Celebrating YOU: Hestia hosts International Women’s Day Service User Event Alongside DAFNI

With International Women’s Day (8th March) just around the corner, we were so excited to invite our female service users to an event just for them – Celebrating YOU: Strength, Beauty and Survival alongside DAFNI, the innovative hair-straightening brush.

Enabling our service users to enjoy a morning of pampering for the body and soul, Celebrating YOU set out to inspire, empower and uplift.

Treatments on the day included make up, manicure and nail services from mobile beauty therapists MissBeez, and hair styling by DAFNI’s expert team to unveil their new Limited Edition Hair Straightening Brush in Rose Gold. We’re incredibly thankful to Missbeez and DAFNI for providing their beauty expertise for the day and to DAFNI for donating £10 from each sale of their new Limited Edition Hair Straightening Brush in Rose Gold to Hestia!

In order to provide our service users attending – women living in our domestic abuse refuges and victims of modern slavery – with the opportunity to nurture their mind, we set up the beauty treatments to coincide with a selection ofinspirational guest speakers. The day’s schedule included a number of Hestia’s service users telling their own stories of domestic abuse and their remarkable journeys to recovery, as well as a captivating speech from Margaret V Aberdeen of ‘Break Free of Domestic Violence Forever’.

Margaret V Aberdeen, survivor and author of ‘Break Free of Domestic Violence Forever’ gives an impassioned talk about her personal journey and the need for self-love and compassion.

Other fantastic moments throughout the day included a performance from upcoming musician Malory, who debuted her song ‘NO MORE’ for our UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, and a final relaxing meditation session with Dao Tran-Boyd.

The talented Malory performs a set for our service users, complete with a sing-a-long to her brand new track ‘NO MORE’, written for Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign.

We offer our endless thanks to all those involved, especially DAFNI for their continued support of Hestia – with this event being our third to be held in partnership. And finally but most importantly, to our wonderful, courageous service users, thank you for coming!

From left to right: Dao Tran-Boyd, Lyndsey Dearlove, Margaret Aberdeen, Malory, Natasha, Corienne.


Please contact the UK SAYS NO MORE team for more information at uksaysnomore@hestia.org.

You can also visit uksaysnomore.org.