Epilepsy Action has begun a campaign to encourage beauty therapists to adopt a positive attitude towards providing treatment to people with epilepsy.
An increasing number of people have recently contacted us saying that they have been refused certain beauty treatments because of their epilepsy. Some people have been told that they need to sign a release form and/or have a letter from their doctor before they can have certain beauty treatments.
Epilepsy Action information on epilepsy and beauty treatments
Epilepsy Action wants to encourage beauty salons to adopt a positive attitude towards providing treatments to people with epilepsy and to let people with epilepsy know about salons that have such a positive attitude. This is where we need your help.
As part of the campaign we are asking people to let us know about positive or negative experiences that they have had when getting treatment at beauty salons. This could include salons that have refused to provide you with treatments because you have epilepsy or salons that have been positive towards your epilepsy.
Individual beauty salons who display a positive attitude towards people with epilepsy can also join the scheme by signing this statement.
Nominations that we receive will be added to this page
We would also like to hear about any beauty salons that have displayed a negative attitude and may have refused to treat people with epilepsy. We will contact these salons to give them advice and information about the condition of epilepsy and the rights of people with epilepsy under the Disability Discrimination Act.
- I run a beauty salon and want to sign up to being 'Epilepsy Aware'
- I want to recommend a beauty salon that has been positive towards my epilepsy
- I want to recommend a beauty salon that has been negative towards my epilepsy
If you would like to see your beauty therapist on this list or to let us know of a beauty therapist that is not ‘Epilepsy Aware’ then please contact us. You can contact Pete Scott, our Campaigns and Policy Officer, on 0113 210 8800 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed below are the beauty therapists that have joined the ‘Epilepsy Aware’ scheme (in order of postcode region) or have been recommended by people with epilepsy. This list will be regularly updated, as more beauty therapists become 'Epilepsy Aware':
- CV (Warwickshire) area
- DE (Derby) postcode area
- G (Glasgow) postcode area
- GU (Guildford) postcode area
- IV (Inverness) postcode area
- LL (Llandudno) postcode area
- M (Manchester) postcode area
- MK (Milton Keynes) postcode area
- NG (Nottingham) postcode area
- PE (Peterborough) postcode area
- SL (Slough) postcode area
- WA (Warrington) postcode area