Could it be our imagination, or are hairdressers truly getting healthier?
In preparing this third annual Healthy Hairdresser Wellness Guide for Salon Professionals, we feel a momentum building. As the beauty industry’s conversation on health grows louder and gathers more and more professionals, it’s time now to reach out. First, we make our own wellness our personal cause. Then we help our families, next our peers and finally our local and global communities. In this way, our year-round Healthy Hairdresser program supports you, the salon professional, in taking care of body, spirit and business for yourself but also in providing resources for you to help out the next person.
A culture of giving is so entrenched in the salon world that it seems second nature to beauty professionals to provide beauty services free of charge to vulnerable populations, donate portions of their revenue to a worthy cause or spend their weekends walking for a cure. In this special Healthy Hairdresser supplement as well as in MODERN SALON Magazine and online at modernsalon.com/healthy, we are sharing your stories of spreading love and assistance. Your good deeds feed your spirit and inspire others, while also improving our world.
With such an ambitious mission, we reached out, too, and our generous and caring Healthy Hairdresser sponsors immediately responded! Representatives from these companies make up our new Healthy Hairdresser Advisory Council. Meet these special industry leaders beginning on page 6. Throughout the coming year, they will be sharing health information, personal observations and ways to get involved in community outreach.
A hot topic in the industry right now, hair loss and thinning, bridges body/spirit/business and relates to the health conversation in affecting not only clients, but stylists as well. As you help clients face their hair thinning issues, you very well may be laying groundwork to help yourself. Like other beauty categories, hair-loss solutions can help you to build your service business as well as add to your retail income. See page 16, then learn more at modernsalon.com/hairplus.
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