Great Lengths’ Hairdos for Heroes initiative saw salons across the country dedicate a day or two to give back to key workers who’ve worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
More than 60 salons across the UK dedicated their time to give back to the heroes in their region. Free cuts and blow drys were delivered in a well-deserved pamper on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th September.
Although the hairdressing industry was hard hit, and doors closed for months, the celebration was a time to reflect and thank the people that really did keep things moving for us all and helped to keep us safe.
Each salon dedicated their time despite working tirelessly over the summer for the lost lockdown months and each frontline worker was delighted with their free pamper and walked away feeling refreshed, valued and special, which is exactly what everyone involved wanted!
Jennifer Swain from Swain Hairdressing in Cumbria, who got involved in the campaign, said: “We were all so thankful for the key workers working so hard through the pandemic and knew we wanted to say a big thank you and this was the perfect way to do so.
“All the women that came on the day for Hairdos For Heroes were amazing and it was great to be able to treat them.”
Zoë Ball, from Bliss Hair Therapy in Worcestershire, said: “Lockdown was very difficult for me being self-employed, there was so much pressure and worry amongst the hairdressing industry.
“It was tough seeing my salon closed and empty for three and a half months.
“However, I have so much respect and admiration for my clients who are frontline NHS staff who have worked selflessly throughout it all. I wanted to give something back to NHS staff once I could reopen my salon.”
Her client Kate Glover, a Principal Clinical Scientist in Genomics at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust, said: “I have worked so many hours since the COVID outbreak and I cannot stress enough how much I missed having my hair done over the lockdown period.
“Wearing PPE all day plays havoc with your skin and hair and combined with the challenges of having to look after my children and balancing my husband’s job too (he is also a key worker), I was definitely craving some pamper time. It was so very lovely to have a treat.
“Lots of people automatically think of NHS staff as those on the frontline, including doctors and nurses, so to be recognised as a member of the laboratory staff and have access to the treat was so special.
“Thanks so much to Great Lengths for making it possible and to my fabulous hairdresser Zoë at Bliss, for giving up her time.”