I’m a few days late on blogging about national days, but here is the list for the rest of the month.
October 5th – Get Funky Day. Let’s get funky today! Have a competition between students and see who can come up with the funkiest and most outrageous style today! Take pictures, post on your social media pages and let your clients vote!
October 6th – National Eat Fruit at Work Day. Celebrate today by having a bag of apples, oranges, bananas, or your favorite fruit and share a healthy afternoon snack with your students.
October 7th – Coffee with a Cop Day. Celebrate first responders by offering discounted haircuts to police officers for the day. Don’t forget to have a pot of coffee on and enjoy a cup with your local officers.
October 10th – National Cake Decorating Day. Make this one a group project. Assign each group a topic from your current chapter and then provide them with a small sheet cake. Have each group “decorate” their cake depicting their topic. Be sure to have students vote on the best one.
October 12th – National Kick Butt Day. Check in with students today and see how they are progressing toward their goals. Where are they “kicking butt”? What actions do they need to take to start “kicking butt” on their goals? Have a student salon competition for the day and see who can kick butt the best!
October 15th – National I Love Lucy Day. Celebrate everyone’s favorite red head by having a contest for the best Lucy costume. Or you could have a Lucy hair contest and have everyone re-create their favorite Lucy hairdo on a mannequin.
October 22nd – National Color Day. Celebrate national color day by offering color discounts on hair color services.
October 24th – National Make a Difference Day. Spend this day by challenging students to see how they can make a difference in someone’s life. Have students work individually to be a day maker to their client or fellow students. As a school, find a place to volunteer for the day and make a difference in your community.
October 31st – Happy Halloween! Have a costume contest focusing on the best hair and or makeup application.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.