Peterborough City Hospital has opened a new look hair salon which is designed to be a safe space for cancer patients.

The salon, which is open each Thursday at the hospital, gives cancer patients a chance to have a confidence-boosting makeover either through hairdressing or wig styling.

The space has been given its own makeover recently, and has been fit with bespoke furniture, décor and accessories.

It's part of the Cancer Wellbeing Service, which runs at Peterborough City Hospital.

The salon itself is ran by volunteer and hairdresser, Nicci Voigt, who cuts, styles and shaves natural hair, as well as styling and cutting wigs.

She also offers a personal face to face consultation with each client where they can ask any questions about their hair, as well as talk about their confidence.

Nicci said: "The room is hugely welcoming to clients who are seeking professional and friendly advice about hair and hair loss before, during and after their cancer treatment.

"The hair and wig styling service here helps to bridge the gap between clients undergoing their treatment and being able to return to their own stylist. 

This is such an important time, when patients will have questions about the unknown.

"I aim to assist them with education, knowledge and confidence, so that when they leave the salon, they feel good about themselves.”

Nicci can fit three clients in each Thursday at the salon, but is hoping that she can expand the service.

She has a selection of wigs and hair accessories in the salon for clients to try on.

If you would like more information about the hairdressing service, or any other aspect of the Cancer Wellbeing Service, get in touch on 01733 678570 or email 

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