Rugby beauty business gives cancer patients a boost

The Ribbon Room will offer wig styling, accessories and other services
The Ribbon Room will offer wig styling, accessories and other services

The owner of a Rugby beauty business is helping give confidence back to people recovering from cancer.

It’s a sensitive subject and one not unfamiliar to Helen Walton, owner of Perfection Beauty and Perfection Express.

Having witnessed time and time again what a confidence boost a positive image can give to a woman, Helen will later this month officially launch ‘The Ribbon Room’ at the Central Park salon Perfection Express.

The Ribbon Room has been created for women who have had or are undergoing treatment for cancer – or others with appearance problems such as alopecia.

Clients will be offered paramedical tattooing, wigs, wig styling, scarves, mastectomy bras and other accessories.

Rugby woman Tracie Mills was diagnosed with cancer in January 2013.

She lost the remains of her eyebrows to chemotherapy.

Tracie said: “I would just like to thank Helen from the bottom of my heart for making me look and feel alive again.

“I have never had great eyebrows and particularly after a year of intensive chemotherapy they were even worse.”

She added: “I think The Ribbon Room is a fantastic idea.”

As well has creating new eyebrows lost from chemotherapy, Helen is fully trained in nipple and areola reconstruction, scar relaxing and camouflage.

Helen also carries out tattoo removal treatments and for cancer patients will remove a radiography tattoo for free.

The salon’s hairdressing team have undergone specialist training in wig fitting and cutting.

Salon manager, Charlotte Watkins said: “The difference that a professionally cut and styled wig can make should not be underestimated nor indeed should wearing the correct bra.

“Ladies will love our range of beautiful feminine mastectomy bras and the girls have all had training to become certified Amoena ‘fit’ specialists.”

Helen said: “The Ribbon Room is a simple concept.

“It’s about helping women affected by cancer to take their first steps towards looking and ultimately feeling good about themselves again.”

News of The Ribbon Room has also been welcomed by Breast Care Nurses at University Hospital Coventry, Warwick and Nuneaton.

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