My third year at Crisis, a colleague from the salon wanted to join me & share the humbling experience I have talked about over the years. The closest location was Lewisham which was great as I was there two years ago, I knew the layout & was looking forward to seeing some of the volunteers again.
On arrival we were met by Richard, “Good morning Michelle, you are in charge again”. He remembered me, not sure if that was a good or bad thing, maybe because dad & I were a little bossy over the salon organisation years prior. Either way, Richard knew I know the drill on Health & Safety of clients and ourselves, we skipped the briefing as clients were lining up for our services, this year the salon was in the main building with better facilities. With no dad by my side, the atmosphere was slightly different however very interesting to watch a confident & competent 22-year-old cope with this very different salon! Watching Lee awkwardly engage in a different type of conversation compared to the usual salon chit chat & the expressions on his face when looking at the matted pongy hair he was about to attempt!