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While there is nothing fun or glamorous about cancer, everyone deserves to look and feel fabulous - especially the courageous women struggling with such a life-altering disease. That is why James Corbett, whose regular clientele includes models, celebrities, and beauty insiders, founded Hair2Help.
With his uplifting, effervescent demeanor, Corbett-- a beauty expert, celebrity colorist, and owner of James Corbett Studio & Spa--is working towards making a difference--one makeover at a time.
Corbett started Hair2Help in October 2010 when he realized there was a need to help women affected by cancer. His spa days for cancer patients and their caregivers invite women who are suffering, in to be pampered, beautified, and receive alternative treatments if they so choose.
“A day in the spa that uses all organic, non-toxic treatments and is tailored to their needs and wishes can help them regain their dignity and self-esteem,” he says.
To date, there have been four Hair2Help holistic healing days at the spa, using only cosmetics, oils and lotions that are organic and non-toxic.
“Maybe lip gloss and nail polish won’t save the world, but if it makes a woman feel beautiful and takes her mind off the hardships she’s enduring – that‘s a beautiful thing,” says Corbett.
With the support of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, his fellow colleagues and beauty industry peers, Corbett has helped ten women currently undergoing outpatient treatment for cancer and their primary caregivers on each spa day.
Many women say the spa day has completely changed their outlook. One who struggled with treatment for stage 3 ovarian cancer and deep depression smiles when she recalls how good she felt.
“There was a reflexologist who addressed my body in a way that I can hardly describe. It wasn’t just physical--she gave me a feeling of inner lightness I’ve never had before,” she said. Five different spa therapists worked with the woman. “I really couldn’t believe how much attention they paid to me. I don’t know where I would be without this kind of compassion.”
At each full-day event, guests are treated from head to toe, receiving a full body massage, reflexology, haircut/color and/or wig styling, acupuncture, manicure and pedicure. In addition to these hands-on services, leading experts in natural approaches to wellness, nutrition, and mind-body awareness provide one-on-one counseling and guidance to clients on the day of the event as well as in the days and weeks that follow.
Hair2Help is a registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit and is ready to accept all tax-deductible gifts and donations. For more information about Hair2Help, or to get involved, please contact James@Hair2Help.org or call 212.388.1296.
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