NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local stylist aims to help woman fighting breast cancer get back their sense of femininity and ability to feel beautiful.
“Having gone through a prophylactic double mastectomy, I realized it’s hard to figure out what to wear, you can’t wash your hair, you can’t really do anything for yourself,” said Tina Adams.
Adams, a wardrobe stylist by day, took matters into her own hands after watching two family members battle the disease.
After her own treatment, she said she felt robbed of her sense of femininity and ability to feel beautiful.
That’s when the Pink Chapter was born.
With the help of hair stylist Deidre DeFelice, the duo has helped a dozen women, or pink ladies, restore what treatment took from them.
“They are like ‘I don’t have a lot of hair or my hair came back completely different and I don’t know what to do with it.’ So it’s not only making them feel beautiful that one day but it’s kind of educating them on like okay you have these curls, this is how we’re going to work with them and this is how you’re going to learn to love it and embrace it,” said DeFelice.
Samantha Courtney and Pam Russell were nominated by loved ones.
“It was kind of a chronicle of my journey and it was something that I’m really glad that I had,” said Russell.
“It’s a very defining chapter because I can tell you the Samantha post, all of this is very different, so having them come in and capture that moment is something that will be treasured forever,” said Courtney.