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The ‘No Mirror Challenge’ from QL in Wellingborough

Nene Local’s HQ yesterday was set up within the QL salon in Wellingborough.  As editor, Helen Dawson, had a day of pampering and the ‘no mirror challenge’ – read the first part of the story here  – Wellingborough Salon Provide a New Look.

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I parked up and did a Facebook live on Welcome to Wellingborough then set foot inside Diana’s Gym on Finedon Road.  QL salon is within the gym, so plenty of easy parking!

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When I arrived the mirrors were already covered and another lady was in having the challenge too.

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QL salon – no mirror challenge

Our hair was stripped of any colour so that a new colour could be applied, I said I was happy with anything, but you can opt for a more natural look and no colour stripping at all.

Once stripped of colour my hair was dried, the chemicals used seem very gentle as there was no ill effects on my hair.  Janine, who is an award winning colour technician began doing my colours, all in top secret of course!

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As my colour began to work, I headed over to Lu at the nail bar and had my nails done – lots of sparkles for me!

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My nails were completed then it was back to Janine where she cut, blow dried and finished my hair.  Make up was expertly applied by Lu and I was ‘complete’ and ready for the big reveal!

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It was such a fun day.  Sitting without the mirror is a weird experience as you sometimes see a flick of hair in your periferal vision as it is styled…one begins to wonder – was I pink? purple? red? multicoloured?  The whole is day spent wondering and you build a picture in your mind of what you look like.  I have to say I was totally wrong what I had imagined but loved what I had!

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QL Salon make a video of your day plus take lots of before and after photos, which are great as a reminder of your day.  I loved seeing friends react to my photos and I’m already wondering what to have done at the salon next!

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QL salon no mirror challenge

Book the No Mirror Challenge for yourself …

For more information and to book

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QL is within Diana’s Gym, 109e Finedon Road, Wellingborough

Lu Buckley 01933 275353

Email: info@quattrolounge.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QLnorthamptonshire

QL salon no mirror challenge

QL salon no mirror challenge

 

A Helping Hand to Keep Homes Warm in East Northamptonshire

Hundreds of fuel poor and vulnerable households in East Northamptonshire across the county are set to receive a helping hand to reduce their energy bills and the Warm Homes Fund.

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East Northamptonshire Council, on behalf of the Northants Warm Homes partnership, has secured nearly £4 million to provide fully-funded central heating for homes that don’t already have it. The money will be matched by other grant monies and by contributions from landlords and local authorities to ensure that eligible homes won’t need to pay a penny.

 

Those households eligible for the Warm Homes Fund are those most in need of support, including people on a low income that have high energy bills, and who are vulnerable to the cold because of health conditions. Both owner-occupiers and private tenants can apply, and tenants will need the permission of their landlord.

 

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:

 

“With the colder months just around the corner, we are proud to be part of a scheme that will help residents across East Northamptonshire stay warm. This initiative is a perfect example of public and private sector agencies coming together to make a real difference to people’s lives.

 

We have already heard stories of how the Warm Homes Fund has helped people and hope that there will be similar successes in our District. I encourage everyone to find out more about the scheme and check to see if they are eligible.”

 

The Warm Homes Fund scheme will run until 2021 and fit efficient gas central heating in around 1400 fuel-poor homes across Northants, and is being run by Surefire Management Services (SMS) on behalf of all the local authorities. Nationally, the Warm Homes Fund has been established by National Grid and is administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions.

 

Gearoid Lane, Director of SMS said:

 

“We are delighted to be working with East Northamptonshire Council and other partners to deliver fully-funded central heating to homes in Northants. In the many areas across Britain where the fund is already operating, residents have been very positive about the support they have received. It will make a huge difference in helping people on low incomes to heat their homes effectively.”

 

Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warmth Solutions, said:

“We are excited about this investment from National Grid and are delighted to support East Northamptonshire Council to fund the scheme to address fuel poverty across Northants Warm Homes partnership. Solving the issues associated with Fuel Poverty continues to challenge many of our stakeholders and the feedback we’ve already received provides evidence of how the Warm Homes Fund will make a positive difference to thousands of homes throughout Great Britain.”

 

All support through the Warm Homes Fund scheme is subject to the eligibility criteria. To find out more go to www.northantswarmhomes.com  or call freephone 0800 038 5737. All visits will be by appointment only and assessors will carry photo ID.

‘Beat the Street’ Runners up Donate their Prize to Benefit Local Schools

East Northamptonshire turned into a giant game in spring, with more than 8,262 residents tapping ‘beat boxes’ around the district clocking up 73,373 miles travelling the distance of around the world nearly three times.

Ed Reeves, School Sport Manager for East Northants Area Schools, Dinky Gummer, Harry Wise and Eileen Bishop from Rushden Walking For Health Group

Ed Reeves, School Sport Manager for East Northants Area Schools, Dinky Gummer, Harry Wise and Eileen Bishop from Rushden Walking For Health Group

More than 11 community teams entered the game, delivered by East Northamptonshire Council, Freedom Leisure and Intelligent Health, with three teams receiving prizes for their efforts.

 

Rushden Walking for Health Group scooped the accolade of second place but decided that the £200 decathlon voucher could benefit more people if they donated this prize to the Wellingborough and East Northants School Sport Partnership.

 

The partnership is delivered by Northamptonshire Sport and works with schools across the area to enhance the quality and range of sporting opportunities available for young people.

 

Ed Reeves, School Sport Manager for Northamptonshire Sport and managing the Wellingborough and East Northants School Sport Partnership (WAEN SSP), said “I am delighted to have accepted a £200 voucher.

 

“Working very closely with the Rushden and Higham schools, I will be purchasing equipment with the voucher that will educate and enhance the sporting/physical activity experience of many children within the local schools.

 

“My sincere thanks go to all the walking group members for their hard work and for their very kind donation to Northamptonshire Sport and WAEN SSP.”

 

Rushden Walking for Health meet every Friday at Rushden Hall Park at 10:00am by the flagpole – everyone is welcome. The Walk is free and refreshments are available at the Hall afterwards.

 

Terry McEwen and Harry Wise from Rushden Walking for Health Group said: “We really enjoyed taking part in Beat the Street and were delighted to finish in the top place. We encourage everyone to be more active and we are very pleased to be able to donate the vouchers to the local School Sports partnership as we know that they will put the vouchers to good use, helping local children to be active and encouraging them to take part in a variety of sports.”

 

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “A number of fantastic community groups took part in the Beat the Street game, pounding the pavement to clock up points for their organisation. It is great news to hear that Rushden Walking for Health have so selflessly donated their prize to benefit local pupils. I hope that the children are able to enjoy many hours of physical activity thanks to the new equipment that will be purchased with the voucher.”