Cut It Out - free domestic abuse training for hairdressers and stylists

Cut It Out is our domestic abuse campaign which offers free training to hair and beauty professionals.

It's just one of the ways we're aiming to break down the silence and taboo surrounding the issue that some victims experience.

What will I learn from the domestic abuse training?

You can access a free 2-hour training session if you're a stylist who works in a hair or beauty salon.

The training will include information about:

  • Different types of domestic abuse.
  • How you can recognise the signs of domestic abuse in your clients.
  • What to do if a client says they're being abused.
  • Domestic abuse services and support you can tell your clients about.

Book your free domestic abuse training

Please email us to arrange your free domestic abuse training or to find out more.

In your email, please tell us:

  • The name and location of your salon.
  • The number of stylists you'd like to be trained.
  • Your preferred day of the week for the training.

Email to book your free domestic abuse training

What will happen after the training?

After the training, you'll receive:

  • Resources for your salon to use as you feel appropriate.
  • A follow-up session around 3 months after training to check in with you and offer you further support.
  • A pin badge which we encourage you to wear as your clients may recognise the badge or it may prompt a conversation on the topic of domestic abuse.
  • A certificate of participation.

Why do I need domestic abuse training?

In 2018, police in the borough of Rochdale dealt with over 4,000 incidents of domestic abuse. Research shows that only around half of domestic abuse incidents are reported to the police.

For many domestic abuse victims, hairdressers and beauty salons are safe, female-only spaces where they're at ease with the stylists they trust.

Therefore, you're in a unique position to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse in your clients.

With proper training, salon professionals can become invaluable and influential community partners in reducing the impact of domestic abuse.