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How You Can Support Your Local Salons & Stylists While Social Distancing

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Please note: Hair.com is not and will never claim to be a health resource, during this time, or otherwise. To stay up-to-date, we encourage our readers to stay informed via your local and national news sources and through information provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health departments.

The Hair.com mantra has always been: "We've got you covered between salon appointments" and that mission has never been more important to us than during this current moment in time. During the next few months, we'll be here with the same tips, advice, and pro-backed info that you've come to expect from us over the years, as well as continuing to provide access to all the best professional hair care and styling products you may need during this time. Plus, we’re working on some fun new virtual ways to connect you with your favorite stylists and Hair.com experts.

But, the core of Hair.com is the salon professional, and we want to share some ways you can support your stylist and your local salon, even if you're going a bit longer between those appointments.

Donate to the Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The salon community is experiencing unprecedented hardship, with thousands of hairdressers out of work and without income. If you are in a position to help, consider donating to the PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund was created to help support licensed beauty professionals who are experiencing financial hardships due to the virus. Donate here.

Purchase a gift card for a later appointment.

If you're practicing social distancing, but still want to support your local salon, consider purchasing a gift card that you can use at a later date. This will help them keep the business going while we all work together to keep each other safe.

Follow your faves on social media!

Stay in touch with your favorite stylist virtually and follow them and the salon on social media. This will keep you updated with the latest schedules, any deals, as well as give you an inside look at beauty trends to try at your next visit!

Pre-book and pre-pay.

Many independent stylists aren't able to stay in operation right now and may be struggling with sources of income. Even if no gift cards are available, consider pre-booking, and offering to pre-pay a portion of or the full amount of your upcoming service. A reminder that we are all in this together, and every little bit helps.

Resist the urge to DIY… yes, you… put down the scissors.

We get it, we don't like to stretch too much time between appointments either (between the visible roots and the split ends from heat styling, we need that regular salon trip). But, in this in-between time, resist the urge to take matters into your own hands. DIY hair color can leave you needing a costly color correction later on down the line and don't even get us started on cutting your own hair.

Use this time to hide roots with root concealing sprays and by experimenting with new hairstyles. Avoid unnecessary damage and split ends by putting down the hot tools for the time being and embracing your natural styles or trying those heatless styling tricks you may have never had the time to try before.

We're firm believers that haircare is a form of self-care, and during this time, it's important to take time out to give yourself a moment, try a new style and share it with us @hairdotcom or just lounge around with a deep conditioner in and binge watch a show, but most of all, be mindful and stay safe!

For Professional Salons & Stylists!

Announcing the Hair.com Salon Professional Affiliate Program

Hair.com has set up a Salon Professional Affiliate Program, operated through Rakuten Advertising affiliate network. This FREE program allows Licensed Salon Professionals to receive a commission when they sell a product on Hair.com using their unique referral links. Our hope is that this program can help you stay connected with your clients in these uncertain times while helping you to earn supplemental income until you can get back behind the chair. Learn more and sign up here.

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