The month of April brings with it signs of spring and rebirth. This time of refresh starts with the planet itself and extends to our lives. From flowers beginning to blossom to spring cleaning, renewal is in the air–it only makes sense that April is dedicated to honoring and preserving the earth.
As a barber, you not only have the opportunity to help clients kick off their spring right with a new haircut but also celebrate the earth and its wonder in simple, impactful ways. If you want to contribute to the future of the planet in a meaningful way, you’ve come to the right place. With the tips and tricks below for celebrating Earth Month, you can make a difference!
How to Make an Earth Month Difference as a Barber
Whether you’re all in on going green or set on making practical changes that benefit the planet, we’ve compiled a few easy ways for you and your barbershop to celebrate Earth Month in a purposeful way. Better still, most of these ideas are good for the earth and your business. Celebrating Earth Month can truly be a win-win!
Switch to Paperless
There’s a time and place for paper (we sure do like it in our wallets). Reducing the amount of paper consumption your barbering business relies on is a great way to eliminate unnecessary waste and benefit the earth. While a few bills here and some client paperwork there don’t sound like much, the cumulative effect is profound.
When celebrating Earth Month, it’s important to maintain a long-term perspective. Just like your barbering prowess takes time to develop, preserving the earth is a marathon, not a sprint. Even subtle changes, like going paperless, can make a tremendous difference over the course of years.
Rethink Your Products
Haircare, skincare, and disinfectant products are all staples of a properly functioning barbershop. Some of these are used in the daily activities that take place in your shop. You use them when cutting and styling your client’s hair, cleaning your barbering tools, and keeping your shop in pristine condition. Many barbershops also offer retail products for sale so customers can maintain their new style at home and on the go.
If you want to give back to the earth this April, take a moment to evaluate the products you are using and selling. As a barber, you know better than most that not all barbering products are created equal. Some are superior to others, and that truth applies to more than just their quality and effectiveness. Certain products are better for the environment than others.
By opting for products that utilize eco-friendly packaging, rely on organic ingredients, and are otherwise designed to be kind to the earth, you are making a positive impact that extends far beyond the month of April.
Share on Social Media
It’s not uncommon for social media to get a bad rep–sometimes for good reason. At the end of the day, though, it is a powerful tool that can be used for good. From organic marketing for your shop to connecting with like-minded barbers, social media provides a unique opportunity to grow your business and your network. Plus, it can be a whole bunch of fun.
When it comes to celebrating Earth Month, social media can be leveraged to spread awareness. Whether you have two hundred or ten thousand followers (or more!), you can get the word out that Earth Month is here. If you want to go a step further, you can share how you are celebrating, as well as easy things your followers can do to help the planet. As a bonus, letting people know that you’re helping the planet can give your reputation a positive boost. It’s a win-win.
There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Month than by actually appreciating the planet you’re blessed with. You don’t have to summit Mount Everest or brave the Arctic Circle to say you communed with nature, though. Opting outside can be as simple as taking your lunch break in the park, encouraging your coworkers to step out for some fresh air, or giving your shop some indoor-outdoor crossover by opening your windows.
The more time you spend outdoors, the more you will appreciate it. Loving the earth is the best way to celebrate its special month, so take a step–literally–and enjoy the beauty of nature that is all around you.
Earth month is a unique opportunity to take your barbering business to the next level of planet appreciation. With the ideas above as a foundation, you’re sure to find easy, fun ways to celebrate this April.
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