A Review of Ellie’s Inclusive Pamper

We love to review places to give others an opportunity to see if the setting would be inclusive especially if, like Ellie, my daughter, you have a disability such as Down Syndrome.
So let’s have a look at Ellie’s inclsuive pamper with Flawless UK based in Manchester.

How The Inclusive Pamper Began

One of the community groups that we attend regularly was gifted a voucher
http://dswestpennine registered charity 1140539
and one Saturday evening I chose to purchase it for myself and Ellie. We have very little mummy daughter time as she is a daddy’s girl and once purchased I wondered whether she would even enjoy it. However when Ellie turned 10 I realised that she didn’t experience a lot of activities that others her age would and I wanted to rectify that and share how many places are actually inclusive.

The night before we went, I told her we had a surprise adventure happening the next day and in basic terms explained our pamper session. She sounded excited by it all which was a great start. The next morning getting ready, Ellie said, ‘I am nervous mummy’ Bless.

The Inclusive Review

After a stressful morning driving into Manchester and locating a parking spot given half the streets were cordoned off for a police investigation, I suddenly realised Ellie had never been into Manchester (another one to rectify but maybe when it was quiet). Arriving late and apologetically the staff were very welcoming and friendly and actually let me leave Ellie with them for five minutes whilst I returned to the car to park right out side their building (please note it had double yellow lines and I was using our Blue Badge)

We were offered drinks and the morning was explained to us both. Ellie was then given her own make-up artist, Natalie who began to talk to Ellie like she was an individual. Natalie asked Ellie questions, rather than me and whatever Ellie wanted in relation to her make-up and hair, she got. This was one of the main reasons I chose to write this blog and share; Natalie treated Ellie like a young lady that she is and I couldn’t stop smiling throughout the morning as it was a pleasure to see. Many people are not sure how to talk to Ellie and often think she wont answer so ask me questions instead.
They both talked music and films throughout the experience. Whilst pictures should not have been taken inside the studio, I did manage to get this one.

Ellie let Natalie curl her hair even though she gets head sore

What Did the Voucher Consist Of?

The voucher itself consisted of
– Complimentary Drinks
– A Make Over including nail polish
– Your hair styled
– Photo session with 3/4 outfits
– A printed photograph to take home, additional can be purchased

All in it can take about 3 to 4 hours.

The Photography Session

The settings and tools for this part were outstanding from beds, to chairs to feather boa’s and once again the ladies were very flexible. If Ellie didn’t want to do something she was adamant she wouldn’t do it. I personally had no idea what we wanted so I let the professionals lead the way.
As we were heading into the final part, Ellie did begin to have had enough so I called it and asked could we finish.

Conclusion

Over all the morning was fantastic and I would definitely recommend doing something like this with your children to help them experience what other children do. As for the staff, I couldn’t fault them with their friendly, welcoming and inclusive manner.
Speaking of inclusion, the only thing I would adapt would be the stairs going down to the building, maybe have a ramp to help anyone with mobility issues access the studio.
The only downside, if there was one to mention was the cost of the additional photographs; whilst I appreciated their quality it was difficult to say no, once you had seen them as you always want to hold onto memories of a day like that and thus the credit card sneaked out of my purse.

If you would like to purchase a voucher with Flawless UK, here is their link
https://flawlessstudios.net/

The Model

So there you have it, thank you so much for reading. I would love to know have you had an experience like this with your child, please do comment and if you would like to read more reviews from me then do press follow. You can also check out our inclusive review of our summer holiday here
https://t.co/RJ7vcbk31i?amp=1

Until Next Time
Sharon x

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Comments

September 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

This sounds wonderful and Ellie looks absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous experience and a fun day. 😊



September 17, 2019 at 11:39 am

Oh what a lovely way to spend the day. Ellie looks gorgeous ❤

Anne



September 18, 2019 at 1:24 am

Sounds like Ellie had an amazing time! Her smile says it all!



September 18, 2019 at 1:25 am

Sounds like Ellie had an amazing time. Her smile says it all!



September 21, 2019 at 7:17 am

This sounds brilliant. What a lovely experience to share together. It sounds like an amazing place.



Renee
September 21, 2019 at 7:20 am

What a beautiful experience for Ellie and I love how the team treated her like a princess. Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful young lady x



Marie Houldridge
September 24, 2019 at 7:12 pm

What a fantastic experience what little girl doesn’t love a pamper session, my 6 year old granddaughter is always inviting me over for one. Ellie looks like she loved every second of that 😍 xx



September 24, 2019 at 7:58 pm

What a lovely experience to have together, sounds like a really great place, glad you both had fun.



September 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Ah, it sounds like a truly wonderful bit of Mummy-Daughter bonding time. Ellie’s photos are fab and it’s something you’ll both always remember. And so good to hear how inclusive and supportive the venue waa, it makes all the difference.



September 24, 2019 at 10:02 pm

The pic shows that Ellie had a fab time and really enjoyed herself. And she looks great too.



Sayali D
September 25, 2019 at 1:02 am

A fun filled day! Ellie must have thoroughly enjoyed the experience..



September 28, 2019 at 12:56 pm

I’ve added this document to my favorites



October 30, 2019 at 7:17 am

This looks like a fantastic experience! Everyone needs a bit of pampering 🙂 Ellie looks stunning xx



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