Where do you go when you're down, when you're scared, when you need a boost? Where do you go when the prognosis might not be great, when you feel too mortal too often? Well, for many cancer patients, one answer is Salon 808 on Kapiolani Boulevard. That's where Henry "Hanalei" Ramirez and his styling wizards provide over 500 cancer patients a year with a new look--a new outlook--through their styling of wigs into new hairdos.
Coping with the loss of one's hair is one of the most visual side effects of radiation or chemotherapy treatment. It can affect self-esteem, cause personal discomfort, and frankly, scare some people. That's what the survivors told us last Sunday at a great fundraising fashion show and hula luncehon.