Blind Aid is London’s oldest sight loss charity and offers a network of volunteers, community projects and social events to deliver meaningful life enhancing aid, skills and experiences across the City. Denman’s International Business Manager, Martyn Wady recently joined a haircare and styling workshop at Hackney Depot run by Session Stylist Anna Cafone (@annacafone) for a blind and partially sighted group. Thankfully Martyn is also a qualified and experienced hair professional which meant that he couldn’t resist pitching in, as well as bringing along lots of tools for the attendees to take away.
Martyn says “It’s tough to imagine how challenging haircare and styling can be for the blind and partially sighted. I was so pleased to be able to make a contribution to the amazing work that Anna does with Blind Aid. Denman has also worked with the Royal Society for Blind Children, offering tools and online support to blind and partially sighted teenagers. However, this is the first in-person event that we have been able to attend and it won’t be the last.”
Martyn taught members of the group the tactile differences between the tools and showed them through touch how to best use them and style their hair to their own satisfaction. Martyn says “It was such an uplifting but also humbling day and I’m looking forward to helping out again soon.”