Nail salon workers are among those out of a job with shutdowns due to coronavirus.
Pink Pedi Salon this week pivoted to making hand sanitizer and masks in an effort to keep their people working.
The salon, which opened at Sylvan Thirty in 2017, makes the most delicious, luxurious line of bath and skincare products, along with being a toxin-free nail salon.
Owners Lucy Dang and Brandon Lyon were forced to close, putting 15 nail technicians out of work.
We’ve had to close shop for now and had to let go of 15 technicians who are family to us and have families. They have nowhere to go, and we are their only source of income. We are adapting, adjusting and getting resourceful as much as we can during this time, like making and selling hand sanitizers, to provide some sort of relief for our technicians. We do not make any profits from this.💕⠀
They started out making hand sanitizer with ingredients and packaging they already had on hand, Paper City reports. Production has been limited by supply, and they’ve sold out two batches, owner Lucy Dang told that magazine.
The company also started making masks. They’re not medical grade, but healthcare workers can use them to cover their disposable masks to make them last longer. They cost $10 for two, and you can choose to have one of those sent to nurses at Baylor University Medical Center.
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These past few weeks has been difficult for us, & there are a lot of us who are hurting…BUT, we are all in this together & we will get through this together.✊Thank you for your love & support these past few days. It’s meant the world to us! 🙏⠀ ⠀ We’ve had to close shop, for now, & had to let go of 15 technicians who are family to us & have families. They have nowhere to go, & we are their only source of income. We are adapting, adjusting & getting resourceful as much as we can during this time, like making & selling hand sanitizers, to provide some sort of relief for our technicians. We do not make any profits from this.💕⠀ ⠀ Our business is the business of care—caring for our planet and for people with purpose + intention. One of our loyal Pink Pedi clients reached out because she has a group of sewers for her apparel company, and together, we brainstormed about making face masks as a way to help everyone. We have people in need, she has people in need & materials that were supposed to be used for apparel, and we also have a medical community that is in need of help—so how can we do this so it’s in the most thoughtful, mindful and supportive way for everyone?🤔⠀ ⠀ 💡This is what we came up with, & it’s similar to what other organizations are doing around the world:⠀ ⠀ SPONSOR 2 masks or BUY A MASK & we’ll donate one to the medical community who are in need of them.😷Either way, a mask is going to be given to someone who needs it most, and at the same time, it will also cover our costs and support our staff in need.💕⠀ ⠀ 😷😷SPONSOR - $10 for 2 masks, cover the cost of labor & processing, provide desperately needed financial relief for our technicians & support the sewers.⠀ ⠀ 😷😷BUY A MASK & DONATE ONE to the medical community - $10. This is available for curbside pick-up or online delivery. ⠀ ⠀ 💫Thursday, 3/26/20 - masks will be available online & for purchase. Stay tune. In the meantime, donation needs or for media inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 🌙Masks are made from 2 plys. of a breathable micro-fiber that’s used in dance wear, soft & stretchable fit. One size fits most. Not medical grade. 💕We’re in this fight together! ✊#bekind