Beauty salon

Hairdressing and beauty salon offering free beauty treatments for young people

A beauty salon in Scunthorpe will offer free eyebrow treatment and tinting to boost the self-confidence of young people.

The Heidi Salon will offer free beauty treatments between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 26.

It will be exclusively reserved for young people from 11 to 16 years old.

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The salon – based in the Westcliff area – says those who wish to undergo treatment will need a patch test – which helps identify the causes of an allergic reaction – up to 24 hours before the day of treatment.

The owner of the Heidi salon – Gwen Smith – hopes to make a difference for the youth of Scunthorpe by providing the treatment.

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Heidi salon owner Gwen Smith (middle) with Kayleigh Cook (right), Emily Wren (left) and a little Heidi in the middle

Gwen said, “We are offering the treatment because we want to build the confidence of young people and give back to the community.

“Appearance is everything to young people today and it will mean so much to girls this age – just making a difference in someone’s life will be amazing. “

The owner of a beauty salon also feels that young people see themselves differently from 10 or 15 years ago.

She added, “I’m afraid to think of young people who are bullied because of their appearance.

“I remember going to school and being bullied for the type of shoes they were wearing – now it’s much more serious.

“And social media now means that children cannot escape forms of abuse and bullying.”

In Heidi’s living room in Westcliff, Scunthorpe

Gwen also gives a glimpse of the reaction she’s had from parents who come to her living room about it.

She remarked: “I have even had moms who called me to say that their children would not go to school because they were bullied because of their appearance.

“It makes me sad that kids go to school unhappy about their looks and the world is a very mean place.”

Now, Gwen hopes to make a huge impact in helping young people improve their self-esteem.

She argued, “It will be huge for the young girls and giving them one less thing to worry about will be fantastic.

“I hope I can make a difference for the kids who need a boost from all the stress they face in the world today.”

Gwen now expects to offer as many eyebrow shades as she can next Thursday.

She said: “I expect a massive turnout on this day, but the kids will need parental consent and they will also have to take a patch test and I can’t stress that enough.”

Identity will also be required the same day.

If you wish to book, parents / guardians are advised that they will need to go to Heidi’s salon to complete a consent form – so the child can receive the treatment – and give consent for their child to undergo a patch test. – at least 24 hours before.

Processing will be on a first come, first served basis – so book early to avoid disappointment.

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