Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Beauty salon with a conscience

Glasgow’s award-wining beauty salon with a difference is due to re-open its doors to its loyal customers on Tuesday 13 October.

 

Beauty with a Conscience is an ethical social enterprise of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. It is the only beauty salon in Glasgow which operates as a commercial venture with all profits going directly to the hospice to help care for patients with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.  

 

First established at the end of 2018, the salon also works in partnership with the local campus of Glasgow Clyde College, with beauty students carrying meaningful work experience in a real-life environment.

 

The salon had to close its doors in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The closure happened just as extensive renovation work in the salon was completed, with two new treatments rooms added.

 

Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Rhona Baillie, comments: “We were so disappointed that we had to close Beauty with a Conscience in March. But, we absolutely understood the need for the lockdown to control the outbreak of the pandemic. As a hospice, we continued to provide care for patients during the lockdown and worked closely with our clinical colleagues in the NHS and care sectors.

 

“However, as a charity we rely on public donations and fundraising to support the hospice’s gold standard service. The closure of the salon, along with our other retail shops and the cancellation of our fundraising events, has had a significant impact our funds.

 

“We had invested a significant amount of money in refurbishing the salon. In addition to increasing our nail bar stations, we also added two new treatment rooms to enhance our clients’ experience of our range of luxurious treatments such as our Ishga massages and Beauty Lab Black Diamond facials.

 

“We know how much the people of Battlefield and Glasgow have missed visiting the salon and having treatments knowing that they are also helping the hospice care for people at the end of their lives. It really is a beauty salon with a conscience.”

 

The newly refurbished salon will open its doors on Tuesday 13 October at 10am. Salon Manager, Monika Dul is excited about welcoming back existing and new clients.

 

Monika says: “We cannot wait to reopen, we are already taking bookings through our Facebook page and all our clients are delighted we’re back. We will be ensuring that all the Government guidance is followed in the salon, with masks and hand sanitiser being used throughout.  We will have a rigorous cleaning regime after each client to ensure we are meeting the highest of standards for our clients.

 

“And, even better as a thank you to all our clients for their patience and loyalty, we are offering 50% off all our treatments during October.”

 

The salon is based at 126 Battlefield Road in the Southside of Glasgow. People can book their appointments through the salon’s Facebook page @beautywithaconscienceglasgow