Willows Care Home


Meet our Hairdresser, Donna

If you’re lucky enough to visit Willows Care Home on a day the hairdresser is in, you will know that it is something that our residents really do look forward to.

Donna has worked at Willows Care Home since the home opened, so she really is part of the furniture. She comes in twice a week, and she is always fully booked!

Initially Donna ran her own hairdressing salons, but when her two children came along, running two businesses and bring a freelancer became slightly more difficult. When a local nursing home advertised for a hairdresser, she jumped at the chance. Donna has now been working as a hairdresser in numerous Nursing Homes for the last 17 years, and she couldn’t imagine it any different.

“All the residents are so lovely, and I’ve got to know them, and they’ve got to know me. I know how much they look forward to my visits, so it’s a really special and rewarding job.”

If residents are unable to get to the salon, Donna will make sure they are always looking their best. Using a simple inflatable wash basin, Donna can wash and cut residents hair anywhere in the home.

In her spare time Donna is busy with Nan duties, looking after her two grand-children that are soon to become three. She also has a house in Spain, near to Costa Blanca, so when she can escape she is soaking up the sun with her friends and family over there!