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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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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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The Christmas Edit 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:20:52 Europe/London

Young woman wearing evening chemo headscarf on sofa

With the festive social season fast approaching your diary may be filling up.  If you're feeling 'featherless' and wondering whether to decline or not, take a look at our range of sophisticated and be...

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Facing Chemotherapy Hair Loss - Read On

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 15:44:42 Europe/London

red chemotherapy cap for hair loss worn by young woman

At Suburban Turban we‘ve been designing hats for women coping with chemo hair loss for over 11 years. Our studio started small back in 2006, (my spare room!) I’d been an ‘Ascot’ milliner for 10 years ...

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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.