C.J. can still remember, just like it was yesterday, how he transitioned from a popular and extroverted 23 year old with "a little bit of thinning hair", to the complete opposite of his younger self by the age of 28. By his late twenties, his hair loss has progressed so significantly, he became introverted, kept to himself most of the time, and developed a fear of leaving the house without a baseball hat on. He owned hats for casual and more formal occasions, or as formal as baseball hats would allow, to justify him going in public and being around people.
He realized that the fear was, on a certain level, irrational, but he couldn't help that losing hair affected his confidence so drastically. The "ah-ha" moment came one day when his girlfriend turned to him as they were walking to the car, to go for a formal evening out, and said, "Wait, wait. You forgot your hat." Then and there, CJ made up his mind to do something about his hair loss and the effects it had on him. He found Bosley, had a hair restoration procedure and the rest is history.
The results from his hair transplantation have met his expectations and then some; he cannot imagine going back to those days of losing hair and going bald. Now he has a full head of hair, beautiful wife and kids, and has returned to being the life of the party he once was.
CJ is so happy with how Bosley has changed his life, he jumped on the chance to join the Bosley family to be able to help others suffering from hair loss like he did. "Being a part of these people's journey and to witness their transformation from having the procedure.. these are the reasons I do what I do," CJ says.
Helping people overcome hair loss has become his true passion. CJ is also passionate about football and Texas Hold'em poker, which he tries to do as much as his free time permits.
Valerie has been involved in the plastic surgery/hair industry for over 20 years. She can recall the old days of bad "plugs" and scalp reductions when she started in the industry in Beverly Hills, California many years ago. "The advances in hair restoration techniques and technology have been amazing. They have come a really long way since way back when," she says. Her greatest joy comes from helping patients figure out their hair loss treatment options and with being a part in these patients' decision-making and ultimately life-changing process.
Valerie is a former restaurant owner and chef. She is a native Californian who has recently moved to Dallas and is embracing her new Southern roots! Valerie is delighted to bring her knowledge and experience of the industry to Bosley, the biggest and most experienced hair restoration expert in the United States.