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Invest in Yourself

Stacey Soble | July 10, 2011 | 7:12 PM
With the economy taking its toll on the clients of the upscale Emerge Spa and Salon and G20 Spa and Salon on Newbury Street in Boston, owner Joyce Hampers designed a program that helps clients invest in themselves by maintaining their beauty, grooming and wellness routines while they are job hunting.

“I see the ravages of the job market every day, impacting not only blue collar working men and women, but also those who have reached the top—especially women who have spent years breaking through the glass ceiling only to have it come crashing down along with a pink slip,” says Hampers. “We want to help see them through this time, bolster their self image and confidence, and keep them as a client.”

Hampers’ Invest in Yourself package lets the client pick three service treatments from a list of eight choices at either location. Package options include services for both men and women for hair, skin, nails, waxing and massage. “We are investing in our clients by offering these packages for $125 at Emerge and $100 and G20, a savings to the client of up to 70 percent,” she explains.

These targeted services help a client prepare for a big job interview or help maintain their mind and body for success. To qualify, a client’s unemployed status must be verified with a copy of a termination letter from a former employer or a benefits determination letter. Services are booked one after the other, creating a mini spa day.

In addition, both spa/salons will be hosting an ongoing series of complimentary Invest in Yourself seminars, focusing on topics such as resume refreshment, interview techniques, image consulting, nutrition, fitness and personal financial goals.

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