Launch business shares inspiring alopecia stories for awareness month

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Black Venus Beauty, a Launch business created by alumna Carole Guilmard, has been marking alopecia awareness month this September.


The company was launched in July 2019, offering products for curly and afro hair, skincare and accessories.  

Carole said: ‘When I created Black Venus Beauty, I wanted it to be more than an online beauty store.  I also wanted to be a space to have conversations around hair and skin particularly on difficult topics which sometimes may be taboo.’

Via Black Venus Beauty’s blog, Carole has written about the main forms of alopecia, its treatments and the aesthetics alternatives available.

Throughout the month, Black Venus Beauty has hosted live events on Instagram. Carole spoke to a trichologist and a hairdresser about how alopecia may be prevented, by using different treatments and changing hairstyling practices.

The Instagram live events will soon be available on Black Venus Beauty’s YouTube channel.

Carole has also shared the stories of six inspiring women who have experienced alopecia, to raise awareness of the early signs of the disease.  

One of these women is Carole’s sister, Patricia, who has had alopecia for more than a decade. Carole says it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see the impact the disease had on Patricia’s self-confidence.

Carole added: ‘Opening up the conversation on alopecia is essential, so anyone suffering from it does not feel alone and knows that help is available through treatments or aesthetics alternatives such as wigs, hair pieces, camouflage or headwear. These options can help them to feel more confident with their hair loss.’

Keep updated with Black Venus Beauty on Instagram and Facebook.

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