LGFB partners with Debenhams to train Beauty Hall staff

16 Jul

We are proud to announce that Look Good Feel Better has partnered with Debenhams to train its beauty hall colleagues and makeup artists so they can offer detailed advice to customers who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Since starting the training in June, more than 420 beauty hall colleagues across the country have taken up the opportunity so that they can provide skilled advise to the 359,960 people that are diagnosed with cancer every year*. All those trained have been given a special LGFB lapel pin, so that they can be spotted easily.

Sarahjane Robertson, Executive Director at LGFB, said: “We are delighted to partner with Debenhams and the instore beauty colleagues so that those in need have an accessible and additional place to go for advice and support, alongside our core workshop programme.”

Debenhams has been working with LGFB since April last year. In the last 12 months, the company has raised more than £150,000 which has helped fund free confidence boosting skincare and make-up workshops and masterclasses across the UK.

Richard Cristofoli, Managing Director of beauty and marketing at Debenhams, said: “Our aim is to ensure that our beauty halls are friendly, approachable and easily accessible with expert advice for everyone. We recognise the requirements of those undergoing cancer treatments are unprecedented so embarking on a training programme and partnering with Look Good Feel Better is an important new initiative for our business.”

Katie Andrews, Business Manager, Clinique, Debenhams Nottingham and LGFB volunteer says: “I’ve been volunteering for Look Good Feel Better for 9 months now and it was the best decision I have ever made. Each session is filled with supportive laughter and heartfelt moments. The feeling of giving back to the ladies who are undercover warriors can't be found anywhere else. It’s great that Debenhams and all the different makeup counters are coming together to support the charity - I know it means a lot to the volunteers and the ladies who attended the sessions.”

*Statistics taken from Cancer Research UK, 2015