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Hair and Skin Care

Hair and skin care resources providing advice for cancer sufferers. Get help with the visible side effects of treatment and face each day with confidence.

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Local Services

Look Good Feel Better
Free, 2-hour, beauty sessions where professionals teach women vital skincare and make-up techniques. For those going through treatment, as well as those in remission/cured
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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service
Free two hour skin and makeup sessions. The Workshop is a one-off experience with a free gift bag. Patients are advised to attend a workshop when it is of most help with the visible side effects of treatment, either in the middle or just after treatment.
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Better Days
A specialist salon service to provide personal wig and hair services to people who are currently battling cancer or suffer from scalp and hair aliments. Grand Opening 7th September 6pm-8pm
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Online Information Sources

Macmillan

Advice for patients and those in remission/cured on hair loss and caring for their skin

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Trenco

Specialises in wigs and hairpieces, provider of the NHS

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The Christie

Overview of 9 local shops that specialise in wigs and hairpieces. All providers of the NHS

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Breast Cancer Care

Booklet which explains how hair loss happens and the effect it may have on a patient. It discusses wigs, scarves and other headwear. It has practical hints and tips on hair and scalp care during and after treatment, different ways of tying scarves and using cosmetics to replace eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Boots

Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are No.7 Advisors who have volunteered to be specially trained by Macmillan to help people manage the visible side-effects of cancer. They are available in some Boots UK stores to support people and give free, face-to-face advice about caring for skin, hair and nails

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Regular make up events. ‘Feel more like you’ delivered by Boots No 7 specially trained beauticians and visiting Boots pharmacist. Very personalised session with opportunity to talk through medicine issues at the same time.

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The Christie

This is an information and support service about hair loss caused by cancer treatment. A chance to learn some scarf tying ideas (plus a free scarf), try on hats and fringes, and talk through concerns about hair loss. For anyone who is likely to or has lost their hair through cancer treatment

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