Substance Salon - Adopt a Business

Substance Salon opened with a leap of faith during the worst of the recession in 2009. Since then, our business has blossomed into a professional and progressive salon. We provide a high level of service to our community that compliments our creative abilities and style. As artists, we believe our workspace attributes to our craft of creating beauty.

When the pandemic hit in the Spring of 2020, we were forced to close our doors. Our business was shut down overnight and there was nothing we could do about it. We are sure other local/small businesses can agree; this was absolutely devastating. 

Substance had a lot of plans for 2020; investment in staff education, salon improvements, purchasing new equipment to better the client experience etc. Unfortunately, we were unable to do any of that. 

Our team stayed connected throughout lockdown via zoom and collectively decided that we would hold off on our plans and chose to prioritize once our doors were open again. We put our efforts and money into making our space the safest we possibly could for ourselves, and for our clients. 

If you’ve been to Substance since we re-opened, you are aware of the lengths we continue to go to to maintain a safe environment. 

Adopt a Business Rutherford 2021 was started by a group of Rutherford residents and business owners to help local businesses like ours during these difficult times. "Adopt a Business" was inspired by similar initiatives in other communities and seemed like it would be a good fit for Rutherford, and for Substance.

In addition to salon improvements and staff education costs, your donations will help aid our staff in their own personal hardships outside of work. This money will provide additional compensation for our staff members to cover medical costs, time off, commuting, and any other unexpected financial assistance they may need during this time. 

With your help, we will able to follow through our plans for 2020 in 2021 and continue to serve our community in a safe and comfortable way, hopefully making it our best year yet! 

We are so grateful to our clients who have chosen to come see us during this time, and it is very important to us that you continue to come see us, and most importantly, that you feel safe doing so. You’re donations will not go unnoticed and are very much appreciated by the Substance Team. Your support means everything to us! 


Thank you in advance!

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