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First hair salon for cancer patients to open

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:03 am
by kenobewan
First hair salon for cancer patients to open

A hair salon offering treatments to cancer patients is to open in Edinburgh.

Hairdresser Dian Ward, 35, decided to open the salon, the first in Scotland, after a client began losing her hair.

Ms Ward, who owns three salons in the capital, said she wanted a service for women going through a "traumatic experience".

The new salon will open next month, next door to Ms Ward's existing Glasgow Road salon.

Ms Ward, who has been a hairdresser for 18 years, said she was amazed to discover that no other salon offered specialist hair treatments to women going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She said other hairdressers provided a wig cutting and washing service, but that she wanted to give the women a relaxed experience in a private environment.

Ms Ward said: "If you are going through cancer treatment, you should still be able to feel comfortable and relaxed.

"We will advise the women on the right hair products to use - such as follicle treatments that encourage the regrowth of hair.

"We will do their make up as well as wig-fitting.

She added: "As soon as someone finishes chemotherapy or radiotherapy and the hair starts to grow back, it does need to be looked after.

"We would help kick-start this process with our treatments."

'More confident'

Anne Swanney, 62, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.

She said: "It is great what Dian is doing, as you not only lose your hair but your eyelashes and eyebrows too.

"Dian is also offering make-up advice which will make people feel more feminine when they are undergoing treatment.

"When my hair first started to fall out, I got it shaved and I did wear a wig.

"I wish I'd had somewhere like Dian's salon to go to when this happened."

Julia Frater, senior information nurse at Cancer Research UK, said: "Hair loss during cancer treatment can affect people in many different ways - some people find it a very hard part of having cancer treatment.

"Anything that helps people to feel more confident and self-assured as a result of hair loss through cancer treatment is welcomed."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scot ... 625239.stm

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:53 pm
by stacy
Now thats a great idea, when I go near a hairdresser they nearly have a heart attack, when i ask them to be carefull as I have had brain surgery then realise i have a huge lumpy scar they almost push you out the door.
Stacy

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:53 pm
by John Peterson
What a heartwarming and lovable thought. Your'e sweet. I'm sure if this catches up there will be tens of thousands of willing costumers all over the world. And it's another place for the patients to hang with their families when it's not the hospital bed, you know?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:02 am
by Isabella8688
Thank you so much for the post.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:48 am
by romina81
Great Idea!

Re: First hair salon for cancer patients to open

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:48 pm
by marissajones
I think this is a great idea as it will help the cancer patients to regain their confidence that is lost with their falling hair. Along with these salons there are other salons which also extend their help by providing hair extensions, weaves and other such solutions to hide the hair loss of these cancer patients.

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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:10 am
by camexonda
stacy wrote:Now thats a great idea, when I go near a hairdresser they nearly have a heart attack, when i ask them to be carefull as I have had brain surgery then realise i have a huge lumpy scar they almost push you out the door.
Stacy
You're right Stacy. One of my friend had his brain surgery and still used to change the hair style every 15 days. And I see once he gone to a hairdresser and when told' em about his brain surgery and scar, The hairdresser was re-acting like he's no more interested to give him a new look.