Programs that help cancer patients, accident victims, burn patients and others with temporary or permanent conditions that affect their features, cope with the appearance-related effects of their illness, injury, disability or treatment regimen by teaching them cosmetic techniques that will help restore their appearance and self-image. Services may include workshops, literature and information about make-up, hair alternatives, skin and nail care as well as wig, scarf, hat and turban demonstrations (for cancer patients coping with the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation) or suggestions regarding appearance enhancement options available to people with other types of challenges. Participants may receive cosmetics donated by the cosmetic industry that they can use at home.
Programs that offer the services of beauticians and/or barbers who are willing to provide services in the homes of elderly individuals, people with a disability and others who need to have their hair or nails done and are unable to go to a beauty parlour for attention. Services may include hair colouring treatment, permanent waves, hair cuts, shaves, wash and sets, manicures and pedicures. Also included are programs that provide this service for people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.