4 Things You Can Do to Support Your Salon During COVID-19
30
Mar

4 Things You Can Do to Support Your Salon During COVID-19

COVID-19 and shelter in place orders have made this time confusing and uncertain. At Mill Pond Salon in New London, Minnesota, we are just as affected by these circumstances as other individuals and businesses. If you’re missing us and wondering how you can help a salon during COVID-19, please keep reading. Many family-owned and corporate businesses have been mandated to close during quarantine and stay-at-home orders throughout the country.  Although you can’t come to get a haircut, facial, or lash extensions right now, there are four other ways you can support us while we’re closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Get some gift cards

A huge way you can support a salon during COVID-19 is to purchase gift cards to use on future services. Similar to other areas of the service industry like the restaurant business, hairstylists and estheticians have taken a significant hit on their income during unexpected mandated business closures. By purchasing a gift certificate for your next trim or color service, you support your favorite salon and your stylist, too. Plus, think of how nice it will feel on your next appointment to have it already paid for? Now, that’s a treat. You can also get some of your Christmas shopping done extra early, buying your loved one’s gift cards for their favorite service ahead of time! Purchasing a gift card is an incredible way to show your favorite salon that you care.

Purchase product

shelves filled with Aveda productsWhile the salon isn’t offering any services at this time, we are happily selling our line of Aveda products that we regularly offer at the salon. We know you can’t live without your Aveda brilliant spray-on shine, social distancing, or not. Your neighbors need to see how shiny your hair is when you remain 6ft apart and take out the trash cans to the curb.  Or, protect your luxury color service with the Aveda Color Conserve shampoo and conditioner. While you may have to go longer than usual between your appointments, you can make sure your hair still looks amazing with these products. To purchase any of our Aveda products to be shipped or using curbside delivery, please click here.

Buy some swag

a smiling woman making a purchase on her phoneThanks to Imaginal Marketing, there are some adorable fundraising items you can purchase to help support us at Mill Pond Salon during COVID-19. We have minimalistic hair inspired designs on t-shirts, mugs, and hats. There’s even a hat that says “until I see my stylist”. So cute, so fitting. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly to helping the stylists at Mill Pond Salon. To show your support, visit Imaginal Marketing by clicking here. Make sure you select ‘Mill Pond Salon’ at check out!

Interact with us on social media

The Mill Pond Salon exterior sign in New London Minnesota If you’re in a similar situation as we are, and your income is reduced or eliminated altogether, you can still support Mill Pond Salon. Please follow our Instagram (@millpondsalon) and ‘like’ us on Facebook You can help out the salon by liking, commenting on, and sharing our posts as well as inviting your friends to like the Facebook page.  To invite your friends to like our page, simply go to the ‘Community‘ tab, and on the right-hand side, select ‘invite your friends to like this page.’ Choose, ‘select all’ and then ‘send invites’. That’s it! If you’ve had great experiences at Mill Pond Salon in the past and haven’t left a review on Yelp, Google, or Facebook yet, there has never been a better time than now! Traditional face-to-face referrals are encouraged too! Tell all of your friends how much you miss Mill Pond Salon.

Help out our friends

large group of people outdoors with their arms around each others' backs New London, Minnesota, is a close-knit community where small business owners support other small business owners. In fact, this is one of the biggest reasons that the owner of the salon, Paulina, loves the location of her business so much. Everyone should experience New London and the incredible sense of community it has. When possible shop small in the New London area. All family-owned businesses and restaurants could use the help. Order take-out from your favorite eatery and shop online from small businesses over corporations as best as you can. Only together can we make it through COVID-19.

Thank you

women getting salon services at Mill Pond Salon in New London Minnesota To all of our wonderful customers: thank you. During this time, we love that you want to know how you can help a salon during the challenge of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our customers, staff, and families is a top priority. While we are sad to be closed, we are proud to be doing our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19. At Mill Pond Salon, we thank you for all of your support during this time, and we can’t wait to see you all when we open our doors again. Stay safe and healthy. We’ll see you soon!