Glasgow beauty salon to donate all profits to charity
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and Glasgow Clyde College have come together to start a new social enterprise, Beauty with a Conscience, to raise funds for the hospice while providing students with work experience.
The partnership will offer ethical beauty treatments at a new salon and retail outlet on the city’s Battlefield Road. 100% of the profits raised from the venture will go to support the work of the new £21 million hospice, which opened at the start of December.
Customers will be able to choose from a wide range of beauty treatments, including manicures and pedicures, eyelash tinting and brow-shaping, make up and facial waxing, all carried out by qualified students from the college. The experience the students gain will form a key element of their NC Beauty Care and Make-Up Course.There will also be a high-end gift shop offering a range of candles, jewellery, greetings card and bags.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain vital work experience in the industry, while giving back to society,” said Julie Wales, head of curriculum Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies, Glasgow Clyde College.
“We have been fundraising for the new PPWH Hospice for the last few years, so this is a really wonderful way to cement our long term support for the charity, while helping our own students. We are proud to be part of such a fantastic project.”