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Dermalogica launches anti-domestic violence initiative

Sophie Smith
03 August 2022

Dermalogica has been named the official partner of Shear Haven, a charity initiative providing domestic violence education to the UK and Ireland’s skincare professionals.

The partnership hopes to ensure that all professional skin therapists are trained to spot the signs of domestic violence and know how to respond appropriately.

Founded in 2017 by Susanne Post, a Nashville-based salon owner and stylist, Shear Haven educates salons and stylists in anti-domestic violence training.

Dermalogica will be working with Shear Haven's UK and Ireland ambassadors to reach more professionals with the training and provide signposting to appropriate services and resources.

The skincare brand will also be making the anti-domestic violence training available across its learning and social platforms.

Candice Gardner, Dermalogica Education Manager, said: “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 clients 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."

Liz McKeon, UK and Irish Ambassador for Shear Haven Training, said: "As UK and Irish Ambassador, my long-term vision is to educate and empower salon professionals to help vulnerable clients 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. I am honoured and privileged to partner with Dermalogica to work together to help make this vision a reality."

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