Trichology Introduction

The World Trichology Society is an organization dedicated to educating, supporting and promoting trichologists worldwide. It was first formed to help the modern trichologist become better equipped to deal with the continued evolvement of the field of trichology into the 21st century.

The Society works to achieve these goals by promoting the science of trichology and educating future trichologists to exacting standards. Furthermore, it supports its members by helping them stay up-to-date with the latest research, and so enhancing the care of people who suffer from hair loss.

The Society is also diligent in helping the public through education about the possible causes of hair loss and informing them about the choices of hair loss treatments.  It is also committed to provide the public with access to certified trichologists through the World Trichology Society as a helpful step towards receiving qualified advice for a hair loss or scalp condition.







The World Trichology Society is proud to announce the World Trichology Society Conference 2016 which will be held in Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday/Monday September 11 and 12, 2016!  More information to follow.


The World Trichology Society Advisory Board consists of renowned specialists and business leaders who have volunteered to help the WTS continue to meet its aim of being the world leader in education, advocacy and excellence in the field of trichology.


In keeping with its mission to help educate people interested in the trichological sciences, the World Trichology Society is now offering TWO NEW COURSES!

Post-Graduate Course
The World Trichology Society is delighted to announce the World's FIRST post-graduate degree that incorporates coursework in Trichology!

The Society has partnered with Huntington College of Health Sciences, which offers the doctoral degree of DOCTOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (D.H.S.) IN INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE, WITH A PERSONALIZED CONCENTRATION IN TRICHOLOGY. The D.H.S. degree program has been accredited by the USA's Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). This degree program can be completed online ANYWHERE in the world.

The World Trichology Society is also pleased to announce that our President, Dr. David H. Kingsley, PhD will be overseeing the Trichology component of the course.

To learn more about this course, please download the "Certification Course" information from here.

Associate Trichologist Course
The World Trichology Society now offers a basic course for the professional who wants to learn more about common hair loss and scalp conditions, but who does not want to practice trichology as a profession. This course is perfect for people in the hair care, hair replacement, and health industries.

To learn more about this course, please download the "Certification Course" information from here.


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Trichorrhexis Nodosa (hair shaft damage)

Trichonodosis (hair knot)