We are humbly asking for your help. We have patiently been waiting on grants and loans that would help us with the loss of income due to COVID-19; between the stay-home-order extension, poor sales in Feb-Mar due to COVID-19 related last minute cancellations leading up the closure, and the inadequate aid for small businesses, we are seriously hurting.
Without rent forgiveness, we are now being tasked with paying three months rent without having been operational, and are now met with the compounding inability to pay payroll, fixed, costs etc. As service providers in the esthetics industry, most of our income is tip-based, (even as a business owner, my main source of income is tips from the 40+ hours of services I perform each week, and I do not get compensated for the other 20-40 hours that I spend training and running my studio's business).
We have a true passion for helping our clients, and we love what we do and we have invested our hearts into this little business. We believe we offer something truly special to the community, and help people improve their lives and well-being. I built a company with the clients best interest at the center of everything we do, and we believe in providing the highest quality products and services on the market. We also aim to change the way estheticians get trained in our industry in order to support low-income women and pull them out of poverty wages while they gain life skills, on-the-job training, advanced education, and mentorship all while getting paid a living wage (instead of them having to pay/owe 20k). This apprentice program is in its first generation and we are halfway through the school year.
We are still hopeful that we will be able to qualify for aid in the future, but we actually have a significant immediate need that we are unable to meet with the online sales revenue stream. I didn't want to ask for help until it was absolutely necessary, but since we have received no aid and we have no definite reopen date, we wanted to reach out for your support during this time.
If you are in the position to offer support, and Sapien Aesthetics has positively impacted you at some point, please consider donating now. We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our clients. We love our community! We hope to weather this storm and see you again very soon!
- Cheryl Flory
- Hannah Barnes
- Marcela Dias
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