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Look Good Feel Better and Cut It Out

by Minnesota Jodi

In the article about the Professional Beauty Association, I talked about two community outreach programs that they encourage salons to join. I wanted to tell you a little more about them because you may know someone who would benefit from them.

The first one is the Look Good Feel Better program for cancer patients. The organization helps people going through chemo learn how to buy, fit, style wigs, do their makeup, care for their new skin, and style their head dressings. They are also there to answer any beauty questions a person might have as they go through treatment. It is run by volunteers and all products are donated. They do group workshops or they will do one on one consultations for people who are unable to attend group meetings.  There is also at home material to look at for people who don’t have a Look Good Feel Better group or volunteers in their area. To learn more call 1-800-395-LOOK (1-800-395-5665) or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Cut It Out is a program to help fight domestic violence. They help by placing literature with phone numbers around salons. The idea being that cosmetologists see things and our clients often tell us things about their lives. A salon can be a safe place to make a phone call or read info on ways to get help. Beauty professionals can join the Cut It Out program and be trained on how to look for signs of abuse.

The Cut It Out program was originally created in Alabama by the Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. The program went Nationwide in 2003 when it partnered with the National Cosmetology Association. For more information about the program visit www.probeauty.org/cutitout/

Minnesota Jodi hails from Duluth Minnesota. She’s been an Arizonan for 6 years all in the White Mountains. She owns North Star Salon LLC.