6 Wellness Program Ideas for your Salon

Alex Davies-Parmenter
Product Marketing at Timely
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Your salon is running smoothly and is known for providing top-notch hair care for your clients, all thanks to your hardworking group of stylists! Isn’t it only fair that they are rewarded for all of their hard work?
In workplaces all around the world, employers have begun to implement wellness program ideas in an effort to enrich their employees’ lives with the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Some wellness program ideas include benefits like free gym memberships and improved healthcare, as well as free healthy lunches for employees.

With all of these improvements going on in the corporate world, why can’t salons join in on the fun?

Continue reading to discover all the creative ways in which salons can adopt wellness program ideas for their stylists.

1. Healthy potlucks

Potlucks are a great way for your employees to get together and share recipes. Just make sure to specify that the potluck is centered around healthy eating. It’s meant to encourage wellness after all. Everyone should also share what they’re planning on bringing in advance, so you don’t double up. You could make the event a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack.

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2. Active adventures

There’s no better way to get your team active than to schedule an outing to can get your blood flowing!

Some good ideas include picking a nice hiking trail or going mini golfing. Remember that the idea of these trips is to keep it fun and not too competitive so that none of your employees get intimidated by the idea, or feel left out. It’s not hard to find free activities either.

Try to aim for one trip a month and mix things up by letting your employees give suggestions on what to do next.

Wellness program includes fruit

3. Free healthy snacks

Tasty (but healthy!) snacks are always a nice addition to any workplace and salons are no exception. Start by leaving out a mixture of bananas, apples, grapes, and other fruits your team may enjoy. The benefit to staff morale and wellbeing will far outweigh the cost of a few pieces of fruit.

If you want to take it a step further, then consider stocking up your work refrigerator with basic groceries like bread, peanut butter, almond milk, bags of spinach, etc.

4. Participate in a fun run

Research any fun runs that are happening in your area then offer to pay the entrance fee for any of your stylists that choose to participate. This is especially helpful if it is months or weeks in advance because it will allow those that wish to participate to prepare for the run together!

5. Water Wednesdays

Some of the benefits of drinking enough water include increased levels of energy, better skin complexion, and a stronger immune system. Naturally it would be a great idea for everyone in your team to increase the amounts of water they’re consuming.

One way to do this is by having Water Wednesdays, or any other day of the week for that matter. On whichever day you choose, each employee tracks the water they drink throughout the day. The aim is to reach a minimum of 2L for the entire day. Those that achieve this could get a prize, or just bragging rights.

6. Employee lounge

Unfortunately many salons don’t have the space necessary to allow employees to relax. If this is the case for your salon, try to find a small area outside to set aside.

Employee lounge areas give staff an area where they can relax and refocus themselves. These areas do wonders for stress levels and the mental health of the salon’s stylists. If you want, you can enforce a ‘no talking’ rule to keep the area even more serene.

Try out one or more of these wellness program ideas

People pour so much time & energy into their work lives that they often forget to take care of their physical and mental well being. As a salon owner, you want to ensure that each of your stylists are happy and healthy. These wellness program ideas are a great place to start!

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