Hairdresser sets up free makeover service for vulnerable people in Lincoln

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A Lincoln hairdresser has set up a free makeover service for vulnerable people in and around the city, and is raising money for a mental health charity.

Lauren Beeston is visiting vulnerable people in the area one day a week to cut their hair for free.

Lauren has worked with vulnerable adults with disabilities for around five years, as well as being a qualified hairdresser.

She has worked with people specifically with mental health, physical impairments and learning disabilities, who have faced a number of obstacles in their lives.

Lauren came up with the idea after being ‘heartbroken’ seeing peoples’ mental health deteriorate because of these obstacles.

Lauren told The Lincolnite: “I wanted to give something back to the community and really try to make a difference to peoples’ lives who may not otherwise come into contact with other people or see themselves in a different way.

“It may not seem like a haircut is changing the world but for a brief period of time it may be changing that person’s world.

“The service that I provide is hair cuts, whether it’s a trim or restyle, a blow dry or even just a new look for the day.

“I travel out to surrounding areas of Lincoln and this service is completely free although 50% of any voluntary donations will be going to the charity ‘Mind’.

“So far, I have been told how much of an amazing service I have given, how much they appreciated it, and also how these people now have the confidence to approach the new year with a new perspective.”

For more information visit Lauren’s Facebook page.