‘I Can Give You Those Eyelashes, Those Brows, And Make You Feel Better’: Make-Up Artist And Alopecia Sufferer Visits Hospitals To Give Makeovers To Cancer Patients Free Of Charge
A make-up artist is touring the country to help cancer patients who have lost their hair as a result of their treatment.
Norman Freeman – who as an alopecia sufferer knows the transformational power of make-up first hand – gives makeovers to people with cancer free of charge.
The 22-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, told Today that the impact of hair loss can be ‘really devastating’ but that make-up can help people to feel better in the face of illness.
‘Being sick, not having any hair — that is really devastating. But I can give you those eyelashes, those brows, and make you feel better,’ he said.
‘I know how untouchable makeup can make me feel. I want help people say: “I’m sick, and it’s awful, but I can still feel beautiful.”‘
Norman was diagnosed with autoimmune disease alopecia when he was five years old.