Hairdressers Bin Gossip Magazines in the Wake of Caroline Flack Death

by akesha / last updated February 25, 2020

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Many hairdressers in the UK have chosen to ditch weekly celebrity gossip magazines following the death of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.

Some hairdressers have taken to social media to air their decision to stop offering a selection of gossip magazines to their clients at appointments, a choice that’s being met with positive reactions online.

“In light of recent events we noticed a salon had decided to stop providing gossip magazines in their salon whilst clients are in having a service. We decided to jump on the back of this, as we think this is something really important and although it’s a small change, we hope it will be a very effective change,” says Karen Thomson owner of Kam Hair and Body Spa.

She continues, “We feel it’s important to promote a positive environment at KAM and we want our clients to come in and feel like they are number one and leave feeling uplifted and having had an amazing experience. Reading negative comments in gossip magazines can have a massive effect on someone’s day and how it can make them feel and therefore we will now only offer inspirational and feel good magazines including magazines for the mind and body, as well as interior and food magazines. We hope this is something other salons will consider too – as every small change really makes a difference.”

Krysia West, owner of Perfectly Posh Hair stopped offering gossip magazines in salon years ago, a decision she explains that was to help her clients feel more at ease during their salon appointment. “We want our guests to relax and chill out when they visit the salon and ensuring they have something positive and uplifting to read is important to us,” she says, “with light of recent events it is encouraging to see other salons following this approach and removing this ilk of magazine from their space too – in my opinion, it is about time this movement happy and we wholeheartedly support it.”

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