A Peckham hairdresser who aims to improve her customers’ lives as well as their hair has launched a new wellbeing and community hub in the heart of Southwark.
Hairdresser Oz Izzet has named the hub The Sisters of Oz – a development of her business’ name, The Scissors of Oz.
The aim of the centre is to create a space that promotes wellbeing, self-love and self-care, as well as to bring community businesses together.
The launch was celebrated by an official party last weekend, and saw guests receive a goody bag and surrounded by decorations from Canopy Plants and Loony Blunts.
Several local businesses will come together in the new community space. These include Oz taking care of hair, Rachael Rose Beauty covering skin treatments and other beauty products, Danielle Fitzgerald from Cake Rebellion and Coffee Rebellion serving up coffee and cake and Hermione Shaw – a self-taught nail artist and fine artist creating original, tailor made designs for clients.
“It’s scary launching your own business,” said Oz, “but with a collective this strong everything and anything is possible.
“We can’t thank the community enough for coming along to support us and help celebrate with us.”
Inclusive yoga teacher Hebe Richardson, will also be launching yoga sessions including mindful flow yoga in the space.
Oz recently launched a new storytelling programme, If In Despair Brush Your Hair, which involves one-to-one conversations with women where they can have open conversations and establish their own feel good strategies through discussion and creative writing.