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Celebrated Scottish hairdresser Charlie Miller has teamed up with the Teenage Cancer Trust to style wigs for young female cancer sufferers.
The thought of losing ones hair due to chemotherapy is tough to cope with at any age, but especially for a teenage girl. The project aims at making the journey a little easier by providing designer wigs created by one of Edinburgh’s top hair stylists.
Miller has embraced the project and regularly meets with patients before treatment to suss out their personality and see how to approach styling the wig when the time comes.
He admitted some seek to take advantage of gaining a new head of hair, but the majority stick to what they know.
“Some of them are really open and flexible and they go for something different, but most of the time you are trying to bring them back,” explained Miller, who has been in the business for over 40 years.
The new wigs are supplied by the Teenage Cancer Trust and made from real hair, as opposed to the synthetic pieces supplied by the NHS. These are more comfortable and easily styled; an essential element for any teenage girl.
“When I see the twinkle in their eye it’s all worth it,” said Miller.
To find out more about the Teenage Cancer Trust, click here