Hairdresser Fiona Ginty has given a real confidence boost to young people in Watford being supported by Hightown Housing Association through a difficult start in their lives.

Fiona, a freelance hairdresser in Watford, has given free haircuts to residents of Hightown’s Young People’s Housing Service, which provides supported accommodation in two converted houses in the town to vulnerable young people aged 16-25.

She wanted to play her part in boosting the confidence of the young people being supported by Hightown to live more independently, so visited one of the schemes with her scissors and comb.

Fiona said: “I believe everyone should feel good about themselves and I’m glad my job helps others achieve this. Many people have done good things for me in the past, and now I have the opportunity to pass it on. I hope that the residents can now do the same.”

Among those to receive a free trim from Fiona were 16-year-old Phoebe Ansell and Kurtis Bradley, aged 17. Phoebe said: “I have only ever let my mum cut my hair, so this was a big thing for me. Fiona made my hair look amazing.”