Get the Community Support You Need to Manage Your Scalp or Skin Condition
When you step into a salon, it should be a place where you can be pampered and feel amazing about yourself. But we understand that dealing with plaques or flakes or hair loss can sometimes make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed.
We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, regardless of any chronic illness or skin condition.
Join the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) community, where you’ll find a supportive and understanding space. We offer free, helpful resources and information on getting a proper diagnosis, managing symptoms, and becoming an empowered patient. GHLF is here to help you help yourself and others. Make a difference by nominating your stylist or barber to join HEROES (Health Education + Reliable Outreach + Empathetic Support). Click here.
Let’s keep in touch as we work to transform salons and barbershops into places of knowledge, understanding, and comfort for everyone living with skin and scalp conditions.
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What You’ll Get
Whether you have recently been diagnosed or have been managing your chronic skin condition for years, we are here to support you. By joining our FREE HEROES program today, you’ll gain access to:
• Informational articles and videos on psoriasis, alopecia areata, seborrheic dermatitis, and eczema
• Hair and skin health tips and resources
• Shared decision-making tools for better doctor visits
• Connections to support groups and patient resources
• Patient-centered news and research updates
• And more…
“If you have a stylist who can help you treat your scalp conditions, it builds your self-confidence. You always walk out seeing yourself completely differently.”
— Tamisha, who lives with eczema
Meet Our HEROES Advisory Board Members
Tamisha Jackson-Young, a Customer Service Manager, was diagnosed with eczema as a toddler. She lives with Degenerative Disc Disease and Hypothyroidism and uses her platform to educate her followers about chronic health conditions, self-advocacy, and holistic healing.
Frankie, a 28-year-old trans man from Las Vegas, loves video games, music, and his cat Finley. He has had asthma since childhood and has also struggled with eczema for the past decade.
Supriya Surender enjoys connecting with others who also have alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that caused her to lose all her hair at 32. She struggled emotionally for many years due to this dramatic change in her physical appearance. In 2018, she created BaldieBoo, a blog and social media platform where she shares her hair loss journey, finds inspiration in the community, and ultimately learns to live her best life as a bald woman.
Alisha M. Bridges is an award-winning writer, public speaker, media consultant, and health activist who advocates for patients with chronic diseases. She volunteers at The National Psoriasis Foundation where she shares her personal experience with psoriasis at conferences to bridge the gap between patients and the medical community.
Rekha Sreedhara was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2001 and later with discoid lupus, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). She is a full-time Senior Consultant at a public health organization with a graduate degree in public health. In her free time, Rekha raises awareness for chronic illnesses on her Instagram page @livinglupustogether, participates in research studies and advisory groups, and has been featured on a podcast.
Beth Morton lives with both migraine and psoriasis, as well as other chronic conditions. Despite leaving her career in educational evaluation due to her migraine, Beth is a freelance researcher who works with various non-profits to raise awareness for psoriasis. She also maintains a blog, The Counterfactual Brain, and moderates MigraineChat on Twitter and Discord.
Michelle Walters-Johnson has devoted her experience and service as an Alopecia Coach, Speaker, Author and the Business Owner of Lady Behind the Wig. She believes that losing her hair, not only caused her to seek solutions to camouflage the loss, but also created the passion and drive to be a solution to an experience shared by thousands of similar women. Coming forward with her truth and her real-life hair loss story, opened the path to creating and manufacturing her own wigs, and the desire to share her craft with others; and in so doing discovering her profound purpose and unique ministry.
Eve Stern is the creator of Dealing With Migraine, a place of support and resources for those with migraine. She started DWM to advocate, and help herself and others feel less alone, as she shares her journey, living with migraine. In addition to migraine, Eve has lived with eczema for most of her life and has a long family history of psoriasis. Eve works as a digital marketing consultant in Queens, NY, where she lives with her husband and their cat Ernie.
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The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Upper Nyack, New York. GHLF advocates for improved access to health care at the community, state, and federal levels, amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework.