Bauman said his course includes education on the root causes of hair loss and breakage, including possible underlying medical issues. Hair coaches are advised to recommend clients see an American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery-certified "hair loss specialist" like him for a comprehensive medical evaluation. No referral fees are offered to anyone sending patients his way, he said.
But outside the medical field, Bauman added, there is plenty hairdressers can help their clients do to recognize damaged hair and avoid over-stressing or mistreating it with harsh chemicals, treatments and heat-emitting devices, which account for much of the breakage that can lead to hair loss.
The first, and often only, stop for that information, Bauman said, is the hair salon.
Congratulations to some of our recent Certified Hair Coach Program graduates for their story on the front page of today's Sun-Sentinel Lifestyle section. They are armed with the tools and knowledge to help those with hair breakage and hair loss. We wish you continued success! --Dr. Alan Bauman