A "LOUSY" LINE OF WORK? WELL, YES AND NO
June 7, 2016 -- "People come in crying," explains co-owner Christine Bannano describing some of her clients who have shown up at one of the Fairy LiceMother's locations panicked and at a loss over what to do when that unwelcome louse is found in a child's scalp. "And then they leave saying, 'best money I ever spent, I am so happy I came here, I feel so much better."
Fairy LiceMothers, a head lice treatment center, held its grand opening celebration for its Glen Head location this past Friday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce.
Dedicated to eliminating the persistent lice problem that has wreaked havoc in many homes, and educating communities on the use of safe and effective lice treatments, Ms. Bonnano along with her two business partners Carol Gilbert and Michelle Villela started out making house calls on Long Island and in Putnam County, New York. With a strong demand for their services, the three licensed head lice treatment clinicians opened their first brick and mortar treatment center in Oceanside in 2008 and then from there expanded, launching a second facility in Deer Park, and then another in Austin, Texas.
Why Glen Head?
"Clients have been asking for North Shore location," Ms. Bonnano explains. "And we have been looking for the right location for some time, but as soon as we saw this, we knew it was the place."
Using only natural and safe products that do not contain any toxic chemicals the Fairy LiceMothers employ a removal process known as the Shepherd Method, which is a strand by strand approach to ensure all visible nits are removed. Additionally, they will train clients in the process if they prefer to do it on their own at home.
Much of addressing the problem of lice infestations is not just treatment, but also in taking preventative measures and having an understanding of how lice is, and is not, transmitted.
In pursuit of that end, Fairy LiceMothers offers to present to community groups and to parents at PTA meetings.
"We want to educate the community on the real facts of lice," said Ms. Bonnano, " and to address the stigma and some of the misunderstanding many people have concerning head lice."
Fairy LiceMothers is located at 679 Glen Cove Avenue in the center of Glen Head.
For more information about Fairy LiceMothers, visit their website at fairylicemothers.com or by clicking here.
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