Melanoma Foundation of New England Introduces an Educational Skin Cancer Detection Program

Although I've never been one to embrace the sun, that doesn't mean I don't still worry about the consequences of overexposure. Recently, I learned of an innovative program for stylists and salon professionals launched by the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). The Skinny on Skin, set to launch this spring, is a free educational program that teaches hair and beauty professionals how to spot suspicious moles on the scalp and neck while performing common salon services. The training sessions will be led by medical professionals who will not only explain the warning signs but also advise stylists on the best ways to talk with their clients about seeking medical attention when a suspicious mole is identified. Of course, such training would also be advantageous to estheticians and other spa professionals who examine the skin of spa-goers on a regular basis. What do you think about offering similar training to your spa's estheticians and therapists?