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We have received the following thank you from Carole King and Sue Tilt of Help Those with Cancer Association (Tulips) and would like to add our own appreciation of the fantastic lengths someone will go to in order to support a charity, so well done Barbara, you are a star who shines and will keep on shining.
This is the thank you to Barbara from Carole and Sue.
Barbara Willbye is a well known supporter of Tulips/HTWCA having organised and has raised a lot of money for cancer patients in the past but this time she really has pushed the boat out!
Barbara and her husband, Kevin, have paid for Barbara to colour her hair in the brightest colours imaginable all for sponsorship for Tulips. The colouring, which took approx 7 hours to complete, took place on Monday 21st December at Chicago Hair Club with Barbara being absolutely delighted with the end result!
Barbara would like to thank the staff at Chicago Hair Club for all the work they put into creating this masterpiece including the sponsorship donation they handed over.
Whilst there are many of us that think we would like to attempt something like this, it takes a lot of nerve to actually go through with it and as such there are not enough ways in the world to express our thanks to Barbara for going that extra mile to raise a fantastic sum of 2,225TL with more pledges still to come in!
We are all on the edge of our seats waiting to hear what Barbara’s next challenge is likely to be.
The photos show how bright Barbara now is!
By Margaret Sheard
I try to tune in to Can Gazi’s Cup of Conversation each week as there are usually some very interesting people being interviewed and this week was no exception when Can invited Lace Reilly and Harlie Lamble into the studio to talk about the hairdressing salon where they work in Karakum, called Funky Divaz. With Lace and Harlie was Erkan Kadioglu who was to be a model for Harlie to demonstrate a style of carving a pattern.
Can asked a few personal questions about the couple and Lace told him that she had lived in North Cyprus for 5 years where she met Harlie and they decided to get together and join a salon with a difference. Harlie was born in Cyprus and lived in the UK for a number of years and trained to be a Barber.
Lace said that they were very keen to promote a cancer charity in North Cyprus and had chosen NCCCT as the charity they would like to help and so they had arranged to do a charity event for this charity.
There are people around who also are willing to have a funky hairdo or colours to raise money for charity and in these cases, Lace and Harlie will carry out their wishes, asking for a donation to be made to NCCCT in lieu of a set salon price. Lace said that the younger generation would be looking at styles and colours based on current celebrities such as Rhianna whilst the older generation would probably choose a style like Lady GaGa and others.
As they are very keen to help with cancer patients in North Cyprus, Lace said that they had someone coming from London to give some help and advice on cutting and styling of wigs, which is a lot different to an ordinary head of hair, for cancer patients.
While Can was doing the interview, Harlie proceeded to demonstrate a carved pattern on Erkan so we were treated to glimpses of Harlie at work while the interview continued with Lace. Harlie said that unless the client wants something specific, a pattern is started and continues from there gradually building it up.
Lace said that some clients like funky colours, one lady likes pink hair and another always has green and red highlights coming up to the Christmas season.
Can wished the couple every success with their charity event which was to be followed by a waxing event at The Lodge in Catalkoy.
This was a very interesting programme and the vision that these two young people have must be admired and let’s hope they are successful in their venture both in the hairdressing world and their quest to help NCCCT with fundraising events.
So who is on Can Gazi’s show “A Cup of Conversation” this week? Well we will be writing about that shortly and for those readers who are unable to watch the BRT2 show we will be writing a review about that as well.
There were 50 ladies present at this month’s lunch and we all settled down at our allocated tables to enjoy the good food served by Club Ilgaz. The organisers like to move everyone around each month so we all have a chance to meet some new people and this is a great idea. There were 6 ladies at our table, some I knew and some were new faces so it was nice to make some new acquaintances and have a chat.
The speaker for this month’s lunch group was Hasan Karagözlű of Chicago Hair Club in Karaoğlanoğlu who was there with his daughter and one of his stylists. I managed to have a quick word with him prior to his talk and he told me that his salon was opened in May 2011. He was born in Cyprus but has spent 39 years in the USA, 37 years of which he has been in hairdressing. Hasan had previously studied computer science but he decided not to go ahead in the computer world and turned his sights to his passion for hairdressing so with 37 years behind him he must know a lot about hair.
Hasan started his talk, telling us about his salon and inviting us all to visit. The salon has been open for 2 years in May and is very tastefully laid out with an area at the rear where clients can relax during their hair treatment. Hasan explained how important it is to get to know a client and establish what it is they want in terms of hairstyles and colours. He went on to emphasise how important it is to use the right hair products depending on the type of hair which at the end of the day has an effect on whether the style will look good or not. Hasan talked about “bad hair days” which he thought every one of us must have experienced at some time.
