Here’s a really uplifting story from The Toledo Blade. A pair of licensed cosmetologists are offering a free “spa day” to the residents of a local women’s shelter.

“When you make [battered women] feel better and look better, you develop their self-esteem, and they’re able to do more for themselves,” Ms. Hanson said.

Mr. Hanson, who studied cosmetology in Atlanta, said the salon will be able to work with 20 to 25 women from the shelter. He hopes it helps them on their journey as the shelter helped his own family.

We certainly hope that all of our readers and customers are safe, sound, and happy. However, this story does help to demonstrate that pampering isn’t always about vanity.

Sometimes, it’s about boosting your confidence and taking back some power.