This is an absolutely amazing article! It talks about the role that hairstylists can play in helping victims of domestic violence. Many women have close relationships with the men and women they visit regularly for beauty care. As this article explains, it is helpful for these professionals to have resources at hand if their client confides in them about a violent relationship.
Also, there is a related organization called Cut It Out (http://www.cutitout.org/).
a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to local resources.
These motivated, innovative professionals give me hope!