Turn­ing hair into hope

BABE SAV­AGE USES CUS­TOM WIG-MAK­ING SKILLS TO HELP CAN­CER PA­TIENTS UN­DER­GO­ING CHEMO­THER­APY

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Babe Sav­age knows how hard it can be on self-es­teem when af­ter re­ceiv­ing a can­cer di­ag­no­sis, peo­ple also lose their hair, be­cause her mom had can­cer.

That’s why af­ter a 20-year ca­reer in the US the wig­maker con­tin­ued her char­ity work upon mov­ing to Abu dhabi two years ago and set­ting up Babe’s Hair ex­ten­sion & Wig Salon Reem is­land.

She has long made wigs for a va­ri­ety of peo­ple, whether it was reg­u­lar folks, celebri­ties in­clud­ing John Tra­volta and Bey­once or those who were un­der­go­ing hair loss due to chemo­ther­apy. “When i got here, i saw a huge need,” she said. it takes a few mea­sure­ments and 3-4 weeks for Sav­age to make a wig. for those who can’t pay, Sav­age will find a suit­able op­tion in her col­lec­tion – each val­ued at an av­er­age of dhs2,500 – or make them one for free.

dur­ing her 18 months in the UAE, Sav­age has al­ready do­nated about 30 wigs.

She uses real hair shipped in from coun­tries in­clud­ing Viet­nam, Uzbekestan and in­dia and also takes dona­tions, a process that re­quires about 14 inches of hair.

“Some peo­ple do­nate and do it for their friend,” she says.

As for the pa­tients she works with, “they get re­ferred to me, ei­ther from the doc­tor or the doc­tor will call me. A lot of the times i will join them in the doc­tor’s of­fice for a con­sul­ta­tion.”

Sav­age is plan­ning a ben­e­fit day at her salon in the com­ing year, when peo­ple can come in and do­nate their hair.

“i have a nat­u­ral de­sire to help peo­ple,” she said.

Babe Sav­age and a se­lec­tion of her cre­ations

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