Amber Jean on her Irish Tatler cover shoot

Amber Jean on her Irish Tatler cover shootIMAGE: Louise Samuelsen

Dublin model and alopecia activist, Amber Jean Rowan is to appear on RTE's The Late Late Show this Friday.

Amber, who went wig-free on the cover of the March issue of Irish Tatler has been completely bald since the age of 17. Now 26, and with a successful career as an actress and model on the go, she has set up Hair Free Life. Designed to be a safe space for people dealing with alopecia, it provides advice and support for the hair free community.

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It’s a emotional day. Those of you who know me well may know what it’s taken to get here. It’s been a real journey...... Lots of ups and downs! I’m so proud and feel so honoured to be on this cover of @irishtatler chatting about my experiences and @hairfreelife I’m feeling so overwhelmed with love and support right now, Can’t tell you how much it means to me. I’ll be forever grateful for the support I’ve received. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.. And to the beautiful people in my intimate life I couldn’t of done it without you:) you inspire me everyday. I hope this website helps :)we are all on a journey together❤️❤️ Special thanks to Irish Tatler for making this come to life 

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There was an incredible response to Amber's Irish Tatler cover and she took to Instagram to explain how much the support meant to her.

This Friday Amber is set to chat to Late Late Show host, Ryan Tubridy about life with alopecia and Hair Free Life. She told us:

"I have been so overwhelmed by the positive reactions I’ve received over the past week since the Irish Tatler cover. There is a lot of love in the world!

"I’m going on the Late Late Show this Friday to talk about my journey and my hopes  and dreams for Hairfree. It’s an exciting time."
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Hair Free life baby! ❤️ #showyourskin

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It won't be the first time Amber has talked about her condition on television. She starred in RTE’s The Model Agent in 2009 while in Transition Year in school, and took the brave step of sharing her experience of life wearing a wig. A decade on and, well, her introduction on Hair Free Life says it all: "My name is Amber, I am 26 years old and I am truly happy, the happiest I have ever been." Not many can say that. 

The Late Late Show will be on RTE 1 from 9.30pm on Friday 15 February.  

Irish Tatler March 2019 Cover Shoot: 
PHOTOGRAPHY by Louise Samuelsen; STYLING by Aisling Farinella; MAKEUP by Searon McGrattan on behalf of Lancome Paris; NAILS by Pamela Laird using Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Frenzy; PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTED by Andrew Rankin; STYLIST ASSISTED byLily Conyngham and Ailbhe Conboy