Learn About the Look Good…Feel Better Program!
Look Good…Feel Better is a free program dedicated to helping people with cancer cope with the many appearance-related changes caused by cancer treatment. It all started in 1989 with two pilot programs in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Now, after more than twenty years, Look Good…Feel Better has helped over 1 million women in 19 different countries!
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In the USA, thousands of volunteer beauty professionals provide their services every month to cancer patients in all 50 states.
Each volunteer hair stylist, cosmetologist, esthetician, and nail technician receives special training through the American Cancer Society. The program is made possible through the collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
Women undergoing cancer treatment can enroll in a two-hour workshop, led by a Look Good…Feel Better certified beauty professional volunteer, to learn about options for dealing with hair loss and special skin care, make-up and nail care techniques. Expert advice is given on wigs, scarves and other accessories.
Trained cosmetologists also offer one-on-one sessions right in their own salons.
Thanks to the volunteer efforts of so many beauty industry professionals, Look Good…Feel Better has helped over 700,000 American women with cancer deal with the appearance-related side effects of their treatment.
This is just another example of how beauty professionals are making a difference!