Empire Beauty Schools in Maryland and around the country are offering complimentary beauty treatments to cancer survivors Tuesday.
The school is participating in Cancer Survivor Beauty & Support Day. Survivors and patients of any age will be treated to one complimentary service during CSBSD, a day intended to make cancer patients and survivors feel supported and to take a break from their daily worries.
"The response has been pretty good," Nicole Nichols, executive director of the Owings Mills Empire Beauty School, said. "We're expecting people to come later because they'll be getting off of work, but we’re here."
Nichols said that her location, and other locations around the country, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cancer patients or survivors to come in and receive a complimentary service.
She also said that, for her, celebrating cancer patients and survivors this way is personal because she has a few friends who have contracted different cancers.
"Being able to give back, by doing what we know how to do to, with what we're blessed to be able to do, is really a blessing to give back in that way.
At the Empire Beauty School in Owings Mills, the services are provided by senior students who have already been through training, Nichols said.