About Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver and the Cotswold Trichology Centre
Established in 1998, The Cotswold Trichology Centre is the Midlands’ leading Trichology clinic for men, women and children, Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver MIT.FTTS has over 18-years experience in diagnosis, treatment and advice on all manner of hair loss and scalp problems including Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, male baldness, female hair loss, sudden hair loss, itchy flaky scalp conditions, hair damage and condition issues. In conjunction with expert advice on hair loss and scalp problems, wig supply and fitting is also available, a service which has been successfully running for over 8 years
I became a Licentiate of the Trichological Society (LTTS) in 2000 and a member of the Society’s Governing Council some years later. In 2008 I was elected to serve as President of The Society for the term 2008-2010, an interesting and enjoyable honour which was over all too soon. Later in 2014 I was awarded a Fellowship (FTTS) of The Society.
I qualified as a Trichologist following three years study with The Institute of Trichologists in 1997 and immediately sought a suitable location to open a practice in the Midlands area. I became a full member of the Institute (MIT) in 2001 following a further three years experience in full time practice. I have also practiced in the world renowned Harley Street, London. Although this was an enjoyable experience, I found that with no treatment facilities available and only the use of an exceptionally plush consulting room, I could not offer the same high level of service and treatment options as I could at my Evesham Practice.
I first took an interest in this rather obscure profession after suffering severe injuries in a motorbike accident. The trauma of the accident resulted in acute hair loss (acute Telogen Effluvium) which initiated an interest in a career in Trichology. I realised there were many other people suffering hair loss but no qualified Trichologists within the nearest five counties (Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, West Midlands) to advise them at that time.
Many years have passed since my interest in Trichology began. Becoming a Trichologist not only taught me the complexity of hair and scalp disease and enabled me to help 1000’s of other people but also about my own health, nutrition and lifestyle. Even after almost 20 years, the science of hair is a constant learning process and rarely does a week go by without learning something new to help future patients.
Media Interest in The Cotswold Trichology Centre
I am regularly asked to speak on Trichology, scalp problems and hair loss issues for BBC radio, particularly BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Gloucestershire. In 2007 I made a guest appearance on ITV’s This Morning programme as an expert Trichologist to comment on male hair loss issues alongside Jason Gardener. Jason had suffered terribly with an allergy to a hair replacement system glue and decided to reveal to the world he was losing his hair and had been wearing a hair replacement system on live national TV. My advice was to consider a hair transplant. Given the pattern his hair loss appeared to be taking, I thought he would be a good candidate. I see he has taken my advice and the recent hair transplant looks fantastic!
My second TV appearance was on The Vanessa Show in 2011. I was invited in to talk about a range of hair loss issues with Vanessa Feltz and Gail Porter. Unfortunately Gail suffered a relapse in her Alopecia recovery following an intense period of stress.
As well as TV and radio, I have been featured as an expert in a number of National Press both in print and online including: Zest, Cotswold Life, Good Housekeeping, Spirit of Superdrug, Daily Mirror, Birmingham Post, Take Five Magazine, She Magazine, Top Sante,The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Heat and Mens Health, Your Healthy Living, Sofeminine.co.uk. Some of these stories can be found on the News Page. They range from stories about my own experience and Trichology career, patient treatment stories, hair loss interviews and short comments on current hair issues.
Media enquiries for expert comments are welcome – I am happy to give interviews by phone but would prefer some notice to fit in with patient appointments. Best method of contact is via email or phone. Please get in touch if you require an experienced Trichologist to comment on any reasonable hair and scalp issue.
I am frequently approached to endorse or advise on hair loss products and hair styling appliances. I am a great believer in only recommending those products or appliances I trust to have a real benefit and would use on myself and my own patients. I do not accept payment (bribes) for public endorsements which I do not believe in.