Monthly: April 2014

Fashion Week is always a main attraction in New York, and to celebrate, we’re going to recap some of our favorite hair and accessory trends that we’ve seen strutting down the runway.1. Twisted Tresses – A huge trend on multiple…

September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by connecting with others who have alopecia, volunteering with your favorite organizations, and helping spread the word and educate the general public about alopecia and how it…

The flash mob isn’t anything new. It’s been done, sometimes well, like the T-Mobile ad using New York’s Grand Central Station, and sometimes not so well. None so far, though, were as hair raising as that performed at a shopping center in Liverpool in the UK this weekend.In order to raise awareness of alopecia and to kick off alopecia awareness month, Jennifer Chambers organized 30 women to meet on church street and cast off their wigs to the sound of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”. The 29 year old trustee of Alopecia UK led the group in baring their heads, and pushing alopecia directly into the public eye in a way few people have done. “It’s time the thousands of people in the UK with alopecia were given the encouragement they need to simply be themselves”, she told the local news site Click Liverpool.What’s amazing about this flash mob is how…

Whenever we think of alopecia awareness, it’s always in the context of organizations and not-for-profits working hard to bring more light to alopecia and the people who live with it. It’s rare, though, to hear about art focused on alopecia,…

Pregnancy is a complicated condition in and of itself. Between the hormone changes, the weight gain, and having a new life growing inside you, your body doesn’t know what’s going on or how to deal with it. All of this…

While dealing with the effects of alopecia can be troubling for adults, children face a much more intense reaction to alopecia, including high levels of anxiety and depression. Luckily, over the years, alopecia foundations and support groups have banded together…

Alopecia can be a very isolating condition – especially if you don’t have any friends or family to commiserate with. However, alopecia affects a wide variety of people and there are lots of organizations that have support groups that can…

While many types of alopecia are genetic, there are a few types that are caused by (and sometimes negatively affected by) stress. These types of hair loss are generally the result of the body’s reaction to stress, including white blood…

Retro bathing caps (like the ones worn in the 50’s by synchronized swimmers) are making a big comeback. Since swimming in your wig isn’t something we recommend (since it’s generally a large investment and it’s not worth the risk of…

It’s officially wedding season, and that means that hair styles and ‘dos are all the talk in the beauty industry. Choosing a hairstyle for your big day is an important decision – you’ll be forever immortalized in wedding day photographs,…

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