Chloe donates hair to the Little Princess Trust

At Pink we are always amazed at the bravery of those undergoing cancer treatment and the compassion of their friends and family, and this week we were privileged to meet one of them.  Chloe Eylles is 12 years old and because one of her close family members has cancer, she wanted to do something to give back and support other people going through treatment.  So Chloe bravely donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Chloe Eylles Chloe Eylles hair donation

Chloe came into the Pink salon to have a whopping 14 inches cut off her lovely long hair and we must say she looks fantastic with her new shorter style!

hair donation to Little Princess Trust Chloe Eylles hair

Chloe’s donated hair will be given to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young adults who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.  The trust relies solely on charitable donations, so to see someone so young donating their hair for such a great cause is truly humbling.

Well done Chloe!

Pink’s Competition Winners Revealed

In April 2017, Pink Hair Solutions ran a competition to treat local ladies who are undergoing cancer treatment.  The response was fantastic and we are finally able to reveal our winners and the prizes that they won.

Our beautiful competition winners are pictured below at the Breast Friends Charity Ball in December.  From left to right – Debbie Lee, Gail Hooker, Lynne Turner, Sue Mills and Jenna Gaffney.

Pink competition winners

Our winners were all treated to a fully styled wig of their choice from Pink Hair Solutions, mastectomy lingerie and prosthesis from Amoena and headwear and accessories from Hip Headwear.

In addition to this, our winners also received ball gowns from Bernie the Dress Maker and a makeover by Look Good Feel Better.  What nicer way to showcase our winning ladies, than at the Breast Friends Charity Ball held at Moor Hall Hotel on the 17th December 2017, organised by Jackie Benzecry and her committee. It was a successful night which was enjoyed by all.

When we launched the competition, back in April, it was our intention to choose five ladies.  However, due to the overwhelming number of entries, six competition winners were eventually selected. Sadly one of our chosen ladies lost her battle before the event took place. Our condolences go out to Jane’s family and friends.

Pink Hair Solutions competition

Pictured above from left to right are the people who helped make all this happen – (from left to right) Amoena representative Melanie Billings, Pink Hair Solutions Director Linda Heeley, Chairman of Breast Friends Jackie Benzecry, Founder and CEO of Hip Headwear Sabine Brannan and Bernie White founder of Bernie the Dress Maker.

 

 

Pink Opening Hours over Christmas and New Year

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time that we let you know about our opening hours over the festive period.  So, if you need to book an appointment or want to come in and view our range of wigs, headwear and hairpieces please make sure you take note of our Christmas opening hours:

Tuesday 19th December 09.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 20th December 09.00 – 18.00
Thursday 21st December 09.00 – 18.00
Friday 22nd December 09.00 – 18.00
Saturday 23rd December 09.00 – 17.00
Christmas Eve CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday 28th December 09.00 – 18.00
Friday 29th December 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday 30th December 09.00 – 14.00
New Years Eve CLOSED
New Years Day CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January CLOSED
Wednesday 3rd January CLOSED
Thursday 4th January 09.00 – 18.00
Friday 5th January 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday 6th January 09.00 – 14.00

 

We’d like to thank you all for your custom and support over the past year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Merry Christmas from Pink

 

 

Pink Ladies Attend Afternoon Tea to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Care

For 25 years the pink ribbon has been symbolic of the support offered by Breast Cancer Care and the strength and inspiration of the people it has helped.

On Saturday 28th October we attended The Big Pink Afternoon Tea at Banners Gate Community Church in Sutton Coldfield.

Pink Ladies afternoon tea

The event was organised by Gilly Flower, whose daughter Vickie McHugh  is currently undergoing  chemotherapy so what better way to show her support than to raise money for a charity so close to their hearts. Gilly’s Friend Kim Scrivener also helped with organising the event along with Nat Scrivener , Vickie and her Best friend Leanne G who supported them with raffle prizes, auction items and collections and raffle ticket sales at her pub The Angel in Lichfield.

