Accessible salon: dignified beauty
When you have a family member that's different you suddenly view the world with new eyes. You see handicap access through back entrances. Strangers address caregivers instead of the individual. Nevermind the stares! As a beauty professional with daughters that have challenges I know that there are aspects of a salon that can create obstacles for some individuals to have a positive experience . Will the building be accessible? Will there be loud music? Chemical smells? What if I need a break? How will the staff react to my differences? Getting a bad haircut can be low on the list of concerns. I hate that truth. That's why I am opening a salon in St Paul. It's a safe place for all people with physical or intellectual differences to get services with dignity.
To ensure I'm getting it right, I am partnering with top medical professionals to give us the tools to best accommodate differences and create accessibility. I've been tapping friends and family for guidance from their experiences. I've been talent scouting for salon and spa professionals that will be excited about our mission. We're looking for a location.
Now all I need is you.
I do have some funding, but it's less than half of what we need. $25,000+ can get this off the ground. If you believe in this idea, or if you love someone who could benefit from a place like this, please, consider a donation. Every penny helps. Thank you for all your cheers and kind words too. Seriously. Every bit of support matters.
Thank you for your generous support!
I want to share what your generosity is providing for the salon:
$50 buys a weighted lap blanket or a small stock or fidget toys or a low vision clock for the lobby
$100 buys one section of ADA surface flooring
$400 buys a Dyson silent blow dryer
Every dollar counts and together we can surpass our greatest expectations! Thank you again and make sure you return for more updates.
I am sorry that I can not give you a donation but I do want to give you praises for you efforts. I had a daughter with Muscular Dystrophy and have worked with other kids with varying degrees of disabilities and I do know the struggle is real. The challenge for these kids to feel “normal” is a daily thing and to have a place they can go and feel comfortable and have things in place to make their experience a positive one is awesome. If I ever get money ahead I will donate...until then I pray for the best for you and your upcoming shop. Again, Thank You and God Bless you
Maddy is my g'daughter Heidi's BFF. I have met her and admire her spunk and determination. This campaign is a good thing!