North West barber teams up with Wargrave House to provide much needed haircuts

Wargrave House School and College Post 16 Provision has teamed up with a Stockton Heath barber to give college students a much-needed haircut.

Andy Nash from Barber Anxiety, teamed up with TRIM-IT last month to become the first tech-enabled vehicle outside of London to offer visits to potential customers who are afraid to leave home or who are shielding due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He took his services to Wargrave House School and College in Newton-le-Willows to give some of the post-16 students a trim and tidy up while they were in college.

Julliet Doherty, Head of Post 16 provision, said: “We had students who were ready for a haircut after lockdown but we were unsure how well they would accept a haircut due to heightened anxiety.

“Introducing Barber Anxiety’s Andy was a huge success.Letting students see his mobile barber shop was a great way to break down the barriers that they face.

Julliet added: “Teaching personal care and hygiene is an important element of the curriculum for the students and taking care of their hair and appearance is an essential part of this.”

Speaking at the launch of his mobile van, Andy said: “I will carry on providing that safe space for men, who struggle with the regular barbershop, as well as bringing convenience to people’s lives.”

Staff at the college are hoping Andy will be able to visit the students again next term.

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