According to the most recent statistics, there are over 19.3 million veterans in the United States. In 1918, Veteran’s Day was created at the end of World War I as celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
With Veteran’s Day right around the corner, November is a great time to say “thank you” to the brave men and women who put their lives on hold and on the line for our country and freedoms, and to honor the families who make sacrifices as well. Businesses large and small around the country are giving back to members of the U.S. Military in honor of their service—make sure you’re one of them!
Veteran’s Day at Your Salon or Spa
Unlike other holiday promotions, Veteran’s Day doesn’t have to be centered around how to be unique. Appreciation and generosity will go a long way. Don’t forget to personally thank the men and women who come through your doors.
Offers discounted or free services. Offering discounts or free services for veterans is a thoughtful way for your business to honor the men and women who protect and have protected our country. Many salons offer free haircuts on Veteran’s Day, but you know your clientele best, and might have a better idea of which services are most appreciated.
Announce your offerings. Don’t forget to announce your Veteran’s Day discounts on social media! Your local newspapers and veteran organizations will most likely post a list of all local discounts, so be sure to reach out to make sure the community knows what you are offering.
Be flexible with walk-ins. Make sure you have enough staff to accommodate walk-ins and a large volume of services. Be flexible, warm, and welcoming!
Raise money for troops. Supporting our military members doesn’t just have to be for one day. Consider raising money to help veterans and active duty members for the entire month of November. This money can go towards military families, veterans, troops, and more.
No matter which way you choose to celebrate our nation’s veterans, make sure it comes from a place of gratitude. Kind gestures have the power to strengthen ties within your community, and provide motivation and fulfillment for your team. Who knows? You may even bring in a few new clients!