• CrossFit Gyms Are Essential
    As health and fitness professionals as well as small business owners, we want to make sure that when we begin our work again, we do so in a way that protects the health and safety of our members and community. We have developed a white paper that spells out what we think are best practices and standards for the fitness industry to reopen and operate safely and effectively. Our gyms allow us to engage in these powerful preventative measures in a manner that is far safer than any grocery store, bakery, liquor store, retail outlet, or gas station; all of which are still operating as "essential" businesses. Not to mention, other “gyms” cannot do what we do as we have hundreds of members, whereas they have thousands. Not to mention, when our clients are healthier, they are more readily able to fight disease!
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    Created by Dave Yandel
  • The Future Is Working Remotely- Help Incentivize NYC Corporations to Change
    Skies are more clear. Smog no longer hangs over our highways like a haze. Life seems more balanced these days between life and family. Coffee at home tastes better. Road rage is no longer a problem. No longer must a commuter fear being struck by a drunk or intoxicated driver on their way to work. These are just a few reasons why working from home is the employment mantra of the future. Additionally, working from home reduces costs to companies such as rent, space and other facilities and has been shown to increase productivity among employees. COVID-19 has forced traditional, corporate culture to rethink how to be more efficient and, in many cases, just survive. We are discovering that companies are more capable than they thought when they allow their employees to telecommute. Working from home has shown to improve morale, improve productivity and protect commuters from tragic accidents on the way to work. Employees also have more free time to devote to their families, and it forces them to reflect on what’s most important to them in their lives. Working remotely not only promotes a better work-life balance but also allows individuals more time and energy to put towards projects that moves society forward.
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  • One Hair Guest At A Time
    Because it falls under hygiene… Some jobs require specifications for lengths of haircuts such as military, delivery services in the food industry. Also pertains to medical nurses and doctors. One nurse quoted:”I want to feel & look good for my patients.” Hairstylists need to be able to go back to work and provide an essential hygienic service – mostly haircuts
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    Created by Elizabeth’s Place
  • Open Salons and Spas for one client at a time in MINNESOTA
    You might ask, why is this so important!? Beauty professionals are at risk of survival. We are facing grave financial hardships due to the pandemic.
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    Created by Taylor Bozicevich
  • One Client at a time Rhode Island
    Independent Beauty Professionals rely on the income from clients. They cannot perform a haircut online. While the “beauty industry is deemed “Non essential”, the ability to practice their craft is very ESSENTIAL to their livelihood. They are facing a grave financial hardship.
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    Created by Carolyn Bassett
  • Hair Salons/One Client at a time
    The survival of small business such as Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail technician and ALL licensed beauty professionals is at risk. We are facing a grave financial hardship
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  • Beauty / Hair Salons/One Client At A Time (Soft Opening May 1st.)
    The survival of the independent beauty professionals is at risk. We are facing a grave financial hardship.
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    Created by Marlene Vieira
  • Essential Workers Have Essential Rights
    Here in New York City every night at 7PM EST, we show our thanks and appreciation by applauding from our windows to honor the essential workers who are making sure we are safe and healthy, we have the food we need, our lights are on, and our water is running. That undoubtedly makes an impact night after night. What would make an even bigger impact is ensuring that their rights are protected and that essential workers all across America are going to work each day with proper protective gear, hazard pay, and guaranteed sick pay and medical and family leave. This, in addition to the other rights that we are fighting for, will make a real difference in the lives of essential workers all across America. On a personal note: I, like so many Americans, have lost work due to the coronavirus crisis. As someone who would typically be disqualified from receiving UI, I have immense gratitude for Democrats insisting that unemployment benefits be expanded to include gig workers and freelancers. Now, I am asking you to help petition expanding the care even further. Let's get our essential workers protected in the next stimulus package. I'm signing this for my father and my family members who are essential workers. This petition is for you, your loved ones, your friends -- it's a no-brainer. Let's stand in solidarity with our workers on the front lines. Call your representatives. Sign the petition TODAY.
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  • Help Hair Salons Get back to work one client at a time
    Why is this important? The survival of the independent beauty professionals is at risk. Most beauty professionals are sole proprietors and not allowed to file for Wisconsin unemployment until April 21. Not to mention most of the banks that are filing SBA loans are still waiting for guidance from the Federal Government, so we are placed at the bottom of the list when it comes to even APPLYING for these loans.
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    Created by Maile Shulfer
  • Gov.Holcomb from Elkhart Indiana
    Because our financial crisis system is hurting our beauty industry hard as self employment we strive on our own to making other feel good about themselves we are like our clients beauty therapist and with this pandemic people are stress out and it important to our job to make the beauty industry move agin. It not only about helping our employment whole Agin, but about not making people feel like there on house arrest. Beauty makes everyone feels like there put together and feel great about themselves. So yes it’s important for us as stylists to make a difference in people lives.
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  • Soft Opening of Hair Salons and Barbershops
    100% of the Licensed Hair Salons and Barbershops in Pennsylvania have been abruptly shut down since the onset of the Coronavirus quarantine, even though safe measures could have been considered and taken to prevent a total shutdown. Many other businesses, such as certain Cabinet Companies, Ice cream shops, beer stores, coffee shops, etc., were deemed “essential” and left alone to operate, knowing that these businesses would most likely allow for more than one person at a given time to congregate in unsanitary, uncontrolled environments. Also knowing that it is almost impossible for those aforementioned “essential businesses” to host controlled appointments as licensed hair salons and barbershops were immediately capable of doing. I ask that those In agreement petition for all licensed hair salons and barbershops to immediately be one of the first businesses on the list to reopen. So far the petitioning has been very active and positive. I am happy to announce that in the great terms of fairness, several companies, businesses originally given “essential status”, were finally rescinded and closed.....to include The Wolf cabinet company and a candy store owned by a Senate majority leader. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but rather the size of the fight in the dog.
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  • One client at a time
    Independent Beauty Professionals rely on the income from clients. We cannot perform a service online. While the beauty industry is deemed “Non essential”, the ability to practice our craft is very ESSENTIAL to our livelihood. We are facing a grave financial hardship. Most self employed beauty professionals have not yet received any sort of financial assistants. These licensed professionals are trained in sanitation, disinfection and client safety for more hours than any grocery store associate. Sacramento beauty professionals are licensed by the state of California and should be able to serve customers with guidelines set in place. Allowing us to practice safe services would also decrease the potential providers offering home services by giving them a safe controlled clean environment to see clients.
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    Created by Nikki Ramos