guest should always start with a comprehensive consultation . We believe communication is fundamental in any relationship, including Hair and Scalp Specialist/ Guest. Our goal as an specialty hair boutique is to nurture an environment where you feel open to discuss and share private details about your hair goals, hair loss, hair concerns and questions without judgment. When you sit down with Taneasha Hines, the groundwork is forming. When providing consultations for hair loss she can thoroughly assess your medical history and understand the reason for hair loss. By the end of the consultation, you will have an understanding of the prognosis, and treatment plan for your hair loss. From the moment you contact our specialty boutique. Our priority is to our guest and maintaining their privacy. The consultation is your first active step toward a clinical prognosis with honest recommendations, and we are happy to provide support throughout your journey. Please read all of the information on this page carefully.
There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" in the beauty industry. Every guest has their own very particular concerns, needs, questions, and expectations, so a complete consultation is much more than a quick conversation. We do not accept walk-ins or double-book appointments which gives us the opportunity to only have one guest at a time during your in person consultation . Your appointment time is reserved for you and you alone (additional guest not allowed unless Medical Care Taker)
If you are not local to Laurel MD, we are happy to work with you to find a time that accommodates your schedule. Taneasha Hines conducts all consultations and appointments herself, so we try to allow adequate time for each guest to both listen and ask questions during their session with her.
What types of payment do you accept for the consultation and other treatments or products?
We take debit/credit cards from VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover and cash. Please note, our office does accept Care Credit, but only for specific treatments.
I have insurance. Will you accept my insurance to cover the fees associated with the visit?
No. We are considered cosmetic, and our practice does not participate in billing through third party insurance companies. Fees for the appointment are the patient's responsibility and are due immediately following the end of the appointment.
Patients with separate health insurance (i.e. work-related insurance or other insurance), may wish to contact their insurance companies to discuss whether a portion or all of the appointment related fees will be covered. There are fees for all follow-up appointments, biopsies, treatment injections, and transplant procedures in our office, and we will provide a receipt for the visit, which you send to insurers. It is the responsibility of the patient to pursue any insurance coverage.
I understand that I don't need a referral from a doctor to see Certified Hair loss Specialist/ Tricologist Taneasha Hines. But if I do get a referral, is the fee reduced?
No, the fees are the same regardless of whether a patient has a referral. We are a private practice and do not bill insurance.
Does the consultation fee go towards the price of any treatments?
If a treatment plan is purchased $25 of your $100 consultation fee can be applied as credit toward that solution. We only allow $25 of the consultation fees to go towards the cost at time of Full Payment of selected treatment.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment? A referral is not needed because our practice is private.
You may choose to permit us to use your photographs showing your full face OR just eyebrows and up during the consultation process. We would use your photos to share success stories of certain treatments with future patients. The focus is always about results from a treatment and never your identity. Our guest privacy is always a priority, and even if photos are used publicly, we will never reveal the identity of the guest. You may also choose to keep your pictures private. In this case, they will only be used by Taneasha Hines for prognosis purposes, and to track your progress.
You will receive an appointment reminder and confirmation email / text 2 Days prior to the date of your appointment. Please either confirm the appointment or go online if you need to reschedule. If you cannot make your appointment, not a problem! But we would like to offer that time to another patient (view salon etiquette for further details).
Appointment cancellation/reschedule policy
We will allow you to reschedule your consultation appointment twice w/o penalty 24 hours prior to scheduled appointment, after that we will not put you in Taneasha Hines calendar, and she will not be able see you.
For example: If you realize Monday night that your original appointment for Tuesday needs to be moved to Thursday, that counts as one reschedule. On Thursday morning, if you need to move the appointment to the following Monday, that counts as the second reschedule. If Monday comes and you cannot make your appointment time, we will not reschedule your appointment time.
We understand things do come up and may be necessary to reschedule your consultation appointment. This is fine! However, we are a private practice and ask that you respect Taneasha Hines time and calendar. To continuously reschedule appointment times is not fair to other guest. It is taking away appointment options for those who may not have flexible schedules.
Please make sure you schedule a time that you know will work for you.
A note to non-local patients or those interested in remote consultation
Because of our location is within the state of Maryland, we have many patients who travel several hours in multiple directions to come to see us. For those interested, we want to do as much as we can remotely for you.
We treat all types of patients who can have very specific questions. These could be questions about treatment recommendations, questions about exact price quotes for non surgical hair loss procedures, extensions, custom wigs or questions about symptoms leading to a diagnosis. What Taneasha Hines can ultimately provide remotely is on a case by case basis. So there can be situations where Taneasha Hines would need to see you in person to provide a recommendation or answer definitively.
Any concerning areas of hair loss other than these 1-5 should also be photographed.
*Frontal hairline with the hair lifted up.
*Central part with hair parted in the middle.
*Right temple area - with the hair lifted up.
*Left temple with the hair lifted up.
*Crown (or very top) of the scalp.
