New Beauty/Barber Shop Gets a Makeover

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Beauty_barber_shop.JPGLike the patients who frequent it, the new Beauty/Barber Shop at MD Anderson is now a more beautiful place.

As part of the Alkek Hospital expansion project, which added nine inpatient floors to the existing building, patients can come to a larger, brighter and more attractive location for free haircuts, shampoos, shaves, scalp massages and wig fittings or stylings. It's also more accessible, now that it's on Floor 6 of Alkek Hospital.

The new shop, which opened last week, has been designed like a salon with five styling stations, two shampoo bowls, two stationary hair dryers and plenty of display room for wigs, scarves, turbans and other accessories. The shop is open and airy with windows looking out toward Reliant Stadium and the Texas Medical Center, and the wood paneling, pendant lights and rain-beaded glass add to a spa-like atmosphere.

The Beauty/Barber Shop is staffed by two certified cosmetologists who have worked at MD Anderson for many years and every day witness the lift that a shampoo or styling can bring a patient. Volunteers -- many who are survivors -- also work in the shop, helping patients with their choice of scarves or wigs.

The Beauty/Barber Shop is a program of MD Anderson's Department of Volunteer Services. All services are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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I want to say hello to the great lady who did my wifes hair twice!!!!!
I can't remember her name right off and I am sorry but hello from


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