The 6 best ways to celebrate International Women’s Day with your clients and team

This International Women’s Day, people around the world will be celebrating the achievements of women, trans women, and non-binary people; acknowledging the challenges they face; and advocating for both equality and equity. It’s also a good opportunity for you to empower your clients by helping them look and feel their best, while collaborating with your team and other business owners to make a positive impact. As you plan your celebrations, it’s important that you strike a balance between promoting your services and supporting the cause of the day.


6 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day

From marketing campaign ideas to beauty and wellness workshops, we explore five ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day with your clients and team, support the cause, and take the opportunity to grow your business.

  1. Create service packages for different demographics
  2. Run a week-long promotion leading up to March 8th
  3. Team up with local women-owned businesses
  4. Launch a referral programme exclusively for women
  5. Host a ladies’ night event in-store
  6. Reward and celebrate with your team members

Create service packages for different demographics

Clients at different stages of their lives have different goals – they need beauty and wellness treatments that reflect who they are. Here are three examples of how you can personalise your service packages to appeal to different kinds of clients:

  • Busy mothers lack time to devote to self-care and need to be pampered. Create a package that will leave them refreshed without taking up too much of their day, with services like shoulder massages or hair hydration treatments.
  • High-flying business women need to boss their beauty with their favourite looks. Bundle up services like classic manicures and brow shaping that will help them project confidence in a work environment.
  • Teenagers may want to prepare for spring or summer with flashy, trending looks. Offer packages based on popular styles that’ll help them stand out in a crowd, like bold nail art and hair colours. 


Run a week-long promotion leading up to March 8th

Why limit your International Women’s Day celebrations to the 8th? Run a week-long promotion leading up to (or even after) the date, featuring a different celebration each day; from free in-store upgrades and treatment discounts to product giveaways. 

Make sure to announce your promotions well in advance with marketing emails and text messages, to build excitement with your clients and help them plan their visits. Share your promotion schedules on social media too, and follow up with posts each day to let your followers know what perks are waiting for them in-store. 


Team up with local women-owned businesses

Team up with other women-owned businesses in your neighbourhood to cross-promote your celebrations and reach an even wider audience. You’ll potentially gain new clients, while also helping fellow women-owned business owners grow their own client base. Work with beauty and wellness businesses whose services pair well with yours for the best results; like yoga studios, cosmetics stores, or other salons and spas. 


Launch a referral programme exclusively for women

Run a ‘Bring a female friend’ campaign and reward your clients for bringing their mothers, sisters, daughters or friends with them. You can offer bigger rewards for clients who make multiple referrals – one referral could earn them a free add-on like a scalp massage or deep conditioning, whereas three referrals could win them a discount code for a cut and blow dry package. 

Host a ladies’ night event in-store

Invite your regular clients, local residents, and other business owners to a ladies’ night at your salon or spa, and extend your opening hours so clients can get treated throughout the evening. Take the opportunity to host discussions centred around International Women’s Day, like Q&A sessions for women aiming to start their own business, or a self-care workshop covering beauty and mental health tips.

Reward and celebrate with your team members

As well as empowering your clients, use International Women’s Day to acknowledge and reward your team’s hard work. Offer your staff members discounts and free treatments on the day, or take them out for a team dinner to celebrate their successes. 

You could also come together to fundraise for a good cause – encourage your team to donate to a local women’s shelter and match their donation, or make it exciting by hosting a raffle for your team and donating the proceeds.

Start building your International Women’s Day campaign now

March 8th is just around the corner, so the best time to start planning for International Women’s Day is right now. If you’re already signed up to Fresha, you can create your International Women’s Day service packages in minutes, and use our blast campaigns to instantly get the word out about your promotions. Plus, you can add a ‘Book Now’ button to your social media accounts, so followers who see your International Women’s Day posts can easily book appointments right away.

And if you aren’t on Fresha yet, it’s the perfect time to join over 80,000 businesses like yours using the platform to win new clients and keep regulars coming back. Signing up is completely free, and getting started is easy – you’ll be growing your business in no time.

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