Please send media requests to or call us on 01246 432145.

Emma is avaialble for a variety of media requests including TV, magazines, newspapers, motivational speaking, fundraising, charity work and to help in raising awareness of Alopecia and other medical hair loss conditions.



The Sheffield Star - Newspaper article   emma_star

Emma appeared in the Sheffield Star newspaper on the 10th September 2012.

"WHEN Emma Hirst first started senior school, she was a bright and cheery straight-A student.

But at the age of 12 she began to lose her hair and, within a few years, her confidence was destroyed - so much so that she left without any GCSEs.

An ill-fitting prescription wig failed to hide the evidence of the alopecia which claimed all the hair on Emma’s head........"

You can read the rest of the article by clicking here.




a-day-in-the-salon-headerA day in the salon - Article by Emma Hirst for Salons Direct 12th September 2012

Emma recently wrote and article for Salons Direct for their 'A day in the salon' feature.

"I'm not sure who originally quoted the above, but one thing I do know is that I love it! And I think it pretty much sums up about what we (Aspire Hair) are all about. In fact, I love it so much that it features on one of the walls of our treatment rooms! Our business may be a little out of the ordinary, but I’m confident that we offer a much needed and valuable service, and our clients couldn’t agree more........."

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.



wow-brows-header  Wow your brows! - Article by Emma hirst for Salons direct 3rd October 2012

  Emma was asked to test and review a new semi permanant brow product by Salons direct and wrote the   following article.

  "It is said that our eyebrows frame our eyes, and that our eyes are the windows to our souls. So what happens     when a person’s eyebrows leave much to be desired!? ............"

  You can read the rest of the article by clicking here.



Hair Magazine - 10th December 2012hair_mag

Emma was asked to be part of an expert panel for Hair magazine to answer questions from readers about wigs and hair loss for an article they were writing. She appeared on the panel with non other than the master of hairdressing himself, Mr Trevor Sorbie.

Hair magazine do not currently have an online version of this article. But a link will be put up as soon as it goes online.







fab_mag  Fabulous Magazine Feature called We're not perfect ...... So what? - 28th Decemeber 2012

Emma was asked to be part of a feature for Fabulous magazine along with three other inspirational ladies.

"Emma Hirst, 29, is an entrepreneur from Sheffield. She lives with her partner Gary, 44, their daughter Mya, four, and her son from a previous relationship, Keaton, 10. She says:

“If I could go back in time, I’d tell my 12-year-old self, distraught at losing her hair to alopecia, that one day she’ll be a happy, confident businesswoman, helping other women with the condition........."

Read more of the article by clicking here.


  Reveal Magazine (Online) 

    21st January 2013

    Emma featured in an online article speaking about how and why she decided to set up her own wig  company, Aspire Hair.

Emma also speaks briefly about what it was like for her growing up, and about her new book that is due to be published later on in the year.

" When Emma Hirst was just 12, she developed Alopecia Universalis – a medical condition that causes all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes, to fall out rapidly. Now aged 29, Emma tells Reveal how she overcame the changes to her body, and came back fighting."

You can read the full article by clicking here.


Alopecia FlashMob (Liverpool) September 1st 2013


flashmobEmma is over the moon that she was able to be part of the 2013 alopecia flashmob that was held in Liverpool to raise awareness of alopecia. Around 100 sufferers of alopecia came together thanks to the wonderful work from AUK to left people know just what alopecia is all about!

You can watch the flash mob on Youtube here.

Read Emma's blog on Diary of a self confessed wig addict and hear how the experience went for her by clicking here.