At Saks Apprenticeships it’s all about recognition, so we just had to tell you about two salons in the north that are really a cut above


Firstly, Two Moons Salon based in Ingleby Barwick , Stockton-On-Tees has been thinking pink to raise money for Breast Cancer.

The salon hosted a fabulous evening which included a raffle, tombola and a delicious bake sale.

All the staff in salon went the extra mile to promote the event donning pink tops, rocking plaits and adding a bit of extra sparkle with some pink glitter in their hair.

During the event, all clients booking in for cuts and blow-dry’s, kids plaits and glitter agreed to donate between £3 and £5 to breast cancer.

Salon owner Natalie said: “The event was a great success and I am so proud of how hard all of my staff worked to raise money for such a fantastic cause. At Two Moons, we are delighted to support and raise money and awareness for breast cancer charities.”

The event raised a fantastic £495 for charity!

Keep up the good work ladies!

Two Moon’s aren’t the only ones cutting it for charity! G Clarkes raise awareness of the truth behind the tash

G Clarkes barbers, based in Northallerton, Bedale and Masham have been working hard to raise awareness of men’s cancers in salon.

With help from their Saks Apprentice, Hope, G Clarkes have developed some eye catching and informative posters for clients to read in-shop.

We caught up with Gary Clarke – the owner of G Clarkes to chat about their Movember campaign.

He said: “Movember is something we always like to promote at G Clarkes as a lot men visit our shop - and we see a big increase in clients growing moustaches and beards during the month of November.

“But this year we wanted to raise awareness and help men to discover the meaning behind the winter tash, rather than just growing one for a trend, so I set our Saks Apprentice, Hope on this task. 

“Hope has done such a fantastic job of researching facts about men’s cancers and worked closely with our design team to create some really amazing posters. Hope even put together a raffle in the shop to help raise money and awareness of Movember.
“I gave Hope this responsibility as she is the only female member of my team; and I wanted to give her the opportunity to have an input to the cause, and to show that it is not just men that can help raise money and awareness of Movember.

“Hope has worked so hard, showing real ambition and positive drive. She has not only educated herself about Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Men's mental health, but the whole team and our clients with facts that we would never have known if it wasn't for her hard work and research!

“The outcome of the posters that Hope has created has had a real positive affect on everyone who has read them.

“I myself had a beard (which I was quite attached to) shaved off after six months of growing for Movember. I shaved it live via Facebook, which you can still view on our Facebook page,  G Clarke's Barbers.

“Plus all the lads in our shop are growing moustaches to show our support.

“Thanks to Hope's impressive work  more of our clients now know what Movember is really all about. Raising awareness of Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Men's mental health, and how to get involved with the charity and most importantly how to recognise certain symptoms of men’s cancers and mental health and where to seek help and advice.”

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