Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than just your health – it can affect the way you think and feel about yourself. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are trained to give free, face-to-face advice to help you cope with visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Finding a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor

To find your nearest Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor:

  1. Visit boots.com/storelocator
  2. Enter your postcode, town or store name
  3. Click on the 'Find' button
  4. Click on ‘Filter by store services’ and tick the ‘Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor’ box. This is listed under ‘Main Store Services’
  5. Your nearest stores with Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors will be displayed on a map.

When you get to the store, visit the No7 counter. If you are unsure where it is, ask a staff member to direct you. You can also look for staff wearing Macmillan pin badges.

You can visit a store to speak with a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor at any time. However, you can book an appointment at selected larger stores if you would like to.

If you would rather speak in private, they can take you to a private area or a consultation room (if one is available). If you do not feel comfortable asking for a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor, you can find our leaflets in-store (often at the counter), which may help to answer your questions.

Look good feel good top tips

Watch this set of videos, created by Boots UK, offering practical tips about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Tips include how to maintain eyebrows, define eyelashes, and care for your skin.

About our cancer information videos

Look good feel good top tips

Watch this set of videos, created by Boots UK, offering practical tips about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Tips include how to maintain eyebrows, define eyelashes, and care for your skin.

About our cancer information videos


What to do if you can't find support

If a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor is not available in your area, you can still get support locally.

We have information about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment, which can be ordered and delivered to you by calling the Macmillan Support Line.

A number of hospitals, including Macmillan Information and Support Centres and support groups, run workshops to help you cope with changes to skin, hair and nails during cancer treatment. 

To find out more about cancer services in your area, ask your Cancer Nurse Specialist or oncology team. 

You can also visit our In Your Area directory or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

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


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.

Give us your feedback.

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