Susan Beausang
  • Female
  • Sarasota, FL
  • United States

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Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis. Being faced with a sudden, unexpected, and drastoc appearance change makes for a big emotional adjustment. We live in an appearance-driven society where female baldness is not accepted as one of many versions of "normal".

My initial adjustment to being bald was a rocky road. I had always been physically active and very social. Hair loss turned me into a hermit. I didn't understand the disease and could not find support in my area. I retreated to the safety of my home and dropped out of everything for quite some time. Well-meaning friends tried to be supportive but the typical comments such as "it's only your hair" just made me feel worse. I felt alone, but I also realized that I was the only one who could turn my emotional state around.

Little-by-little, I began to accept the "new me" and tried to find a solution to my hairless head. I tried wigs but they just didn't suit my life style. I tried to find a fashionable alternative (scarves) and was disappointed by the lack of fun and fashionable scarves. I came to realize that the head scarf market for the hairless was lagging way behind the fashion industry. I've always been involved in fashion, so I began to design my own suitable solution - the birth of the beaubeau®: "Beautiful Scarves for Beautiful Heads".

Initially, I didn't know if anyone else would find my scarves as comfortable and fun to wear as I did. Turns out many women and girls love them as much as I do. I've now been designing scarves for 6 years. Alopecia handed me the opportunity to help other women and girls cope with their hair loss in a dignified and stylish manner. There is no substitute in life for the feeling that you have made a difference in the life of someone else! Thank you Alopecia!

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Hair Obsession!

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 1:36pm 10 Comments

Has anyone else out there tuned in to any of last week’s Today Show series on women and hair, titled “It’s All About Hair”? I happened to catch the Thursday, June 3rd piece discussing why women are obsessed with their hair. I’d like to share some of the thoughts and responses I found myself sharing with the television.

According to a poll cited by The Today Show, women in the U.S. spend $7.5 billion/year on hair care products alone, and according to a British survey, the average… Continue

A little eyebrow history!

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Have you ever considered why your eyebrows are such an important feature on your face? Consider this - almost 50% of communication is done non-verbally. We tend to use many parts of our body to communicate, however, our face is arguably the most expressive part of our body. Our eyes alone can reveal many emotions such as anger, fear, or sadness but one feature that is often overlooked is the important role our eyebrows play in our ability to communicate non-verbally. Our eyebrows are actually… Continue

May 9th - A Day of Appreciation and Awareness

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 11:04am 0 Comments

Mothers Day is a day to reflect on our love for Mom and to recognize that nothing else contributes to our own strengths, confidence and ability to love than having been loved deeply and unconditionally by our Mothers. Mothers Day has also become a day of activism among women and families touched by cancer.

This year Mothers Day has been designated as “Women’s Health and Cancer Awareness Day”! Individuals, teams, organizations and communities everywhere are using this day to advocate… Continue


Posted on April 26, 2010 at 2:38pm 1 Comment

Color, color everywhere - what does it all mean? Color is an integral part of our lives from the age of 2 months when we begin to distinguish individual colors as well as the rest of the world! Our color memory is filled with associative hues from birthday balloons, cupcakes, the 4th of July, spring flowers, or the parade of bathing suits, to name a few. For millennium the human race has employed the light spectrum for our visual pleasure, but have you even considered that colors have more than… Continue

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At 4:56pm on March 26, 2012, wendizzle said…

Please check out my blog: I sent you a friend request but I left out the "blogspot" part of the address. ;)
I'd love to feature your site on my blog.

At 12:58pm on January 18, 2012, Jennifer Krahn said…

Hey Susan,
Love all your pics and your scarves! The colours look fabulous on you. You are gorgeous.

At 2:59pm on January 17, 2012, Natalia said…

Hallo Susan,
you have very nice photos, you are very beautiful .
I was very upset having alopecia, but
I see, it is possible to be beautiful having alopecia.

At 6:27pm on June 28, 2010, Cheryl, Co-founder said…
Susan, I know we seemed to miss each other at previous conferences. I am so glad that we tracked each other down and finally met. We will speak to you soon. Take care and please say hi to Jack for us. Sincerely, Cheryl


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