The Power of Partnering with a Board-Certified Dermatologist For Professionals in Hair Care

Do you have clients with hair loss, scalp issues or razor bumps? Have you exhausted what you can do to help? Enhance your power by teaming up with a dermatologist!



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In the dynamic world of hair care, stylists, barbers, and trichologists play a pivotal role in helping clients achieve their desired looks. They are often the most knowledgeable and trusted with respect to any changes with respect to a clients hair and scalp health. However, one aspect that often requires specialized attention is hair loss and scalp disorders. To ensure comprehensive care and optimal results, collaborating with a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Strachan at Aglow Dermatology, can be a game-changer for hair professionals.

Why Work with a Board-Certified Dermatologist?


  1. Expertise in Dermatological Conditions:

Board-certified dermatologists undergo rigorous training and education specifically focused on skin, hair, and nail disorders. Their specialized knowledge enables them to identify and treat a wide range of dermatological issues, including those affecting the scalp and hair follicles.

Some dermatologists have even specialize in hair and scalp concerns.

By teaming up with a dermatologist, hair professionals can tap into this expertise to better serve their clients, and be recognized for adding this additional value, in cases that go beyond the scope of typical salon or barbershop services.

  1. Precise Diagnosis and Treatment:

Hair loss and scalp disorders can stem from a multitude of factors, ranging from genetic predispositions to underlying health conditions. A board-certified dermatologist possesses the skills and tools necessary to conduct thorough examinations, scalp biopsies, order relevant tests, and make precise diagnoses. This ensures that the root cause of the issue is identified, leading to targeted and effective treatment plans rather than offering generic solutions.

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Why It’s Important to Properly Diagnose Hair Loss:

  1. Targeted Treatment Plans:

Hair loss is a complex issue, and a one-size-fits-all approach rarely yields satisfactory results. Proper diagnosis allows for the identification of the specific type of hair loss, be it androgenetic alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, alopecia areata, or telogen effluvium, among others. Each condition requires a tailored treatment plan, and working with a dermatologist ensures that clients receive interventions designed to address their unique needs.

  1. Addressing Underlying Health Issues:

Hair loss can be an early indicator of underlying health concerns such as hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, or autoimmune disorders. A board-certified dermatologist can conduct comprehensive assessments and collaborate with other healthcare professionals if necessary, to address these systemic issues. By approaching hair loss holistically, professionals contribute not only to the aesthetic well-being of their clients but also to their overall health and well-being.

  1. Client Education and Empowerment:

Properly diagnosing hair loss goes beyond treatment—it involves educating clients about their specific conditions and helping them understand the factors contributing to their hair-related issues. Collaborating with a dermatologist enables hair professionals to empower their clients with knowledge, fostering a sense of control and participation in their own care. Educated clients are more likely to adhere to treatment plans, and be appreciative, leading to better outcomes and increased client satisfaction.


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Resources for Hair Professionals:


Hair professionals play an important part in the well being of many people. Here are some resources to help you level up the value you already bring:


  1. Aglow Dermatology- Hair loss dermatologist

We are an internationally-recognized dermatology private practice in New York City that specializes in hair and scalp disorders in patients of all skin and hair types.  We attract hair loss patients from all over the world. Our founder, Dr. Dina Strachan, who has over 20 years of experience, is a  Harvard-and-Yale educated, board-certified dermatologist with a faculty appointment at NYU.

Dr. Strachan is a popular expert in the local and national media. She has been a brand ambassador for the hair care line Phyto for several years.  She is also featured in the hair care episode (3) of the docuseries, The Black Beauty Effect, which is streaming on Netflix in the US, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand. Search for our many articles on hair loss and alopecia in our blog.


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  1. HEROES program:

The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides FREE education to beauty professional through their program HEROES (Health Education + Reliable Outreach + Empathetic Support). This program equips beauty professionals to better support clients living with scalp and other skin conditions. This program is designed by, with, and for stylists, salons, and barbershops, with input from patients and health care professionals.

  1. Psychohairapy:

Organize collaborative events or workshops that bring together hair professionals and dermatologists. These forums create opportunities for knowledge exchange, fostering a spirit of collaboration and mutual understanding. Such events can also serve as platforms for building professional relationships that benefit both parties and, ultimately, the clients they serve.

Conclusion: Let’s work together

Helping your clients address scalp issues and keep their hair not only helps them, but helps you stay in business. In the world of hair care, the partnership between hair professionals and board-certified dermatologists holds immense potential for elevating the quality of services provided to clients in a hair salon, trichology practice, or barbershop. If you have a client who could use our services, or you’d like to learn more, please contact us here!


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