Healthy Hairdresser

Take a Stand

Lauren Salapatek | August 28, 2015 | 8:28 AM

Salon owners represent their businesses at their local Chamber of Commerce; salon teams select charities to support; individual stylists voice their opinions at an industry association meeting. From promoting healthy habits to protecting natural resources to never compromising your integrity, there’s no end to the topics that you can take a stand on! Maybe you support something affecting our industry, your community, human rights or your own professionalism.

The September Healthy Hairdresser Challenge, presented by sponsor Stand + Deliver, asks: As a salon professional, what do you stand for? By responding, you’ll automatically be entered to win a pair of Stand + Deliver fashion compression hosiery ($30+ value!) to support your health as you stand in the salon. During the month of September, MODERN SALON editors will choose 30 respondents to receive the gift.

Stand + Deliver developed the compression hosiery to express support for salon pros.

“I wanted to give back to the professional beauty industry, which has been so good to me,” says Founder Troy Maier. “Professional hair care is what I’ve done my whole life, but this product directly helps beauty professionals. You have to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your clients. You’re relying on the blood flow to reach down to the legs and feet and recirculate back to the heart.”

When he meets hairdressers seeking relief from sore legs and varicose veins, Maier tells them that the compression hosiery will help, but there’s no substitute for staying in good shape.

“You need to drink a lot of water, eat well, stand on a mat to do hair and move around as you work,” Maier says. “This is a great tool, but don’t just buy my product. Keep your body healthy.”

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