The Perfect Pampering
Whilst many of us have reluctantly been coming to terms with home beauty regimes in an attempt to maintain our longer locks and chipped nails, our lucky residents have continued to be pampered in the safety of our homes. Dukes Court residents have been proudly showing off their new hair-dos from Well-being and Activity Co-ordinators Jo and Simon.
The duo, who have no formal training in hair and beauty, but have taken to the role naturally, created the ‘Beauty School Drop Out Salon’ complete with tipple trolley decorated to look like a pink Cadillac, music, and character masks from the musical ‘Grease’. During a morning of pampering in the salon, resident Eileen reminisced about her time as Wellingborough town Mayoress and the beautiful dresses she wore. When Eileen’s daughter, Helen, saw the smiling photos of her Mum on Facebook having had a pamper, she commented, “Thank you so much, Simon! She looks smashing!”
Following the success of the revived salon, Simon said, “We both seem to have a natural flair for styling hair, it’s amazing what a little hair mousse, a round brush and a few curlers can do. We give residents an extra boost, complimenting with genuine truths. When you look fresh, you feel fresh! And for anyone who doesn’t wish to have a pamper, they can pop in for a natter and a drink instead. One of our residents, Marjorie, is delighted with her new nick-name, ‘Saturday Girl’ because she loves to come and sit and chat in the salon and give a commentary of the day’s goings-on.” In the meantime, the rest of us are left patiently waiting for hair and beauty salons to re-open.