These stylists are not just worried about the health of their client's hair, but their overall health as well.
And they are being trained to spot suspicious, hard to see moles.
"You have a direct view of the back of the neck, behind the ears," says Dr. Antonio D'Aria.
It's the perfect position to spot a suspicious skin lesion or mole.
"In some cases, you might be running your fingers through their hair, so you might feel something on their scalp," he adds.
The staff of one Connecticut salon in Branford is getting educated on the signs of skin cancer.
The classes are the brainchild of the salon's owner.
After three incidents at the salon that led to a diagnosis of skin cancer two of which involved his own clients.
Dr. D'aria says it's another helping hand, another resource really, to help detect a curable cancer if spotted early.
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