Positive Image Center: A Beautiful Way to Feel

Positive Image Center
Juggling daily life and cancer therapy can make looking your best feel like an indulgence. But our over 5,000 annual visitors to the City of Hope Positive Image CenterSM are proof of how it's a meaningful part of treatment.
The Positive Image CenterSM offers a private, empathetic environment that feels reassuringly safe, comfortable, and less conspicuous than a salon. Patients can relax into salon pampering, even if treatment has left them physically limited. They learn tips to minimize the cosmetic side effects of illness or treatment and consult with licensed cosmetologists about skincare and hair loss. Most of all, they discover that looking good leads to feeling better.

How We'll Help

From skincare and hair-loss advice to help with a range of post-operative concerns, we offer image-enhancing tips and personal consultation to meet your special needs, including:
  • Cosmetic and skin-care techniques
  • Alternatives for complete and partial hair loss, including wig fitting and styling, and eyebrow kits
  • Optimal use of head-wraps and hats, as well as scarf-tying techniques
  • Premastectomy counseling and postmastectomy prostheses fittings
  • Comfortable clothing for use after surgery, including camisoles, bras and shirts
  • Haircuts
Our specialty boutique offers you an intimate space to shop for the wigs, head-wraps, scarves, radiation creams, cosmetics and skin-care products that are right for you.

Look Good . . . Feel Better

City of Hope is pleased to host Look Good . . . Feel Better. This free national program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, has been an anchor for women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. In a supportive environment, they learn techniques to minimize the appearance-related side effects of cancer and treatment, get makeup and hair loss tips, and receive free cosmetics. For information on this acclaimed program or to R.S.V.P. for upcoming events, please call the center at 626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 63842.

Making an Appointment

Positive Image Center
We invite you to experience the expert attention at our Positive Image Center.
At a private, one-on-one session with a trained image consultant, you will learn the latest tips and tricks that can help you get back to feeling like yourself again.
To make an appointment for a private consultation, please call us at (626) 301-8874 to set a date with our consultants:

Cassie Polchow
Cancer Resource Cosmetologist

Stella Sainz
Cancer Resource Cosmetologist

To Volunteer

Are you a cosmetologist or beautician interested in volunteering at City of Hope’s Positive Image Center? Please call us at 626-256-HOPE (4673) ext. 64049.