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  • The Beauty Guru & Sterex Talk Transgender Electrolysis @ Professional Beauty North

    Gill Morris will be joining Sam Marshall (The Beauty Guru) speaking at Professional Beauty North on the Monday discussing the benefits of electrolysis when treating Transgender clients.  To book visit: http://professionalbeauty.co.uk/e/north2016/site/northbusinessskills

    Title: Welcoming Transgender clients - treatments & treatment

    When: 19th September - 15.00 -15.50

     Whos speaking: Sam Marshall, The Beauty Guru and Gill Morris, Commercial Director, Sterex

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    What’s it about: The Beauty Guru in association with BornUK are talking all things trans. This is a growing market for salons, so attending this lecture is a must to understand how your business can benefit as well as how to attract this new type of client. You will also gain an understanding and appreciation of the specific etiquette involved when treating trans clients, as well as the essential part electrolysis plays in the transition of male to female clients.

  • Gender Matters to Sterex

    Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person feels that they are trapped within the body of the wrong gender. A person with gender dysphoria experiences anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about the gender they were born with. They believe their gender identity is different from their anatomical sex.

    Awareness of gender dysphoria is increasing due to growing public awareness. However, many people with gender dysphoria still face prejudice and misunderstanding about their condition. It is estimated that one in 4,000 people in the UK receives medical help for gender dysphoria, which suggests that there are many more people with the condition who have yet to seek help. On average, men are diagnosed with gender dysphoria five times more often than women.

    A significant challenge for a trans person is unwanted hair and finding electrolysists who are willing and trained to assist them. To help this situation Sterex pioneered in 2009 the first ever Transgender electrolysis course which today goes from strength to strength enabling a national data base to be built of electrolysists who are willing and able to treat members of the TG community.

    Representatives from ‘Gender Matters’ attend every Sterex course to give information and insight in a fun and inspiring way. Sherrie Tomlinson, CEO and Erika Godwin, Chair , who lecture to the NHS, the Police Force and other organisations, gave a fascinating, deeply moving, challenging and all encompassing presentation. Gender Matters a registered charity based in Wolverhampton , provides a comprehensive programme of practical support, counselling, advice and information for anyone with any questions or problems concerning their gender identity, or whose loved ones are struggling with gender identity issues. They are great supporters of Sterex and all we are trying to achieve for the community. As a gesture of goodwill Laurie Cartmell Director of Sterex was pleased to make a donation to the charity in recognition of all their hard work and support .

    Laurie Cartmell Director of Sterex
    with Sherrie Tomlinson, CEO and Erika Godwin, Chair Gender Matters
    Left: Elaine Stoddart, Director of Education Sterex
    Right: Tina Sinclair, Trans-Electrolysis Specialist Sterex
  • Transgender Course April 2013

    Picture courtesy of Gender Matters

    The course consists of a 2-day specialist training programme educating experienced and knowledgeable electrolysists in transgendered techniques. Consisting of both theory and practical training, all hair including the genital area, is treated. The training not only encompasses practical techniques but is also aimed at improving communication and consultation procedures specifically for transgendered clients.

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  • FREE Advertising for Electrolysists

    Are you an electrolysist who is willing and prepared to treat transgendered clients?

    Sterex are building a nationwide list of practitioners happy to treat this minority group so contact them for FREE entry onto their transgendered list of practitioners.

    This is the first ever site which will feature a list such as this and is wholeheartedly welcomed by the TG community.

    The site is open to ALL so contact Sterex training department on 0121 708 2404 or  training@sterex.com

    Preferential listing on this site will be given to qualified practitioners who have completed the Sterex 2 day specialised Trangendered course. (Value 29 CPD Points). This innovative training course gives an insight into the TG clients ‘life journey’ and ensures practitioners become fully conversant in this specialised subject area both practically and theoretically.

    The course priced at only £450 includes:

    • Support from 2 lecturers with a maximum ratio of 4 delegates to 1 lecturer
    • Respected expert independent speakers who are active participants within the transgendered community
    • Full and comprehensive training manuals accompany the course
    • A recognised qualification certificate
    • Ongoing help and support
    • Practical elements include hair removal on ALL body parts with transgendered models provided
  • Mapping My Journey

    Gender Matters is a registered charity whose ethos is supporting trans people and advancing trans equality. Recently they launched an exciting new project called ‘Mapping My Journey’ for which they have been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding. The project will record, collate and celebrate the personal journeys and histories of members from the trans community and will culminate in a major exhibition at the Shout Festival exhibition February 2014.

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  • Dragons Den Extraordinare

    Erika Godwin (Ge