Thank you for visiting, my name is Shuna Hammocks and I am a Consultant Trichologist who has been a hair and scalp specialist for 15 years.
Where it all started
My journey began in 1999 when I left the Royal Navy, in order to follow a family passion of Trichology; in fact my Father is a Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists! My initial position and where I gained all of my experience, was with the world renowned Philip Kingsley Clinic in Mayfair, London. More recently, I trained and qualified as a phlebotomist, in order to carry out blood testing in the clinic and I try to attend as many regular medical development seminars in London as I can.
Sussex Trichology is born
Over the years I became aware that the South-East did not have a trichologist covering the region and felt the timing was right personally to open my own practice. I wanted and still strive to provide the same high standard of practice that I carried out in London and in 2011, I was proud to open the doors of Sussex Trichology.
As trichology is considered to be a holistic approach, I consider all aspects of your medical health, lifestyle, family history and emotional life in order to diagnose your condition. I really listen to your concerns and I know first-hand how badly your hair loss condition effects your confidence. There may be a situation causing you stress or anxiety that is having an adverse effect on your hair or vice versa, but I can gently guide you and set up a supportive yet effective plan.
My hopes for the future
You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m really passionate about trichology and I’m always surprised that it is not yet a household word. Why is it that if we hurt our back we immediately think of an osteopath or need our teeth straightening we think orthodontist? But when it comes to hair loss or an itchy scalp our first thought is either our GP or pharmacist?
Unfortunately most often these are not the best place to start. So my mission is to continue to raise awareness about what I do and how I can help you, while passionately by blogging regularly and offering guidance and top tips. And I do believe we can and will change perceptions about hair.
- Member of The Institute of Trichologists
- Member of The Royal Society of Medicine
- Member of The Society of Cosmetic Scientists
- Member of The Royal Society of Public Health
- Member of The Medical Defence Union