Red Market Salon, a salon in New York is about celebrating women—their beauty, style, and also their health. This NYC salon supports women at many levels, so for this reason, we’d like to take time to remind everyone of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which will be happening this October.
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be traumatizing for any woman, but when the going gets tough, women know how to “fight like a girl” to beat this disease! If detected early breast cancer is very treatable, so the diagnosis should never be considered a “death sentence.”
Breast cancer can be treated with either radiation or chemotherapy, or a combination of both. Not all breast cancer treatments lead to hair loss, but hair loss is a reality for some cancer fighters. But when you find yourself losing your beautiful locks, remember hair loss is not the end!
Some women may feel a sense of loss as they watch their hair fall, or the feeling that their hair, which once part of their personal style, can no longer define them. It’s merely a temporary side effect of the treatment that is eliminating your cancer. Also keep in mind that hair does grow back, thankfully. And once it does, you can begin styling it, perhaps creating a new look that you would never had before.
So bald really is beautiful! There are also many options to hide hair loss and baldness that are unique and stylish, while still keeping you looking feminine. For example, shaving your head before hair loss can make you feel in charge and can also give you an “edgy” look.
Hats are always great accessories and can compliment any outfit. Hats let you stand out from the crowd and show off your own personal style. And there is such a wide variety of headgear now to shop for that you are sure to find one that is just perfect for you! It’s still not too late in fall to grab a sun hat! These wide-brimmed hats create flair and are sure to put you in a “sunny” mood.
Consider wigs a new beginning and a chance to reinvent yourself. With a wig, you can literally choose whatever style, color, and length that you want. The possibilities are limitless! Take time to shop around and choose what fits you best. This can give you a chance to try out new styles that you might have been afraid to try before. Perhaps you’re a brunette and have always wondered what you looked like blond, but didn’t want to dye. Purchase a blond wig and rock this new style! Perhaps you have long hair, and have always wanted to try a bob, but where afraid to cut your tresses. Purchase a bobbed wig and enjoy the ease of a short hair style. You can also purchase multiple wigs to try out new and different styles.
Scarves, which can be worn around your head, also come in a variety of colors and fabrics. You can mix and match your scarves and can color-code them with your outfits to seems sleek and stylish. For example, a red-patterned scarf would go great with a pair of red jeans. Scarves are also a great plus in his cool, fall weather. Scarves can also be worn in multiple ways to create an exotic look.
And of course, your hair will eventually grow back. Once it does, there will be a sense of triumph and achievement. Your real hair is finally back! Now it’s time to start styling! Naturally, hair growth is a slow process, so if before you had tresses that stretched down your back, it’s going to take some time to return to your original style. But as your hair is growing, don’t be impatient. Think of this a time for transition. You can experiment with different short and cropped hair styles that maybe you’ve never had before. It’s time for a new you!
CROPPED HAIR STYLE
What’s especially great is that cropped hair is extremely popular these days, and there is so many versatile ways to wear short hair. You can have a boyish, edgy look, or a soft, layered feminine look. You can choose a unique cut that makes you stand out in the crowd, or you can go with the classic bob that is worn by many women and never goes out of style. You can also choose bangs, which are an awesome compliment to this look. Actresses Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, and Katie Holmes have all sported short hair while looking stylish and beautiful! So what are all the different styles?
*Mop Top: Think short and shaggy, like the Beatles haircut. This bouncy style is a lot of fun to work with and there’s so many ways to layer this cut. This look is perfect for women with thicker, full-bodied, or wavy hair. Be sure to ruffle it up for a full-bodied look.
*Mini Afro: The mini afro is a simple look and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. It’s simple, cute, and includes mini layers all over the head.
*Bob: The bob is an extremely versatile hair style, and has been around for generations. It can be worn short or long, with bangs or without. The bob frames your face with a fringe for a very flattering look. You can also go for a modern or retro vibe, depending on the type of cut.
So whether you are a breast cancer fighter who is currently experiencing hair loss, a breast cancer survivor who’s hair has grown back, or someone who knows a loved one with breast cancer, you are now more informed about all the styling options that are available for you. Remember, although hair loss is definitely a struggle, it’s not the end, and it’s not permanent. Happy styling! And don’t forget to stop by Red Market Salon to have them cut or style your new cropped hairdo! Set up an appointment today!