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Friday, August 23, 2019

Barber's model of hairdressing - "Care in the Community"?

Through the 1980s and 90s when models of nursing and nursing theory were flavour of the month, I remember a conversation that being so numerous, there was no doubt a "Model of Hairdressing" too. This is not to denigrate hairdressing in anyway (not at all Sis!).  I've actually considered this as a demonstration of the scope of Hodges' model. This post even prompted me to check the previous 2379 to see if I've been here before on W2tQ, but it appears not. (I do have an article somewhere - a parody on 'models of care'.)

There is a developmental tale here though, that is itself interesting. The story runs from the late 90s early 2000s thinking about hair, its qualities, scalp problems, nits (and diplomacy), health and safety at work, the equipment, the pictures displayed - advertising, ingredients, person-centredness, position - comfort and mobility, safety with some preparations and processes, gender and cultural aspects, the history of barbers and of the other 'services': ("Something for the weekend sir?"). So clearly hairdressing like all employment can be complex and rewarding. In addition: there are hosts of medical conditions and psychological factors (for example, self neglect*, phobias, children's reactions) that can affect the hair; its care, management, loss and compensating for this (with specialist help) as needed.

The social event that a visit to the hairdressers / barbers invites, was apparent as a child recalling my mother's former visits and the local 'news' that followed afterwards. In the later 2000's the need for dementia friendly communities was a further development, which is now a global initiative. Business owners can see changes in their regular customers too. Many businesses seek to sustain this awareness and sensitivity in their approach and business. On my visits, the whole process is very relaxing. A further invitation as we shift from the sinks to the chair and mirror. There we are reflected in a before and after. The banter may also include the aspirations and educational options as students work through part-time work. As you may also have heard, over the past few years the actual and potential role of barber's in mental health has been more formally recognised:



Recognised also in the arts:

individual - SELF
talk - HUMANISTIC - chat ----------------------------------------------- snip - MECHANISTIC - buzz..
OTHERS - population

Mental health

Physical health

Public mental health policy

*What are the thresholds that pertain here - no doubt there are several - compounded?