During the talk Hasan asked for a lady with long hair to come and assist him to explain how he would go about cutting long hair to a shorter style, which maybe the client hadn’t really thought about in great detail, and the affect it could have on her features. So Hasan demonstrated how he would show the client by pulling the hair back and also showing a side view. This is where an experienced hairdresser would not simply follow instructions and cut the hair short, he would try to show what the end result would be before starting.
We were advised as to the best products to use and the advantages of using the right treatments for various types of hair and there were some products and treatments on display which were explained to us in great detail.
Following the talk the raffle took place which this month was in aid of the Children in Need Foundation. There were some lovely prizes on display some of which had been donated by members of the lunch group. At the end of the afternoon we were told that the amount raised from the raffle was 367TL which was a very good result for CINF.
So, the afternoon was over and we all look forward to the next lunch which will be held on the first Tuesday in March.
By Margaret Sheard
everyone was amazed at the unique addition to Nulten’s expansion and that is a Bridal Room
Friday 31st August saw the opening of a new hairdressing salon in Alsancak for Nulten Oral. There was a huge crowd of customers and friends who had come to attend the opening and wish Nulten every success with the new salon. The Mayor of Alsancak, Yucel Atakara, and the Mayor of Lapta, Fuat Namsoy, were there to cut the ribbon for the official opening. Everyone congregated outside the very impressive purpose-built centre and Brian Delaney provided his relaxed style of music which made a nice background for the occasion. The staff were busy scurrying around with drinks and nibbles and the guests were taking the opportunity of catching up with friends and acquaintances.
Nulten’s daughter, Julide, gave an opening speech, remarking that her mother had become stage-shy so she was doing the honours! Julide recalled the early days, 13 years ago when she was the shampoo assistant and receptionist and Nulten the stylist. This was at the first premises in Girne.
Nulten started her hairdressing career in London 30 years ago and in 1998 she moved to North Cyprus, her parents’ birthplace, and set up her first salon. In 2007 the first officially approved training school was opened which offers basic and advanced training. The centre’s curriculum was approved by the UK’s vocational awarding organisation – City & Guilds – and since then the Centre has received approval from ITEC which is a premier International Awarding Organisation for qualifications in customer service, beauty and spa, hairdressing, complementary therapy and sports and fitness. Nulten was herself a qualified fitness instructor when she lived in the UK.
The 2 Mayors, together with Julide, cut the ribbon and there was then an appearance by 4 models showing the work of Laura – a qualified stylist who works at the salon, and students Turkan, Sibel and Harlie. The styling had been going on while the guests were all congregating outside the building. I spoke to one of the models who is a dancer and is at GAU where she performs with the Dance Academy. I must say her hair looked lovely and I was also impressed with the style on one of the male models I managed to catch sight of.
The guests then made their way into the salon to look around. This is indeed an extremely modern and well-designed salon and obviously a lot of thought has been given to the comfort and requirements of the customer. It is light and airy with comfortable seating for shampooing and styling and even a handbag cupboard for personal possessions to be stowed away. The salon has 14 styling units, 4 backwash units with electric support and adjustment to give complete comfort for the client. There is a grand colour bar and a beauty room, all beautifully laid out. There is also an entrance for wheelchair access which must be a tremendous boost for disabled people, again a lot of thought given to customers.
I think everyone was amazed at the unique addition to Nulten’s expansion and that is a Bridal Room which has one wall very tastefully decorated with tulips (this is another passion of Nulten, to do what she can for Help Those with Cancer Association – Tulips). The room has a back entrance so the bride can enter and leave without going through the main salon. Nulten said “We recognised that brides needed their own space so building a designated bridal room made perfect sense”. So what a perfect way for brides to start their big day having their hair and make-up done in a beautiful private room with a stylist and make-up artist making them feel so special.
I managed to have a few words with Nulten during her very busy evening and she told me that the upper floor is not yet completed and it is hoped it will be ready early next year. This will then become the Training Centre and a fully equipped fitness studio will also be included in this next phase.
The other salon in Kyrenia is to remain although it will be reduced in size and there will be 2 stylists permanently manning this facility. Nulten’s intention is to spend one day a week there, maybe not the same day each week but the staff will be aware of her movements and can make bookings accordingly.
As I use the Kyrenia salon I will stay with the staff there as it is much closer to home but for my next appointment I will be going to the new salon in Alsancak and I am really looking forward to being pampered in these lovely surroundings. Guess what, during the evening the guests were handed a tray to take a “lucky dip” and I won a “free blow-dry with all colours”. I had already made an appointment to take advantage of the 50% offer which is available until 31st October 2012, and now the lucky prize is going to make my visit even more enjoyable.
I am sure that all of Nulten’s customers will join me in wishing her well with her new and very forward thinking enterprise.