Mission Viejo Wigs: Where Customers are “Family”

Mission Viejo Wigs: Where Customers are “Family”

Mission Viejo Wigs is truly a family business. Not in the traditional sense, where its owners and operators share the same genes. But rather in such a way that every person who has walked through Owner Betty Darroch’s doors in the 30+ years she has been in operation immediately felt like a member of Darroch’s extended family.

As a professional hair and wig stylist since 1962, Betty began her career at CBS where her résumé reads like a celebrity screenplay starring the coifs of a veritable “who’s who” of Hollywood: Ann Margaret, Carol Lawrence, the Midnight Specials and the Sonny & Cher Show. She went on to work for the Hallelujah Hollywood Show at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas.

Depositphotos 19082205 originalBut it wasn’t until she opened her own business in Mission Viejo that she felt as though she were “truly doing God’s work.”

Her clients today include people who are experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment, alopecia or other medical conditions. Betty specializes in wigs, hairpieces and toupees for women, men and children and carries only the highest quality brands. Each wig or hairpiece is custom fit to the client for the most natural look and feel – no one will know you’re wearing a wig unless you tell them.

“Hair loss, whether it is the result of illness, the aging process or heredity, can be a traumatic and emotionally draining experience,” says Betty. “We work with people on a daily basis who are facing the issue of hair loss for the first time. Our goal is to help you find the solution that works best for you and do so in a caring way that makes you realize that you are not alone.”

There are wonderful testimonials from longtime customers on her web site (missionviejowigs.com), but for me, the best testament to Betty’s genuine, caring nature came from a source closer to home.

Depositphotos 177635438 originalWhen my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer six years ago, there were so many aspects of what she was facing - including the side effects associated wit chemotherapy treatment – that were out of our control. But my mother’s appearance was something she felt she could dictate. We knew she would lose her hair, but she was determined not to “look like a sick person.”

From the moment my mother met Betty, she knew she had found the right place and more importantly, the right person to help her. Betty shared so many stories of survival – of longtime customers and friends who fought a similar battle and won. Her warm embrace and inspired  hope and help steel her resolve to maintain a positive, fighting attitude when she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

The wig Betty selected was the perfect color and style for my mother’s face (and head) shape. The wig was so natural looking that my mother received many compliments on her “new do” and no one was the wiser.

It’s been over nine years since my mother completed treatment and is now leading a cancer-free life. Although her own hair has long since grown back, she still often prefers to wear Betty’s wigs on “bad hair days.”

Thank you Betty!


You can connect with Betty by calling (949) 581-4549.
Mission Viejo Wigs is located at 25571 Jeronimo Road in Mission Viejo.

Latest News

VIEW restaurant at the Vea Hotel in Newport Beach

Travel Jody Robinson

VIEW restaurant  at the Vea Hotel  in Newport Beach

Sweeping ocean and verdant golf course views aren’t the only thing you can come to expect from VIEW - the gor...

The Somm's STASH

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

The Somm's STASH

Purposefully designed to make great wine uncomplicated One could venture to say with Micah Sampson, what you s...

Day Tripping in Style at Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Entertainment Jody Robinson

Day Tripping  in Style at  Desert Hills  Premium Outlets

Full disclosure: I’m a mom of teenagers and as such, am continually on the hunt for bonding opportunities tha...

Greetings from Lake Tahoe California

Travel Jody Robinson

Greetings from Lake Tahoe California

There are a few places on my winter vacation shortlist: San Diego for a surf and sand staycation, Big Apple for...

Kansas City, Missouri

Travel Jody Robinson

Kansas City, Missouri

Where to Eat, Stay and Play in the "City of Fountains" A friend of mine joked with me recently that Kansas Cit...

Isn’t it Time he made Santa’s Nice (Looking) list this Season?

Business Showcase Sorbet Mag

Isn’t it Time he made Santa’s Nice (Looking) list this Season?

When he visits HAMMER & NAILS | Men’s Grooming Shop in the Ocean Ranch Village in Laguna Niguel, his most...

Henry’s Coastal Cuisine

Dining Out Jody Robinson

Henry’s Coastal Cuisine

Surf City’s Newest, Elevated Dining Experience Surf-fare isn’t necessarily a new term, but it is certainly...

Water Grill Crafts Incomparable Culinary Creations

Dining Out Jody Robinson

Water Grill Crafts Incomparable Culinary Creations

There’s something so satisfying about seeing an iced tray of gorgeous Eastern or Pacific oysters on the half ...

City Cruises’ Seasonal Whale Watching Experience Returns!

Entertainment Sorbet Mag

City Cruises’ Seasonal Whale Watching Experience Returns!

Photo credit: City Cruises by Hornblower Along the California Coast, the ultra-popular maritime activity of ...

Minneapolis The City by Nature

Travel Jody Robinson

Minneapolis The City by Nature

Known as one-half of the “Twin Cities,” Minneapolis is one of the most welcoming, culturally rich places to...

City Cruises' Thanksgiving Brunch & Dinner Cruises

Dining Out Sorbet Mag

City Cruises' Thanksgiving Brunch & Dinner Cruises

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with an unforgettable experience on the water. The two-hour Thanksgiving bru...

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest Place in OC for the Holidays!

Business Showcase Jody Robinson

Absolutely Fabulous. The Happiest  Place in OC for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous...

Orange Hill Restaurant. Prime Steaks, Primo Views and an Unparalleled Weekend Brunch

Dining Out Jody Robinson

Orange Hill Restaurant. Prime Steaks, Primo Views and an Unparalleled Weekend Brunch

The last time I visited Orange Hill Restaurant was pre-pandemic for a friend’s bon voyage party. Though I am ...

O SEA | seafood for thought

Dining Out Jody Robinson

O SEA | seafood for thought

With the change of seasons always comes an exciting time in food - especially at your favorite restaurants. My ...

Savor Handmade Moments at North Italia

Dining Out Jody Robinson

Savor Handmade Moments  at North Italia

Savory is one of those words that gets tossed around indiscriminately. I suppose the synonyms are a bit lacklus...

Destination Dining. Gema

Dining Out Sorbet Mag

Destination Dining. Gema

The tastes emerging from downtown San Clemente’s new contemporary Mexican restaurant Gema are influenced by i...

City of Hope Orange County Receives $25 Million Gift from Argyros Family

Finance Sorbet Mag

City of Hope Orange County Receives $25 Million Gift from Argyros Family

The transformational gift was announced at the 2022 Hope Gala featuring Nick Jonas Visionary philanthropist Ju...

Park Hyatt Aviara. An Unforgettable 5-Star Luxury Coastal Escape

Travel Jody Robinson

Park Hyatt Aviara. An Unforgettable 5-Star Luxury Coastal Escape

I’m not going to lie. I just tried mezcal for the first time this year. It reminded me of bonfires on camping...

Dynamic Duo - A Lifelong Friendship Continues at The Covington in Aliso Viejo

Health & Wellness Sorbet Mag

Dynamic Duo - A Lifelong Friendship Continues at  The Covington in Aliso Viejo

In the 1950s, Bobbie Riddell loved to play volleyball on Laguna Beach. Every chance she got, Bobbie was down by...

55+ Residents Enjoy an Innovative Approach to Single-Level Living at Rancho Mission Viejo

Business Showcase Sorbet Mag

55+ Residents Enjoy an Innovative Approach to Single-Level Living at Rancho Mission Viejo

From its scenic South Orange County hilltop location, Rancho Mission Viejo offers a wide variety of new homes, ...