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‘Chemo Chic’ Celebrity Style Guide


Follow on from Diary of a Chemo Girl: My Hair, My Life

So maybe you are preparing for chemo, or perhaps like these celebrities you know that super short hairdo’s can also be super sexy. Here are a few stylish examples to inspire you…


If you have lost or are losing your hair and wigs aren’t your thing (or maybe you just want to try something a little different) play around with some stylish headscarves. Throw on some old Hollywood glamour like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. Or have a little fun with more funky fashions à la Nicole Ritchie, Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Conrad or Alicia Keys.

Designers like Prada, Juicy Couture, Gucci– and of course Pucci and Hermes- have all used the classic silk scarf as inspiration for their Spring 2010 lines, demonstrating that this is one fashion staple that will never go out of style.

My tip: For an instant update on retro glamour, simply add over-sized shades to brightly coloured or bold print headscarves.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga

Nicole Richie

Don’t make your headscarf an after-thought; work it into your outfit as a fashion statement in its own right. Here, Nicole Richie shows us three ways to wear the same red scarf:

By pairing a bold headscarf with neutral basics, you can give a boring outfit a splash of star style. For a light, bright feel, stick to the never-out-of-style jeans and white t-shirt combo adding a splash of vibrancy that will be sure to lift your spirits. The simple clothes provide the perfect canvas on which to display fun accessories that emphasize your personality.

My tip: chunky, statement, metallic jewelery.

For a taste of bohemian, summer elegance, you only have to look to Marni’s s/s 2010 collection which is filled with casually tied headscarves and large, vintage earrings, made from a mixture of chunky beads, crystals, and even shells.

My tip: don’t take it all too seriously- have fun with your look.

Finally, for a more elegant, evening look, think soft fabrics and luxurious drapes with clean lines. Keep it simple, like Stana Katic, and instead use smoky, dramatic make-up to emphasise your eyes and bone structure.

For some really great headscarf-tying tips, check out Look Good… Feel Better



Or maybe you have realised what fashionistas Kiera Knightly, Jessica Alba and Hilary Duff have known for years- hair or no hair, perfect wig or bad hair day… a hat can be a girl’s best friend. You think they are trying to HIDE from the paparazzi? Looking that chic and eye-catching? Please…

Blake Lively - Sun Hat

Jessica Alba - Wide Brimmed Felt Fedora

Kim Kardashian - Floppy Sun Hat

Taylor Swift - Beanie


Try a Fedora style like Jessica Alba with a chunky sweater and large earrings, or a summery sun hat like Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively. This looks great with floaty dresses and bright colours. Alternatively, the Beanie – a la Taylor Swift- is brilliant for winter as you can get it in a variety of materials and colours.

My tip: Wear the Fedora in felt, over a brightly coloured silk scarf. To really make a statement, or to acheive a more glamorous look, accessorize with a vintage brooch that will absolutely make your evening sparkle.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/04/2011 01:30

    Love this – Being glamorous does not have to stop when one goes through chemo. As a woman who started losing my hair at age 16, I believe strongly in the ACS’s Look Good, Feel Better program. Sometimes a pretty headcovering, a little lipstick or gloss, and a touch of blush can make you feel almost yourself again.

    Don’t know if this is appropriate, but I write a blog about women’s hair loss (I just started it) called “Alopecia Musings”. Thanks! Linda Rieschel. Blog:

  2. 17/04/2011 20:00

    Just wrote a blog entitled Hair Pieces Appropriate For Women With Androgenetic Alopecia

  3. 04/08/2013 09:43

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    It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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