Beauty Students impress with treatments at Bournemouth and Poole Libraries
On the 28th and 30th March Level 1 Beauty students offered free treatments to visitors at Bournemouth and Poole libraries. The events were a huge success and offered the students an amazing opportunity to gain experience outside of the college salon. The students said it was a great experience and that it was nice to work on such a range of customers. BPC tutors Deborah Cooke and Claire Williams were on hand to support the students.
The events attracted around 50 people, at Bournemouth Library a waiting area had to be set up! Visitors were very impressed with their treatments which included mini manicures, hand massages and nail polishes, completely free. Following their treatments customers filled out comment cards which were filled with positive feedback including;
‘Great idea - for so many reasons, to benefit the students and public. Thank you!’
‘Very good. Grace has a lovely manner and always explained what she was doing. The treatment was very thorough and neat.’
‘Great idea. I will be calling at the College for some treatments regularly.’
‘Really enjoyed the soothing massage. Lovely colour varnish. The cream has a lovely fruity scent.’
BPC offering beauty treatments in local libraries is a completely new and innovative idea. Initiatives such as this allow the college to build better community links with non- profit making organisations. Claire Cracklen – Bournemouth and Poole College LRC Manager said ‘I had been talking to library managers about joint projects that would benefit both organisations. We thought of Beauty students as they can easily transport their skills. It gave the students wider experience with varied clients and offered library customers an added pampering when they went to the library that day.’