Look Good Feel Better, developed in 1989 by the CTFA Foundation, is a charitable organization established by the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association). In 1987, a physician asked the council president Ed Kavanaugh how to receive a makeover for a woman in cancer treatment experiencing appearance-related side effects. The woman, the doctor said, was so depressed and self-conscious that she would not venture outside her hospital room. Kavanaugh made some calls and was able to provide cosmetics and a makeup artist. Miraculously, the makeover transformed not just the woman’s look, but her outlook, as well.
The doctor credited the makeover with improving her attitude and emotional approach toward her treatment. Today, the Look Good Feel Better program provides free non-medical support for women living with cancer, to help them cope with the appearance related side effects of their treatment. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, LGFB advocate Heather Harvey explains how salons and hairdressers can get involved and help cancer patients.
“Heather Harvey represents Look Good Feel Better, which is our industry's incredible solution for supporting those who are dealing with the effects of cancer. Heather made me proud to be part of this amazing industry!” - Winn Claybaugh
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About: Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and is “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of haircare giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $15.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.