Salons pledge to ditch gossip magazines following death of Caroline Flack

By Helena Biggs | 21 February 2020 | Celebrity, News

Gossip Magazines

A number of nail, beauty and hair salons are vowing to ditch gossip magazines from their premises following the death of media personality, Caroline Flack.

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Flack was found dead in her London flat on 15 February 2020 after a trial date was announced following claims she assaulted her boyfriend. Press intrusion into the case in the run up to her death has been widely criticised, and the hashtag #BeKind has been trending across social media to raise awareness of the effects of gossip and trolling.

In an interview with Eastern Daily Press, Sian-Elise Keeler of Lavish salon in Great Yarmouth revealed that staff members discussed these issues and have taken the step to remove gossip magazines from the premises, instead allowing customers to bring their own if they so wish.

A post on Lavish’s Facebook page reads: “After the recent sad news of Caroline Flack, the unfair press, the negativity bred in these magazines is not healthy. Pages and pages of negativity, fat shaming, shaming celebs with no make up and much more.

“We will only supply positive magazines providing personal growth, décor, food, fashion, hair inspiration, health and wellbeing.

“We feel it’s time we all make a difference and being in such an influenced industry, we want everyone who visits Lavish to be surrounded with positivity.

“We know this doesn’t stop online nasty comments and trolling, however we want to help. We want the best for our clients and our staff.”

Scratch has noted salons including The Nail Retreat, Rugby and techs include Char’s Gel Nails (who boasts over 46,000 Instagram followers) supporting the campaign.

The Nail Retreat posted on Instagram: “We’ve all been deeply saddened by the tragic news of Caroline Flack, so we’ve decided to no longer have the same magazines in the salon that destroy peoples’ lives, fuel rumours and bring people down. We will now supply feel-good magazines along with local area mags.”