CCI’s New Cleaner is A Cut Above the Competition

October 19, 2020

To keep stylists and customers safe and to spur bookings as your salon reopens its doors, Creative Colors International Inc. can help you maintain strict safety precautions as the pandemic continues.

Barbershops, hair salons and cosmetologists employed 722,600 people in the United States in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the beginning of 2020, the outlook for beauty salons was promising. Stylists expected strong competition for jobs and clients at higher paying salons, but a large number of job openings were expected to stem from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire or leave the field. The hair salon industry was estimated to generate revenue of $47 billion in the U.S. this year, according to IBIS World, a market research firm.

The outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States this spring changed the trajectory for stylists across the country. Governors shuttered the doors of business across the country, including salons, as they ordered Americans to quarantine to flatten the curve. Many salons were forced to furlough stylists so they could collect unemployment as they waited for word that they could get back to work.

Global beauty-industry revenues could fall 20 to 30 percent in 2020, McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company estimated. Some salons generated meager sales during this time by getting creative. They sold beauty packs, including shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products, curbside. Others offered at-home hair dying kits to people who were reluctant to let their roots show.

As states slowly reopened and salons were given the go-ahead to start cutting hair again, owners and stylists had to follow strict guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to protect their employees and customers. Masks and temperature checks became the norm, and owners had to restrict capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines.

CCI, the leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair, added a new Sanitizer & Disinfectant to their list of services to help franchisees adapt sales during the pandemic. The new cleaner is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to disinfect against COVID-19 and is an easy and effective solution for salons and barbershops. The hospital-grade sanitizer kills viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew. It can safely disinfect your business without drying or fading any of your surfaces, including your barber chairs and shampoo stations.

“Our easy-to-use cleaner is helping business owners across the country recoup losses from when their businesses were shuttered during the pandemic,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “Salons can quickly spray our cleaner after each client to ensure their customers safely receive a quality haircut.”

In addition to helping protect your businesses from the novel coronavirus, CCI helps salons keep their interiors in tip-top shape to drive sales. The Mokena, Illinois-based CCI can come to your facility to repair, restore or replace your damaged leather or fabric furniture and vinyl floors. CCI’s restoration services can salvage some of the most damaged items, saving customers up to 90 percent in expenses. Hair salons specialize in making people look and feel good, and conducting business in an immaculate facility is key. Customers appreciate receiving services in a business that is well maintained and cared for, especially during this unprecedented time.

To learn more about how CCI can help your business shine, visit www.wecanfixthat.com/request-a-quote/ to get a quote today.