Here are some resources for hairdressers and other beauty professionals affected by the coronavirus stop (UPDATE)
Hairdressers, makeup artists, nail artists and other beauty pros behind the glamor of our favorite celebrities and our daily beauty looks are hit hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Not only are salons and spas closing, so are most of the TV and media productions, brand launches, and other industry events that make them work. And, unlike most workers, the majority are self-employed and do not have access to paid time off and are still responsible for paying for their insurance out of pocket. They also won’t get one of those so-called stimulus checks.
So we’ve put together a list of industry links and resources that might be able to offer help to our beauty professionals we love to celebrate and get expert advice for our must-have looks.
Centers for disease and control
This is the number one place to learn more about the other impacts, spread and response to the virus. here is a link to general guidelines for companies and employers.
PBA Covid-19 Relief Fund
The Professional Beauty Association, the best resource for licensed beauty professionals. The organization also launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide $ 500 to help support licensed beauty professionals who have been unable to work or are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals attending one-on-one or salon fundraisers for COVID-19 relief (i.e. a GoFundMe for your salon) are not eligible.
Website: APPLY HERE.
SBA Disaster Assistance Loans and Economic Disaster Loan Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration Now offers small businesses affected by COVID-19 up to $ 2 million in low-interest federal disaster loans. applications can be fulfilled online via Disaster Assistance Loans.
There is also an economic disaster loan program, which according to Forbes, will provide up to $ 10,000 in forgivable loans.
SheaMoisture Community Business
The hair care brand is now accepting applications for its $ 1 million providing cash grants and access to minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses of color and eLabs to help businesses affected by the coronavirus .
United Way 2-1-1
This is a free service that can help you connect to local resources such as housing and utility assistance, health care, emergency information, and disaster relief.
If you are employed by a salon (as opposed to renting a chair), you can apply for unemployment assistance through your local state agency. Most will allow you to apply online or over the phone. Click on ite to find the local agency contact for your state.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering up to $ 100 million in cash grants and advertising credits to up to 30,000 small businesses in some cities affected by COVID-19. The funds will help with rent and operating costs, as well as help businesses stay in touch with their workforce and customers.
FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance
If you are self-employed and can no longer work due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can apply for disaster assistance. You must first apply for regular unemployment benefits. Click on ite to find the local agency contact for your state.
Two months of FREE Internet access
Comcast and Spectrum both offer discounted Internet service for $ 9.95 / month plus tax (less than $ 20 total). The offer is available to low-income households participating in some form of government assistance program, such as the National School Meal Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and SSI.
Comcast is also offering new eligible applicants two months of free service if they apply by April 30.A
And, if you have kids in school (K-12 or college), Spectrum also offers two months of free service.
Comcast Internet Essentials: www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Spectrum: Call 1.844.488.8395
Spectrum Internet Support: www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
Defer Federal Student Loan Payments
Do you have student loans? You can request the suspension of payments for up to six months. Contact your supplier (such as Navient, Nelnet, FedLoan Servicing, or Great Lakes) to request the suspension. If you are already more than a month late, it will be automatically suspended.
Carry forward mortgage payments for the year
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other lenders have been urged to help you reduce or completely suspend payments for up to 12 months without fear of foreclosure. But don’t stop paying! Call your lender to sort out the details.
**This list will be updated daily as new resource information becomes available.. **