Hair Club for Kids® Offers Hope to Children Suffering From Hair Loss

5,000+ children have been helped through the program, celebrating its 25th year during National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August

Isabelle O'Donnell

For adults, hair loss can be challenging, but for children and teens, it can be emotionally devastating.

"Kids have a tough time understanding why hair loss is happening to them — and when they research online, misinformation abounds," said Lee Zoppa, Hair Club's Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. "The good news is that help is available."

Kids have a tough time understanding why hair loss is happening to them—and when they research online, misinformation abounds. The good news is that help is available.

Lee Zoppa, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month and a good time to spotlight the difficulties children with hair loss face. Often their hair loss is due to cancer treatment or conditions like alopecia and trichotillomania. Hair Club's charitable program, Hair Club for Kids ("HCFK"), offers a unique opportunity for children to receive free, non-surgical hair restoration.

Isabelle O'Donnell, 22, has lived with alopecia universalis, an autoimmune condition that causes complete hair loss, for years. She started her Xtrands+® solution with HCFK at age nine and has since flourished into a strong, young woman — even earning her cosmetology license and becoming a Hair Club stylist.

"HCFK gave me something I could never describe — confidence, willpower and security," said Isabelle. "Now, I want to help give back to others. Hair Club has become my family."

Danielle Thompson, 15, is one of millions with trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out their own hair. She joined HCFK at age 10 and received Xtrands+. Now, with support from family and friends, she enjoys having a full head of beautiful hair.

"Before HCFK, I felt different and sad," said Danielle. "After HCFK, I felt normal and happy again for the first time in a long time. I don't know what I would've done without HCFK and the kindness of each person there."

To qualify for the program, boys and girls must be ages 6-17 and have parental consent. For more information, click here.

About Hair Club® Founded in 1976, Hair Club is North America's leading provider of proven hair loss solutions. For over 40 years, Hair Club has helped hundreds of thousands restore their hair and transform their lives. Today, Hair Club has 117 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Aderans Co. Ltd., the world's leading provider of total hair loss solutions.

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Founded in 1976, Hair Club is North America's number one provider of proven hair loss solutions. With nearly 120 locations in North America, Hair Club has helped hundreds of thousands restore their hair and transform their lives.