Beauty Salon Behind Bars

Inmates at a womens’ prison are finding hope for their futures through an inspiring cosmetology teacher who is training them to be beauticians. Elsa Lumsden runs the Beauty Therapy course at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), providing the women at the prison a way to gain their qualification in cosmetology and find jobs on the outside. Many of Elsa’s students go on to full-time beauty work once they are released, with one former inmate contacting Elsa to say she now owns her own business after leaving CCWF.

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