Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephen Madaus.
Stephen, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It all started 7 years ago when I went in for my routine haircut with my hair stylist. To both our surprise she found a quarter-sized bald spot in the back of my head. I immediately went to the dermatologist and 1 week later I was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. This is where my hair loss journey began and led me to the career I have today.
From the beginning my Google search engine was flooded with different terms of “Hair Loss” and I was determined to learn about this new autoimmune disease, Alopecia. I personally think my hair loss was triggered by stress. When I look back during that time frame I had lost some close family members and struggling with many challenges in my personal life.
One of my most defining moments is when I had my partner shave off the remaining hair on my head because I no longer could conceal the hair loss. I had lost over 70% of my hair and felt defeated. I embraced that I would be bald or lose all my hair on my entire body. I began adapting to my new self-image but was still curious to find answers. I started to study other people who battled Alopecia Areata and noticed a common pattern of stress and diet.
This is when I decided to take action. I implemented morning routines to help reduce stress and set my day for success. I drastically changed my diet and became more aware of the products I was using on a daily basis. I began to notice the positive changes that I wanted to share with others.
Since having my own success of restoring my hair I became very passionate about wanting to help others with hair loss. I partnered with a hair care line that personally helped me with my Alopecia Areata flare-ups. Then I created an Instagram account (@hair_entrepreneur) and started sharing my story and hair tips. This led me to have a meeting with Carly Klein, Founder of National Hair Loss, who quickly became my mentor in this world of Alopecia.
In October 2017 I accepted a position as California Division Leader launching our Hair Recovery Program throughout California including San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Our very first location is in the heart of Beverly Hills. We offer complimentary hair evaluations and cutting-edge patient care. We also educate Image Professionals who can be certified in Alopecia Classifications & Hair Loss Therapies through National Hair Loss. I now have a career with a purpose and very grateful for my Hair Loss journey.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Yes, moving to the aesthetic industry is very challenging because I was learning an entirely new career and industry. I took on the responsibility of being the “solution” to other people’s hair loss issues. Generally, by the time a patient finds National Hair Loss they have already exhausted their resources. Hope is a very fine line and we are responsible to bring that hope back into their lives.
This was the first time I felt a sense of passion with purpose so I was determined to be an expert in our field. I know their journey before they even come into the Hair evaluation. Everyone has a story to be told and we are holding their hand into their next chapter of life.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the National Hair Loss story. Tell us more about the business.
National Hair Loss specializes in treating various forms of alopecia using cutting-edge technology and top medical expertise for breakthrough treatments. Our goal is to offer education, support, and treatments. It is important to lead with education in our industry, many people don’t understand there are underlying factors that can cause hair loss.
We pride ourselves on our support and follow up program. Each program includes a comprehensive follow up plan to ensure a successful program. This is not a situation where you buy a product and we say “good luck,” we are by your side to help you achieve your hair goals.
Our treatments focus on using your own cellular energy to stimulate hair growth and stop hair loss. We find people are more responsive to hair loss treatments that don’t have any side-effects. Treatments available include customized hair care for hair loss, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss, Laser Therapy to stop hair loss, and Hair Analysis Test.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was actually very creative, adventurous and a big dreamer. I grew up in a small town with big city aspirations. My dad was a great role model who raised me to work hard, be on time and respect others regardless of their differences. Each failure has been a learning lesson for me to help others and to become a better person.
- Website: www.nationalhairlossassoc.com
- Phone: 9493079072
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