In light of the recent and tragic death of Caroline Flack, thousands of salons across the UK are striving to make a change for the better. Here at Hairdressing Supplies Lincoln, we stand with these salons and felt it was only right to touch on this incredible topic of how the hairdressing industry is boycotting gossip magazines and the negativity bred within these types of publications.

Boycotting the gossip

On the 16th February 2020, a small hair salon in Dublin decided that they were going to make a difference. The irish salon posted to Facebook in order to bring awareness to the toxicity of gossip magazines and undertook the decision to ban them from their salon altogether!

The banning of magazines did not just stop there, the salon also insisted on other businesses to join them and to replace ‘rag mags’ with reading materials that adds value to guests' lives. Not only did this post go viral with thousands of likes, loves and re-shares, this small salon also inspired salons closer to home to make the change too!

A local salon also making the change

Greenhouse Hair Studio, based local to us here in Lincoln, also jumped on the bandwagon and made the decision to remove all gossip magazines from their salon.

In a statement made on their social media pages alongside an image that can be found below, Greenhouse Hair Studio stated:

“In light of recent events, we feel this is a big movement in the hair industry that we want to be a part of. We only want to provide our clients with positive and inspiring content! Clients are still welcome to bring their own, but we will no longer be providing gossip magazines.”

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Caroline’s Law

The protesting towards the media has not just stopped with salons boycotting the toxic gossip magazines. This has now extended to the creation of Carolines law. The petition calling on the House of Commons to change media regulation laws has proven to be very popular, with nearly 900,000 individuals signing it.

The campaign's creator Dennis Patton stated that Caroline’s law would make “it a criminal offence… to knowingly and relentlessly bully a person whether they be in the public eye or not, up to the point that they take their own life.”

If you would like to sign the petition you can do this here >> Caroline's Law

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