Hair in Recovery

Ladies suffering from the demoralising effects of cancer treatment now have something restorative to look forward to. Here at The Salon Hair and Beauty we are trained to offer a specific hair extensions service, which provides an alternative to wigs for women suffering from medical hair loss, especially patients in recovery from cancer.

The service – called Hair in Recovery – was started a year ago by Racoon International, the UK’s No 1 hair extensions company. So far, around 60 salons across the country have been trained in the procedure. Hair in Recovery is a tested, approved and trusted hair extensions service, which has the thumbs-up of independent trichologist, Dr Iain Sallis, The Leeds Nuffield Hospital, Leeds.

Racoon International has also structured the service to be as accessible and as affordable to as many women as possible, by subsidising up to 70% of the cost of the extension hair and its specific bonding system.

TV’s favourite hairdresser, Andrew Barton of 10 Years Younger fame is totally behind this service. “I love this service – it’s just amazing and is one of the reasons I’m a Racoon International Ambassador,” says Andrew. “Throughout my career I have seen the devastating effects – both physical and psychological – that women experience due to treatments like chemotherapy.

“Hair in Recovery really helps women to regain their confidence and boost their self esteem. Working with Racoon’s gentle micro bond extensions system means we can create brilliant looks for each person. No more wigs – just gorgeous glossy hair extensions and ladies brimming with confidence and happiness. At the end appointments we always end-up hugging and in tears of joy to see the transformations. Looking and feeling great has amazing healing effects; Hair in Recovery is a wonderful idea,” he concludes.

The service includes full consultation prior to application, on-going advice and regular salon check-ups to ensure the client is managing her extensions okay. Her existing hair and scalp are also checked to ensure they remain in tip-top condition.

Hair extensions and styling: The Racoon Artistic Team. Make-up: Jo Sugar, Fashion Stylist: Joe Toronka, Photography: John Rawson

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