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Students praised for retirement home pampering session

Nine level 2 Hair and Beauty students visited Stroud District Council Sheltered Accommodation facility, Hamfallow Court, Tuesday January 12, offering treatments to the elderly.

The students put their skills into practice, giving the residents a relaxing experience. The residents enjoyed mingling with the learners while enjoying a cup of tea with their friends and admiring their newly painted nails or hair wash and style.

Emma Riches, Resident Involvement/ Community Development Officer for Stroud District Council, was delighted with the event, saying: “the morning at Hamfallow was a rip-roaring success. A big thank you to everyone involved, especially the students for being so professional and mature.”

The success of the event has led to additional visits being arranged over a nine week period. The students will visit four sheltered housing associations in Stroud, Nailsworth, Berkeley and Cam.

Beauty student, Kirsty Frape, said: “I really enjoyed giving the residents a pamper and listening to them talk about their lives. They were all lovely and it was great practice to improve my skills.”

SGS Hair and Beauty Technician, Niqui Smith, comments: “I was very proud of my students and the care they showed for the elderly. They remained professional throughout the morning and the residents were thrilled with their treatments.”