Boots Macmillan Beauty Adviser
Just over a year ago, we started training Boots No.7 advisers to help people with the visible side effects of treatment. One of the first people we trained was Jay Hickson, who spoke to us about her experiences as a Boots Macmillan Beauty Adviser.
Jay says, ‘In my role, I advise people on how cancer treatments might affect their appearance and how make-up can help. For example, I can show women how to maximise their eyebrows if they’ve lost them during chemotherapy or how to minimise dark circles.
‘I’ll build a relationship with women during the makeover as they end up telling me all about their cancer. It’s been a privilege to have them confide in me. I’ve been trained to deal with everything, from ladies who break down to husbands wanting to help their wives.
‘In the last year, I’ve helped lots of women with cancer who want a makeover for a special occasion but can’t imagine feeling fabulous. One lady came in for tips in advance of her son’s wedding. She was so delighted that she came back on the morning of the wedding and we got her ready and feeling beautiful.
‘I’m really proud and excited to be able to help these women in a way that nobody else can.’