Share Your Cancer Battle

By Rosanne Ullman | 02/03/2014 2:12:00 PM


Are you a stylist or salon owner who has battled cancer and has a message of hope to share? Did your salon or colleagues rally to support you?

Healthy Hairdresser is compiling stories of triumph and struggle that provide information and inspiration. We will feature some of these stories in an upcoming article in support of the salon community’s annual initiative with City of Hope, led this year by beauty ambassador Harlan Kirschner and focusing on the battle to beat cancer. We have several ways you can share your cancer experience:

* Post your pic and a short summary on the MODERN SALON Facebook wall.
* Do the same at #healthyhairdresser on Facebook.
* Private message Rosanne Ullman on Facebook.
* Email your story to

I’ll go first! After a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2002, I underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. I’ve been doing well ever since, but I never skip a mammogram and I still see both my surgeon and my oncologist every year just so they can check me. The lesson I learned from my experience that I share with newly diagnosed patients is that if a chicken like me can get through chemotherapy, they can, too.

How about you - what did you learn from your experience? Do you live your life any differently now? Let us know so that we can share your insights with the entire salon community.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at


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