EDVOS has developed a free training on gender inequality and family violence for salon professionals to help women who may be facing violence or controlling behaviour at home. 

HaiR-3R’s (Recognise, Respond and Refer) aims to:

  • Inform salon professionals about gender inequality as the main driver of family violence.
  • Support salon professionals to understand gender stereotypes.
  • Increase the capacity of salon professionals to support a client who may be experiencing family violence.

To find out more about our HaiR program please view our information flyer below, visit our Facebook Page, email or call 03 9259 4293.

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HaiR-3R’s Research Report on Family Violence Training for Salon Professionals 

The HaiR-3R’s Research Report was developed in conjunction with Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) and The University of Melbourne.  The pre and post-training evaluations of over 150 salon professionals included in this report show that participants in the program felt it greatly improved their ability to help clients in need. 87% of salon professionals reported feeling more confident to recognise, respond and refer on disclosures of family violence. The report also reveals that 90% of participants’ understanding of gender inequality, the main driver of family violence, increased from low to high.

In this report, a Salon Professional quoted that the program gave him, “the confidence…in understanding that you’re not a counsellor, and it’s not your responsibility to provide that…it’s more appropriate and responsible to give a client the information and the power to explore a more appropriate avenue of help”.

View the Hair-3r's research report

EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne's Eastern Region.

We provide a broad range of integrated services to support women and children who are responding to family violence.

We prioritise the safety of women and children as a fundamental human right whilst working to ensure perpetrators are held accountable for using violence.

  • PO BOX 698 Ringwood VIC 3134
  • 03 9259 4200
  • EDVOS Operating Hours
    M-F:9am-8pm & Sat:9am-5pm

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