The COVID-19 pandemic has put many small businesses across the country in a seemingly impossible position. To protect the lives of employees, contractors, clients, and their communities, they needed to shut down. The beauty industry, in particular, has been hit hard, as salons and spas nationwide were some of the first businesses forced to close down for the foreseeable future.
Though these unprecedented conditions have created a challenging situation for these businesses, there are resources available to help your salon or spa business survive the shutdowns and be ready for a return to operations.
Through this crisis, SASSI is dedicated to remaining an integral part of the beauty industry, as we have since 1950. We are actively gathering and sharing resources to support the beauty industry, including:
- COVID-19 resources for salons – Salon Today
- Guide to small business loans for salons/spas – Nails Magazine
- COVID-19 resources for spas – American Spa
- Resources and guides for spas during COVID-19 – ISPA
- Apply Now: Emergency Aid for Beauty Professionals – Modern Salon
We will continue sharing resources on Twitter, Facebook and on our COVID-19 Updates page.
While these are trying and unprecedented times for the beauty industry — and the entire world — there is hope in the way the industry has come together. We are inspired by the many ways industry publications and associations have stepped up to support the salons, spas, stylists, nail techs, estheticians and beyond, and we’ll be here, too.