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Day 4 – Cirque du Soleil

Day 4 – Cirque du Soleil
Wednesday 12th November

Yesterday we tackled  a bit of Health and Safety but looking out my window this morning I thought why bother. There were the builders high up on office block scaffolding without those wooden boards to walk on. Nearby there were early morning risers ferrying up huge great sand bags balanced on their heads climbing up to the top of said scaffolding. They don’t seem to have all those gigantic vehicles that Kirkwood Homes thunder past my house with in Monymusk.  In Kolkata It’s like watching the circus come to town without the tigers….only you probably get that too further north.
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As of tomorrow I will be without my mentor Janet as she is having to go elsewhere for a few days so hopefully I can stick to the plan and keep up the pretence that I know what I am doing:) So far we have hardly been out but plan to do a bit of sightseeing over the next few days. There is no rush as getting up early and a full on day in 30C would make anyone feel weary.
zzzzz Sarah Franklin

Day 3 – Little Miss Sunshine

Day 3 – Little Miss Sunshine
Tuesday 11th November

A very satisfying day with lots of new skills achieved and a growing confidence with these young people. Janet and I went to the supermarket last night to by some supplies for helping to keep the salon clean and tidy, all part of the H&S side of things. The joy and excitement that bucket and mop created was a joy to behold. They actually took turns in using it and fought over who would use the squirty household cleaners with colourful sponges….even the lads! No sexism on our watch! I have been awarded the title Entertainments Mam as we will put on a small variety performance next week for local employers. Some hairdressing demos but adding a bit of singing, dancing and a wee comedy sketch illustrating good/bad practice in the salon. I am hoping this will prevent the audience nodding off. It’s going to be a laugh and the students are quite excited about it.
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On the wall outside the village there is a sign which says ‘a loving home for every child’ and as soon as you chug and bounce through the high gates in the village van you see how that mission statement has been put into practice with happy, giggly, smiley faces of all ages. Friends wandering round, holding hands, chatting and capering about. Truly lovely to see.
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Day 1 – True Grit

Sarah’s Indian Journey

Day 1 – True Grit

Sunday 8th November


After looking forward to this moment for so long I finally arrived in Kolkata this morning minus my suitcase. However, based upon the sage advice from a good friend who has grim experience in these matters, I had packed a spare pair of drawers in my hand luggage so things were not quite so hopeless. (Thanks Noel!).

The drive from the airport had me instantly smiling as we wove through the traffic merrily tooting and swerving, avoiding hot lazy dogs, lean angular cattle, rickshaws and vehicles of every description with wobbly wheels and even narrowly missing a reckless wheelchair user going the wrong way round quite a busy roundabout. Everybody seemed to happily,  yet calmly join in  this chaotic way of going about their business.

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I spent an inspiring day with Janet Maitland, the Ambassador for Shaping Futures along with a hand over from the enthusiastic Anthony McMeiken and  a committed Sara McBride who  have done a fantastic job so far. They were both so sad to leave all the young people they have coached for the last two weeks and I am absolutely sure they will be back volunteering another year. They spent the afternoon showing me around the local area whilst they looked for gifts to take back home. Those beautiful silk fabrics along with Anthony and Sara’s wonderful personalities will certainly light up the streets of Durham and Perth.

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Sarah signing off…..zzzzzzzz

The Hair Shop 20th Anniversary Party

20 Years of The Hair Shop Kemnay


A great afternoon of nibbles and champagne to celebrate a tremendous 20 years of the The Hair Shop Kemnay and fundraising for the Schwarzkopf Shaping Futures Charity.

We would like to thank everyone who attended,it was a great start to our ongoing fundraising endeavors, also a thank you to Noelle for the incredible food, find her at http://www.andreefinefood.co.uk/ and of course the girls for all their help! 1908389_806779886012578_7350333703602357517_n10410147_806779649345935_7051530512266414668_n10527606_806779452679288_6277007559715655818_n10533757_806779812679252_5349347330142345389_n10325366_806779016012665_4323153026479668247_n10489676_806779136012653_5009947046994986926_n

 

Up Close and Personal

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In the Chair with…


Isla Henderson

Such a wise head on young shoulders Isla has now achieved her Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing and has taken to it like a duck to water. The brain child fae Rothie spends her free time with her family tinkering around attaching tow bars to cars, riding horses and dog sitting for family while they are enjoying themselves on holiday. What a heroine!

The best thing my parents taught me… Nothing in life is unachievable if you work hard at it, and I’m a grafter!

What I love most about hairdressing… You can make someone’s day.  Its always expanding

My proudest hairdressing moment… When I finished my SVQ Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship

I think my clients love me because… I try and put people at ease and really listen to want they are saying

My favourite part of the working week... Tuesdays, they are the start to my week

One thing I would change about the hairdressing industry… The stereotype given to hairdressers

If I wasn’t a hairdresser now I’d be… I’ve never really thought about it, I have always wanted to be hairdresser

My biggest influence… My Mum

My greatest weakness… Pizza!

If I could change anything about myself I’d… I would of learnt to drive sooner

It’s not good for my image but I like… To go home on a saturday a put my jammies on and dance around my bedroom!

The song i can never get out of my head is… Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me

The most expensive thing I’ve ever frittered money on was… Cigarettes 😦

My last meal would be… Hunters chicken and homemade spicy potato wedges, mmmm

Happy New Hair!

The dreary weather, back to work blues not forgetting the post christmas come down can take its toll so make a clean sweep for 2014

January always has a unique promise for what the year ahead may hold.  Its a milestone month because its a fantastic chance to pause and take stock of where our lives are at.

Instead of making a grand resolution in January try and abide by the motto “better then yesterday” We think it means improve on the past today, whether its trying something different or tweaking a daily routine, or setting realistic goals, remember its the little things that make life wonderful!

This month we are celebrating simplicity and the joy of getting back to basics. We’ve always believed small changes in your life are as enriching as big ones, so pay us a visit and find lots of inspiration advice and insider tips on how to look and feel your best.

Heres a few simple tips for keeping your tresses in tip top coniditon:

  • Have regular trims. Even if your growing it!  Long hair is typically more susceptible to breakage, split end, and to appearing thinner. If you color or highlight your hair, it is even more likely to have damage. Regular haircuts will help keep your hair strong and healthy.
  • Eat right for your hair type. As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy this can be found in chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs. Iron is an especially important mineral as well as Omega 3, Vitmin A, B and C. A few to look for are green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens, blueberries, avocado, seeds and nuts are all amazing.
  • Care and styling. Its essential to use the correct products for your hair type, skin type needs a specific treatment? so same goes for  hair. We highly recommend Schwarzkopf Bonacure, it will give you the personalised nourisment and protecion to last. Our superhero product is “Bonacure Sealed Ends” leave in conditioner for that extra boost of nourishment!
  • Deep Condition. Weekly treatments are great for boosting dull hair. Schwarzkopf  are the fastest absorbing hair treatments we’ve ever used! You work it into your hair after shampooing, and leave on 10-15mins or longer if you want! Then rinse and you’ll be Bonacure left with luscious locks!
  • The No Heat Challenge. We all need breaks and that includes our hair!
  • Find The Best Colour to Suit. We can advise and guide you through a colour consultation to achieve the best  combination to complement skin tone, eye colour and  fashion.

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Hope this helps!

The Hair Shop xx