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How This Man Is Helping Dementia Patients

A dementia friendly barber in Northern Ireland


“There is such a need for dementia-friendly barbers, says Lenny White.

Based in County Down, Northern Ireland, Lenny started cutting hair of male care home residents when his friend invited him to the care home where she worked at.

“That was how it all started. I brought my little jukebox and played some old classics for the men and just watching and listening to them singing along brought back the good feeling I remembered from when I used to work in a care home in my teens. Since November my business has grown faster than I could have imagined.” Continue reading

Hairs to the Throne: Calling All Wannabe Hairdressers

How National Apprenticeship Week aim to create new ‘hairs’ to the throne

Scissor Hand Hairs image by 279 Photo Studio (via Shutterstock).

Futureproof: e-commerce can never replace the role of hairdressers. Image by 279photo Studio (via Shutterstock).

With National Apprenticeship Week starting next week, many hairdressers, stylists and barbers will be looking for new hairs [sic] to the throne. With hairdressing a future-proof career option, it is a popular option for apprenticeships. They are recognised “as a ladder of opportunity to a brighter future”. The whole purpose of this week is to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to employers and potential school leavers.

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