A hair stylist works on her clients hair on National Hairstylist Appreciation Day.

How to Celebrate Your Salon's Stylists for National Appreciation Day 
Tips, Advice, & Inspiring Ideas

You guys, we’ve got some good news–the best day of the year is right around the corner. Nope, we’re not talkin’ Christmas, we’re not talkin’ New Year’s Day, and we’re certainly not talkin’ Tax Day–we’re talkin’ about the actual best day of the entire year (at least in our opinion). 

Yep, we’re definitely making a giant, can’t-stop-talking-about-it, have-to-celebrate-it fuss about April 30–National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

As a hairstylist liability insurance company that’s focused entirely on cosmetologists, you better believe that we’re 100% on board with a national holiday recognizing all the hard work hairstylists like you put in. 

Let’s face it–people don’t just want great stylists; they need them. Hairstylists are beauty wizards, personal therapists, best friends, busy worker bees, and creative geniuses all wrapped into one. We think with a long list of talents like that; it’s about time they got a whole day of appreciation just for themselves. 

Are you ready to celebrate your stylists in big, fun, and amazing ways? This blog has all the ideas you need to celebrate National Hairstylist Appreciation Day in, well, style.

How to Celebrate Your Salon’s Hairstylists on National Hairstylist Appreciation Day 

Whether you’re a client reading this blog who loves their stylist or a salon owner looking for the perfect way to honor your talented band of employees, this article is filled with fun ideas that put your stylists first! 

So, no matter who you are–if you’ve got a stylist you love and want to shower with affection, this blog is the perfect place to find the perfect set of ideas to kick off National Hairstylist Appreciation Day right. 

Give Your Stylist Free Reign–For Real 

If you’re a client who’s head-over-heels in love with their stylist and you really want to show them how much you appreciate them, why not schedule a session where they have total control over what happens to your head? 

Seriously–opting for a free-reign session has the potential to be the greatest gift ever for the stylist you love. 

Why? Because you’re giving them a totally trusting circumstance to unleash their creativity and do what they think is the best. 

That kind of trust and appreciation is hard to come by, and if you give your stylist a chance to ride the creativity train, we can pretty much guarantee that message will come in loud and clear. 

If you're a salon owner and you want to give your stylists the gift of freedom, let them add a service to the service list! Get their take on what's missing from the salon's menu of services and let them get creative with the business side of things. 

Throw Your Stylists a Party 

If ever there was a time to throw your stylists an epic party, now is it. Don’t be afraid to go all out to show your appreciation for your adored employees. 

You can come up with any iteration of this that makes sense for the salon crew you’ve cultivated. Perhaps a dinner party at your house is the perfect way to share your appreciation.

Maybe your stylists would appreciate a night out on the town (your treat). Or maybe a fun in-the-salon party is the best way to show your appreciation for the whole crew. 

Whether you have something in the salon or plan an epic party after hours, make sure your employees know that you put lots of thought and effort into the whole affair. They work hard at your salon non-stop–show your appreciation by giving them a night to remember! 

Give Your Stylists Thoughtful, Personalized Gifts

A stylist shows her tools while working on a client's hair during National Hairstylist appreciation day.

Whether you’re a client or an employer, gifts are always a good route for your fave stylists. But don’t just give your fave stylist anything–think hard about what their hobbies are outside of the salon. 

What do they love doing? What’s something you remember them talking about? Do they have a favorite wine? A can’t-resist dish they adore? 

Show your stylist you appreciate them and that you’re listening to them, too, during your in-chair vent sessions (see, it goes both ways!) by giving them a gift you know they’ll love. 

Sentimental Notes of Appreciation Go a Long Way 

If you know your stylists don’t want a ton of attention but would appreciate something thoughtful, a sentimental note can go a long way! Write up a well-thought-out note that details what you truly appreciate and admire about that stylist–make it specific! 

Do you have a story about that stylist’s talent or positive attitude that comes to mind? Share it with them. The more detailed and descriptive you can be in these thoughtful notes, the more they’ll mean to the stylist who receives them. 

Want to know the best thing about this blog of inspo for National Hairstylist Day? You don’t need to wait around for April 30th every year to share your admiration and appreciation for the stylists in your life. Feel free to use these inspo ideas any day of the year. Have a few of your own? Share them with the beauty community here–drop a comment in the reply section below. 

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