National Association of Barbers

COVID- 19 Resource Center

To Our Barber Community,
It is an uncertain time in the world and we understand the impact this is having on our communities, especially on the barber industry. Your health, safety, and peace of mind has always been and always will be our top priority. 

Below are a few ways we are adapting to better help serve you during this time: 

  • We’ve recently added an option to obtain telehealth coverage in our new Insurance Marketplace, allowing you to consult with a physician 24/7/365 via telephone, video, or mobile app — with only a $10 copay. 
  • Members also have access to short-term health insurance plans to cover unexpected illnesses/injuries & preferred rates on dental and vision plans.
  • To access member benefits, simply login to your Member Account and select the Insurance Plus Insurance Marketplace icon.
  • We post free content weekly to support your long-term success in this industry. Consider checking out some of our free eBooks here.
  • Our agents will be available, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM EST and Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST to answer any questions you may have about your coverage or membership benefits. You can reach us at 866.858.5935

If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak please call us to see what additional assistance we may be able to provide in regards to your insurance cost.
Please take care during this unprecedented time, and do not hesitate to reach out to us, should you have any questions about your professional and general liability coverage.

Stay safe,

Gianna Michalesen 

Brand Manager, National Association of Barbers

During this troubling time, our main focus is supporting our barber community.

Please see below for resources on coronavirus (COVID-19) to help beauty professionals stay on top of the global pandemic, support for salons large, small and independent, and continuous updates on relief, industry support, business and government/sources of loan support.

And most importantly, stay safe and follow the direction of your local government and officials. We will get through this.

Coronavirus Barber Industry Resources:

Center For Disease Control

An updated map of reported cases, links to White House releases, how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick, information for health care professionals, latest news and more. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

National Association of Barbers COVID-19 Resources

Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Resources

To help support the industry during this critical time, the PBA is offering a complimentary Preferred Membership* (A $50 value) for licensed professionals and non-licensed salon employees. With a Preferred Membership you'll gain access to our insurance marketplace, receive the latest industry news and updates and so much more.

Join here: https://probeauty.wufoo.com/forms/were-in-this-together/

*Membership must be activated by April 15, 2020.

The PBA is also lobbying for a FICA tax credit in the economic stimulus package. Learn more here.

MASSAGE Magazine COVID- 19 Resources

MASSAGE Magazine has launched a Massage Relief Effort that will bolster donations to the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

During the months of April and May, MASSAGE Magazine will donate a percentage of advertising revenue to the United Way’s fund.

This effort is supported by generous donations from the magazine’s advertisers, and will benefit local communities served by the United Way — communities that house both massage therapy professionals and clients.

For more information for our spa and massage professionals, please visit MASSAGE Magazine's dedicated COVID-19 resource center here.

Phenix Salon Suites COVID-19 Industry Support. Tell Gina Your Story!

A message from Gina Rivera, founder of Phenix Salon Suites.

Dear Lifestyle Professionals,

Some of you may know me as the Founder of Phenix Salon Suites or you may have seen me on UNDERCOVER BOSS. However, many of you may not know that I dropped out of high school at just 17. By age 21, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a hairstylist, and by 22, I was renting my own booth. Like you, I wanted to be in business for myself. Today, we find ourselves in a desperate fight for our businesses and our way of life. I believe there is a forgotten community of professionals that I call “The Business of One”. I am referring to anyone in the Beauty, Health, Wellness and Appearance Industry. Hairstylists, barbers, lash artists, aestheticians, nail techs, brow artists, personal trainers, tattoo artists, and so many others that are too many to name! If you are Self-Employed, I need to hear from you IMMEDIATELY!

At this moment, I am preparing to passionately fight and lobby for you in Washington DC so that you will have the ability to access short term low rate loans and relief programs to keep your businesses afloat. Our professions need support to continue.

Currently, in the United States there are OVER 1,000,000 Independent Lifestyle Professionals that represent an estimated $50 Billion in revenue A YEAR! The Independent Lifestyle Professional generates an estimated $7.75 Billion in Self-Employment Tax paid to the Federal Government! A six week shut down represents an estimated loss of close to $6 Billion in Earnings! I refuse to allow this to go unnoticed! Let's come together and fight for #businessofone! 

Please share your story with me. Tell me who you are, what type of business you operate and how COVID-19 has impacted you. 

It’s crucial that I hear from you no matter what service you provide and where your business is located. I ask that you allow me to fight for you! We have strength in numbers! Please write your story below and ask others to as well and continue to share and reps. Make sure to hashtag #businessofone!!


Gina Rivera

Facebook Small Business Grants

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses to keep workforces going strong, help with your rent costs, connect with more customers and cover operational costs.

Learn more at facebook.com/business/boost/grants

Small Business Administration and Loans

Small Business Administration 

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance. Learn more at SBA.gov/disaster

Unemployment Resources

Laid off? Shop closure?

You may qualify for unemployment benefits, see your options here: https://www.usa.gov/unemployment


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  • $100,000 Rental Property Damage Protection
  • $25,000 Identity Theft Protection
  • $1,000 Stolen/Damaged Equipment Protection

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