SPA & Clinic Volume 87

Page 34

THE ART OF GIVING

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LGFB hold workshops covering skincare, makeup and wig and scarf styling.

Jessica Frost interviews industry titans who are donating their time and skills.

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sk anyone from the aesthetics and beauty industries and they’ll tell you that the best part of their job is giving back to their clients to make them look, and more importantly, feel great. While we can all do this on a small scale day-to-day, there are some incredible organisations in our industry that take giving back to new levels and give members of the beauty and medical aesthetics community the chance to join in.

Look Good Feel Better Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a national community service organisation run by the Cancer Patients Foundation with a mission to help cancer patients manage the aestheticrelated side effects of cancer. With both in person and virtual workshops and a range of other activities on offer, they give skincare, makeup and haircare professionals the chance to share their skills and improve the lives of women and men battling cancer. 34 | SPA+CLINIC

We chatted with EMMA HOBSON, the Director of Education Asia Pacific for Dermalogica and long-standing volunteer for LGFB about her experience with the organisation.

Can you tell us about the work you do with Look Good Feel Better and how you became involved? EH: Dermalogica, the company I work for, has

been a proud product sponsor for LGFB for many years. Being introduced to the amazing work that LGFB did across the country (and the world), I just had to get involved. Sadly, I have lost both parents to cancer as well as other close family members and friends. I know all too well the challenges of the side effects the treatment has on a patient. Being a volunteer for LGFB is probably one of the most rewarding things I have done. The workshops we run are a place of safety and of joy. A place to come together and know you are not on your own, a place to forget about the treatment for a while and focus on the

Emma Hobson