Isabella’s hair story is the most devasting one I know. A photo toxic reaction caused by a relaxer made the aspiring young model loose more than just her hair.
From all the sad and painful stories I’ve received over the many years since I’ve been doing this, Isabella’s is the most heart wrenching one. Her courage to take off her wig and share her story inspired me to start this section and open up this sensitive topic of damage. In all my life I haven’t seen anything like this and up until today even Isabella wonders if she is the only one this happened to. Her book will be out soon, until then here is a synopsis.
All she wanted was straight hair. Where others dream of becoming a model, Isabella was discovered by a photographer in Geleen, a small town in Holland where she grew up. A close friend invited the traffic stopping beauty to Chicago to pursue the American dream because he believed she had what it takes to become a top model.