Stylists Join Fight Against Melanoma via "Skinny on Skin" Training

Stylists can become valuable partners in the fight against melanoma with new "Skinny On Skin" training sessions.

The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) has developed an innovative program for salon professionals called The Skinny on Skin, which is set to launch this spring. This free educational program calls on medical training methods to teach beauty professionals how to spot suspicious moles on a client's scalp and neck while performing common salon and spa services. After all, as some of the only professionals to closely examine scalps on a regular basis, stylists should be equipped with the skills to spot potential melanoma long before anyone else. The medical professionals leading Skinny on Skin training sessions will also advise stylists on the best ways to speak with their clients after a suspicious mole has been identified.

Launch events (see below) will include The Skinny On Skin training, opportunities for professionals to use MFNE’s UV facial scanner to better detect lurking skin damage, and more. All attendees will receive a healthy skin goody bag with sponsor product samples. The training events will be lead by Dr. Robin L. Travers of SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, MA. Refreshments will be served at all events.

LAUNCH EVENTS:
1. Monday, May 6th - 11:00-2:00 pm at the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing – 29 Lowell Street, Lewiston, ME
2. Tuesday, May 21 – 7:00-9:00 pm at Montage, Boston – 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
3. Monday, July 22nd – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (location TBD), Manchester, NH

To reserve your spot at any of these free launch events, email skinnyonskin@mfne.org or call 800-557-6352. For more information about The Skinny On Skin visit mfne.org.

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