Trichology, The Science of Hair
Trichology, the science of hair, is a point of both medical and cosmetic study concerned with the hair and scalp. Focusing on the structure, function, and diseases of the hair, trichology is targeted at both the diagnosis and treatment of problems regarding hair health and hair loss. Originally offered as a course of study at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of David Salinger, trichology quickly expanded as a field with the creation of the International Association of Trichologists in 1974. A non-profit organization, the IAT seeks to develop educational programming and vital training in the study of trichology.