Donation day was a beauty for Pink Ladies

18/11/2009

A LISLET beauty salon opened its doors at no profit at the weekend to raise money for the Pink Ladies.

Women could opt for treatments, including microdermabrasions, an exfoliating skin facial, and beautytec, which firms and tightens skin, and offer a donation to the charity.

The owner of the Maureen Gillanders Body & Skin Care Clinic, after whom it is named, said she had decided to do the day because of its connections with people who have had breast cancer.

The salon offers treatments such as natural make-up enhancement, by which women who have lost their eyebrows they often do not grow back after chemotherapy can have them permanently drawn on. Women who have had a mastectomy and subsequently a reconstruction can have an areola [the area around the nipple] tattooed.

Ms Gillanders did not know how much money the day would raise, but every bit helped.

She said the treatments the salon offered helped to make women feel better about themselves and more confident.

Staff also joined the Pink Ladies walk in June.  

Everyone has their charity, but I think it links well with our philosophy, said Ms Gillanders.

A lot of what we believe and do is that you look at the whole person and look at the cause rather than just treating the symptoms.

GEP article by by Jess Stevenson

Hannah Adam doing a facial during Pink Ladies Day at Maureen Gillanders salon, during which treatments were paid for with donations to the charity. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 0872399)



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