We all know the positive effect a good haircut can have on us. A new hairstyle can be liberating – a new look and a new way to present ourselves to the world.
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Faversham House welcomes Kylie Knight and The Beauty Room. We all need a little pamper every now and again.
We all know the positive effect a good haircut can have on us. A new hairstyle can be liberating – a new look and a new way to present ourselves to the world. Our state-of-the-art Hair Salon and Beauty Room is the perfect place to receive a little pampering, and get a new lease on life.
Given the therapeutic nature of a beauty treatment, the relationship between therapist and client is a special one that is just as important as the treatment itself. While the treatment can be relaxing and cathartic, it’s the opportunity for conversation and touch which enhances our quality of life and provides essential one-on-one personal interaction.
Daughters often bring their mums to the salon to have treatments together, such as manicures or facials. The salon offers a great environment for that bonding experience, with gentle music, tea and coffee, a wide range of nail colours to choose from and luxurious sea-based natural products for the skin.
Having Kylie and The Beauty Room based in Faversham House provides ease of access for the residents, rather than them having to travel externally and battle traffic, weather and poor wheelchair access. If they are in the mood for a Mum & Daughter Day, all they have to do is take the lift downstairs to the salon when it suits them. It’s a lot less tiring and stressful for both the resident and their family.
The benefits of a full beauty treatment or even a simple haircut are known throughout Faversham House:
“One lady’s family had purchased her a treatment for Christmas, and this person was somebody who would never do something nice for herself. I was told not to tell her what the gift was until I picked her up, so she knew something was happening but she didn’t know what. When I arrived at her room and explained to her what was happening, she was a little disappointed because she thought a Cadillac was coming! When I took her to the salon, she was hesitant about the treatment, so I explained she didn’t have to have it but that it really is an enjoyable experience. After talking for a while, she decided to go ahead with it and was just so thrilled and couldn’t believe she had waited this long! She had her first manicure and facial at 94 years of age.”
“Another client won a gift voucher and had her first facial treatment at 102 years old. She was ecstatic and wondered, ‘Why did I wait this long?’”
“I think this generation has never spent much money on these types of treatments, so to be experiencing them for the first time at this age is a really special thing and I feel quite privileged that they are allowing me to do this.”