Boca Raton, FL, May 19, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- For a budding beauty pageant competitor, battling a severe hair-pulling disorder could be a major detriment to enjoying a successful career. That is, unless that beauty pageant contestant happens to be Heather Meyer, reigning Ms. Woman Colorado United States 2017.
Since Meyer was ten-years-old, she’s had trichotillomania (TTM), a compulsive hair-pulling disorder that’s caused her stress, thinning hair, and several bald spots.
According Mental Health America, trichotillomania is a repetitive behavior classified as an impulse control disorder which involves pulling out one’s hair in any region of the body, particularly the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids. Occurring more frequently in females, it’s estimated that 2%, or 1 out of 50, adults and teens suffer from TTM.
“I have always struggled with my self-confidence, particularly around my TTM and hair,” said Meyer.
Despite her disorder, Meyer was drawn to the pageant world and began entering competitions. When she competed, she used wigs, sew-in extensions, and clip-on hairpieces to disguise her bald spots. Still, she needed something else when her pageant career really took off as she was preparing to compete for Ms. Woman Colorado 2017.
“I was going to have a hair stylist I’d never met or worked with before,” said Meyer. “The thought of someone doing my hair who wasn’t familiar with my condition or working with my extensions genuinely frightened me.”
Around the same time, Meyer heard about a new hair loss solution called Xtrands+®, developed by the hair loss experts at Hair Club, and decided to approach the location in Denver about a sponsorship. After learning the solution includes using a client’s own hair to maximize thickness and fullness, Meyer began receiving services immediately at Hair Club Denver and has been using Xtrands+® ever since.
“I wish I had known about and contacted Hair Club years ago,” said Meyer. “For me personally, my hair (maybe due to my TTM), was the one thing I did not take care of regularly. Now, I have bi-weekly appointments set up and look forward to my salon days.”
The Xtrands+ solution has given Meyer a significant confidence boost. She went on to win Ms. Woman Colorado United States 2017 and is now preparing to compete for Ms. Woman United States, held in Orlando, FL from June 30th through July 8th.
“Hair Club has given me my confidence back and my urges to pull out my hair have drastically decreased,” said Meyer. “I’m forever grateful for that.”
About Hair Club
Founded in 1976, Hair Club is North America’s number one provider of proven hair loss solutions. For more than forty years, Hair Club has helped hundreds of thousands restore their hair and transform their lives. Today, Hair Club has nearly 120 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Aderans Co. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of total hair loss solutions. Aderans brands in the U.S. include Bosley® Medical Group. Professional hair transplantation services provided by the affiliated physicians of Bosley® Medical Group. Please note that no procedures are performed at Bosley® until the patient has been examined, diagnosed and accepted for treatment by a Bosley physician.
Exclusive to Hair Club, Xtrands+® is our most popular non-surgical hair loss solution and offers men and women with moderate to advanced hair loss the opportunity to dramatically transform their appearance. This customized solution allows clients to recreate the look and feel of their own hair regardless of age, hair texture or level of hair loss. For nearly four decades, thousands of people across North America have taken advantage this solution to restore their hair. Faster and less expensive than surgery, men can get their hair back in as little as four weeks and women in as little as six weeks.