Thursday 7th May, 2015

Young Mums At The Cutting Edge

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Fratelli Hair is a busy salon on Mill Road, known for its great haircuts and warm welcome. It is owned and managed by  brothers, Luigi and Joey Altomonte, who used to come to Romsey Mill when it was a youth club to play pool and, as they say, keep out of trouble! Now successful businessmen, they are committed to putting something back into the community and helping others get a foot on the ladder.

Recently Fratelli have supported two of our young mums, Kerry Mitchell and Anya Trotta, with work experience and employment whilst they train to be professional hairdressers.

Kerry was 19 and Anya was 17 when they  first came to Romsey Mill’s Young Parents Programme (YPP), and attended antenatal classes to prepare for birth and motherhood. After having their baby boys, they continued to receive practical and emotional support as they got used to being mums. Bekki Clark, YPP Progressions Worker, helped Kerry and Anya think about their career choices, what qualifications they would need and how to arrange childcare and benefits so they could pursue their goals. Kerry has real flair for  ‘hair up’ styles and would like to have her own business doing hair and beauty for weddings, whilst Anya would like to have her own portfolio of clients or be a session hairstylist on photo shoots.

Joey says that Fratelli have gained from having such motivated young women in the salon, and that they will continue to support them with their careers, and give them opportunities to develop as hairdressers around their commitments as young mums.

Visit Fratelli Hair's website.