Lorraine Ortiz

Positive Image Center: A Beautiful Way to Feel

At City of Hope, we believe in treating the whole person for optimum healing. The Positive Image Center, located in the Southeast Ambulatory building on our Duarte Campus, is a welcoming and supportive environment where our oncology-trained, licensed cosmetologists can minimize the visible side effects of cancer for men and women.

We provide the following services and support:

  • Complimentary haircuts and head shaves
  • Custom wig fittings and cuts
  • Pre-and post-mastectomy fittings
  • Product consultation and retail
  • Demonstration of eyebrow application
  • Head wrap and scarf tying techniques
  • Scalp treatment

Our specialty boutique offers a dedicated space to shop for products that are right for you, including:

  • Wigs
  • Wig accessories-shampoo, conditioner, combs, wig stands and liners
  • Hats for men, women and children
  • Scarves
  • Sleep caps, beanies, turbans and bandanas
  • Post-op mastectomy bras and camisoles
  • Breast prostheses
  • Lymphedema sleeves
  • Miaderm cream for radiation burns
  • Non-toxic nail polish and polish remover
  • Eyebrow make-up kits
  • Vaginal dilators
  • Astroglide and pomegranate oil vaginal moisturizers
  • Aluminum-free deodorant
You lost your hair. Now what?

In-person and virtual classes.

Learn about hair loss  and scalp care in cancer treatment and ways to manage it.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Emotional suffering and ways to cope
  • Cold capping
  • Post-chemo hair
  • Scalp care tips

Contact Maiya Spinks at 626-218-9105 or [email protected] for questions or stop by the Positive Image Center, Duarte campus.

All About Wigs

Wig Workshop

Join City of Hope's Positive Image Center experts to learn about different wig options and how to care for your wig.

Learn about human hair vs. synthetic wigs, how to measure your head for a wig, how to style and care for your wig, how to properly put on and remove your wig.

Jon Renau Maya Wig w/permission

Look Good Feel Better Live!
Virtual Workshops

These workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with visible side effects of cancer treatment. These free, one-hour, online group workshops can be done from the comfort and privacy of home.

Look Good Feel Better
Alliance Partner

Five available sessions:

  • Skin care and cosmetics application;
  • Wigs and head coverings for managing hair loss, including scarves and turbans;
  • Body image, wardrobe and styling tips;
  • Scarf tying techniques;
  • Nail care treatment


    Use Site Referral Code CI91010 to receive a free make-up kit. Must register two weeks in advance for make-up kit.


Leukemia Survivor Caitlin Herron: How Supportive Care Helped Me

City of Hope leukemia survivor, Caitlin Herron, talks about the support she and her family received from City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine while she was in treatment.

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Watch Thriving After Cancer Series videos to learn about the products and services available at the Positive Image Center to help with concerns of intimacy, loss of sexual desire and sexual health.

Contact Us

Duarte Campus: To reserve a spot for services, workshops and classes, call 626-218-3842. For more information, please email [email protected].