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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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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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Comments | Posted in Guest Blogs By Rachel B

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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Comments | Posted in Guest Blogs By Nicola Smetham

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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Comments | Posted in Chemo Guest Blogs By Carly Appleby

5 Minutes with Fizzy Snoods - Chemo, Cancer and Raising Money for Macmillan

Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:19:57 Europe/London

picture of Fizzy Snood fundraiser

Q. For those who are new to FizzySnood - can you tell us a little bit about your daily headgear challenge and the story behind it all?

In July 2014 I was told I had cancer. Triple negative breast cance...

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Stay calm this festive season

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:41:16 Europe/London

woman sitting at office desk laughing

We're thrilled to have Sam Reynolds of 'Samspaces - Safe Space After Cancer' guest blogging for us this month.  Sam has a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to nurture and pace ourselves throug...

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How to solve a problem like headgear for the Palace ...

Thursday, 3 September 2015 14:14:00 Europe/London

young couple standing in front of Buckingham Palace receiving medal

We are SO thrilled to welcome the inspirational Kate Granger MBE (!!) to guest blog for us, following our post earlier this summer about how Nicky helped her look the part (and HOW!!) for her big day ...

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Comments | Posted in Chemo Guest Blogs Hair loss Headwear Press By Dr. Kate Granger

Katy Dyer personal fashion stylist

As Spring is now officially underway, how to organise your wardrobe? It's a great time to think about a style shake-up (and, let's face it, a lot more fun than the annual Spring Clean challenge!).

Also...

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Comments | Posted in Guest Blogs Headwear Spring Spring/Summer By Suburban Turban

woman in crowd wearing a purple hat and scarf smiling

Today we're thrilled to welcome an old friend of Suburban Turban, Carly, with this guest blog on how to cope with hair loss in the most gorgeous, stylish way!

I am not embarrassed to admit that in the ...

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SEX AND THE CITY - "CHEMO AT THE CHRISTIE"

Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:03:00 Europe/London

Text message graphic for ABC diagnosis

Here is an unusual post from the lovely Jo Taylor's ABC Diagnosis blog, written by Jo's 'chemo buddy' and kindly reproduced here - thanks Jo!

Many of us have friends and family who have had or are unde...

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Comments | Posted in Chemo Guest Blogs By abcdiagnosis.co.uk

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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.