Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids has been in the beauty industry for over 40 years and has been a successful business owner and entrepreneur for over 25 years. Maggie has been inducted into the Macomb County Hall of Fame and was honored with the Art Van Hope Award for the work she has accomplished for Wigs 4 Kids.
Also the President & Owner of Go Green Salon, Maggie continues to be an exemplary active member of the community.
As a Michigan certified technician of the national Look Good Feel Better Adult & Teen Programs for over 20 years, Maggie volunteers her time and talent to teach cancer patients how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. For her work and dedication, she was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.
Maggie noticed a need to help young people and families in their struggle with health challenges causing hair loss which led to the founding of Wigs 4 Kids in October, 2003. Wigs 4 Kids provides wigs & support services at no charge to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment.
Wigs 4 Kids received the “Governor’s Service Award” for Exemplary Community Service in 2007. Maggie Varney was honored by the Detroit News as a “Michiganian of the Year” in 2009 & has received the Champion’s Award from the
In 2010, Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon opened the doors to further assist the children of Michigan. In the new Center, Wigs 4 Kids offers emotional, psychological and social support where kids participate in art, music & drama therapy, nutrition, yoga & self-empowerment.
Maggie was also nominated for an Athena Award by the Macomb Chamber in 2012. She was recently honored as a Molina Healthcare Community Champion and received a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite Nonprofit Executive Director from Leadership Macomb.