Friday, January 1, 2010

Stylish Solution for Hairloss

I am an avid reader of the County Living section of the Farmers Journal. I like their down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach and their lifestyle features rival any of the Irish glossy publications. Every week I pick up wonderful tips and this week was no different...

In this week's edition I came across and excellent recommendation for, which is the brainchild of Athlone-based designer, Ursula Hanley. Ursula designs and manufactures beautiful and affordable headscarves, turbans, bandanas and nightcaps, which are created specifically for women who have experienced hairloss or baldness.

Ursula's business us goes to show that triumph can come from adversity; Ursula's sister Sheelagh lost her hair following successful chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. During her recovery, Sheelagh found that wigs were too hot and uncomfortable to wear but she struggled to find a practical, not to mind fashionable, alternative.

Whilst watching Samantha Jones' character on Sex and the City battle with breast cancer, Sheelagh lamented that none of Samantha's beautiful, stylish headwear was available in Ireland. This inspired seamstress Ursula to develop a range of her own. Ursula selects the softest stretchiest and most beautiful fabrics, out of which she creates comfortable, secure and stylish headwear (see example pictured left).

To view the full range, check out

Yours in style,

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