We’ve been partnering with hospitals and social services agencies throughout Los Angeles for the past 3 years and can see what an impact Beauty Bus services and volunteer connection mean to the clients and caregivers we see through Pop-Up Salons. A new partner as of 2012, City of Hope has a wonderful program at the Positive Image Center and is a perfect fit for Beauty Bus to offer a different kind of treatment for clients during hospital visits. A little pampering can offer big results!
Positive Image Center coordinators Cassie and Stella helped us see what kind of difference our services made from the perspective of partner organization. Here’s what they shared:
We notice the patients feel excited and look forward to their beauty treatments when the Beauty Bus is coming to
the Center! They love that the services are performed here at the hospital and each person really enjoys getting pampered in different ways.
Through the beauty services that are offered, we hope that the patients feel better about themselves. We want them to see that even though they might not have hair, applying a little make up can make them feel better about themselves. So many of the patients’ excitement before the service can’t compare to after – they are even more excited after!
Many don’t see how beautiful they are until the service is completed. Some patients are embarrassed by their appearance, but once they have received a beauty service, they are like a different person. There is more confidence! Most wouldn’t take the time to go into a salon to have anything done because they’re embarrassed of the way they look. Having the Pop-Up Salon here at the hospital makes it more comfortable for them.