HAIRDRESSERS are being offered specialist online training by police in a bid to spot the signs of a domestic abuse victim.

North Wales Police will host the 'Would you make the cut' virtual session will see domestic abuse survivors, police officers and domestic abuse practitioners discuss how health and beauty professionals can give advice and where to signpost customers who they know are suffering from domestic abuse.

One in three women suffer some form of domestic abuse and on average each victim is subjected to 35 incidents before anything is disclosed to a family member or friend.

"With all those in the industry not being able to work during this period, this is a perfect opportunity to learn about domestic abuse and how you as an individual or business can help those victims who suffer it," a police spokesperson said.

"If you are a hairdresser, barber, beautician, provide alternative beauty therapies or attend people’s homes to provide these services, then, please feel free to join us."

There are 100 spaces available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The session takes place on Thursday, October 29 from 1.30pm to 4pm.

For more information on how to join the virtual session visit the North Wales Police website.