Training hairdressers to spot domestic abuse can help, but victims' groups must be priority
Could your hairdresser save your life? The good people of Illinois in the US believe this could be the case.
A new law has just been introduced that will require salon professionals to get training in domestic abuse prevention.
Hairdressers and barbers hear it all. As clients sit back and have their hair cut they often divulge secrets they would never tell another soul. In some ways the new law might seem improbable, but with domestic violence destroying so many families, surely anything that can help has to be welcomed.