Interview with Founder Paul Finamore

Our story starts back over five decades ago...

In the early 1960's, when the man who started it all began going bald. A very popular and animated hairdresser at the time, Paul V. Finamore was also fast becoming the nation's largest privately owned international designer and manufacturer of women's wigs.

Finamore assessed the needs of his male clientele (many of them also suffering from male pattern baldness) and noticed there existed no solution available for people experiencing hair loss to allow them to KEEP their hair, their youthful appearance and in many cases their dignity. When his own hair began to fall out rapidly from male pattern balding, Finamore vowed he would create a scalp replica of a healthy head of hair that perfectly matched the wearers own hair - and that is exactly what he did.

Using his knowledge of hair, hairstyling, and the details of manufacturing women's wigs, Finamore stepped outside the box and painstakingly experimented for three years on creating a custom, human hair system that could be worn 24-7 and during any activity. For the first time in history, a person could thicken their hair permanently and confidently while showering, sleeping, swimming, and playing sports.

Finamore's invention was received with so much excitement and gratitude from his clients that word spread quickly through the Chicago area and beyond. Soon, high-profile celebrities, sport super-stars (including a Hall of Fame Hockey Star), sportscasters, newscasters, business executives and the average Joe secretly flocked to Hairline Creations to fix their hair loss problems. It was not only important to them to keep their hair, but in many cases the actual success of their careers depended upon it, as they later confided in telling Finamore and his staff.

Over the course of nearly five decades in the business, Hairline Creations developed 8 unique U.S Patents, each resulting in tremendous advancements in the hair replacement market and requiring the company to open three offices in the Chicago area. Hairline Creations is the only company that can rightfully be credited with giving birth to a whole new technology, which today is a thriving, billion-dollar industry! This level of accomplishment is unmatched by any hair replacement center across the USA.

Today, Hairline Creations continually sets the benchmark of quality in the industry and our services expand with the latest technological advances and the desires of our clients.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Member of American Hair Loss Council

  • Awarded Best in Chicagoland by United States Commerce Association in 2009, 2010, and 2011

  • Better Business Bureau Accredited A+

  • WINNER 2007 Passion Magazine worldwide hairstyling competition in long hair styling the world's largest hair styling magazine - Elizabeth Jaskula, Executive Vice President of Hairline Creations, Chicago location.

  • New patent submitted for in 2006 to the U.S. Patent Office

  • International Hair Replacement Conference WINNER of the QUALITY AWARD

  • Nominee, University of Illinois, Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • Illinois Family Business of the Year Award, Semi-Finalist, Loyola University of Chicago

  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation - The only hair replacement center in Illinois approved to TEACH hair replacement for Continuing Education to licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists.

  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation - Paul Finamore, Appointed as a Member of the Barber and Cosmetology Committee, served eight years

  • "Hairline Creations has devised for 'Dr.K' what could be considered an artificial skull. It protects the area of the defect. It does not harm the sensitive areas and it is attractive. It is a very real contribution to medical science." John F. Mullen, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago

  • Hair Institute of America HAIRMASTER AWARD Efforts and Contributions to the American Male with hair loss

  • U.S. Registry's WHO'S WHO in Leading American Executives, Paul Finamore

  • U.S. Registry's WHO'S WHO in Advertising

  • AWARDED 7 U.S. PATENTS for exclusive design and manufacturing processes for virtual scalp and hair grafting

  • Hair Institute of America HAIRMASTER AWARD creating the hair replacement industry

  • Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Committee Appreciation Certificate for serving eight years as a Board Member

Our Management Team

  • Paul V. Finamore / CEO

  • Stephanie Finamore-Jaskula / COO

  • Arthur Jaskula / President

  • Elizabeth Kumanek / Executive Vice-President (Chicago Office)

  • Sheila Doroba / Senior Vice-President (Arlington Heights Office)

  • Sandy Tatkus / Manager (Hickory Hills Office)

Television Appearances

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • Nightly Business Report

  • Jenny Jones

  • Two on Two

  • The Weekend Show

  • Aaron Freeman

  • Centel Workshop with Faith Daniels and others

  • The Busy Guy

Is it time to take action?

There are two simple questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Does your hair loss bother you?

  • Is your hair loss costing you in lost opportunities?

If you answered YES to one of these questions click here and let us help you eliminate your hair loss problem forever.

Non-Surgical process that works

Hairline Creations offers custom services to address the needs of balding men, women and children.

We can help ANYONE with hair loss - it doesn't matter your age or level of hair loss. Whether you are JUST beginning to thin or you already lost your hair - we can help you get the hair you want.