Stopping Their Periods To Further Their Career

Alanna Allen loves her job. As manager of five hairdressing salons in Surrey, the 29-year-old has worked her way up and now heads a team of ten stylists. She is one of the UK's top colourists.

Not surprisingly, Alanna takes her career very seriously. Having undergone years of training, she regularly attends industry events and brushes up her skills with new qualifications. But to remain at the very top of her game, she's also made a drastic – some might say alarming – decision. Like a growing number of women, she uses hormones, intended as contraception, to switch off her monthly periods and stop them disrupting her career.