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Hairdresser offers services to youngster banned from the classroom
1:00pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
A TEENAGER, who was banned from the classroom because of the colour of her hair, is breathing a sigh of relief after Paul Kemp hairdressers offered to colour her hair back to its natural colour.
The salon on Sankey Street read about Tiegan Evan’s story in the Warrington Guardian last week and offered their hair colouring services so that the15-year-old could return to the classroom.
Tiegan, from Latchford, has spent four weeks in detention after Cardinal Newman High School said her blue dip-dye breached school policy.
Despite pleading with the school to back down, the school refused and told her that she would have to ‘sort her hair out’ before she could return to the classroom.
To strip her hair back to its natural colour would cost in the excess of £70, but Paul Kemp hairdressers offered their services for free.
Her sister, Candice said: “It’s been a stressful few weeks but hopefully it’s over now and Tiegan can focus on her GCSEs.
“She has an exam in a month and she needs to get back into the classroom to make sure she’s ready for it.”
The year 11 pupil dip-dyed her hair blue at the start of summer as a way to boost her confidence after a difficult few months.
Candice said: “It was a present for a birthday and was to cheer her up after a difficult few months. We never thought for one moment that all this would happen."
“The hairdrssers did a great job and the important thing is that Tiegan can now concentrate on her GCSEs.”
A spokesman for Cardinal Newman said: "“The school’s records show that no student has been detained after school due to this issue and no year eleven student is ever withdrawn from a lesson due to a uniform infringement.”
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