A hairstylist can save you from a bad hair day, but it may be surprising to know that a hairstylist can also save your life.

Many melanomas go undetected because they are located in places that often go unobserved like the scalp, ears or neck. Hairstylists, who see their clients and their scalps regularly, are often the first line of defense in early melanoma detection, which can make all the difference for someone’s chance at survival.