21 Salons and Barbers Support Inaugural ‘Cut and GROW’ in Cork

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Heartfelt thanks goes out to the 21 Cork barbers and hair salons who participated in the inaugural ‘Cut and GROW’ campaign in aid of GROW.

For the first time ever, ‘Cut and GROW’ events were held on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th in salons in Carrigaline, Douglas, Ballincollig, Blarney, Youghal and Kanturk. The aim was to raise mental health awareness and funds for GROW Mental Health.

Organiser Susan Crowley from GROW emphasised the concept behind the two-day event.

“People chat to their hairdressers and barbers. Going to a salon is a social experience and people often talk about many subjects, including their daily lives and mental health.

“As a result, they are an ideal setting to show what GROW has to offer in terms of helping people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties or to inform people of the mental health supports that are available to someone that they know, be it a friend, colleague, family member or loved one,” added Susan.

GROW Area Coordinator Noreen O’Sullivan was involved in promoting the ‘Cut and GROW’ campaign in Kanturk.

Breda McSweeney of Breda’s Hair Salon in Kanturk has spoken about her involvement in the two-day event.

“We are all becoming more aware of taking care of our mental health and I am very happy to take part in the Cut and GROW event to raise awareness of the vital support services of GROW,” she said.

The participating salons/barbers were: Solo Hairdressing, Youghal; Mano Man, Main Street, Carrigaline; Jen’s Hair Kreations, Main Street, Carrigaline; Klassy Kutz, Main Street, Carrigaline; Chocolate Hair & Beauty, Carrigaline Shopping Centre; Urban Hair Design, Old Mill House, Carrigaline; Carrigaline Organic Hair Studio, Old Waterpark; Leonards Hair & Beauty, Douglas Village Shopping Centre; Boyz 2 Men, Douglas Village Shopping Centre; Visage, Time Square, Ballincollig; Impressions, Time Square, Ballincollig; ARK Hair Studio, Barr na Sraide, Ballincollig; Alphsuds, Blarney; The Haven Hair Salon, Kanturk; Deeda’s Hair Salon, Kanturk; Michelle’s Hair Design, Kanturk; Fiona’s Hair Design, Kanturk; 2 Uptown Hair Design; Breda’s Hair Salon; Welcome Barber and Marion Lynam, Kanturk.