There is a relationship women have with something that is the longest-lasting, very disappointing, uncooperative at the most important times, at times amazing and the envy of all of our friends. Then, just like that, without any warning, it’s over.
And when it’s over, whether temporarily or forever, it is painfully heartbreaking, and it leaves you wondering what you did to deserve this.
And you would do anything to have it back.
I’m talking about your hair!!!!
For women, hair defines you: it’s your mood, your style, your signature look... your sexuality.
Hair is written about in poems, songs, movies, books, and even the Bible (specifically in 1 Corinthians 11:15):
“And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy. For it has been given to her as a covering.”
I, too, have a long-standing relationship with hair, personally and professionally. Those who know me know that I always change my hair, and from a young age all of my dolls and Barbies (and my baby sister!) had daily hairdos.
For the last 30+ years, I’ve had the pleasure of making it my profession, my passion into my craft, one that I have mastered and continue to do with the same passion.
Aside form listening to my clients talk about their lives and making them look and feel better in a short period of time, there is a topic that comes up on a regular basis, and this topic needs a platform; a place where women feel safe and, most importantly, heard.
I’m talking about hair loss.
Very often I meet women that are going through chemotherapy, and although they know their hair loss is temporary, they all say the same thing: “I will never complain about my hair again.” Somehow, now their frizzy, unruly hair is something they love and accept.
There are many reasons women lose their hair; it’s not just one particular reason, or because of that perm you had in the ‘80s.
It’s not your fault, it’s nothing you did or did not do, and yes, there are options and, most importantly, professionals that understand.
Whatever the reason for hair loss, it’s not an easy pill to swallow. In fact, I’ve heard too many stories of how these amazing women go into hiding because of it and stop doing things they love with the people they love because of hair dysmorphia.
Hair starts to consume them, they research endlessly, and now suddenly all they see are women like them all over, and the anxiety gets worse.
Since I started my hair loss and hair replacement education, I have learned so much more about hair, not as I knew it before as a stylist, but on another level: one of compassion, patience, and most of all, integrity.
Trichology, the study of hair and scalp disorders, has given me the ability to give a woman back her dignity, her life, and her identity.
It has given me the opportunity to meet and partner with a specialized group of individuals in the medical world that work daily on research and development. I am also more aware of the importance of proper scalp hygiene and scalp maintenance.
I have recently partnered with an Italian company that has been doing this for over 50 years, Cesare Ragazzi. They are unique in every way. Not only are they advanced in their practice, and the quality of all their products is like no other (and believe me, I’ve seen a lot), but they are doing something others don’t in the way of education and support for their partners on a consistent basis.
I made a choice a long time ago to align myself with the right people to be able to help women find the right solutions for and give them back the relationship they so deserve with their hair again, but this time with the right information.
Let me reintroduce you to your hair.
Get in touch with me for a consult regarding your hair, and your options. While Cerilli Beauty Centre is currently closed in keeping with health and safety guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, click here to get in touch with about scheduling a consult once Cerilli Beauty Centre reopens.