The beauty industry is one of the largest sectors in the black community economy, and due to the COVID crisis, entrepreneurs of all kinds are struggling to survive.
Dr. Mendee Ligon of Ligon Dental had the creative idea to support them with a campaign, calling on their clientele to pay them in advance for services to be rendered in the future.
Her idea is now coming to life. The One Community Plan team introduced the #Pay It Forward St. Pete campaign on March 27th, offering microgrants, mass marketing and other business supports to barbers, stylists andnail techs with a physical place of business in St. Petersburg.
The effort is supported by the City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund – a grant program announced this week by Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin as part of the City’s broad-based efforts to buffer small businesses against the impact of the pandemic.
- REGISTER – If you are a stylists, barber or nail tech interested in taking part in #PayItForward, please fill-out this Registration Form. With questions about how the program works, please reach Dr. Mendee Ligon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Antonio Brown, owner of Central Station Barbershop & Grooming, at email@example.com.
- CONTRIBUTE TO MIGRO-GRANTS – To contribute to the One Community Micro-Grant Fund, you can give online via The 2020 Fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. To discuss a matching contributions , please reach me (Gypsy Gallardo, CEO of The 2020 Plan/One Community Plan) at OneCommunityPlan@gmail.com.
- CONTRIBUTE DIRECT TO ENTREPRENEURS – Please consider supporting our beauty community; CashApp or send a contribution to your own stylist, barber or nail tech to help them stay afloat.
Registered Barbershops & Hair Salons
Anthony “Tony” Macon, Esquire Barbershop, 1125 22nd Street South, firstname.lastname@example.org
Antwan Jennings, Mister’z Barber Lounge, 6393 MLK Street North #106, Misterzbarberlounge@gmail.com
Raymond Jones, Legacy Barbershop, 3116 5th Ave South, Jonesraymond81@yahoo.com
Bunny Arthur, Royal Glow SALON LLC, email@example.com
Rosalyn Hill, Lorkels Hair Design, 3028 Central Ave, Rosalynhill.firstname.lastname@example.org
Consuelo Mackey, Tabatha Exquisite Touch Salon, 1614 Central Ave, Tetsalon@gmail.com
Kristopher McClendon, Salon Be’spoke/Exclusively, 7110 9th Ave North, email@example.com
Antonio Brown, Central Station Barbershop and Grooming, 2325 Central Ave, Csbg2325@gmail.com
Kenyatta Harper Killins, Meraki Beauti, 4156 5th Ave North, Merakibeauti@gmail.com
Johnnia Mitchell, Just B Beautiful Inc., 4201 4th Street North, Suite 2, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrishonna Daniels, Custom Beauty Spa, 3600 49th Street North, Custombeauty727@gmail.com
Marion Davis, Blessed by the Best Hair Salon and Spa, 1402 58th Street South, Throughchrist2008@yahoo.com
Marilyn Lopez, Marilyn’s Hair Salon, 2826 54th Ave South, Mariestilys83@gmail.com
Alphonso McCloud, Barber, Mister’z Barber Lounge, 6393 MLK Street North #106
Altamease Caldwell, Stylist, Salon 2000, 3457 5th Ave North, email@example.com
Malissa Daneshpour, Stylist, Images by Anderson, 880 3rd Ave South, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shamira Burton, Stylist, Tabatha’s Exquisite Touch Salon, 1614 Central Ave, email@example.com