Beauty Professional

A Beauty Professional is a licensed nail technician, hairstylist, esthetician or professional make-up artist who wants to use their talent to touch the lives of chronically and terminally ill people and their caregivers.

“I think one of the most important things I have learned is empathy…until you see someone who is unable to get out, to feel good every day, we don’t understand…we don’t FEEL it, but after working with those who are struggling, we see how important it is for them to feel pretty (or handsome, as the case may be) and to have a moment outside of their illness…and even though we can’t do a perfect job, due to not being able to wash their hair or time limitations, we get to know that we made them feel good and look better.”
~Linda R., Beauty Professional

We are in need of adults 18 years old or older who have a few hours a month to provide haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials or make-up to our clients. As a Beauty Professional, you will be accompanied by a Beauty Buddy, another volunteer, to make the visit that much more enjoyable for our clients. Given the limitations our clients face they are often isolated from friends, family and the outside world. Your professional service and companionship gives them something to look forward to and they light up when Beauty Professionals and Beauty Buddies come to spend time with them.

Most In-Home Visits occur on weekdays during normal business hours, while Pop-Up Salons are generally Sundays and Mondays early morning to mid-afternoon. Occasional evening and weekend opportunities are available.

Professionals are offered compensation for In-Home Visits, while Pop-Up Salons are volunteer based. Compensation is based on the number of services provided at the In-Home Visit.

  • Must have daytime flexibility, appointments are scheduled Monday through Sunday 10am to 6pm.
  • Must be able to commit to a once a month visit that last 3 to 4 hours.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and insurance.

Download Volunteer Application here (PDF)

 

For more information contact Erika Garibay at erika@beautybus.org or (310) 392-0900.