Team SunSmart Program -
Whether it’s a shampoo and styling or a manicure and pedicure, salon professionals have the opportunity to visually examine parts of a client’s body that often go unnoticed. Most people don’t often get to see their scalp, behind their ears or bottoms of their feet, but hair stylists and manicurists do. As such, they can act in their clients’ best interest by identifying suspicious moles and advising them to see their dermatologist.
"Melanoma of the scalp and neck represent 6 percent of all melanomas and accounted for 10 percent of all melanoma deaths in the United States from 1973 to 2003," Elizabeth E. Bailey, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston reports.
The Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation offers a FREE educational seminar, Pro SunSmart. This program educates non-medical professionals on how to help in the early detection of skin cancer and melanoma. Salon professionals, armed with the right information are empowered to save lives by taking steps to act as the first line of defense.
All attendees receive a mirror card (pictured left)
to share with their clients as well as
a Certificate of Attendance to display in their
salon demonstrating their care for the overall
health and well-being of their clients.
For more information about Pro SunSmart or any other Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org