Actress Lauren Marcus shares the story of her alopecia areata diagnosis — just as her show, "Be More Chill," makes it big.
We spoke to size women about their experience with alopecia, and how their definition of beauty and self-confidence has changed.
A child with an autoimmune condition regains her confidence and spirit — and maybe even her ballerina dreams — with some help from a master wigmaker.
"She's a blessing because she did more for me than I think I could ever do for anyone," says model Jeana Turner about her powerful relationship with 9-year-old Kaili.
"It definitely makes a big impact because painting a head is pretty unique and striking," says film and television makeup artist Georgina Ryland.
Singer and makeup artist Keya "Gifted Keys" Trammell talks to Yahoo Style about her emotional meeting with little Zion and about embracing her condition. “The feeling of beginning to feel more beautiful without wigs when I looked in the mirror began to help me want to help others feel good about themselves. … I learned that having alopecia was a gift.”
As a whole, movie villains have a certain look: They’re usually not as good-looking as the movie’s hero, and have certain physical features that make them seem more evil than other characters. Scientists say villains have certain facial features in common, such as dark under-eye circles and wrinkles. For the study, researchers took a look at the all-time top 10 film heroes and villains from the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List.
Can using dry shampoo damage your scalp and cause hair loss? It may have happened to this young woman.
"I feel like women are so defined by our hair, and to lose it, it’s devastating,” Alexandra Martell tells Cosmopolitan in the story of her alopecia-induced hair loss. The publication took her to Ursula Stephens, who styles Rihanna and promised to find Martell her dream wig. Watch the video to see how it turns out.