Residents at Atherton-based care home The Chanters have enjoyed a much-anticipated trip to the home’s hair salon.

With restrictions in place due to the pandemic, like the rest of us, residents at The Chanters have been unable to enjoy regular trips to see the hairdresser.

The home is lucky to have its own in-house salon, and residents have been able to visit for a spot of pampering from the care team. This has provided a wonderful boost for residents’ wellbeing during visiting restrictions. However, there was quite a buzz of excitement when they heard that the professional could return!

In line with current government guidance, hairdressers are now allowed to visit care homes following a dynamic risk assessment. With strict infection control procedures in place for the visiting professional, including a negative LFD test, residents can enjoy the pampering they have missed.

Stepping Into the Salon for the First Time

To coincide with this, the Atherton-based care home has appointed a new hairdresser for its residents. Debbie Chazen, of Haircuts With Beauty By Deb, has been a hairdresser for 30 years and stepped into The Chanters’ hair salon for the first time on Wednesday 21st April, much to the delight of the residents!

Sybil, a resident of The Chanters, reflected on her first professional cut of the year by saying: “It was absolutely smashing, it’s great to finally get my hair permed again. I feel like a new woman!”

Fellow resident Eileen added: “My hair had gotten really long but it was still a shock to see how much had been chopped off when I saw it on the floor!”

Marjorie, also a Chanters resident, said: “It’s brilliant I can’t wait to have it done every week now.”

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