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.

Bye~Bye Brows

We bald beauties simply have no control over the loss of our precious hair follicles, especially the ones that are overtly noticeable, such as our eyebrows.  It is something we have come to deal with and accept as an inevitable part of medical hair loss.  We have creatively learned to apply makeup...
September 14th, 2009 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

September is National Alopecia Areata Awareness Month!

In honor of Alopecia awareness month I would like to share this story that was sent to me by a woman who is living with Alopecia. “BECAUSE THE MIRROR IS WATCHING”  by Terese The body betrays.  One day, a normal life is flipped upside down by the most innocuous of things – a mirror. Beginning...
August 31st, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More

Cancer Physician Directory

August 27th, 2009 | physicians | Read More

4Women Giving Back!

What do 4women.com and 4 “not very fit, crazy women in their 40’s” who are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro have in common? All are the creative outcomes of women touched by breast cancer, who as a result of their experiences want to do something on behalf of other women.  Meet “Team Attitude...
August 17th, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More

Scarf it Up for Women’s Cancer!

Cancer should not define us! My message to women who have lost their hair due to medical hair loss is: Just because you have lost your hair does not mean you have to loose your sense of style. On October 4th, 4Women and Kelietza are joining forces in an effort to bring this message to women living with...
August 9th, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More

Bald Kentucky Memories

Amy Robach of the Today Show did a special on an group called “Bald Girls do Lunch,” which is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for women and girls who are living with alopecia areata.  BGDL unites women in a social setting (dinner or lunch) where they can meet and exchange...
August 1st, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More

Eyes in the Back of my Head

My Alopecia saga continues! Seven years ago, I lost my hair to Alopecia Universalis. Last year, my hair follicles began to sprout as if waking up from an altered state! My hair emotions have taken many twists and turns over the past year but now I’m settled into just plain resignation. I’m resigned...
July 12th, 2009 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More

The Comeback Kid

When I was trying to navigate my life as a bald woman, strangers would frequently enter my personal space and ask prying questions.  The assumption was that my hair loss must be due to cancer treatment even though I suffered from Alopecia Universalis.  Quite often, I was caught off guard and stumbled...
July 3rd, 2009 | 4women.com | Read More

Healing the Person vs. Killing the Disease

At no other point in history has medical science included the tools, technology and pharmaceutical medicines that today not only prolong our lives, but allow us to survive in the face of life-threatening disease. Our doctors and nurses study long and hard to master the tools of modern medical science...
March 31st, 2009 | 4women.com, Blogs-contributors, Cancer Blogs | Read More