On Sunday October 19th, the central galleria at City Centre Beirut was a-buzz with crowds of people who had come from across Lebanon for one unified mission: to make the cut and donate their hair for women fighting cancer. Women, children, and even men, lined up for this opportunity to donate 20 centimeters (and the majority more!) of their hair at the hands of twelve talented stylists who were offering free cuts and styling on this special occasion.
OCTOBER is the international Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to show your support for women fighting cancer than by donating from your own hair to help them cope better with the harsh side effects of chemotherapy?
One Wig Stand in collaboration with L'Oreal Professionnel are organizing a special hair donation event at City Centre Beirut, teaming up with top L'Oreal hair stylists for an afternoon of free cuts and styling for all who wish to donate.
More than a year ago, Angelina Jolie revealed in a heartfelt letter to the entire world that she’d had a preventative double mastectomy because she carried a genetic mutation that increased her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. You may not know this, but genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations has been available in Lebanon for almost 5 years now at select hospitals and clinics within Beirut. With interest in it recently increasing (Angelina no doubt played a big role in this), more and more women are now asking about it. What do you need to know before considering the test? Find out more here.
It’s been more than four years since One Wig Stand was launched. Can you believe how quickly the time has passed?! It’s been a wonderful journey, filled with its own twists and turns, but one that I’m nonetheless extremely grateful for as it has lead us to where we are today.
Last October, Conde Nast Traveler released its Readers’ Choice Awards and Beirut, Lebanon made it to #20 on that list, outranking even Paris, Barcelona and Venice. But being on international lists isn’t always a thing to be proud of or to celebrate, especially if that list names the 50 countries in the world with the highest breast cancer rates.