That's normally what people ask me when I tell them I am a Trichologist....lol.
In a nutshell, I specialize in identifying and treating hair loss and scalp disorders as well as provide treatment plans for individual clients. Cosmetology school just never answered the questions I had regarding the hair and scalp. I noticed thet many African-American women of all ages were losing hair whether they had previously had relaxers or thermal processing.
There are several organizations that offer so-called ertifications, some more legitimate than others. I chose the International Association of Trichologists (I.A.T.) for many reasons including the academic history, thorough materials, constant assessments of knowledge and great support network.
I especially love being able to educate clients and stylists on hair loss patterns, scalp disorders as well as their causes and treatments. Trichologists can work closely with Dermatologists and Cosmetologists as well.