From small towns to metropolitan cities, every salon offers a sense of community. In fact, whether it’s a killer haircut or a brilliant new colour, hairstylists are giving back to their clients each day. Building on their natural ability to make others shine, here are five more ways that you can spark the spriit of giving amongst your staff.
5) Support Students Abroad.
Through international charities, there are a number of education and apprenticeship programs that welcome donations including product and tools. In addition, your salon may be able to sponsor students attending apprenticeship programs in developing countries.
Organizing a charity cut-a-thon is not only a terrific way to raise funds for a good cause but it can also help you build team spirit within your salon being focused on the fundraising goal. As an added bonus, it’s also a great way to bring potential new clients through your salon doors.
3) Raise Awareness.
While generating fundraising dollars goes a long way for charity organizations, helping to increase awareness about the organization equally as important. Whether you’re donating your salon services to benefit a silent auction or hosting an in-salon event, but sure to ask the organization for promotional materials that you can leave for your clients in your reception or waiting area.
2) Giving Team.
Generate excitement about community giving by challenging your salon team to channel their creativity by sharing their ideas for getting involved. It doesn’t have to be about an in-salon event, your staff may opt to volunteer their time by speaking with up-and-coming students at a local academy or offering their services at a local retirement residence.
1) Lead By Example.
Even if your salon doesn’t currently support a specific charitable organization, ask your distributors or manufactures if there are organizations that are being supported on a national level. Then get involved by finding out ways in which your salon can contribute.