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women in trying on dresses after a mastectomy

I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in my right breast in December 2014 when I was 35 years old. I was offered reconstruction, but I knew immediately that this was not for me. My surgeon spent...

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Treat Yourself Christmas chemo headwear ideas and gifts

Friday, 7 December 2018 16:06:23 Europe/London

The party season is well and truly upon us and if you're looking for last minute gifts and ideas here is our edit on all things headwear - whether it's treating yourself (!) to a beautiful silk head s...

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The Warm and Cosy Edit - 2018

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 16:04:48 Europe/London

We are often asked what’s different about a hat for hair loss? I think the winter time is possibly the most challenging time, if you’re living without a full head of hair and a good way of explaining ...

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My Colourful Chemo Turban and Frida Kahlo

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 13:16:08 Europe/London

woman wearing chemo turban outside museum

Frida Kahlo may not necessarily agree with me, but I think we have so much in common: we both like dressing up, wearing headgear and can’t resist a selfie. Frida almost exclusively painted herself and...

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Turban scarf tying guides for hair loss - parts 2 & 3

Monday, 22 October 2018 12:48:04 Europe/London

Here are follow up parts 2 & 3 of our stylish headscarf guide to tying beautiful turbans to disguise hair loss and create great fashion looks. The very lovely Silvia Amorosino over on Instagram takes ...

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Beautiful hair loss scarf tie guides - launch today!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:09:02 Europe/London

Today we launch the first part of our 3 part hair loss scarf tying guides with the very talented Silvia Amorosino. We first met Silvia over on Instagram @silvia_amorosino and loved her vibrant and col...

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Are chemo hats the equivalent of wearing a ‘I have cancer’ badge?

Thursday, 5 July 2018 15:16:54 Europe/London

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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Do I have to pay VAT?

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.