In its most common form, it results in patchy baldness on the scalp, leaving areas of bare skin which is smooth to the touch. There are two main types - areata, which is sudden, and androgenetica, which is the normal hair loss that men suffer and is sometimes known as male pattern baldness. The front cover of PrettyBald's charity calendar features alopecia sufferers. Sometimes all hair on the body and scalp is suddenly lost, a condition known as alopecia universalis. Comments 90 Share what you think.
Kristen. Age: 20.
Organiser Victoria says: 'Having had Alopecia for nearly three years, I'm pretty comfortable in my own skin and am really open about Alopecia, mostly because I have a fantastic support network.
Braelyn. Age: 22.
Bald women pose for nude calendar raising funds for Alopecia UK
Alopecia can affect anyone: it occurs in males and females of all ages and races, although it tends to be more common in childhood through to early adulthood. Each photo features a country house, fast car, croquet, tea party - or even wellies - and of course beautiful bald models baring all. Alopecia is not physically dangerous and does not cause any scarring - but it can be devastating psychologically. The light-hearted pictures also feature wigs in places one wouldn't normally find them.