Newsletter Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
- Lucinda's Letter
- Star Letter - Suzanne George
- Karen Hayns Column
- New York Studio News
- Meet the Team - Marika
- Christmas Photos
- Articles in the Press
- Sara Woolhead
As I near the end of my successful treatment for breast cancer I had to write to say thank you. Through your fantastic system and wonderful team, you provided me with an important support in my journey over the last six months.
As I prepared for Chemotherapy, notwithstanding the medical fears, I found myself most worried about losing my hair; not for reasons of vanity primarily but more for the loss of privacy. I am a very private person who had discreetly managed my shock diagnosis, sharing with those closest to me but not wanting to broadcast my news. I did not want to be seen as a victim and was determined cancer would not define my life – my life is much fuller than this disease. For me your system protected me from the "rubber-neckers" and allowed me to carry on with life so when I felt good I could get out and about, safe in the knowledge that my challenges were tucked away under my lovely hair! It also allowed me to return to work half way through my chemo and this was a huge turning point as suddenly I was looking forward and planning ahead - getting my life back.
Yes there are wig options available but I felt these were old fashioned and limited. I run a marketing group and it's an industry where appearance has always been important so I had always spent time and money on my hair. I appreciate the investment I made may not be seen as accessible to all but actually when I worked out what I spent across an annual period it was definitely on a par and when I consider the life-line it gave me, it has been an invaluable investment.
Chemotherapy is challenging and there were ups and downs across my six cycles of treatment. However one low that I didn’t have to experience was seeing my hair fall out – that was a little blessing. I used the cold cap each time and in the end lost hair in the lower sides and back of my hair but at my first consultation Chris said I needed to keep only 10% of my hair for the system to work without tape – I clung onto that statistic and it really helped. I kept enough hair on top that my system stayed in place throughout the 18 weeks of treatment and it was only in the last two weeks that I had to use a little medical tape at the back and sides.
The team in Edinburgh were outstanding – they were my hair angels – Emma, Megan, Claire and Abby. I just loved the privacy and discretion of the salon married with the fun and laughter – we have laughed so much, the girls are such fun but never at the expense of professionalism – I felt fully supported and confident every step of the way. I took the decision not to interfere with my system throughout the chemo but kept in touch with Emma by phone and knew that if I needed an emergency appointment they were there for me.
I was amazed that so few people knew about your service, in fact I had to show my "selfies" (the team and I took these throughout the initial build – I knew my friends and family would be fascinated!) to all the Oncology nurses as they had never seen this before. I am now evangelical about spreading the word as this has been such a positive experience for me I know so many more people would find it a little bit of sanctuary in a harrowing period of their lives.
I had my refit and new hair cut two weeks ago and am loving my new "choppy bob" as I re-enter my life! Thank you Lucinda for your wonderful system, your caring, compassionate and fun environment and your very special team.
You have given me a great deal of comfort, happiness and strength,
So it has finally happened........ I get off the subway at 28th street station and within a 3 minute walk I am there at the entrance of Lucinda Ellery New York City! it's the height of a typical New York city summer, the streets are bustling with yellow cabs and the steam rising from the under city grids making this more like a film set than I had ever imagined. I was here but 8 weeks ago when Lucinda Ellery NYC was nothing but a building site!
With walls scheduled to come down and stations to be built I was very excited to see what the new look studio had become. Well in true Lucinda Ellery style the sequin strewn, fabric clad, beautiful studio is exactly what it had become, outdoing my expectation completely. Lucinda and her team always seem to be able to recreate that Lucinda Ellery feel whether you are visiting the studio in London, Bristol, LA or even now NYC........... A home away from home where nothing is too much trouble and where you are immediately put at ease by the great team and the even greater service. Lucinda Ellery NYC does not disappoint and the mix of typical Lucinda style coupled with the modern, urban feel of the NYC studio aesthetics make this studio not only unique but a true pleasure to visit.
Should you find yourself in the big apple, whether on business or pleasure please be sure to stop by and say hello or even better book in to have your next realignment or adjustment with Lucinda Ellery New York City.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE
LUCINDA ELLERY GLOBAL TEAM!