Wellbeing comes in many forms and I believe that our appearance can help or hinder how we feel about ourselves. Many of my clients come to me when they are stuck in a rut and say that they feel low because of it.
During a styling session we talk about the jigsaw pieces that will create your personal style. These are simple steps, which include being shown colours that will make your face glow, discovering a style personality that truly resonates with you, as well as understanding the correct cut and cloth, which works in harmony with your individual body shape. Simply put, we look at the three Cs: colour, cut and cloth.
Once my client has regained some control of their style, I often get messages saying how much better they feel, which is lovely. Part of my job also steers me to listen to very personal histories from clients, so I decided to undergo some mental health training. What I noticed was how much of a taboo mental health still is, especiallyÂ for men. With this knowledge and to mark my fifth year in business, I have decided to design some mental health awareness t-shirts, with 20% of the profit being donated to two charities: Young Minds and the Noahâ€™s Ark Childrenâ€™s Charity Tiny Lives Appeal.
â€œItâ€™s so much more than clothesâ€
As well as the t-shirt campaign, Iâ€™m linking up with Mum2Mum Penarth to host some Self-care Style workshops to support small groups of women, who may need some styling advice and self-care encouragement. We will hold a series of creative workshops, which will enable the participants to explore their self-care style journey, through creativity and discussion. You will come away with a personal notebook where you will have designed your own style-vision boards looking at the three Câ€™s of style. They will be held on Sunday 7 April, 5 May, and 9 June at 4pm until 6:30pm.
When we practise self-care and prioritise our own needs, we send a clear message to ourselves and others that we matter too. By default, this increases our self-compassion and self-confidence. Join the conversation about how you can personalise your self-care journey and how you can apply it to your every day life in a realistic way, so that you can be the best version of yourself.Â Your notebooks will be full of ideas and goals, all created by you! You can join one individual workshop or book onto the series for a discounted rate. Contact me for more information.
My main message is: Itâ€™s OK not to be OKâ€”letâ€™s lift the lid on mental health.
T-shirts are available to buy at Claire’s website.
Much love,Â Claire
Disclaimer: As part of the cause related marketing agreement, for each item sold during the partnership, 20% of the profits will be donated to charity. 10% will be donated to the Noahâ€™s Ark Charity, Tiny Lives Appeal, registered charity number 1069485. 10% will be donated to Young Minds, registered charity number 1016968.