Full Head Esteem

The aims and intention of Full Head Esteem: To work alongside hair salons and training institutes; raising awareness and encouraging hairdressers and salon owners to develop the skills they need to adapt the way they provide services and the salon environment. To provide a specialist hairstyling service within identified salons and customers’ homes, in and…

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‘PEACE & Quiet’

02/10/18: I have just returned from a meeting with the owner of a salon in Oreston, to discuss the possibility of her taking me on as a stylist, so I may continue to hone my skills. Although it boosted my confidence no end to be taken on and to work as a stylist in the…

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Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ – Why not?!

18/08/18: Whilst reflecting on my first 2 weeks, working within the small, local salon, confirmation of my Adult Learner Loan arrived in the post – yet another step towards it all feeling much more real. I have completed several gents’ cuts, using clippers and scissors, and will be glad of some further guidance! I have…

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The regeneration is complete!

01/08/18: I did indeed meet with the salon owner, who is planning to open a salon on the hospital site. He spoke really passionately about his hopes of developing salons within hospitals; recognising the potential boost to an individual’s recovery from a quality salon experience. The first salon has already been built, but has fallen…

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The beginnings of my journey.

29/07/18 – The journey so far… Two weeks and 3 days ago, at the age of 54, I walked away from my position as art psychotherapist (which I had held for 16+ years) and stepped into the role of hairdresser. In the mind of a good friend and former colleague, who appears to know me…

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