Brave Irish woman inspires cancer sufferers with style

Here at SHEmazing! we just love to hear about inspiring and positive Irish women – and they certainly don't get more incredible than Eimear Coghlan.

Eimear was diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive breast cancer on the 4th December 2014.

Now, four months into chemotherapy treatment, Eimear has been sharing her inspiring story on her fabulous blog, A Head With Style.

Her aim is to help and inspire other women who may be feeling lost and scared about losing their hair by sharing style and make-up tips, plus lots more. Eimear explained that this would have been something that would have helped her when she began chemo:

“I looked to the internet for inspiration to comfort me on my journey into the unknown and though I found blogs and pictures of people recording their hair growth and their strive back to normality, I couldn’t find anyone proudly embracing and rocking their bald look.”

So, that’s exactly what Eimear decided to do. Telling how her new bald look made her feel ‘powerful’ and ‘free’, Eimear began to think of exciting ways she could style her new look:

 “I started to play around with earrings, jewellery and makeup as I wanted to celebrate my head and immediately I felt proud of my new shaved look.”

Love Your Head!

The 31-year-old says that she hoped to give comfort and inspiration to women who may be going through the same emotions she was when it came to shaving her head and embracing her bald look:

“The strong inside me needs to be reflected on the outside, if it isn’t then it pulls the inside me down like an anchor. It’s not superficial, it’s a necessity. Style and accessories help keep both inside and outside me in synch. Own your look, rock your look, love your look. Then you’re ready to face anything.”

We have no doubt that Eimear’s incredible positive and inspirational outlook on life will be a great source of comfort to many women going through the same thing.

You can check out Eimear’s blog here and catch her on Facebook too for daily tips and inspiration on how to rock your look, no matter what.