Your nails are starting to look grim, your eyebrows will remind you of Frida, your roots will unveil your true colors (pun intended) and you’ll be mistaken for a Duck Dynasty cast member because of your untrimmed and wild beard. You’ll remember your beautician, hairstylist and barber and start dreading EVEN more self-isolation if that it’s even possible. They’ve been there for you and it’s your turn to show them your love and support. Support your favourite local business!
Self-isolation inside means that we are driving money away from businesses that are already operating on thin margins. Thanks to a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), we know that the hospitality, art and personal services sector will be the ones suffering the most, leading to fear and anxiety for their workers.
There are ways to help your salon or barbershop even if its doors are closed:
- Buy gift cards now. While we do not know exactly when, we know things will get back to normal and we will all need to get our wax, beard trim, mani, etc. done. Buying a gift card now helps your salon or barbershop with its cash flow and shows them your support.
- Send them our way if they do not offer online gift cards. We will set them up with online gift cards for free so that their clients can buy their gift cards.
- Buy their products. Some salons and barbershops sell products and you could still reach out to them and see if you can buy your favourite shampoo, cream or makeup.
We launched ILUK three months ago alongside some amazing salons and barbershops that we are proud to call partners. During these tough times, we want to do everything we can to help out the industry using the technology we have. Help us help small businesses.
To learn more about our Recognition campaign : Support your favorite salon and Recognize today’s superhero
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