Cancer treatments are often accompanied by unpleasant changes in hair, nails, and/or skin, and that's why over the past 20 years, Look Good . . . Feel Better has been there to provide support. The organization, which also offers special programs for teenagers and men, focuses on providing free customized beauty workshops led by cosmetologists and volunteers. The idea is to help people maintain their self-esteem while battling the disease, giving them a chance to be pampered during a difficult time.
In the two-hour group classes, which take place at hospitals, treatment centers, and other community locales across the country, participants are taught makeup, skin care, nail care, and hairstyling techniques. Bonus: Those in attendance leave with a complimentary cosmetic kit customized for skin tone. But, if a patient is unable to make it, no worries. The website is loaded with an abundance of information, including step-by-step guides, videos, and a hotline.