Three beauty spots in Berkhamsted have boycotted gossip magazines following Caroline Flack’s death.
Cecily Spa, Koha Skin Clinics and hair salon, Alchemy & I have all removed celebrity gossip magazines and replaced them with wellness and lifestyle publications to promote positive mental health.
Haylee Benton, founder of the three beauty brands, believes gossip material is harmful to people as it is judgemental, harmful and impacts individuals negatively.
She said: “When people visit us, they’re looking for a space to unwind and relax while enjoying some well earned self-care. However, the negativity hiding between the pages of these magazines can really damage that happy place.
“At Cecily, Koha and Alchemy, wellness and mental health is vitally important to every member of the team. So, instead of promoting magazines that can ridicule and have negative gossip about people, we want to enhance lives, and will now only be providing wellness, fashion and lifestyle publications.”
“Seeing these magazines in public spaces has simply become the norm. But Caroline’s heartbreaking death has given us all a startling reminder of the very real effect that some of these stories can have on people’s lives, and it’s certainly not what we want to promote within our beauty brands.”
Clients of the salons are reportedly very pleased with the move, and are looking forward to reading positive material.