For the team at Josephine’s Salon and Day Spa in Houston, destruction from Hurricane Harvey was met with an outpouring of support from the Aveda Network, allowing the team to quickly establish a groundwork for continued business.
Considered one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey dropped an estimated one trillion gallons of water on Harris County in four days, destroying countless homes and businesses1. Josephine’s Salon and Day Spa, in the Eldridge neighborhood of Houston, was among one of the many properties flooded during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, leaving the space unusable.
For the salon’s owner, Vivian Yeh, this meant she needed to quickly find a temporary location and service supplies for the salon’s 28 employees. Getting them back to work was key to keeping up the team’s morale and sense of normalcy, as well as to offer their guests a place to find some wellness in the wake of disaster
In true Aveda fashion, help was already on its way. Aveda Distributor Neill Corporation quickly applied for a grant from The Salon and Spa Relief Fund on Vivian’s behalf. The Fund was developed by Neill Corp. in 2005 to help salon owners and their employees exactly for this reason— to get salons running again after natural disasters. Since its inception they have aided victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy; the recent Louisiana Floods; and Alabama tornados.