Gilly and Vicky

(Pictured above: left Gilly Flower and her Daughter Vickie McHugh)

Linda Heeley Director of Pink Hair Solutions and Sheila Coleman, pictured below, attended the afternoon tea and said what a fantastic and well organised event it was and what pleasure it was to be a part of.  Gilly has since informed us that they raised a grand total of £3000.00 for Breast Cancer Care.

Breast Cancer Care Pink Ladies Afternoon Tea

At Pink we offer a confidential and friendly service to ladies who are going through chemotherapy and want to know more about the wigs and hairpieces that are available.  We can provide support throughout your treatment with wig maintenance and hair growth advice and our highly experienced stylists can discuss any concerns you might have during your consultation. To book an appointment please call us today on 0121 350 3826.

Please take a moment to have a look at a few of the photos taken on the day:

  

 

  

 

Pink Competition Winners Get Ready for Big Night Out

At Pink we cannot believe how quickly this year is going.  With the clocks going back next weekend and November just around the corner it will soon be time for Christmas, and for our Pink competition winners to enjoy the most exciting part of their prize – getting dressed up for the Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield Annual Ball.

Pink competition winners get ready for Christmas ball

Whilst the Ball doesn’t take place until 17th December, as all ladies will appreciate, it takes time to get ready for a big night out, and that’s exactly what our Pink competition winners have been busy doing over the last few weeks!

Firstly, our ladies have been into Pink to get measured up for their wigs and also mastectomy lingerie and prosthesis by Amoena – all of which were included in the prize.  Then it was on to Bernie the Dressmaker in College Road, Birmingham where our winners chose dresses from their beautiful range of gowns.

Finally, to add the finishing touches to each glamorous outfit, Hipheadwear kindly donated scarves for our ladies to wear.

We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes to our winning ladies and we are really looking forward to seeing the finished outfits at the Breast Friends Ball in December.

If you would like to find out more about the wigs and hairpieces, headwear or mastectomy lingerie we provide please call us on 0121 350 3826, pop into our Hawthorn Road salon or follow the links to browse our range.

Introducing our new Luxury Headwear Collection

We are delighted to announce that Pink now offer a range of luxury headwear items.  This range combines fashionable styles with a comfortable fit to ensure you will look and feel great.

pink headwear range

What makes our headwear so luxurious?

Our new range of headwear is lined with Bamboo Viscose.  This is a plant-derived material and is Hypo-allergenic.  The main benefits of bamboo-based fabrics is that they can help regulate your body temperature.  Compared to cotton headwear items, those made with bamboo viscose are more breathable and deliver better protection from the sun’s UV rays – so you can wear them comfortably and with confidence inside and outside.

 

Another reason why our head wear items are so luxurious is that the material will feel very soft against the skin. This will benefit you if you are at the stage when your hair is falling out or for when the hair has fallen, as your scalp can become very sensitive.

For more information on our new range of luxury headwear items please call Pink on 0121-350-5826 or visit our store to take a look for yourself at the products we have on offer.

headwear

Coming soon…

THEYA Healthcare Post Surgery Bamboo Bra’s – For more information please call Pink on 0121-350-5826 or watch this space as we will be blogging about our new range of post surgery bras as soon as they become available.

 

 

Natural Human Hair Eyebrows – Now in Stock

We are proud to announce that we now stock natural human hair eyebrows. At Pink, we completely understand that eyebrows frame the face and without them we feel incomplete. We endeavour to give our customers a look that makes them feel great; hence we now offer eyebrow kits in salon with an application demonstration available if necessary.

What’s in an eyebrow kit?

The eyebrows come in five colours and four different styles to suit all faces. They can be applied with ease using the glue provided in the kit. The kits are priced at £55.95. Included in each kit is an adhesive, an alcohol to remove the brows, a pair of tweezers and an instruction guide. In the salon, we offer a first-time application service whereby we are able to show you directly how to apply the brows at an additional price of £15.00. Every individual must have a skin test before using the glue therefore, we recommend that you make an appointment with us at least 24 hours before you require the eyebrows.

