The August edition of Vogue USA is entitled The Age Issue and its front cover features 40-year old model Christy Turlington. Turlington achieved global recognition as one of the original ‘Big Five’ Supermodels who exploded onto the fashion scene in 1990. Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Turlington graced the catwalks and were adored in all circles in which they moved; media, music, movies, fashion and royalty. In 1990 singer George Michael asked them to appear in his ‘Freedom’ music video, lip-syncing to male voices.
They became famous for commanding record-breaking fees for their looks. At the time, Evangelista said to Vogue, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day”. Turlington signed a contract with cosmetics giant Maybelline earning her $800,000 for 12 days work. She went on to win million dollar contracts with Chanel and Calvin Klein and has appeared on over 500 magazine covers.
Despite her continuing success as a model, Turlington rejected the ‘Supermodel’ label and the fanfare that that went with it. She became committed to yoga and vegetarianism (although she now eats meat) and went back to school to study Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. She is married to actor-director Ed Burns and has two children. As well as being an ambassador for humanitarian organisation CARE, she is studying for a Masters degree in Public Health.
Despite Turlington’s more academic pursuits these days, it is good to see ‘fashion bible’ Vogue celebrating older women by featuring the ex-supermodel on the cover. Of course, she is still beautiful and shows very few of the signs of aging that many women face in their forties such as wrinkles and thinning hair. While it may be the healthy lifestyle that keeps Turlington looking so good, hair loss in women is an increasingly common condition.
There are many factors that play a part in womens hair loss including stress, hormones, pregnancy and taking the contraceptive pill. However, the most likely cause is genetics which leads to Female Pattern Hair Loss. This affects up to 1 in 3 women at some stage in their lives and the earlier the condition is diagnosed by a specialist, the more likely it can be successfully treated. There is a proven hair loss product, Minoxidil, which has been shown to be effective at preventing hair loss and restoring it to its former, healthy state.
If you would like to see examples of how the Belgravia Centre has helped female clients maintain a healthy, youthful-looking appearance with hair loss treatment programmes, then please take a look at our success stories.
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