Hey All, I have been reading some of the posts on here about the different companies and their systems. I am at a loss now and very confused as to what I should do. I will just tell you a little about my situation and hopefully someone can give me some unbiased advice.... and please be brutally honest. I am a 27 year old woman who just started losing my hair almost a year ago. I have always had a ton of hair, so thick you could not even see my scalp when I parted my hair. It has been a very long and devastating year, to say the least. I have been wearing Great Lengths hair extensions since November and they have done well with hiding the thinning until recently. I keep them now only to look like I have hair when I wear caps, which I do often. If I don't then I am restricted to wearing my hair combed over and pinned and in a ponytail to hide the thinning, but it is progressively getting harder to hide the thinning as well as the extensions. So, this is where my dilemma comes in. I have been all over the internet looking for alternatives. I do not want to wear wigs to just be honest. I do not think I could handle coming in and taking my hair off every day, plus I do not want to be restricted like that. I am very active and a wig would take that away from me. I have been to HPI here in Nashville, TN, but I wasn't very impressed. Plus, the lady there told me that I didn't need to do anything and she put this big ratty thing on my head and told me I could use clips, which looked stupid and I do not want to clip things to my head. I am to the point that I am willing to take out these extensions and shave my head and wear a piece. I also went and met with Richard Farrell in Atlanta. I thought he was really nice, but the price is outrageous..... and I am just a college student trying to get by..... but I will pay out the a@@ if I have to, to be able to have something that looks real. Now, I have read posts against Farrell and I am a little hesitant about it. I know I can make a template and do it myself, but I do not want to do that. I can not bring myself to shave my head myself and I do not know how to even begin to go through this process. I need a full service company to help me through this. Being a woman and going through this has been very tough and I am torn as to what to do. I do not want to make the wrong decision and regret it for the rest of my life. If anyone can lead me in the right direction then please help. And, I do not wear my hair short. Right now my hair is to the middle of my back and it has always been long. I have many social events coming up this winter and need to do something soon as I will not be able to go on with the extensions until then. I am in hiding at the moment until I get this hair thing under control. So, if anyone wants to help me out please feel free to tell me your experience with places. Also, if anyone knows of anywhwere close to Nashville that would be great.