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Skin Care With Compassion

By: Teresa Paquin
Posted: June 9, 2008, from the December 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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If your client wants to try a wig and your salon does not specialize in wig fitting, get to know a specialist in your area for referrals. Consider going with the client to the appointment, which usually lasts between one and two hours, to help with the selection. If you style wigs, let your client know before their appointment. A wig specialist will be able to help determine whether to choose a synthetic or human hair wig, or a combination of the two.

Knowledge and compassion

It is important to create a comforting environment for clients who are going through the rigors of cancer treatment. Loss of hair and other changes in their appearance can undermine even the healthiest self-image. Your knowledge and skills, combined with a compassionate attitude, really can make a difference in someone’s life.