If you have been following our blog for a while, you probably know that I am a big fan of bringing things from outside the classroom into the school to engage with students. One of those methods is through celebrating national days.
To find out what national days are being celebrated each month, just do a quick Google search and find out.
Some national days allow us to tie everyday happenings to our curriculum content. Sometimes they might help us promote our student salons or industry. Other times, they are great simply for motivating students.
Here is a look at a few National Days that are happening during the month of July. Pick one or two and have some fun!
July 20th – National Toss Away the Could Haves and the Should Haves Day. This is a great day to encourage your student to release their past performance behavior and start fresh. Many times, students have poor attendance or test scores and feel that there is no way to overcome their past poor performance. Use this day to challenge them to start fresh. To forget about past mistakes and choose to live in the present making the best of today.
July 24th – National Gorgeous Grandma Day. Celebrate all the amazing grandma’s that come into your student salon with a small discount on services. Consider tying the discount to something you need more practice on for your students. Something like:
In honor of National Gorgeous Grandma’s Day
we are offering a 5% discount to all Grandmas on Basic Facials.
July 25th – National Refreshment Day. As a change of pace in the student salon, celebrate this day by having Lemonade, Iced Tea and cookies available all afternoon for students and clients.
July 27th – National Jersey Day. Not only do I love National Day celebrations, but when you can tie it into me getting to wear my favorite jersey… score! I know not everyone is going to be a major sports fan; however, you might be surprised. Even those who don’t follow professional sports are bound to have a kid or two that plays a sport. Celebrate National Jersey Day and give students a break from dress code by allowing them to wear their favorite team jersey, any sport and any level of play.
July 29th – National Lipstick Day. Have some fun with lipstick on this day. Encourage every student to show off their favorite shade and spend the day with selfies and social media posts to celebrate #nationallipstickday. In addition, take the opportunity to relate it to content and discuss warm versus cool colors as well as lip shapes and corrective application techniques.