You can click on the “Program Finder” found under Programs to find a workshop in your area. Type in your ZIP code to see a list of Look Good Feel Better host sites. Click on any site to get date/time and contact information.
Yes, Look Good Feel Better is a free public service program. It’s made possible by donations from generous Personal Care Products Council member companies. And the Professional Beauty Association helps us recruit caring, qualified cosmetology volunteers. (Find out more about our sponsors.)
Group programs are step-by-step makeover learning sessions led by trained cosmetology professionals. Any questions you may have – such as how to fill in or draw in your eyebrows or how to camouflage particular types of pigmentation – will be answered firsthand. You’ll receive a free makeup kit with brand-name cosmetics to use during the session and to take home, helping minimize shopping time and expense.
You will have the opportunity to experiment with various wigs, hats, and turbans in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. And, perhaps most valuable of all, you will receive the support of other women coping with cancer treatment – those about to go through it, those experiencing it, and those who’ve been there. Put all these factors together and you’ve got a pretty powerful reason to sign up for a group program.
Time after time, women who considered staying home tell us how glad they are to have made the effort to come. They say that the impact on their looks and outlooks is immeasurable. And those who care about them say so, too.
Look Good Feel Better group programs are offered nationwide in hospitals and community centers. To find a program near you, visit our Program Finder. For those living outside the United States, please refer to our International Look Good Feel Better programs to connect with us.
We offer Look Good Feel Better young adults programs, as well as provide an informational brochure and additional online information. Though we do not offer group programs for men, we have explored how the side effects of cancer treatment affect men, resulting in an informational brochure, and video. Email us with additional questions.
For physician’s offices, clinics, salons, or other community locations, we suggest the Look Good Feel Better general informational brochure. To request free Look Good Feel Better brochures, please contact us.
We do not recommend products by brand, but we do believe that mild products are best. Before adopting any skin care regimen, be sure to have your physician’s OK. (See special requirements for radiation and chemotherapy.)
There are several ways you can support Look Good Feel Better. You can donate online by visiting the donation page; or you can send a monetary donation to:
Look Good Feel Better Foundation
1620 L Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
The Look Good Feel Better program does not distribute wigs to participants. However, we have partnered with EBeauty.com, which provides free “gently used” and restored wigs to any woman who needs a wig, anywhere in the country. We also offer information about proper wig selection, fitting and care for alternative head coverings such as turbans, scarves, hats, etc. Some local American Cancer Society offices have wig banks and may be able to offer assistance to women who need, but may not be able to afford, a wig. In addition, some insurance companies cover the cost of a wig when prescribed by a doctor as a “cranial prosthesis.”
Look Good Feel Better does not accept donations of gently used wigs. However, we have partnered with EBeauty.com, which accepts donations and offers an online service to women anywhere in the U.S.
You can find a wig at EBeauty.com, a Look Good Feel Better partner that provides free “gently used” and restored wigs to any woman who needs a wig, anywhere in the country. You can also buy wigs at hair salons, wig stores, special hair-loss replacement centers, wig catalogs and online. If you are in serious financial need, you may be eligible for a wig through the American Cancer Society or Cancer Care.
Cutting and re-using your own hair for a wig is possible, but time-consuming and costly. A human-hair wig requires quite a bit of hair – more than one person can provide. It takes several months to create and the work is often done in Asia.
A better way to camouflage short-term hair loss is to select a synthetic or human-hair wig. Most wigs can be styled to look like your own hair – and synthetic wigs have the added benefit of easy manageability. Also, due to the popularity of wigs and hairpieces, there are more options than ever before. For more information on wigs, see our New Hair Looks page.