Salons, Spas, and Barbershops At the Center of COVID-19 Charitable Giving

Salons and barbershops have adapted to operating during the pandemic, stepping up sanitation efforts and requiring masks of all staff and patrons. However, the need to limit the number of clients has disrupted an unofficial function of these small businesses: serving as a community center. In addition to doling out fresh cuts and tidy brows,
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Stylists Working From Home: Managing Stress, Risk and Insurance

As uncertainty amid the current pandemic grows, so will the number of people working from home. The past year has shown the world that it’s possible to work from home in more career industries than you’d think. As coronavirus forced businesses to shut down their in-house operations, the demand of remote work is higher than ever. Now, more and
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How Day Spas Cultivate Wellness and Safety During the Pandemic

After months at home with their favorite businesses closed, more and more people have returned to stress-relieving pampering and self-care. For day spas, the focus needs to be on ensuring that their new standards for safety and health are up to snuff. The challenge is to maintain a relaxing atmosphere while being stringent about health and safety
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5 Self-Care Tips for Salon Staff During COVID-19

Within the past several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an extreme shift in the way individuals and businesses conduct their everyday lives. As state officials are lifting lockdowns, new challenges will emerge in the day-to-day routines of everyday life. What can be difficult is adapting to the new reality. Practicing self-care is
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Salon Professional Liability Insurance: Who, What and Why

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the future isn’t clear for many small businesses. But no matter what is going on in the world, one thing is certain: salons, spas and barber shops can manage their risks and protect their investments with the right insurance policy. This is where professional liability insurance comes in. Professional
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Salon & spa reopening risks: What have we learned so far?

As businesses have continued reopening, there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases nationwide. The spike has renewed concerns that many businesses are not adequately preparing and accounting for COVID-19 precautions when reopening their locations. At salons and spas, this is particularly relevant, since services depend on physical contact. So, what
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Buying In: How Salons Are Improving Their Retailing Efforts

Retail sales are always a source of conversation in the salon and spa space. After all, no one becomes a hair stylist or esthetician so that they can do sales. Competition from online and big box retailers in recent years has put pressure on salons and spas with retail operations. Still, many customers enjoy the convenience and assurance of buying
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How salons and spas can prepare for this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2019 hurricane season caused significant damages to businesses and homes across the country. Hurricane Dorian, for example, reached Category 5 status and according to Aon, caused $1.2 billion in economic damages. Tropical Storm Imelda, even though it barely registered as a tropical storm, managed to cause $2 billion in damages and at least
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How the beauty industry is lending a hand with COVID-19 relief

The COVID-19 shutdowns have closed salons and spas worldwide, pushing the beauty industry into unprecedented territory. While these shutdowns may be a setback for many beauty professionals and businesses, the broader industry has banded together in recent weeks to support relief efforts at the local and global level. Through donations, social
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5 Steps to Reopening Salons and Barbershops

Colorado recently announced their decision to shift from stay-at-home to safe-at-home, opening several small businesses across the state for limited business. Included in these businesses are hair salons and barbershops, which will be able to open provided they follow the state’s physical distancing requirements. As several states begin to
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