Articles By: BeauBeau

I am the President of 4Women.com and designer of the newly patented BeauBeauR head scarf, a fashionable scarf specifically designed for women and girls. The Beaubeau unites the world of fashion with medical hair loss. 4Women.com's mission is to help women and girls cope with the emotional upheaval of medical hair loss with dignity and confidence and to advocate for greater understanding of the emotional impacts of medical hair loss among medical professionals and the public. I lost my hair quite suddenly in 2002 due to the autoimmune disease, Alopecia Universalis. Like so many women who experience hair loss, I suddenly found myself alienated and excluded from the worlds of feminine fashion and beauty. I channeled my fear and depression into a positive and proactive goal of ensuring that I and other women and girls with medical hair loss have a fashionable accessory that empowers us to step back out into the world with dignity, feeling confident and beautiful, not sick. I come from three generations of breast cancer survivors and am a BRCA2 gene carrier. At extreme risk for developing breast cancer, I made the bold decision to have my ovaries removed and undergo a prophylactic full mastectomy about nine years ago. A "pre-vivor," I am cancer-free, but very much empathize with women who lose their hair during chemotherapy. I strive to be a source of strength and hope for women and girls with medical hair loss.

ANYONE FEELING PINKED OUT???

How ’bout those pink-shod NFL players? Ahhhhh, do try the pink lemonade compliments of Delta airlines, and since they do not throw in a pink dinner, be sure to bring your own pink bucket of KFC.  Tell me, have you enlisted your kitty in the cause for The Cure with pink Purina cat food? If you’ve...
October 8th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

ODE TO THE BALD CHICK!

Indian runway model Diandra Soares understands the 4Women.com motto perfectly:  you do not need your hair to maintain your sense of style!  No, the lovely bald Diandra is not undergoing chemotherapy or dealing with Alopeica Areata.  Instead, she heads over to the local men’s barber shop for a “cheap...
October 6th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

“Nowhere Hair” Explaining Hairloss to Children

4Women.com invited the author of “Nowhere Hair” to write a guest blog regarding her recent publication! “How in the world will I tell my kids?” Like a lightening bolt this thought travels up from your toes, wraps around your heart, and ties up your lips. A cancer diagnosis is bad enough to...
October 5th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

CALLING ALL STYLIST!!

Inspiration comes in many forms and from many different sources.  But when it comes to fashion, more often than not, our inspiration for the clothes we buy and the style we choose comes from the glossy pages of a fashion magazine, glamorous images from web pages, or from the television and movie screens. ...
August 17th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

GENERAL HOSPITAL MISSES THE BOAT!

Hollywood continues to pass up opportunities to portray women without hair in a fashionable and dignified manner.  General Hospital’s current series has fictional character Shirley Smith undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer. Shirley has lost all of her hair and is seen wearing an outdated turban...
July 21st, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

ALOPECIA CONFERENCE: A UNIQUE PERSEPCTIVE BY JILLIAN WALKER

Bustling and bursting with herds of people per usual, Atlanta INTL airport was thankfully the last layover before Susan and I would arrive in Indianapolis for the 2010 National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) Conference. Just before boarding the final leg of our flight, Susan became aware that...
July 7th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

What is this HAIR OBSESSION about??

Has anyone else out there tuned in to any of the recent Today Show series on women and hair, titled “It’s All About Hair”? I happened to catch the Thursday, June 3rd piece discussing why women are obsessed with their hair. I’d like to share some of the thoughts and responses I found myself...
June 17th, 2010 | News, Opinion | Read More

HAIR OBSESSION!

Has anyone else out there tuned in to any of last week’s Today Show series on women and hair, titled “It’s All About Hair”? I happened to catch the Thursday, June 3rd piece discussing why women are obsessed with their hair. I’d like to share some of the thoughts and responses I found...
June 10th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

A LITTLE EYEBROW HISTORY!

Have you ever considered why your eyebrows are such an important feature on your face? Consider this – almost 50% of communication is done non-verbally. We tend to use many parts of our body to communicate, however, our face is arguably the most expressive part of our body.  Our eyes alone...
May 24th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

MAY 9th – A DAY OF APPRECIATION AND AWARENESS

Mothers Day is a day to reflect on our love for Mom and to recognize that nothing else contributes to our own strengths, confidence and ability to love than having been loved deeply and unconditionally by our Mothers.  Mothers Day has also become a day of activism among women and families touched...
May 9th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More