Sitting in a chair with a smock wrapped round her shoulders, Carol Duran chatted with the stylist trimming her hair about how a lot she had regarded ahead to getting her haircut this morning.

Hair stylist wearing PPE cutting hair of woman sitting in a wheelchair
Carol Duran getting her hair minimize by stylist Maricela Fry

They continued their small discuss as in the event that they have been in a salon, as a substitute of a hospital room the place many sufferers like Duran crave the normalcy and the pampering of a haircut, wash and magnificence.

“I already really feel higher,” Duran exclaimed mid-haircut. “I really feel like me once more.”

The minimize was a much-needed break for Duran, who had not gotten her hair minimize in over a 12 months since being admitted to UC Davis Medical Heart.

“I used to get my haircut each three months,” mentioned Duran. “My oldest daughter would take me, and we’d make a day of it. However I’ve not been in a position to get it minimize since coming to the hospital.”

Duran was one in all 15 sufferers to obtain a haircut from a Salon Paisley stylist this week. They visited the medical middle to provide haircuts – or CAREcuts – to sufferers as a part of The CARE Undertaking. The venture offers a holistic strategy to healthcare, treating the thoughts, physique, and spirit via an interdisciplinary strategy, using each artistic arts and recreation.

Alcove with stylists cutting people’s hair
“The Davis Salon” on the North 6 was created to offer house for the CAREcuts Program

“It’s a little little bit of normalcy that we are able to present, and I’m assured the CAREcuts brightened the day of everybody concerned,” mentioned Katie Lorain, Artistic Arts and Recreation Remedy supervisor for The CARE Undertaking. “It was a privilege and pleasure to look at the gifted hairstylists from Salon Paisley work and we’re so grateful for his or her staff offering this a lot wanted and appreciated service to our sufferers.”

In an effort to host further CAREcut occasions extra steadily, The CARE Undertaking staff has created “The Davis Salon” on the sixth ground of the Davis Tower of the hospital the place they’ve 4 areas reserved for stylists.

“All of us love having the ability to carry this expertise to sufferers and we hope to proceed to do that frequently,” mentioned Maricela Fry, proprietor of Salon Paisley. “Getting a haircut is an expertise, having the ability to socialize along with your stylist and neglect about your every day stresses. It is our approach of giving again and we get to make use of our craft to do it.”


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