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Hair salon is nurturing stop on a patient’s journey

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Henry Ramirez, owner of Salon 808, styles a wig for Suzanne Matsuda, who has alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles. For 20 years Ramirez and his staff have been cutting and styling wigs in a free program for cancer patients and those who lose their hair due to other medical conditions.

As Suzanne Matsuda sat in a chair at Salon 808 and gazed at her reflection in the mirror, her chestnut hair looked so natural that one would not have guessed it wasn’t her own, but a wig. Read more

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