HairdocTK is a devoted cosmetologist and trichologist who has been involved in the field of hair loss treatments for over 25 years. TK’s interest and motivation to help those suffering from hair loss began when she herself became ill with lupus.
During her illness, she lost much of her own luxurious long hair and felt disheartened and unattractive.
TK studied advanced hair treatment techniques and researched general medical and wellness practices. In addition to being a licensed hair care professional who teaches her own hair treatment program, she has worked as a spin and Pilates instructor.
Recently, TK was treated for renal cancer and had to have one kidney removed, making her a cancer survivor. She responded to that challenge by becoming a facilitator for the cancer patients program called “Look Good, Feel Better”.
TK also runs an online support forum for those who have trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is a disorder where people pick skin or pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or other areas resulting in noticeable bald patches.
Out of her varied experience, TK developed a strong desire to apply this knowledge to helping others, which motivated her to create her company HairdocTK, located in Arizona.
The company’s motto is "Recreating lives one strand at a time. Renew, Retrain, Regrow."
EmpowHER asked TK about how she assists someone who has suffered hair loss. TK explained that she has several techniques to improve the appearance and quality of a client’s hair, but each case is individual.
The following are various methods she uses.
Toupees or wigs are appropriate for people who have alopecia from a variety of causes. TK fits both men and women.
Hair extensions are a method of lengthening one's hair by incorporating artificial hair or natural hair collected from other individuals. In order to avoid damage to one’s own hair and for the results to look natural, the person applying the extensions must have advanced skills, which TK has.