Susan Beausang

I am the President of and designer of the newly patented BeauBeauR head scarf, a fashionable scarf specifically designed for women and girls.  The Beaubeau unites the world of fashion with medical hair loss.'s mission is to help women and girls cope with the emotional upheaval of medical hair loss with dignity and confidence and to advocate for greater understanding of the emotional impacts of medical hair loss among medical professionals and the public. I lost my hair quite suddenly in 2002 due to the autoimmune disease, Alopecia Universalis.  Like so many women who experience hair loss, I suddenly found myself alienated and excluded from the worlds of feminine fashion and beauty.  I channeled my fear and depression into a positive and proactive goal of ensuring that I and other women and girls with medical hair loss have a fashionable accessory that empowers us to step back out into the world with dignity, feeling confident and beautiful, not sick.  I come from three generations of breast cancer survivors and am a BRCA2 gene carrier.  At extreme risk for developing breast cancer, I made the bold decision to have my ovaries removed and undergo a prophylactic full mastectomy about nine years ago.  A "pre-vivor," I am cancer-free, but very much empathize with women who lose their hair during chemotherapy.  I strive to be a source of strength and hope for women and girls with medical hair loss. 

Please visit my web site and my blog at same address to learn more about me and my mision.

When Bald Beats Hair Loss

For the second time since first losing my hair over a decade ago, I have hair.  Not a lot of hair, not long hair, not normally textured hair, but hair.  What I mean is that the total area of my head with hair growth is greater than the total area without hair.  I’m still losing hair, not all over all-at-once, but in roving bald ...more

Wanted: Doctor Who Gets My Response to Hair Loss

One in five UK women with hair loss feel neglected by their doctors.  If you ladies thought you might get better care here in the US, think again, not in this Alopecian’s experience.  If a man loses his hair, ...more

The Hardest Part of Hair Loss

As an Alopecian, the hardest part of hair loss for me is that I am assumed to be sick, or more specifically, to have cancer.  Not only don’t I have cancer, but beyond my immune system’s assault on my hair follicles, I am absolutely healthy.  Bummer?  Yes, but life goes on and I choose to move on with it....more

Why I Support Facebook's Censoring of The Scar Project's Photos

I might be in the minority, but I am okay with Facebook’s decision to censor The Scar Project’s photos of topless women exposing the scars they’ve accumulated in their battles with breast cancer.  Here’s why:...more

Blinded by Hair Loss Help Sites

If I told you there was an online “hair loss support” site dedicated to supporting those of us (men, women, and children) with hair loss, maybe you’d think, “That’s great!”...more

Bald Barbie Goes Beaubeau®

Sounds like Bald Barbie is in the works and she’ll have company.  MGA’s Bratz and Moxie Girlz are losing their locs as well in solidarity with Bald Barbie and all the doll-loving young girls out there coming to terms with hair loss.  One small step for bald girl-kind.  Top her off with a beaubeau® and we’re talking one giant step for Bald Barbie fashion....more

The Dual Realities of Breast Cancer Screening

More and more studies are telling us that breast cancer screens lead to unnecessary treatment.  I think it all boils down to your focal point, population vs....more

Wishing for Male Pattern Baldness

I’ve wasted so much time wishing my hair would grow back.  I’m done with it.  I don’t even want it to grow back because it just falls out again and I have to ride the same old roller coaster.  So I have a new wish.  Here it is: I wish I had male pattern baldness. ...more

Who Owns Your Breast Cancer Genes?

Not so fast Myriad Genetics.  Back to court with you so the judicial system can reconsider the decision to uphold your patents on OUR BRCA genes.  Good news for we BRCA mutation carriers, bad news for you.  Or is it?...more

Hair In All the Wrong Places

I want hair.  I so want hair.  I want it to grow thick and long and luscious and to never stop growing....more