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Dedicated to the advancement of research and education in the field of Hair Biology

The American Hair Research Society (AHRS) is committed to unraveling the causes of hair growth disorders and developing effective treatments. Our members are clinical and basic science researchers.


AHRS Scientific Session Video


AHRS Webinar on "Cicatricial Alopecia"

Saturday, March 27, 2021
AHRS Webinar on “Cicatricial Alopecia” – in place of planned program at AAD

Note: The American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, March 19-21, 2021, in San Francisco, California, was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHRS will offer its scientific session as a virtual Zoom meeting.

Cicatricial Alopecias: The Experts’ Opinions
Join us for a stimulating debate on the similarities and differences among LPP, FFA, CCCA, and others

Saturday, March 27, 2021
2 hour webinar via Zoom
followed by 45-minute open discussion

10:00am - 12:45pm CDT (Chicago Time)
8:00am-10:45am Pacific Time
11:00am-1:45pm Eastern Time
12:00pm-2:45pm Brazil Time

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April 22-25, 2022 - World Congress For Hair Research


Our Mission

With members from North, Central, and South America, our organization aims:

  • To strongly encourage and promote scientific research in the field of the normal and disordered hair growth.
  • To promote dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge on hair biology and medical hair disorders.
  • To promote interdisciplinary interaction between basic scientists and clinicians through regular meetings, publications, and innovative communication.
  • To establish links with other international hair research societies and arrange combined meetings on a periodic basis.
  • To educate both our colleagues and the public on hair biology, pathophysiology, and treatment of hair-related conditions.

Providing Resources to Researchers and Patients


AHRS Events

Stay up to date on upcoming meetings about hair biology and research and clinical topics relating to hair loss and treatments. Researchers and interested clinicians can refer to our event calendar for details of these meetings.


Patient Information/FAQs

Interested individuals, particularly persons with hair loss, can access reliable information prepared by experts on common hair disorders. They can also learn answers to frequently asked questions regarding these conditions and their treatments.


Current Studies

Clinical trials on hair disorders in North America for which patients are actively recruited are presented in the Current Studies section.


AHRS Mentorship Program

The mentorship program awards support grants to resident trainees, postdoctoral fellows, scientists and dermatologists in the early stages of their career.


AHRS Membership

Individuals involved in hair research or the care of patients with hair disorders can download an application form for AHRS membership from our website.


AHRS Community

AHRS members get access to an exclusive area and participate in our online community.

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