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COVID-19 Resources to Help Salons and Spas

While the road forward remains unclear, more resources emerge every day to empower salon owners and independent stylists in this time of crisis. In an effort to provide actionable support to our community, we've gathered a list here.

For salon owners & independent stylists

Apply for a disaster loan from the US SBA.

The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Review if your area is eligible.

Leverage the COVID-19 Mutual Aid community.

Mutual aid groups have sprung up in communities globally as people come together to donate money and attention to people in their local areas. Check out the list to ask for support or make a donation in your area.

Apply for a Facebook Small Business Grant.

Facebook will be donating $100M in cash grants and ad credits to businesses affected by the coronavirus. Sign up for updates to be among the first on the list.

Apply for Wellness Business Grant.

If your salon falls under the “wellness services” umbrella, you could qualify for a grant from Reclamation Ventures. These grants are intended to support underestimated groups — those typically left out of the wellness conversation — in this trying period.

Review tax relief options from the IRS.

The IRS allows anyone to defer tax payments due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For business owners expecting a bill in April, this could offer some relief. The IRS also provides free file software and an online tool to track your refund.

Apply for relief from the COVID-19 Relief Fund from the Professional Beauty Association.

The PBA is providing $500 to licensed beauty professionals (this includes estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, and barbers) who are unable to work due to COVID-19.

For employees

Help your staff apply for full or partial unemployment.

Employees who have been laid off or had their hours reduced as a result of the COVID-19 are eligible for unemployment benefits. Review this federal site for information on how to apply.

Help your staff apply for family aid through TANF.

For those that need it, welfare and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are available at the state level. Recipients may qualify for help with food, housing, childcare, and more.

Share information on COBRA health insurance benefits.

Under COBRA, employer-provided health plans offer continuation coverage. You may also be eligible for affordable health insurance through resources like Covered California.

If you’ve been affected by the disease, apply for disability.

Review federal disability programs, available from the Social Security Administration, and investigate resources at the state level.

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