Serious illnesses change peoples’ lives. However, beyond the battle with the illness itself, one of the areas that is often overlooked when it comes to treating things such as cancer are the cosmetic side effects that come with treatment.
Issues such as hair or breast removal can be particularly traumatic for women, in fact the impact it can have on self-esteem and confidence is a major consideration for sufferers.
It’s a serious issue, one that prompted Shannon Powell to do something to help.
“I’ve got more than 25 years of experience working in salons and the beauty industry,” Powell said. “During that time I’ve helped people who have suffered with a range of illnesses to find the right beauty solutions to help them look like themselves again. I’ve always been proud of my work and recently set up Truly U Wigs & Accessories to help these amazingly brave people full time.”
Through her business Powell is now working with people from all walks of life to find solutions to help them tackle hair-loss. Whether it is through treatments such as chemotherapy, alopecia, ageing, or illnesses such as diabetes - she specializes in helping anyone who needs one-to-one help with thinning hair.
Though she is a qualified wig specialist and can size, alter and custom cut a wig to suit your needs, it’s not just hair loss that Powell is helping the people of Battleford with either. She is also a certified Compression Stocking Specialist as well as a Prothesis specialist. The end result can be seen in her store where she not only stocks a range of wigs and hair accessories but also specialist Sigvaris-compression stockings, as well as AmoenaBras and breast prosthetics.
“I just want to help people,” says Powell who takes pride in the customer service you’ll find at Truly U Wigs & Accessories. “We don’t have customers, we have guests. It may sound like a small change in language but it makes a big difference to the way in which we treat people. I’m always here to help my guests with any of their personal needs and will go out of my way to help them find the solutions that will work for them.”
Powell’s store is a welcome solution for local cancer sufferers who no longer have to travel to Saskatoon to get new hair products or bras, a welcome respite for those who don’t feel well enough to make the trip.
For more information about Truly U Wigs & Accessories call 306-446-5683 or visit www.trulyuwigsandaccessories.com. You can also check out the store for yourself at #1303A - 9800 Territorial Drive (Co-Op Mall), North Battleford.