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Timothy Thompson
Timothy Thompson • 2 years ago

“Henna Heals” — that’s the name of a new Toronto team of artists whose exquisite, hand-painted “henna crowns” turn the bald heads of women who have lost their hair to chemotherapy into inspiring works of art. Photographer Frances Darwin is its founder.

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A photographer is on a mission to transform the bald heads of women with cancer and genetic alopecia using the ancient art form of henna. Frances Darwin launched Henna Heals last year, where artists hand-paint intricate designs onto women's scalps with a natural plant-based paste, giving them back their femininity, confidence and power.

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