MY new hair - now at jelly beanz Market Harborough
Grant Manser, founder and owner of Jelly Beanz, has launched My New Hair services at the brand's new salon at 21 Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough. The service provides wig and styling services for people with cancer and medical hair loss.
"The salon in Market Harborough is the third Jelly Beanz business. Our aim is to bring great hairdressing to every generation in the family and our stylists are already creating fabulous colour and cuts in our salon on Adam and Eve Street - including those with hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other medical conditions.
My New Hair is a charity established by Trevor Sorbie MBE. It trains hairstylists to provide sensitive advice, practical guidance and good looking wigs for people who are faced with hair loss.
"My New Hair training is practical, but probably the most significant aspect of the charity's work is in giving stylists like me the confidence to discuss the practicalities of hair loss. This can be really emotional - our hair plays a big part in how we see ourselves and how we are perceived by others. Some of my clients haven't even discussed their hair loss fears and concerns with their closest friends and family before they arrive at the salon. For others, they bring a friend, a daughter or a mum with them. It can be good fun, even if we have a sob along the way."
At Jelly Beanz, My New Hair consultations often begin on the telephone. The initial conversation is followed up with in salon consultations where clients can discuss colour and styles. There is a diverse range of wig 'systems' on offer, giving clients a choice of prices as well as comfort. Grant then brings his cutting skills into play; styling the wig to suit the client.
"Like many of the stylists who support My New Hair, I was inspired by a good friend who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 to do what I can to support people with professional hair and wig services. Hayley was a beautiful, funny young woman - and a great colour technician too. Before she passed away, she set up Hayley's Heroes to support other young people and their family in their fight against cancer. She did what she could, and I'm doing what I can do.
"So much of the support for people with hair loss comes from the medical sphere, but this is an instance where the best, personalised support and advice is found in a hair salon - a place many people associate with feeling and looking good, making personal choices about how they look and getting a prompt, repeatable result. "
Grant also discusses hair loss and regrowth strategies. While clients initially might want to totally disguise their hair loss, it's not uncommon for clients to enjoy the opportunity to experiment with looks, colour and length. As their hair returns, it's good to have an experienced stylist on hand.
"After chemotherapy hair may return with a different texture or even colour. As clients recover from treatment, they may need advice on styling and managing their new, 'homegrown' hair.
To find out more about wig & styling service with Grant at Jelly Beanz, please call 01858 289047 or call in to the salon at 21 Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT.
Other Jelly Beanz salons are in Whitstable and Herne Bay: www.jellybeanzhair.com