To commemorate February, Black History Month, encourage students to research and study African-American industry icons, influencers and celebrities. Have a day set aside where students can present their reports.
February 1st – National Get Up Day. This is a day to celebrate stories of perseverance. Today encourage those students who are struggling with a goal or task to get back up and keep going! Look for YouTube videos that show people doing the same. Here is one of my favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qNU-lvPXKw
February 3rd – National Day the Music Died. Today simply play some Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens music.
February 4th – National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. Offer a free service such as a pedicure or massage to your mail carrier and say thank you for all they do.
February 7th – National Wear Red Day. This day is set aside to raise awareness of heart disease and strokes in women. Here is a link for more information.
February 9th – National Pizza Day. What more is there to say? Order some pizzas and have a party with your students.
February 11th – National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. Today is a day to think positive. Find the bright side of things and don’t stress about the little things. Talk with your students and ask them to share all the positive things going on in their education.
February 14th – Valentine’s Day. Salon and spa treatments are great gifts for Valentine’s Day. I found this blog for promotional ideas for the student salon on Valentine’s Day. https://www.cosmoprofbeauty.com/Blog/promo-ideas-for-valentines-day-jan18.html
February 17th – National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Take this day as an opportunity to really focus on the importance of customer service.
February 19th – National Lash Day. Ask a guest speaker to come in and speak to your students or offer training to your students on lashes. If lashes are services you provide in your student salon, offer specials to promote the love and need for false eyelashes.
February 22nd – National Margarita Day. I’m all up for a fun afternoon break for your students. Make virgin margaritas, have multiple flavors and have some afternoon fun!
February 28th – National Floral Design Day. Today have students practice their best updos and incorporate flowers as ornamentation. Have your nail students practice their best floral design nail art.
February 29th – Leap Day. That is right, it is a leap year. In 2020, we have one whole extra day to get things done.
Here are some ideas for leap day: