Welcome to Sty-Lives!

What is Sty-Lives?

Led by two medical students, with the support of Save Your Skin Foundation, Styling Hair & Saving Lives (Sty-Lives) aims to empower and educate hairstylists and barbers to detect suspicious skin lesions on the ears, face and scalp of their clients. Participating salons and barbershops are provided with training materials and resources and are taught how to detect suspicious spots. The purpose of the project is to help facilitate communication between the client and their healthcare provider, leading to earlier detection of potentially dangerous skin cancers.


How to Participate?

  • All hair professionals in Canada are eligible to participate. To get started fill out the form below to register.
  • You will be contacted within 3 business days by a member of the Sty-Lives team to discuss next steps.
  • Some training materials and resources will be sent to you. Once you have received them and completed the short training, you will be ready to get started detecting lesions!


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    Get Support

    If you or someone you know has received a skin cancer diagnosis, contact Save Your Skin Foundation for 1-on-1 personalized support.

    Save Your Skin Foundation (SYSF) is a patient-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against non-melanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and ocular melanoma through education, advocacy, and awareness initiatives across Canada. SYSF provides a community of oncology patients and caregiver support throughout the entire continuum of care, from prevention and diagnosis to survivorship. 

    For more information on this initiative, contact:

    Marianne Gagnon
    Email: marianne@saveyourskin.ca
    Phone: 250-256-6561

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