I found out about Gail and her salon via a nurse at my oncology office when I started chemotherapy in 2014. I called and the wonderful staff got me in to see her almost immediately and I was able to consult about what I needed or wanted going forward. I hadn’t lost all my hair yet, but it was going fast. She cut it and gave it a treatment that was wonderful. We determined that I would probably benefit from having a wig going forward and she was able to provide me with a really great one that same day. It was a wonderful experience that made me feel great at a time when that didn’t seem possible. I will be forever grateful to all the people who give of themselves so constantly.

Kristin Peterson

FABYS is not just a local organization, it has become worldwide. Helping women and children across the world feel cancer free even if it is just for a moment.10435613_10153033264472319_6610038360963766971_n
We have compiled these photos from the amazing salons that have dedicated their time to help these amazing women.
Thank you to the salons for allowing us to share your photos. If you have others to share feel free to send them. Or if you would like to add your salon just let us know. This album is a on going work in progress. Feel free to share.
Bombshells Salon and Spa, Equilibrium a Salon, Friends Are By Your Side, Friends Are By Your Side AU, Martino Cartier Salon, Meraki Hair Studio, Cuz ‘n Company Salon & Spa, @S Salon & Studio, @The Look Salon, @Making Waves Hair Design, @Studio Wish Salon, Dawn Gorman at Martino Cartier, and Gwendolynn’s Salon and Spa.

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My name is tara Garced and I was introduced to your site by my friend Grace who owns CSI salon in farmingville ny,
On June 3 2015 I went in for my routine cancer check like I have for the past 5 years,,all the times before it was always negative, but I still got myself worked up over it, after my results,I would be fine for 5 months until next time, not exactly the way to live your life. Well this time I wasn’t so lucky and on June 3 2015, I went in and THEY JUST SONOGRAMED THE MARKERS, nothing else! Well I got an all clear, see you in 6 months!! I went home and took a shower and did my own exam and found a lump, the voice in my head was so loud, that doesn’t belong there!! I tried to go about my day, and got a card in the mail,that said all clear!! See you in 6 months!! Well the voice was so loud, IT SAID IT DOESNT BELONG THERE, CALL, KEEP CALLING, I DID JUST THAT, I was sent back to the hospital immediately, a new sono was done were I showed them, and the head of radiology came in and said he wanted an immediate biopsy, now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know, you have CANCER!! We went back the next day to get the actual diagnosis! I have INFILTRATING DUCTAL CARCINOMA. That came back triple negative,so it’s not driven by hormones, they don’t know what caused it, I’m lucky that the Braca test came back negative, so I don’t need a double mastectomy, but I did have a partial mastectomy on my left side, I just had my ports placed and I start chemo August 4. 2015,
I hadn’t seen Grace for a while, but as soon as she found out the situation, she told me of this great group, I’ve already been told I’m going to lose my hair, and that’s ok, the scariest part about this whole thing is, if I had waited the six months like they originally said, I would of been told to GET MY AFFAIRS IN ORDER,THAT THEY COULDNT HELP ME!! The type of cancer I have is very aggressive, I have twins that are 23 and an 18 year old, I have a husband that will be turning 40 in February !! I don’t have time to be screwing around with cancer!!! I have a life and I plan on living it!!
Thank you for being there, for giving me options and a placed to go.
Tara garced