We want to help you through your hair loss journey as much as possible. Please read on to find out about related businesses and charities to help you.
Aderans UK T/a Trendco teamed up with Alopecia UK last year to create a series of videos on "wig education". Below is the links to the videos. The videos are very informative about wigs and the differences/choices you face as a wig wearer when choosing a wig. We hope you like the videos and that they help you!
Born is a makeup and styling studio specialising in trans beauty, confidence and self-esteem. Everyone is welcome, trans, cis or gender fluid. Along with all things beauty we also offer voice therapy to help you find your own voice, can find you that perfect outfit to suite your shape and make your wig feel like your own hair. All our team are trans or trans allies with an excellent track record in this field so you will feel completely at home and comfortable. The team have years of experience and have been carefully vetted so you can be assured of the very best service and techniques.
We like to think of Born as modern, fresh and friendly organisation. The team are familiar with the most up-to-date looks so you will always feel your best. Be it an everyday look or perhaps something more daring for a special occasion. You may also find our mentoring service of interest, perfect for if you need a like-minded friend. We are here to help, support, talk and share our stories.
All Trendco salons are Born Recommended.
Cancerkin was set up in 1987 as the first hospital-based, dedicated breast cancer charity in the UK, concerned with treatment, supportive care, education and research. ‘Treat the patient, not just the cancer’ is its philosophy. The name ‘Cancerkin’ reflects concern also with the well-being of the patient’s family and friends and their needs are served in a variety of ways. Cancerkin is a registered charity (no. 1085517) and its services are free of charge, regardless of where the patient happens to be treated. The charity receives no statutory funding but depends entirely on voluntary support.
We’re the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer, including the one that’s most important to you. From the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers, we support ground-breaking science that benefits everyone.
HeadWrappers is a hair loss advisory service, focusing on alternatives to wigs and practical tips. Their aim is to help people look good and feel more confident about themselves as they undergo cancer treatments which may cause hair loss.
HeadWrappers was founded by a group of volunteers who originally worked as part of Breast Cancer Care’s Headstrong Team. This service was ceased in the summer of 2016 as Breast Cancer Care could no longer provide the funding. Cris, Julie and Karyn felt that the service was an important one, and that there was a need for those who were experiencing hair loss to be fully supported at what could be a really distressing time. As such HeadWrappers was formed. They currently provide services at Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre in Charing Cross Hospital; BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, Northwood and The Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity, providing practical and very effective free services for women and teenagers struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment. LGFB is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Many beneficiaries tell us that LGFB helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment had taken over their lives.
My New Hair is the pioneering charity founded by and inspired by Trevor Sorbie MBE. We provide public advice and support a national network of independent salons and professionals who provide a wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss. We provide training seminars for hair professionals, following completion of which these professionals become part of our salon network - Salons that Care. We have trained hundreds of hair professionals around the country to provide a wig cutting and advice service to those suffering from medical hair loss
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you feel more like yourself.
Nicola Jane are specialists in Mastectomy fashion established in 1984. Offering the widest range of pocketed bras and swimwear suitable for use after all types of breast surgery. Call 0845 265 7595 for a free brochure or view online.
We provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity and our mission is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment. However, in addition we assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia. Our commitment to these children is different. Despite being set up to help children with cancer, the Trust is able to supply children that do not have a cancer diagnosis with a single wig. Whilst we are unable to commit to supplying more than one wig, we hope that this gesture will help the child and family whilst they decide on their long-term plans for dealing with this condition.
The Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.