How have you kept up with your team during lockdown?
Just because your doors are closed for business doesn’t mean you have to lose those precious team connections and comradery that you have spent so long curating! Ensuring a sense of togetherness once you reopen is much more likely if you continue to connect with your team throughout lockdown, plus it will aid in generating a sense of enthusiasm and optimism throughout your team that the business will be even better and stronger than it was before.
We’ve seen some gorgeous examples of this on social media lately, including videos of team activities and challenges designed to both bond participants and provide some much-needed humour to viewers. If you’re thinking of doing a little more ‘extra curricular’ activities with your team, we would definitely recommend taking a leaf out of these clinics’ books! Here are some of our favourites:
Pass The Mask – while this little video challenge originally came from Tik Tok and utilised cosmetics, it eventually evolved and circulated around the professional skincare community, and we’ve seen quite a number of adorable versions posted from spas, facial bars and skin clinics in the Aus community. You can use any video editing software you choose, but in a nutshell, the goal is to apply a face mask at home and film yourself doing so, before virtually ‘passing the mask’ onto the next participant to apply – all seamlessly edited together with a touch of movie magic. Here’s one from the team at Fresh Face Bar in Melbourne.
One of the most unique virtual team challenges we’ve seen so far is this one by The Parlour Room in Clovelly – the Boyfriend Makeup Challenge, in which each team member’s partner was tasked with applying their leading lady’s makeup with the bare minimum instruction or guidance. Needless to say the results are nothing short of hilarious.
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Although the salon has been temporarily closed, the TPR team have still managed to have a little fun while in isolation! I’m always so proud of the girls here at TPR, they’re like family to me and I know our clients think so highly of them as well.✨We recently, set ourselves a little challenge – the #TPRBoyfriendMakeupChallenge where we got the boys to try their hand at doing our makeup 💄Some of them are VERY questionable and others…well, we secretly think they have been dying to do this for years 😂 Tag your partners ladies, who is up for the challenge! We can’t wait to see all your results!
Give your team members a chance to shine by having them help you create some video content – whether it’s DIY facial instructions, and an expert interview series. An example of this done well is HUD Skin + Body in Melbourne, where Gry and her therapists (one on one of course) put together some ultra professional informative content in her spa’s leafy oasis.
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Well, I’d say you’re in good company if you’re feeling a bit stressed at the moment! 🤨 But what happens to your skin? From rashes to breakouts – it’s all normal babe! But there are things we can do to help. So here’s Em chatting to you about the effects of stress on your body and your skin. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments ✌️🖤
Still after some more ideas?
- Interview members of your team via Instagram live
- Meet up on Zoom for a virtual spa session together
- Sign up for a virtual fitness or yoga programme, start a chat and share your screen so you can all workout together at home, OR
- Depending on restrictions in your state, meet up and have a yoga session in the park
- If your group enjoys a game session, sign up for a group gaming platform like Jackbox where you can participate in games like trivia or drawing challenges together
How is your team staying connected through isolation? Let us know in the comments below!