Skincare company Dermalogica has partnered with domestic violence charity initiative Shear Haven to provide practitioners with anti-domestic violence training.
Dermalogica skincare practitioners in the UK and Ireland will be provided with training on how to spot the signs of domestic violence in their patients, and how to respond accordingly. To date, more than 50,000 aesthetic professionals have accessed the training worldwide.
Candice Gardner, Dermalogica education manager, commented, “Skincare professionals are often trusted confidants, and salon environments may provide no-judgement emotional safe spaces for those in difficult circumstances. Knowing how to guide patients and team members to the right support services and professionals when they need it could be life-saving for an individual. Every skin therapist needs this training, and we are passionate about ensuring it is easily accessible.”
Salon business expert and UK and Irish ambassador for Shear Haven Training Liz McKeon said, “My long-term vision is to educate and empower professionals to help vulnerable patients and staff, provide a safe environment for victims and hopefully save lives, while recognising the role our amazing industry can play in highlighting the severity of domestic violence in our communities.”