Aligning your expectations
The goal of all consultations is to determine what type of treatment, style, or install works best for you. Taneasha Hines approach is 100% personalized and rooted in the biology of hair and scalp disorders. Whether you intend to get more information about non-surgical options, Taneasha Hines is dedicated to finding the solution that best fits your situation. By carefully reviewing each guest history herself, Taneasaha Hines can ordinarily provide guest with the reason they are losing their hair and the likelihood of future hair loss and speed of progression.
Will I need blood work?
If blood work is necessary, you will be provided with the lab form to get tested from your physician
Will I need a scalp biopsy?
If the cause of your hair loss is not clear, Taneasha Hines may require you to schedule an Dermatologist appointment for a scalp biopsy to get a diagnosis. This test involves the removal of a minimal sample of tissue from the scalp for the purpose of determining if a certain more unusual cause of alopecia exists. If this is the case, we will assist you at your consultation.
Comprehensive consultations provide guest with an understanding of all the treatment options, potential side effects, and the best' next step' for the particular patient.
Some hair loss conditions are temporary and improve, and other types of hair loss are chronic (long term) and may slowly or rapidly worsen over time. Some conditions respond well to non-surgical treatment; other types of hair loss can be helped to a certain degree with non-surgical treatment but not entirely. PHD Hair Solutions strongly believes there is no "one treatment fits all" model for hair loss.
A wide variety of non-surgical treatments are available for individuals with hair loss. Still, the correct and appropriate treatment depends entirely on the diagnosis and progression of miniaturization. Guest who come to us very early on in their hair loss may have more treatment options available than those who wait. We STRONGLY encourage guest to seek help early. The success rate is much better when treatment begins prior to permanent hair loss.
The following may be performed at your consultation:
Dermoscopy: A non-invasive support tool called a dermatoscopy is used to examine hair follicles under a magnifying lens. This analysis helps Taneasha Hines your degree of miniaturization, which ultimately dictates your treatment options. You cannot get this essential magnified assessment of your follicles by self-diagnosing and treating yourself at home.
Photographs: Photographs are taken during your consultation by Taneasha Hines to follow your progress and assist in determining the best solution for your hair loss or whether you are a candidate for a particular treatment.
When you first visit PHD Hair Solutions, you might expect to see a sterile clinical office, but we hope that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our open, relaxing atmosphere. There’s no need to be concerned about privacy during your appointment. We are a small specialty boutique which means we never double book appointments, and do our best only to have one patient at a time in our office.
Please note that we are located in the Maryland City Shopping Center, inside of Salontra Select Suites. Our boutique location is discreet and includes secluded consultation and procedure rooms. Should you need to remove a wig or hairpiece at our office, feel safe knowing, we have private rooms for you to do so. There is plenty of parking in front of our Specialty Boutique.
Be prepared to learn! Taneasha Hines will take as much time as necessary to ensure that you are completely comfortable with your recommended course of action, and is always happy to answer any questions you may have. By tapping into Taneasha Hines years of expertise, you’ll gain access to a fully personalized treatment plan, as well as the suite of proven solutions needed to achieve it, and will leave with a wealth of information and next steps for your situation.
Is there a specific gender, ethnicity, or age range you will treat?
Our practice welcomes all women and children suffering from hair loss, of all ethnicities and origins and all types of hair.
I will be driving from 3 hours away with my sister. She might want to see Taneasha Hines about her hair too. Can this be made possible for us?
Your Sister will need a separate appointment. Please have your sister contact us Directly to schedule a time . If you give us enough notice, we can try to arrange for you and your sister to have back to back appointments. Each of you will need to pay the selected consultation fee.
My appointment is for 1 pm, but i'm meeting someone in the area at 8:30 am. Can I come after and see if Taneasha Hines can fit me in?
Unfortunately, no. Our schedule on any given day is set, and we do not allow walk-ins for privacy reasons. If there have been any cancellations that day, or we are running ahead of schedule, our patient coordinator will be in touch to see if you can come in earlier.
I have done research and am interested in a specific non-surgical treatment. Can I just schedule an appointment for that treatment without meeting with Taneasha Hines?
Not necessarily. We have many guest who research treatments on their own and “decide” which treatment is best for them before contacting our boutique. It may or may not be the right treatment to help you reach your goals, and Taneasha Hines can provide insight into this. If she feels that your preferred treatment is not the right way to achieve your desired outcome, she will not hesitate to steer you towards a more appropriate course of action, providing you with a detailed explanation as to why she believes you will benefit from her approach. Through this education process, you and Taneasha Hines can develop realistic shared expectations for the outcome of your treatment.
If you want to schedule a treatment before having a consultation with Taneasha Hines here are two ways to go about this:
Contact our office and we will tell you to take pictures, send them to Taneasha Hines and discuss your treatment interest in your Virtual consultation (15 min) before scheduling a treatment appointment. Often she can likely decide from photos and discussion about your concerns if you could get expected benefit from treatment.