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Barber Brings Cutting Edge Service to Tonbridge Care Home Residents

There are no bad hair days at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge, as a traditional barber regularly visits the gentlemen to provide a nostalgic experience.

Andrew Kuipers’ pop up barber shop has proven to be a real highlight for residents of the Tudeley Lane care home, with gents queuing up for a classic cut and shave.

Using a namaste approach, with a focus on engaging all the senses, the barber gives residents a unique haircut experience. He uses old fashioned products to trigger memories and the haircuts are brought to a close with a relaxing head massage.

Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “A visit to the salon is an essential ritual for our ladies here at Barnes Lodge, so why shouldn’t we offer the same experience for the gentlemen.

“We have been introducing a namaste approach to our care and activities and the barber visits really embrace this, it’s such a reminiscent and therapeutic experience, the seat is never empty when he visits!”

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