One woman turns hair loss tragedy into unforgettable gift to others
A passion for beauty and cosmetics, as well as trying to help others suffering like her, was the drive behind the start of The Saleh Hair Foundation out of Buffalo, NY. Bianca Saleh suffers from scarring alopecia, a hair loss disorder that causes permanent damage to hair follicles. The condition flared up in high school, at a time when self-image issues can leave long-lasting and damaging consequences.
One day a customer suffering from hair loss walked into her shop, requesting help. With a network of resources, Bianca was able to obtain a wig for the woman in need. Instead of charging the woman, she knew in her heart that she had to step up for her in a big way.
Bianca realized the need for a charity in her community that assists women and children, who suffer from medical-related hair loss. Knowing the challenging expense of purchasing a wig, she began to turn her store into an online boutique and The Saleh Hair Foundation was put into motion.