Many people fight tooth and nail against any signs of aging — and the arrival of gray hair is no exception.
Some people go so far as to burn their scalp with do-it-yourself hair coloring products, all because of an unwillingness to look older. Others make costly visits to their hairdresser every four to six weeks. No matter what their age, folks will do almost anything to prevent the appearance of snowy hair.
At Regency Nursing Centers, we embrace hair in any measure, color and hue.
We actually have a professional beauty parlor on each of our premises and our ladies are constantly getting their hair (and nails) done. I often look inside the parlor as I’m passing by and it warms my heart to see our residents getting pampered and catered to.
I cannot tell you how vital it is for us to encourage and ensure our residents maintain their dignity and sense of autonomy.
We were one of the first in the industry to build out robust beauty parlors in each of our facilities. Honestly, I don’t know what half of those contraptions are, including the helmets (?) which are affixed to the chairs and placed over the ladies heads (please don’t laugh at my ignorance). However, I do know that the ladies love our specialized beauty treatments, including hair dressing, manicures and pedicures.
Just the other day, my precious daughter looks up at me and exclaims as though she just had an epiphany, “your hair is turning white!”
After I recovered, I tried to corrected her in an absurd attempt at self defense with a child and I said, ‘no, not white, but salt and pepper.’
That really confused her as she wondered aloud why I would coat my hair with salt and pepper?!
So I backtracked and vainly presumed to explain to my 9 year old that salt and pepper is a combination of brown hair ‘peppered’ with grey streaks and that many people (aside from her Mom) find that highly desirable.
It didn’t work.
So I told her that at Regency Park, there is a beautiful beauty parlor where they ‘color hair.’ I asked her what she thought about getting my hair done?
“No, that’s only for ladies to make them look good and feel better,” was her response.
This 9 year old innately understands what many of our competitors do not.
At Regency, we heal the body AND the spirit!