Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Many people may not know how to cope with the visible effects of cancer treatment. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are specially trained beauty experts. They can give advice on how to disguise the effects of cancer treatment.

The beauty advisors can give you tips for your skin, hair and nails to help you look and feel good. They can show you how to draw eyebrows, create the illusion of eyelashes and how to enhance facial features.

You may be able to find workshops at hospitals or support groups on how to cope with changes to skin, hair and nails. You can ask your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team about the services that are available in your area, or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

Visit boots.com/storelocator to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor.

Get advice on the high street from Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Get help with managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment from Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors, who have been trained to provide support to people living with cancer.

Cancer may be the toughest fight you have to face but remember you are not alone. You might start to see certain changes in your appearance during and after treatment. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are here to help.

Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are No7 Advisors, based in some Boots stores, who have been trained to provide support to people living with cancer.

In a survey, over three quarters of women said the visible side effects of cancer treatment had a negative impact on their confidence, while more than two thirds said they didn’t know how to disguise them. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our partner Boots UK to introduce Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors.

Visible side effects of cancer

Visible side effects of cancer

In this video, created by Boots UK, people affected by cancer describe some of the visible side effects of cancer treatment and how Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors can help.

About our cancer information videos

Visible side effects of cancer

In this video, created by Boots UK, people affected by cancer describe some of the visible side effects of cancer treatment and how Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors can help.

About our cancer information videos


Support on the high street

The Beauty Advisors can give you face- to- face advice about caring for your skin, nails and hair – from defining sparse eyebrows and eyelashes, to minimising dark circles around the eyes. They can also show you how to use products to disguise changes or enhance any facial features to help you look and feel good.

If a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor isn’t available in your area, you should still be able to get support locally and we also have information online about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

A number of hospitals and support groups run workshops about coping with the changes to your skin, hair and nails during cancer treatment. You can ask your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team about the services that are available in your area, or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

Visit boots.com/storelocator to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor.

“I’m really excited about my new role. It’s about boosting people’s self-esteem and helping them feel better about themselves. It’s really special to be able to help somebody have a bit of respite and escape.”

Jay Hickson, Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor, Manchester


Watch videos about practical tips for looking good

Below you'll find a selection of videos created by Boots UK that provide practical tips about managing some of the visible side effects of cancer treatment:

Important information: Tell us about your experience

If you have accessed advice in a Boots store, or read our online information about the visible effects of cancer, please let us know your thoughts about the help you received.

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Meet the Boots team

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos


Back to Changes during treatment

What might happen

Cancer treatments may cause changes in your appearance. The effects will depend on the type of treatment you’re having.

Caring for skin and nails

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Changes to body hair

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