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COVID-19 Uplifting

A Salon Owner's Investigation into Sanitizing Systems Leads to a New Retail Opportunity

As Alan Snetman tested salon sanitation systems after COVID-19 caused mandatory shutdowns, he discovered a new retailing opportunity.

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CA Salons and Barbershops Allowed to Reopen for Indoor Services

On Friday, August 28, California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a new four-tier, color-coded system that will replace California’s monitoring list. Under the new system, all of the state's hair salons and barbershops are permitted to reopen indoors with modifications. 

6 Major Ways to Refresh Your Salon Design for Your Reopening

The new health and safety protocols are making a big impact on salon design, a design refresh shapes the way your clients feel about the precautions you're taking. Salon design expert Leslie McGwire weighs in with some big tips for refreshing your design as you reopen.

A Biodegradable, Disposable Towel Helps Salons Provide a Higher Level of Safety While Helping the Planet

Affordable, compact, recyclable, biodegradable and single-use, Easydry Towels help salons up their customer experience while saying adios to the daily drudge of doing laundry.

A New Business Model for A New Normal

In his latest provocative blog, Eurisko's Leon Alexander proposes a new business model for the salon industry that is a hybrid between a commission-based salon and salon suites.

The Salon and Spa Relief Fund Eases Financial Strain for Salon Owners

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Salon and Spa Relief Fund has come to the aid of salons and salon professionals impacted by natural disaster, but the national scale of the pandemic presented a big hurdle. With an infusion of support from Aveda, the fund has helped 246 salons and growing.

A Helping Hand from Kao Aids Salons in Getting Back to Business

Since the height of the pandemic, the Kao Salon Industry Recovery Initiative has been helping salons by creating special marketing campaigns, allowing members to convert loyalty points to Visa gift cards to pay bills, with special pricing that increases salon profitability and by sending 2,000 Reopening Kits. Find out more.

The Good Fight to Keep Salons Open

In an effort to help California salons reopen and salons in the rest of North America stay open, ISBN assembles a white paper that arms salon and spa owners with the facts.

Memberships and Client Loyalty Helped One Grooming Franchise Stay Strong During the Pandemic

The flexibility of its monthly memberships and the generous support of its clients helped keep the Hammer & Nails franchise strong during the pandemic, even through the shutdown.

Reopening Risks: A Risk Management Perspective on Operating During COVID-19

In this informative blog, SASSI's Kathy Lopez walks you through a risk management plan for reopening and operating your salon during the ongoing pandemic, including safety and sanitation practices, insurance needs, and hold harmless waivers.