Healthy Hairdresser asked, and you’ve been answering! Our conversation covers everything from fitness and nutrition to broad concerns like cancer and heart disease and common hairdresser complaints such as varicose veins, sore backs and carpal tunnel. We want to share your stories to help other salon pros who are experiencing similar challenges.

For Wear Red Day on February 7, we reminded you about the message of heart health but gave it a hair styling twist by asking you to send pics of hair you’ve turned red! You sent us some great work! Check out the reds here. When we asked whether you’ve detoxed, those of you who have tried it reported having a positive experience. It was a great way for you to start the year.

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We also invited you to be part of the cancer conversation we’ll have in the June issue of MODERN SALON and touch on regularly in this weekly Healthy Hairdresser E-letter. The stories we've been receiving from you are touching and uplifting. It’s especially heartwarming to hear about the salon teams who "keep the chair warm" for stylists undergoing chemotherapy. Kimmy Gratzer, owner of Premier Hair Design in Kent, WA, told us that during her ongoing leukemia battle she has never had a minute’s worry about her business because she knew her team wouldn’t let her down.

“My salon has been my saving grace,” Gratzer says. “Every day when I walk through that door, it reminds me of the beautiful clients I have inside and out and how blessed I am to continue to be in a profession that I love more than anything.” Stay healthy, Kimmy!

Be part of the discussion! Email your detox, cancer, heart health or any other health journey story to rullman@vancepublishing.com.