Beauty of an idea

Betsy William 2 with salon owner Charley Fryatt''''Picture: Paul Jacobs (14242-1)

Betsy William 2 with salon owner Charley Fryatt''''Picture: Paul Jacobs (14242-1)

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A BEAUTY salon is holding a series of family-friendly events in Whiteley.

Xpress Beauty, at Whiteley Shopping Centre, has transformed its salon and is welcoming parents and youngsters for beauty treatments.

Charley Fryatt, the salon’s owner, came up with the idea.

She said: ‘I spoke to lots of friends with children about their beauty regime and it became clear that many mums were staying away from beauty salons and foregoing their normal beauty treatments because of the potential nightmare of bringing your children with you.

‘Salons can traditionally be quite boring places for children, which in turn, makes for a stressful time for their parents.

‘As parents do the hardest job in the world, they deserve some pampering and luxury. So we thought, why not make the salon a fun place for kids, too.’

The transformation will last for two weeks and started on January 28.

For two days a week the salon will be set up for parents and their children.

There will be toys and a games area for children, along with baby changing, bottle warming facilities and snacks and drinks available on request.

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