Cut It Out: What You Can Do About the Salon Shootings

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/22/2012 2:40:00 PM

 

Having recently marked the one year anniversary of the salon shooting tragedy in Seal Beach, California, and now two more tragedies at salons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Clearwater, Florida, in the past week, domestic violence continues to plague our society and was a root cause in all of these incidents.

While sending heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and the broader salon community, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is calling out to beauty professionals to pledge their support for the CUT IT OUT program to help end domestic violence.

 

CUT IT OUT is a program of the PBA Foundation and is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. CUT IT OUT builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients and fellow salon professionals to local resources. Salon professionals have the extraordinary opportunity to give hope and help to clients and co-workers who are in abusive relationships.

What you can do:

STEP 1: Go to www.probeauty.org/cutitout. Sign the online pledge form and select the complimentary CUT IT OUT materials for your salon, spa or school.

STEP 2: Display the CUT IT OUT materials at your salon / spa’s front desk, individual stations, break rooms and the restroom. Materials are discreet, available in English and Spanish and have a toll free number that can be easily removed where victims can call to get help, regardless of their location.

STEP 3: Schedule a one-hour CUT IT OUT training for your salon, spa or school. Visit http://www.cutitout.org/training.html for additional information. 

STEP 4: Share your salon’s involvement in CUT IT OUT by promoting it through social media channels.

Help stop the violence today. Voice your opinion on MODERN SALON and SALON TODAY's Facebooks.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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