Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some common questions about Look Good Feel Better.


How can I find out where Look Good Feel Better workshops are located near me?
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.
Are Look Good Feel Better services really free? How can you do that?
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.)
What will I learn by going to a group program that I can’t learn at home?

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.

Where are group programs available?
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.
Does Look Good Feel Better have a program for men and young adults undergoing cancer treatment?

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 videoEmail us with additional questions.

Organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute offer numerous resources, publications and support programs for men, women, teens and children.

How can I get Look Good Feel Better brochures to distribute at my office/salon, etc?
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.
Do you recommend any particular cosmetic or skin care brands to use during cancer treatment?

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.)

How can an individual support Look Good Feel Better?
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 You can also purchase the Look Good Feel Better scarf by Oscar de la Renta (please contact us to learn more); or you can volunteer in your community.
Does Look Good Feel Better distribute wigs?
The Look Good Feel Better program does not distribute wigs to participants. However, we have partnered with, 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.”
Does Look Good Feel Better accept hair donations? If not, who does?

Look Good Feel Better does not accept hair donations for wigs. We know of several organizations that accept hair donations and make wigs for those who need them. They are:

Hopefully, one of these organizations will be able to use your hair donation.

May I donate gently-used wigs to Look Good Feel Better?
Look Good Feel Better does not accept donations of gently used wigs. However, we have partnered with, which accepts donations and offers an online service to women anywhere in the U.S.
Where can I find a wig in my area?
You can find a wig at, 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.
Is it possible to make a wig using my own hair?

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.