Walking into a salon to get a haircut should be a very easy, stress free task for everyone. Unfortunately this can be a very difficult, stressful and scary situation for those who have a BFRB. People with trichotillomania/dermatillomania will often not get a haircut for many years because of the shame and embarrassment they feel.
Constantly pulling hair creates small to large bald spots which can cause low self-esteem, especially for girls/women. Many pickers also have scars and marks, which many try to hide with makeup, expensive creams and ointments. We are looking to add a list of educated makeup artists who are willing to teach tricks/ have a safe space for people with BFRB’s to learn and get their makeup done.
The following hair stylists/salons are SAFE spaces, with KNOWLEDGEABLE professionals who were recommended and personally talked to by CBSN.
If you are interested in joining our list please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us educate more salons and erase the stigma!
Jenny Bell – Markham/Stouffville area – Contact Jenny directly here: 647-330-2355 or jennibelle23@ yahoo.ca
Robyn Lubelski – Toronto (Yonge & Eglinton) – Works from the privacy of her home.
Contact Robyn at: robyn.lubelski @collega.com
Alexis Hair Experts – Toronto (Avenue Rd & Eglinton West) – Private rooms for hair cuts etc. Contact: 416.483.3339 or http://women.alexishairexperts.com/home (Ask for HELEN & say Sarah from CBSN sent you!)
Caryl Baker Visage – Ottawa, Rideau Centre – (613) 230-2212 – Staff are knowledgeable about both trich & derm – Ask for either the Manager, Koreena (who has trich!) or Melissa (Mal)
Hair Junkie by FADS Salon – Ottawa, Ask for Chrystal: (613) 565-0123 or http://www.hairjunkie.ca
Maestro’s Hair Studio – Sarnia, 640 Cathcart Blvd, Ask for Hetty: (519) 344-2216
Kix Hair & Body –Cold Lake, AB – Unit 3, La plaza Mall
Contact Stacey: 1-780-594-4463
Ultra Hair Solutions – Halifax, Contact: Devera Graves, 902-429-8300 or http://www.ultrahair.ca/en/