Care home’s spirits lifted as staff create hair salon


With the hairdresser unable to visit due to the ongoing pandemic, activity staff at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge opened ‘Roll Your Own’ salon to residents last week, so they could still get their hair done.


With residents missing their regular restyles, social activities facilitators, Kay Hawkins and Debbie Long took over the Tudeley Lane care home’s salon last week, inviting residents in for a pamper and pick me up, over a cup of tea, of course.


Doing their best during hard times, the ladies have been offering hair washes, blow dries and styling as some of their services, determined to keep a smile on the residents’ faces.


Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “Most of our residents are regulars with the hairdresser, so they’re all missing her a lot at the moment!


“Kay and Debbie’s salon has been a huge hit with everyone, and they’ve had plenty of visitors during their first week! It keeps a bit of normality and routine for the residents too, which is really important during these difficult and unprecedented times.”


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