What do our customers think?

Our customers have given outstanding feedback for the eyebrow kits. These natural human hair eyebrows provide a natural, every day, yet defined look that works for everyone.  Just take a look at our before and after pictures below:

BEFORE:

Before natural human hair eyebrows

AFTER:

After natural human hair eyebrows

Prices

The individual prices for the products are as follows:

Eyebrows = £49.95

Adhesive = £9.95

Tweezers – £2.95

Alcohol = £2.95

For further information please call 0121 350 3826.

Inspirational Poem

Through the services we provide we are privileged to meet some truly inspirational women, and none more so than Debbie Lee who recently entered our competition for ladies going through chemotherapy.

Debbie wrote this poem when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she has kindly agreed to let us share her uplifting words to inspire and give strength to others going through treatment:

 

          The moment was surreal, the words did not sink in,

          The moment I was told of the cancer growing within.

          My whole world just collapsed, my feelings were just numb.

          This really isn’t happening, I should be having fun.

          Why did it have to choose me? What was it I did wrong?

          My reactions are to fall apart, but I know I must stay strong.

          I live alone, what will I do?  How am I going to cope?

          But a voice inside says, “fight it girl and never give up hope!”

          So, fight is what I’m going to do, tho’ the journey will be tough,

          But I know that I will conquer it if I fight it hard enough.

          And I know there will be dark days, when it gets too much to bear,

          And I’ll have to learn to take the support for me out there,

          And so, begins the journey I hoped I’d never have to make,

          And I know the road is bumpy, whichever route I take

          But I know I’m going to beat it and I know it will take time,

          But hear me cancer when I say, “the victory will be mine!”

 

We’re pleased to say that Debbie was one of our 6 competition winners and we wish her the very best for her treatment.

Pink Competition Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce that the recent Pink competition, for ladies going through chemotherapy, was a great success. We had a large number of entrants, nominated by friends, family and breast care nurses and would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter.

The Pink committee, who had the difficult job of choosing the winners from all the worthy entrants, were made up of various local business and the Breast Friends charity who have all kindly contributed to the competition.

We felt that all entrants were so worthy, but in the end the committee chose six ladies to each receive the following prize:

  • A wig – Provided by Pink Hair Solutions
  • Make-up – Look good feel better
  • Mastectomy underwear set – Provided by Amoena
  • Jewellery
  • Evening gown hired for the night – Bernie the dress maker
  • Goody bag valued at £150.00
  • Headwear – provided by Hip headwear
  • Night at Breast Friends Annual ball with a plus – Provided by Breast Friends

As a consolation to the ladies who were put forward but did not win, entrants have been offered a free service at Pink and a free Mastectomy Bra, kindly donated by Amoena.

The Pink competition will finish at the Breast Friends Ball in December at Moor Hall Hotel. Please do keep an eye  on our blog later in the year for updates and pictures from the ball.

If you would like any information on any of our services please call us on 0121 350 3826 .

 

Taking our Wigs and Hair Pieces to Primrose Hospice

On Monday 22nd May 2017 Linda Heeley, Director of Pink Hair Solutions and Melanie Billings, Representative from Amoena Mastectomy and Lingerie, attended a meet and greet afternoon at Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

Pink and Amoena at Primrose Hospice

The hospice is an independent charity, offering support to patients and families living with a life-limiting illness.

Mastectomy lingerie and swimwear

Linda and Melanie had a great afternoon and met with some lovely ladies who are going through cancer treatment.  They were able to openly discus the products both Pink and Amoena have to offer.

hair pieces and wigs   

It was a great opportunity for the ladies to try on our wigs and hair pieces  and to see a demonstration of how Mane spray – a hair thickening spray – works.  It was also a time for us to showcase our new product Semi Permanent Eyebrows and Eye Lashes, which will be available to buy from our salon very soon.  Please keep a eye out for these new and exciting products!