A Brand New You
A brand new you was set up by Elaine Myers-Jones, Vanessa Cowan and Caroline Duncan who all share the same hair loss condition of Alopecia
Female hair loss is widespread. Whether it be a medical condition, hereditary or while receiving chemotherapy. It can happen at any age to anyone and is extremely distressing. When eyelashes and eyebrows are also lost, it makes a bad situation a whole lot worse.
But nobody needs to suffer alone or in silence as we and others are here to help.
“For me, the worst part was losing my lashes and brows, you look almost alien without these defining features, and I felt I’d completely lost my identity without them, not recognising the person reflected in the mirror”
Elaine, Ness and Caz all lost their hair at different times to varying degrees. Caz has Alopecia Areata, which means she suffers from patches of hair loss, which she’s mostly able to disguise but sometimes needs the help of a hair topper to thicken and conceal any apparent patches.
Elaine and Ness both have Alopecia Totalis which is a complete loss of all head hair.
Elaine has worked as a Makeup Artist in TV, Film & Fashion for 25 years and also runs School of Makeup, a training establishment for others wishing to become Makeup Artist in the same areas.
Elaine lost her hair in 2009, and although she works and applies many wigs and hairpieces in her job, she struggled to find medical wigs suitable for full hair loss, at least ones that were natural looking and affordable.
Ness lost her hair in 2013, and the experience changed her so much that she decided to retrain as a bespoke wig & hair loss expert. Ness now runs her own successful wig company based in Cumbria, offering unbiased, independent advice and custom made wigs services.
Caz lost the majority of her hair at 13 years old and has struggled ever since to cope with the ever-changing hair loss even now at 35 years of age. Caz also works as a Makeup Artist within the media industry.