Social distancing has become the new normal, completely changing the way we live and do business. Some people are able to do their jobs from home. Other people, including your hairstylist, are not able to do their jobs at home and are thus out of work indefinitely.
Your stylist has always been there for you when you needed your roots done, a confidence-boosting haircut, or a whole new look for a new phase of your life. Now is the time to show your stylist that you care by supporting them through one (or more!) of these methods.
Donate to the Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Relief Fund
Several beauty organizations have put together relief funds to help hair stylists in need. For example, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) COVID-19 Relief Fund is awarding grants of $500 to stylists across the country. The fund enables licensed beauty professionals to receive emergency cash for short-term immediate needs, such as food, essential supplies and payment of bills.
If you want to help, you can either donate directly to the fund, or make a donation by purchasing your favorite products from Viviscal. We at Viviscal have pledged to donate 10% of sales from Viviscal.com to the PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund. Through your purchase of Viviscal, you can help beauty professionals get through this difficult time.
Then reach out to your hairstylist and see how they’re doing! Encourage them to apply for funding through PBA if they haven’t already.
Other Ways to Support Your Stylist:
1. Leave a Review
Leaving a positive review on a platform like Yelp or Google will help your stylist to gain more clients in the future. If you’ve got the extra time, why not leave a nice note? If you have pictures of your hair after a service, include them! Most people want to see a stylist’s work before making an appointment.
2. Interact On Social Media
Social media is another way that hairstylists market their services. Interacting with their social media channels can help get more eyes on their work, and more clients in the future. Comment and like their posts, tag a friend, or shout them out! They’ll definitely appreciate it.
3. Schedule Your Next Appointment
Once salons reopen, expect them to be busy. If you can, schedule your next appointment with your hairstylist. Better yet, pre-pay for that service! Having appointments on the books will help your stylist hit the ground running once social distancing is over.
4. Send a Tip
If you’ve had to cancel a service because of social distancing, consider paying for at least part of that service anyways. Of course, we know that’s not always feasible. But even if you can pay for just a small part of that service, remember every dollar counts! Just make sure you clear it with your stylist first before you jump onto Venmo.
5. Buy a Gift Card
Buying a gift card from a salon is basically pre-paying for a future appointment. By paying ahead of time for services, you’re giving money to your salon sooner rather than later. In a time when they’re not making any money, this can really help!
6. Purchase Products
If your salon makes a commission from selling products on their site, purchasing products from your salon is another way to help support your salon. Plus, it helps keep you stocked up on supplies without going out to the store.
7. Hold off on at Home Colorings
When your roots are growing in, it can be tempting to try your hand at coloring your own hair. Unfortunately, many at-home color kits do more harm than good! In a pinch, you can use Toppik Root Touch-Up Spray as a quick fix to disguise your roots.
How are you supporting your stylist during this difficult time? Let us know in the comment section below!