According to Perri, stylists have the unique opportunity to help clients who are experiencing abuse in a domestic relationship. The salon environment provides a comfortable place of communication. As a result, clients build trusted relationships with their stylist.
Along with Monique Methot from The Today Family Violence Help Centre, Perri makes presentations at three different hair & beauty schools or on a three-month rotation to present to the new classes. In the presentation, salon professionals learn:
- how to recognize the warning signs of an abusive relationship
- how to respond by safely supporting the person experiencing abuse
- how to assist the client to get help through available local resources