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wedding guest wearing smart turban

This post was first published on the blog in March 2014 – its content is a very real concern for many women and so it make its second appearance on the blog today.

I met a lovely group of women during ...

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New summer chemo hats in stock!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:26:54 Europe/London

The new summer 'edit' at Suburban Turban

Suddenly summer has arrived with temperatures in the mid 20’s, interspersed with close days equally warm with surprise rain and thunder. What to wear on your h...

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Summer chemo hats for special occasions

Thursday, 7 June 2018 11:03:37 Europe/London

young woman wearing pink special occasion chemo hat

The sunshine has arrived and the social calendar suddenly perks up and becomes busy with invitations to make the most of the fine weather.  We’ve had clients visiting us in the studio looking for spec...

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Would you consider microblading for chemo eyebrow hair loss?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:04:35 Europe/London

woman having eyebrows drawn by microblading

Stepping off the cancer treatment conveyor belt, and attempting to remember where you were on your life journey before diagnosis is tough! People tell you how well you look, I’m sure it’s because they...

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New headwear styles arriving for Spring 2018

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 18:10:19 Europe/London

young woman in pink fashion turban

The first of our Spring edits is here! We’ve designed some new stylish turbans in brilliant colours, added colours to our infinity band range and selected some new chemo headscarves for their prints a...

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Have you experienced chronic fatigue post cancer treatment?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:47:30 Europe/London

mother and son out on the river kayaking

Our thanks to Rachel B who is our guest blogger this month.  Talking about her personal experiences coping and managing chronic fatigue post treatment for breast cancer.  As you can see from this supe...

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Dancing on through

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:24:44 Europe/London

young ballerina smiling and diagnosed with metastic breast cancer

This week we are thrilled to have the very talented ballerina Maggie Kudirka talk about her dancing and diagnosis with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.  Images are all courtesy of Maggie and are comp...

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Hair loss by Carly Appleby

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:27:42 Europe/London

stages of hair loss due to chemotherapy

No one can prepare you for the shock when your hair starts to fall out.

I have always had beautiful long brown thick hair. When I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer last February age 37, it w...

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Do you have a long term hair loss condition?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:44:37 Europe/London

purple cap for women's hair loss worn by young woman with Alopecia

If you do and you wear headwear on a regular basis, either with or without wigs we’d love to hear from you. We’re often asked by clients what styles do we recommend for Alopecia. Understandably women ...

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What is a 'Cancer' Hat?

Friday, 5 January 2018 12:33:33 Europe/London

young woman wearing cancer hat and smiling

A simple answer would be a hat designed to completely cover the head (hair line to nape of neck) and disguise hair loss.

However in our experience the real question behind this question is - why should...

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If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

During checkout you will be asked to confirm that you will be using our products for your own personal medical purposes.

It is a legal requirement stipulated by HRMC that Suburban Turban Ltd can justify our customers’ VAT exemption status. Please be aware that these details maybe verified at a later date.