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Thursday, July 18, 2024

How-To: Show and Have fun Pleasure at Your Salon


Cultivating inclusivity and gender affirming practices inside the hair world ought to be a finest follow on the each day; nonetheless, June is the time to step it up!

Pleasure Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and acknowledges the impression that LGBTQIA2S+ people have had on historical past.  It’s a time for communities to help and foster group by ensuring all members really feel protected, seen and celebrated.

Jamie DiGrazia (she/they), Sam Villa Ambassador, Redken Artist, Proprietor of Logan Parlor Salon @loganparlorhair and Founding father of HAIR HAS NO GENDER™ NFP (HHNG) @hair_has_no_gender, gives inclusive schooling and LGBTQIA2S+ sources that help everybody’s proper to a protected expertise. As a pacesetter of the motion within the skilled trade, she gives salons the next suggestions for Pleasure Month:

Methods to Show and Have fun Pleasure Jamie DiGrazia (she/they), Sam Villa Ambassador, Redken Artist, Owner of Logan Parlor Salon @loganparlorhair and Founder of HAIR HAS NO GENDER™ NFP (HHNG) @hair_has_no_gender, offers inclusive education and LGBTQIA2S+ resources that support everyone’s right to a safe experience.Jamie DiGrazia (she/they), Sam Villa Ambassador, Redken Artist, Proprietor of Logan Parlor Salon @loganparlorhair and Founding father of HAIR HAS NO GENDER™ NFP (HHNG) @hair_has_no_gender, gives inclusive schooling and LGBTQIA2S+ sources that help everybody’s proper to a protected expertise.Courtesy of Sam Villa Hair

  • Order HHNG inclusive barber pole exterior window cling and gender-inclusive rest room signal to proudly show year-round.
  • Checklist enterprise on the map as an allied house and share a digital badge of allyship.
  • Reply telephones with a celebratory greeting: “Thanks for calling (salon identify) the place hair/nails don’t have any gender. That is (identify), how can we aid you?” Throughout Pleasure Month, add “Completely satisfied Pleasure!”
  • Host a promo on pops of coloration to encourage folks to get a rainbow coloration panel of their hair and/or on nails.
  • Replace social handles, electronic mail signature and web site to share pronouns.
  • Replace employees identify tags to incorporate pronouns, fostering a extra inclusive setting.

Academic Workshops/Fundraisers 

  • Host a watch celebration to boost funds and consciousness 
  • Try the Redken Secure Area modules.
  • View an informative video that includes Sam Villa (he/him) Manda Ziegelman (they/them), Sam Villa Ambassador/International Redken Artist @mandaziegelman and others, right here
  • Donate to HHNG
  • Interact supporters by having them textual content key phrase “HHNG” to 53-555 to donate.

As well as, DiGrazia is launching a fundraiser in collaboration with HHNG salons (98 and counting to this point!) and the GenderCool Mission for Pleasure. The GenderCool Mission is a non-profit group that goals to vary the misconceptions and detrimental attitudes surrounding transgender and nonbinary youth.

“We’ve partnered with salons throughout the nation to boost funds, and supporting is very easy.  Salons can both donate on to the GenderCool Mission, ask their clients to donate via indicators of their retailer or donate a portion of their proceeds for a set time to the group. Each contribution counts!” explains DiGrazia. “Within the broader scope, this initiative with GenderCool goals to deliver our salons collectively to grasp and help the Queer group, whereas additionally elevating funds and having a blast collectively.” 

“The idea and concept of salons understanding that hair has no gender could be very private to me as a result of I embrace human beings,” provides Sam Villa.  “In right now’s world variety is our energy and inclusivity is our ardour.”



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