Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

By Rosanne Ullman | 10/07/2013 9:09:00 AM

 

During October, when many salons go pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may be thinking about how to style your clients who return to your chair after chemotherapy treatment. Celebrities who have experienced the same diagnosis and treatment can provide a great inspiration for those clients and demonstrate the chic elegance of easy-to-maintain, ultra-short hair.

Hair often grows back grayer, so mix up a great new color formula and design a look that helps the client go out into the world as the bold survivor that she is.

During October, when many salons go pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may be thinking about how to style your clients who return to your chair after chemotherapy treatment. Celebrities who have experienced the same diagnosis and treatment can provide a great inspiration for those clients and demonstrate the chic elegance of easy-to-maintain, ultra-short hair.

Hair often grows back grayer, so mix up a great new color formula and design a look that helps the client go out into the world as the bold survivor that she is.

Host Robin Roberts let the Good Morning America audience watch her hair grow back after she underwent chemotherapy to battle early-stage breast cancer.

Getty ImagesRobin Roberts (photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Although Cynthia Nixon did not undergo chemotherapy as part of her treatment for breast cancer, she has become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. This fall she’s wearing a piecy pixie for the sheer pleasure of it.

Cynthia Nixon (photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Melissa Etheridge famously performed completely bald at the 2005 Grammy Awards, singing Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart—“but I’m gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.” As shown here, by later that year her hair had grown out long enough for the rocker to rock a cool look.

WireImageMelissa Etheridge (photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

A year after her treatment for breast cancer, Australian singer Kylie Minogue returned to performing with a cute curly ’do.

Getty ImagesKylie Minogue (photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Don’t forget to show clients trendy androgynous styles celebs are wearing this season. They didn’t have cancer; they choose the look for its edginess. Click here to view.

 

 

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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 rullman@vancepublishing.com.

 


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