Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date November 5, 2007

For More Information: Brenda Rayner (901) 333-4247

Southwest Instructor Releases New Book and Facilitates Free Conference

In a day and age where health and vitality are almost synonymous with beauty and youthfulness, having a full mane is pretty high on most people’s list. Lisa Akbari, Trichology instructor for Southwest Tennessee Community College, in her new book, Every Woman’s Guide to Beautiful Hair at Any Age: Learn What Can Be Done to Keep Beautiful Hair for a Lifetime, tells women what happens to their hair as they age, why it's happening, and what can be done to keep a beautiful head of hair for a lifetime.

Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair and its connection to the scalp. In Southwest’s Introduction to Trichology course, Akbari provides 40 hours of instruction on external follicle hair loss at the scalp level, hair breakage, strand thinning and related scalp disorders. She also teaches a trichology lab and clinical course in which students learn how to diagnose hair and scalp diseases and offer prognoses to patients.

Her new release, Every Woman’s Guide to Beautiful Hair at Any Age, includes tips that apply to all types and styles of hair, including:

  • How your personality style may cause your hair to age faster than you do
  • You don't have to sit back and take it--how to proactively keep your hair beautiful
  • Is young gray an oxymoron? How to control and care for graying hair

Akbari will present a free seminar on the practice of trichology and the courses offered at Southwest on Monday, December 3, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. in the Farris Building Meeting Rooms A-B-C, 5983 Macon Cove. To reserve your space, please call Debra Reed at (901) 333-4592 by November 16th.

About the Author

Lisa Akbari, also known by her patients as “The Hair Doctor,” started in the beauty and hair care field over 30 years ago as a licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician, and is now a board certified Trichologist. Through her seminars, workshops, classes, and books, the “Hair Doctor” educates patients, dermatologists, and hairstylists on how to prevent aging hair. Akbari along with her husband, Hooshang Akbari, are the directors and lead trichologists of Hair Nutrition and Research in Memphis Tennessee, which focuses on education, research, and analysis of hair and its connection to the scalp. Akbari has authored three books: The Journey from Kinky to Straight (and All Its Pitstops); The Black Woman’s Guide to Beautiful Hair, which is the number-one selling hair care book on the market today and Every Woman’s Guide to Beautiful Hair at Any Age: Learn What Can Be Done to Keep Beautiful Hair for a Lifetime. She has developed and now manufactures a full line of hair treatment and maintenance products called the Hair Nutrition System. Akbari has been featured on a number of radio talk shows as well as in newspapers and magazines, including Jet and Grace magazines. For more information visit


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