Sixteen years ago my sister Annette was diagnosed with lung cancer which had metastasized to her brain. In her fight toward recovery she had undergone three surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. The physical and emotional effects of this were, needless to say, challenging. She lost her hair and was faced with a temporary alternative. Her experience when shopping for a wig was less than cordial. When she left the wig salon crying, I knew at that moment, someday I would open up a salon of my own and strive to make everyone’s visit a pleasant one.
My sister is a cancer SURVIVOR and a true inspiration to me. ♥
My name is Jackie. the owner of Wigs to Wellness & The Mastectomy Boutique and the author of HEALING PRETTY.
I have always taken pride in helping women feel good about their appearance. A professional hair stylist for over 25 years and the owner of a successful salon in Michigan, I thought I had achieved my lifetime career goal. Then, in 2001, when my sister was diagnosed with cancer I knew I would devote my life’s work to helping women maintain a sense of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. After meeting Joe, a Canadian, I married and moved to Ontario and opened Wigs to Wellness & The Mastectomy Boutique. I’m a licensed hair and wig specialist, a certified mastectomy fitter and a volunteer for the International Look Good Feel Better® program. I also spend much of my time helping women through the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation’s Image Enhancement Program.
Recently I published a book called Healing Pretty. I believe every woman with cancer will benefit from it. I’ve helped over 1000 women maintain their self-esteem by providing the information they need that will help them feel comfortable, confident and empowered throughout cancer treatment. For more information about Healing Pretty just click on the link below.