Recently I had a very special experience at The Look Salon in Oviedo, Florida. I had never been to this salon previously and was not sure what to expect. I went with my mother after her first couple rounds of chemotherapy when she was not feeling great and all of her hair had been falling out. Chemo was hard and it didn’t help that she didn’t feel great about to way she was looking. We met with the salon owner, Gail, and informed her that we wanted to shave it all off. This was not an easy decision but we knew it was the best one. Gail and her staff are fantastic. I could not think of a bad thing to say if I tried! They made a not-so-great situation as positive as it could have been. We had a spectacular experience at the Look Salon. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like old friends by everyone on staff. Having everyone in the salon tell my mother how beautiful she was and make her smile, was more than I could’ve asked for. When you are going through a tough time, it helps to have such amazing people on your side to make you laugh and smile. Please do not hesitate to go in and visit The Look Salon, you will not regret it!
I was having my first round of Chemo Therapy for my breast cancer and knew my hair was soon going to start falling out. One of the nurses came to me and told me about The Look Salon and the work that Gail Benson and her staff do for women chemo patients like me. So after the therapy, my sister and I went to the salon to meet Gail and see what this was all about. Walking in, we were welcomed with warm and friendly smiles. Gail introduced herself and right away we were talking wigs! She showed me her wall of previous women who she has helped lift their spirits so right away I knew I was in good hands. Well, my hair had gone and just as I was feeling so so about how am I going to make this work so I don’t feel so freakish when I am out and about, Gail calls and tells me that the salon is having a night of Wine Women and Wigs and if I would like to attend as the honoree for the evening. Of course I said SURE!!! Not only did she get me the wig of my dreams but also outfitted me for the holidays from head (literally) to toe. Clothes, shoes, jewelry and beautiful makeup! I felt like a million bucks. As you can see in the pictures, my before (with hair) middle (no hair) and finished product of the new Fern, beautiful, confident and feeling like a million bucks. The night was a dream come true for me and when I returned home by boyfriend could not believe how good I looked and said “They definitely went above and beyond, you look amazing”. Well that was the icing on the cake for me! Thank you, Thank you Gail and everyone at the Look Salon for all you did for me. I will never ever forget any of you and when my hair does start coming back, be assured ladies, I will be in the Salon for you to do your magic again with styling my new hair however it will decide to grow in!
My mom Penny, who recently completed 5 months of chemotherapy treatments, came into The Look Salon in Oviedo Florida today to pick up a wig and have a free makeover. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the kindness and generosity you showed to her and for the work you do to help cancer patients. It really lifted her spirits and I could tell she was so awed and grateful that there are salons like yours who would do such a wonderful thing for free. We think she is beautiful no matter what, but it was nice to see her feeling pretty for the first time in a while.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!