Liz hoping to take some of the trauma out of hair loss
A MALAHIDE hair salon owner inspired by clients who have gone through the trauma of hair loss because of chemotherapy has decided to open a new salon dedicated to finding those with hair loss the perfect wig.
Liz Howard has opened up her second hair salon in Malahide but, as she told the Fingal Independent, My Hair Salon on James Terrace is a salon with a difference.
'I already have a salon on Yellow Walls Road and over the last few years I've watched so many clients go through losing their hair with chemotherapy and I've been trying to help them.
'We found the conventional salon wasn't private enough and we were treating clients after hours because this is such a sensitive area and I just decided that a dedicated salon where we could give them some privacy was the way to go.'
Liz and three of her staff trained with celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie, who gave up his glamourous life to devote his skills to making better and more affordable wigs for people suffering hair loss.
'We trained with Trevor Sorbie over in London and we've been working on the salon for the last couple of years and now we are finally open,' Liz said.
For the Malahide businesswoman, it was important that the service available in her new salon was not only sensitive and discrete but also affordable.
'All our products are organic and when people here the word 'organic' they think it is going to be outrageously expensive but it is not. We wanted to make this service more affordable and available to everyone, because that's what it should be.'
Wigs have come a long way in recent years, and according to Liz, you will never notice a good wig, rather 'it's only the bad ones that get noticed.'
Liz finds the work very rewarding and enjoys not only finding the right wig for someone but also managing the client's return to hair growth after their treatment.
'A lot of people come out the other side of this and they are great now and it's very rewarding to guide them through that,' she said.
My Hair is North County Dublin's first dedicated hair loss and wig salon, according to Liz. The salon is set in a very private location at No6, The Basement, James' Terrace in Malahide. My Hair can supply and fit a large selection of wigs, scarfs and accessories and give practical advice and information pre- and post- treatment.
Liz said that any kind of hair loss, not just the kind that occurs through chemotherapy, is catered for in the salon.
'When you are losing your hair it helps to know there are alternative solutions to treat alopecia, specific bald areas such as the crown, front receding hairline to conceal patches or thinning areas for both men and women.'
The salon also offers hair growth treatments.
'At My Hair we are committed in bringing you the very best in our natural organic chemical free products and hair supplements to promote growth.
'Our team of stylist have 30 years experience in hairstyling and would like to invite any one to drop in to No.6 The Basement at James terrace Malahide or phone 086 7840888 for a free private consultation.'
Find out more about the salon on its website: www.myhairmalahide.ie