Photo courtesy of Marna E. Ericson, PhD and Maria Hordinsky, MD

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 Scientific Session and Annual General Meeting Webinar Program

Ancillary Meeting of the 2021 SID Virtual Meeting

Friday/May 7, 2021
12:00PM-3:30PM CDT (Chicago Time)
10:00AM-Pacific/ 12:00PM-Central/ 1:00PM-Eastern/ 2:00PM-Brazil

The AHRS program will include several keynote speakers on fibroblast heterogeneity and molecular metabolism, with audience Q&A, followed by oral presentations from selected SID abstracts, plus presentation of the 2021 Whiting Award and AHRS Annual General Membership Business Meeting.

Note: The Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting that was planned May 5-8, 2021, in Chicago, was changed to a virtual meeting to take place May 3-8, 2021. The AHRS will offer its scientific session as a virtual Zoom meeting.

Click button below for details.


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.

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of our website:

Canfield Scientific