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COVID-19 Resources for Salons and Spas

BY Nina Zoukelman

3 min read

Updated on August 9: Most salons and spas have already reopened. Sadly, some states have walked back, if partially, their restrictions on beauty businesses. This is undoubtedly a confusing time for business owners, who are facing much uncertainty. Whether your business is open or closed at the moment, you probably have many questions on financial aid, cash flow, safety, insurance and staff rights, among other things. . Here is a list of COVID-19 resources for salons and spas that will walk you through these questions and help you get the support you need.

Maintaining a Positive Cash Flow

How to continue making an income:

https://12handz.com/2020/04/05/salons-and-spas-make-income-during-coronavirus/

How to make more money during COVID-19:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/4-tips-for-making-more-money-during-covid-19/

How to reevaluate your pricing post-quarantine: 

https://behindthechair.com/articles/5-ways-to-reevaluate-your-pricing/

How to ask for a rent reduction:

https://www.salontoday.com/salon-management/623486/covid-19landlord-rent-reduction-lettersalons-and-spas

Rent reduction — follow up letter:

https://www.salontoday.com/salon-management/623486/covid-19landlord-rent-reduction-lettersalons-and-spas

Booth and chair renters — how to reach a fair solution:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/what-would-you-do-if-its-mandatory-for-a-salon-to-close-do-you-still-charge-booth-rent/

Brands offering help to hair salons:

https://behindthechair.com/forums/topic/how-brands-are-helping-stylists-make-money-stay-connected/

Getting Financial Support and Relief

Coronavirus relief options by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

PPP Loans (extended):

https://gusto.com/blog/business-finance/ppp-loan-deadline-extended-heres-why-you-should-apply

U.S. Chamber of Commerce guide to coronavirus emergency loans for small businesses:

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Small Business Relief Program:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/salon-owners-grants-loan-programs-to-help-your-business-now/

Applying for the PBA COVID-19 relief plan:

https://www.modernsalon.com/623543/apply-now-emergency-aid-for-beauty-professionals

Managing Staff Rights 

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How to decide whether to furlough or lay off employees:

https://gusto.com/blog/people-management/furlough-vs-layoff

How the new law giving workers paid sick leave affects you:

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-paid-leave-bill-hr6201-means-employees-businesses-2020-3

Insurance Coverage and Legal Matters

How to minimize the risk of a COVID-19 lawsuit from a client:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/covid-19-can-a-client-sue-you/

How to protect your salon from employee COVID-19 lawsuits:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/employees-and-covid-19-liability-what-you-need-to-know/

Client consent and waiver form from Behind the Chair:

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How to file a claim under the business interruption coverage of your insurance:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucebrumberg/2020/05/26/covid-19-business-losses-covered-by-insurance-lawyers-and-cpas-advise-you-to-file-claim-now/#110b43cd5eb8

Safety and Hygiene in the Salon and Spa

CDC guidance for employers:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

CDC guidance for nail salons:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/nail-salon-employers.html

CDC guidance for facility disinfecting and cleaning: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Safety guidelines for salons:

https://www.modernsalon.com/624102/28-safety-guidelines-for-reopening-salons-and-barbershops

Cleaning checklist:

https://3d5m9z1lxggz3tg9s146ik21-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cleaning-Between-Services.pdf

Client health questionnaire from Behind the Chair:

https://3d5m9z1lxggz3tg9s146ik21-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Client-Health-Questionnaire.pdf

Safety signage from Behind the Chair:

 https://3d5m9z1lxggz3tg9s146ik21-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/helpful-salon-signs.pdf

How to implement safety guidelines and maintain the client experience: https://behindthechair.com/articles/how-to-implement-safety-guidelines-maintain-the-client-experience/

PPE tips:

https://behindthechair.com/articles/10-genius-ppe-tips-you-probably-havent-heard-yet/

Preparing Your Beauty and Wellness Business for the Day After 

How not to lose your customers during coronavirus shutdown:

https://12handz.com/2020/03/29/boost-relationships-with-beauty-wellness-clients-covid-19/

How to improve your business for the day after coronavirus:

https://12handz.com/2020/03/22/strengthen-salon-business-during-coronavirus/

Free online education by stylists to up your skills for the day after:

https://www.modernsalon.com/623375/stylists-supporting-stylists-free-virtual-education-webinars-and-resources

To Sum Up

Beauty and wellness business owners are undoubtedly in a tough spot. To help businesses navigate this situation and get the support they need, we’ve rounded up an extensive list of COVID-19 resources for salons and spas. There is information on generating positive cash flow, managing your staff’s rights, getting financial relief – and preparing for the day after.

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