A BUSINESSMAN is hoping to get people back into work ... by giving them a free makeover!
Barry Crake, owner of Bellissimo Ink and Barry Crake Cosmetic Academy, is offering people the chance to improve their appearance and confidence before job interviews in the hope of helping them secure work.
The 42-year-old, from Sunderland, has worked in the cosmetic industry, namely in tattoo removal, for about five years.
He previously offered people tattoo removal for free in a bid to help them find work.
He is now hoping for success at helping people land new jobs by offering them teeth whitening, manicures, hair cuts and more at his studio in North Road, Boldon Colliery.
Barry, a former self-harmer, who has suffered numerous nervous breakdowns, said he “self counsels” by helping others.
He said: “As long as we feel people really need the help, then we will help them. I’m organising it because I want to help people, and other businesses will give the treatments.
“If a girl comes in and she has a bad complexion or whatever, we will sort it for them.”
Barry is offering the treatments to those who take in a formal interview letter.
He added: “So long as people turn up with the proper letter I will help them. I wanted to help people who are going for jobs because they have no money and no confidence. If they leave feeling confident then that’s great. If I’m helping people I feel better.”
To contact Barry about receiving treatments prior to a job interview, visit www.barrycrakeink.com or Bellissimo Ink on Facebook.