Branford, CT (CNN) -- Some stylists in Connecticut are worried about the health of more than just their clients' hair.
One salon is also checking for suspicious, hard-to-see moles.
Hairstylists get a close-up view of areas people have a pretty tough time seeing.
"You have a direct view of the back of the neck, behind the ears."
The perfect position, says Dr. Antonio D'aria, to spot a suspicious skin lesion or mole.
"In some cases, you might be running your fingers through their hair, so you might feel something on their scalp."
The staff of Salon Massimo in Branford is getting educated on the tell-tale signs of skin cancer.
"Basically, any mole where one half is unlike the other half is suspicious."
Salon owner Massimo Liguori brought in Dr. D'aria to speak with the staff.
"Most people see their hairdresser much more often than they see their physicians."
There were three incidents at the salon that led to a diagnosis of skin cancer -- two of which involved his own clients.
"He had a lesion on top of his hair, and it didn't look good at all. The skin looked a little burnt up, and I recommended that he go see a doctor. You know, you're just letting them know there's something there, that you, as the hairdresser, may feel is of concern, and hopefully the client will take the next step."
Dr. D'aria says it's another helping hand, another resource really, to help detect a curable cancer if spotted early.
"We've always been checking their scalp and their hair and so on, but I've never really paid attention to a change in a mole."
Hatch did pay attention to a concern a client shared with her.
"And in the next appointment, she came back in, she had the same pimple, and I said that sounded strange to me. She had it checked out, and it ended up being cancer."
An example of how that comfort level between stylist and client can lead to good things.
"And if every hairstylist is just more aware to take an extra moment within their consultation, and maybe pick out something on one of our clients, we could help save lives."