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Hi y’all!

My name is Dorin Azérad (pronounced Duh-rin).

I’m a hair-puller and hairstylist - the trichotillomania hairstylist. I’ve been living every day of the past 20 years with trichotillomania, the hair-pulling disorder.

 
 

I haven’t always loved my trichotillomania and hair loss.

Just a few years ago, if you even mentioned the word “hair” around me, I’d flinch and change the conversation. Wanting nothing more than to stop pulling, I tried everything from doctors and meds to fidget toys and hair pulling journals. Nothing worked - my bald spots only got bigger and bigger, as did the headbands I wore everyday to cover up those growing spots.

Slowly, I decided I no longer wanted to live my life feeling defined by my deepest, darkest secret - my trichotillomania. Moreover, I didn’t want others to feel defined by their own experience with hair loss. 

In 2016, I quit my first job out of college working in a local museum and decided to join the beauty industry to support those with trichotillomania and spread awareness about it and other hair disorders. I went back to school and am now a licensed cosmetologist. 

Today, I’m on a journey of acceptance and self-compassion; I’m learning to love my trichotillomania, my hair (or lack thereof), and most importantly, myself. Yes, I still pull out my hair everyday (actually, I haven’t had a pull-free day in years), but I’m ok with that! I no longer live my life wishing for a day without trichotillomania, because I love my life NOW with trichotillomania. 

Ya wanna know what lights me up? Helping people accept, love, and own their own hair story. If I can learn to love my hair loss then so can you!

I’m here to be your biggest cheerleader on your journey to loving your trichotillomania and your hair loss. I’m here to be that voice in your life telling you, “you’re perfect just the way you are!”

 
 

I shaved my head a year ago.

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 Behind the Scenes

Chicago-born, New York-bred, Southerner-at-heart

Living in Houston, TX with my sweet rescue pup, Stella