Edward James Salons & Spas in Putney and Clapham are collaborating with Stand Up To Cancer to spearhead a new awareness campaign, as well as raise funds for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.
The partnership came about following Edward James seeing first-hand the impact that cancer can have on people’s lives after several clients were diagnosed with malignant melanoma on their scalp. Edward said: “In one case it was something that I noticed and brought to the client’s attention, and this made me realise that as Hairdressers and Beauticians we can help our clients to spot skin cancer signs and symptoms early.”
As part of the partnership, Edwards James salons are now offering existing clients of over a year, who have been diagnosed with cancer, a pampering package that includes complimentary in-salon hair care for 12 months after their cancer treatments.
Edward added ‘With my job comes a duty of care. As a hairdresser, it’s part of my role to be able to provide support to those experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment, and I hope this campaign will inspire other salon hair care professionals to do the same.”
Recognising that he is not a medical professional, Edward James says he and his team can look out for any possible signs of skin cancer when doing their jobs, and simply make their clients aware of what they are observing so that they can seek medical advice.
The second part of the collaboration for Stand Up To Cancer, Edward James is launching the HOPE natural wax candle with an uplifting lemongrass aroma. The candle retails at £25 with £15 going to charity. These are available at Edward James Salons & Spas in Putney and Clapham Junction and online.The HOPE Natural Wax Candle