In early June, Eileen Korey visited Kari Phillips, her longtime colorist, for a touch up. As Phillips was sectioning her client's hair for the color, she noticed a mark on the back of Korey's head.
“Did you hit your head?” Phillips asked. “I see something here and I don’t like what I see."
Phillips snapped a photo and showed it to Korey, a former TV health reporter in Cleveland.
“It was very frightening looking. Even though she said it was less than the size of a dime, it varied in color and it had varied edges. It looked like a bruise and it was flat and not raised,” Korey told TODAY.
Phillips colors Korey's hair every three weeks and knew that that spot hadn't been there before.