How You Can Help Beauty Pros Impacted by Hurricane Florence

September 27, 2018 | 11:10 AM

After Hurricane Florence made landfall earlier this month, the storm and subsequent flooding claimed 48 lives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Moody's, an analytic research company, conservatively estimates damage could cost $17 to $22 billion.

Among those impacted are salons and spas who have had to close and hundreds of salon professionals who have either lost their homes, their place of work or both. Requests for help already are flooding the two funds established to help our industry recover from natural disasters--PBA's Disaster Relief Fund and The Salon and Spa Relief Fund.

PBA's Disaster Relief Fund is calling on salon professionals to give what they can. A hundred percent of all Disaster Relief funds raised go directly to beauty industry professionals affected by natural disasters. The fund is a program of the PBA Foundations, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations made to the PBA Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law.

The Salon and Spa Relief Fund was established by the Neill Company in 2005 and has distributed more than $200,000 in grants, with 100% of the funds available to help people in the salon and spa industry. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3), so donations to the organization are tax deductible. In response to Florence, the Salon and Spa Relief Fund issued the  $500 Challenge, with the goal of raising $250,000 by getting 500 beauty-based businesses to donate $500 or more.

More from News

Salon Today 200 The team from Hollywood Hair Salon and Spa in Centralia, Illinois.
Salon Today 200

2019 Salon Today 200: Retail and Merchandising

Stacey Soble | December 10, 2018

Meet the 2019 SALON TODAY 200 honorees in Retail and Merchandising. These salons and spas know successful retail sales are the result of the entire team pulling their weight. Owners and managers plan promotions and create displays, service providers educate the client and make recommendations and the front desk closes the sales.


2019 NAHA Finalists: Texture

Lauren Salapatek | December 4, 2018

The NAHA texture category demonstrates texture skills with designs that complement the individuality of diverse hair textures. Hair texture may be natural or chemically treated, but entries must display wearable, cutting-edge textured hair styles.


2019 NAHA Finalists: Salon Team

Lauren Salapatek | December 4, 2018

The NAHA Salon Team category showcases a team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hair styling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible.


2019 NAHA Finalists: Student

Lauren Salapatek | December 3, 2018

Collections in the NAHA Student category display creativity, versatility and expertise in hair styling. Students must be enrolled in school or performing required hours in a salon and NOT be a licensed cosmetologist as of the entry deadline.

Load More