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.

COLOR ME HAPPY, PLEASE!

Color, color everywhere – what does it all mean? Color is an integral part of our lives from the age of 2 months when we begin to distinguish individual colors as well as the rest of the world! Our color memory is filled with associative hues from birthday balloons, cupcakes, the 4th of July,...
April 28th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

Hair Loss and Anticipatory Coping Survey

TAKE THIS SHORT SURVEY! Help us to help others!  I receive daily testimonials from around the world about the way in which our beaubeau™ scarves make a huge difference for women faced with medical hair loss. I am thanked for providing a fashionable option that allows women to maintain their...
April 9th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

Has anyone seen Katie and Suri Holmes in a Certain Headscarf?

At four years of age the majority of kids have conquered some of life’s most important skills: talking, walking, potty training and maybe even a bit of reading and writing!  If your parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, however, your four year old skills may include a keen fashion sense which...
April 3rd, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

Bald Love

MOTH AND BUTTERFLY by Terese Weir Ever look in an empty cocoon as a most glorious butterfly leaves it? I’ll bet there’s a mirror in it. When a woman loses her hair, which for her has been a safe haven and the only part of her body she truly believes is spectacular, she desperately wants to trust...
March 18th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

“Loving Our Bald Selves!”

“If we can face life challenges feeling good about ourselves, we can often meet those challenges with more clarity, more determination, and more understanding. At no time is such love of self more important than when fighting cancer. Yet many women find their love of self becomes compromised by the...
February 6th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

4women.com joins the relief effort in Haiti.

by – Susan M. Beausang.  The world is stunned by the devastation and suffering brought about by the earthquake in Haiti.  Like most people I know, I very much want to do something, anything, to help Haiti. While the suffering of the Haitian people is beyond heartbreaking, the surge of worldwide...
January 25th, 2010 | 4women.com, Global, News | Read More

“Bald is beautiful, but is it warm”?

During our steamy Florida summers, my bald scalp does give me some advantage over  my thick-haired girlfriends when it comes to cooling down.  Come winter though, I am convinced that no one with hair feels the cold like I and my bald sisters do.  No matter how much clothing I put on, I absolutely...
January 12th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Read More

Holiday Gratitude

As 2009’s ‘Season of Cheer ‘ arrives on the heels of a year that has brought so much hardship to so many people, I admit that I have been struggling to get into a holiday frame of mind.   I once heard a piece of advice that I never forgot – that the best cure for boosting your spirits is...
January 4th, 2010 | 4women.com | Read More

MEDICAL HAIR LOSS IN HOLLYWOOD – GET REAL!

Hollywood has a unique way of portraying real life drama with their robust budgets, effective editing, and massive make-up sessions. Marriage, divorce, birth, and death are all common elements found in today’s sitcom world. One significant life drama we don’t often see, however, is cancer. Nevertheless,...
December 15th, 2009 | News, Opinion | Read More

Scarf it Up for Women’s Cancers

The beat was bumping, the fashions were flaunted and the scarves were stylin’ on October 4th at TPC Perstancia in Sarasota, Florida. Our event, Scarf it Up for Women’s Cancer, was a huge success! The night began with some enjoyable mingling over cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and allowed...
October 25th, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More