How to Support Local Businesses Through Covid-19

20th Mar 2020 | By Ellie Gaudiosi
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As coronavirus continues to spread across the UK and the rest of the world, the government have implemented a social distancing strategy. While a few weeks working from home and the perfect excuse for some cosy nights in with Netflix sound great to lots of us, there are plenty of local, independent businesses who will really be feeling the strain over the coming weeks. We know lots of salons and mobile beauty therapists will be worried over this uncertainty, so it’s our time to try our best to support our local beauty and brow bosses.

Rearrange, don’t cancel

Obviously if you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (a new, continuous cough, a high temperature and/or shortness of breath), you shouldn’t be going to your appointment. However, rather than just cancelling, be sure to rearrange so that your salon knows they still have returning custom. It’s a small gesture that will give peace of mind.

Buy a gift voucher

If you’re in a position to, buy a gift voucher from your local salon to redeem against your next appointment. This keeps money coming in for the salon at this tough time and your next appointment is paid upfront – win win. It’s also the perfect option for a Mother’s Day present if you’re unable to get out to the shops. We’re sure your local salon would kindly email or post this out to you.

Help with supplies

There are lots of supplies that keep a beauty business running. As well as the specialist treatment products, these businesses cannot run without everyday hygiene products like hand sanitiser and soap. With national shortages on these products, it’s a worrying time for those that rely on them. If you have plenty at home, why not ask your local salon if they would like some? 

Get your summer slots in now

We all know how tricky it can be to fit in those summer and Christmas beauty appointments. Get your calendar organised now by booking up your essential appointments for later in the year. Offer to pay a deposit or booking fee upfront to help during this period of uncertainty. 

Offer your support

Sometimes, it’s the smallest acts that make a difference. A message, phone call or even glowing social media review will let your therapist know that you care and are thinking about them.

A bad situation is the best time to be good to each other. We understand everyone is feeling anxious right now, but if there’s anything you can do to support your local salons, it won’t go unnoticed. Stay safe and look out for each other. 

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Despite the uncertain and challenging times we’re facing, Team HD are committed to delivering the content you love. We’re here to entertain, inform and support all of our brow bosses, so if there’s anything you’d like to see, please contact us on Instagram @hdbrowsofficial. Stay safe, stay at home if you can and take care. 

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