Senior woman getting a hair cut

Online training available to help hairdressers deal with possible increase in family violence disclosures

Published: 21 October 2021
  • national
  • 21 October 2021
  • ABC News

After being closed for 11 weeks because of COVID, hairdresser Zowie Evans is looking forward to welcoming people back to her Melbourne hair salon when she reopens next week.

For some of her clients experiencing family violence, she knows this could be the first time they've been able to speak to someone without their partner present in months.

Hairdressing is usually a one-on-one service where their partners tend to leave them alone, she said.