21 July 2011
85 TONI&GUY salons join forces with Macmillan to help people with cancer
People affected by cancer across the UK can now receive specialist hair care advice in 85 salons as part of a partnership launched by TONI&GUY with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Strength in Style is now available in selected salons that are trained up to offer men, women and children affected by cancer specialist hair care, advice and support on the high street. Before the end of the year, Macmillan and TONI&GUY are hoping to have 100 salons trained up nationwide.
Krissy Sampy, Fundraising and Charity Manager from TONI&GUY says;
“We’ve learnt that for some people hair loss can be one of the hardest parts of cancer treatment, so we’re very excited to provide such an important service to people affected by cancer in the local community.”
Staff on the programme have undergone intensive training to help them deal with the emotional and practical issues surrounding the sensitive nature of hair loss and hair thinning due to cancer treatment. This also includes specialist training on wig fitting and styling.
Sally Hill, Partnership Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support, says;
“Our partnership with TONI&GUY is very important to us at Macmillan. Hair loss can have a huge impact on a person undergoing cancer treatment and their relationship with a hairdresser is extremely personal. Strength in Style will help us in our ambition to reach and improve the lives of people affected by cancer by helping to give them some confidence back.”
Staff in TONI&GUY and essensuals salons across the UK will also be fundraising throughout the year to raise money to help Macmillan reach and improve the lives of even more people affected by cancer.
To find out more about the service or make an appointment in a participating salon near you, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Symptomssideeffects/Hairloss/Findasalon.aspx.
For further information please contact:
Aimee Aldersley, Assistant Communications and Press Officer - Corporate Partnerships, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 4916
Notes to editors
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 0000.
About TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation:
The TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation was founded in 2003 by Toni and Pauline Mascolo with the aim of helping those in need, in particular the sick and vulnerable. Since then it has raised over £650,000 for the refurbishment of a children’s hospital ward at the Variety Club Children’s Hospital at King’s College, London, now known as the TONI&GUY Ward. The state-of-the-art ward, which specializes in treating cystic fibrosis, leukaemia, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes and acute admissions from A&E, enables the hospital to provide specialist treatment for over 2,000 more sick children from across the UK every year. From 2010 the TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation will be broadening its support to include those affected by cancer, through Macmillan Cancer Support.
Questions – contact Krissy Sampy, 0207 921 9091
For over 45 years TONI&GUY has remained at the forefront of the hairdressing industry and has pioneered the professional hairdresser, exceeding all industry standards to make expertise available on a global scale. TONI&GUY has over 400 salons in 41 countries and 23 teaching academies worldwide, employing over 7000 staff across the globe.
The only hairdressing Superbrand, it has long been renowned as a pioneer and innovator within the hair industry, changing the face of the British high street and providing the link between high-fashion and hairdressing. The ‘Official Haircare Sponsor to London Fashion Week’ TONI&GUY create the hair for over 50 designer catwalk show a year.
TONI&GUY has won in excess of 100 awards, 49 of which are British Hairdressing awards, including Artistic Team of the Year a record 11 times. TONI&GUY is the only hairdressing company to have been awarded official status as both a Coolbrand and Superbrand, which has been awarded for a third time in 2009.