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(KSL News) Salon professionals headed back to class today. They aren't going to learn new styling techniques; instead they will get tips on how to fight against domestic violence.
It's all part of a program called "Cut It Out." It's an effort to help women suffering from domestic abuse.
Today, those who work in salons learned how to recognize signs of abuse and where to refer clients to get help. Catherine Higgins of the "Cut It Out Program said, "Salon professionals often have a great relationship with their clients and they communicate with them like friends. They are their friends and they're concerned about them. And often people believe that they confide in salon professionals."
Nearly one third of all American women will be physically or sexually abused by a partner at some point in their life.
The "Cut It Out" program started in 2005 and salons all over the country are participating.