We don’t usually think of human trafficking as a common occurrence. However, it happens more often than you think. And, surprisingly, salons and spas are the #1 venue.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Wella Education and Hairdressers at Heart are doing their part to help put a stop to what’s been described as a $150 billion industry. Through the hashtag #HairdressersAgainstHumanTrafficking, salon professionals can learn more about the problem and how to identify potential victims.
If you recognize these signs in your chair, it’s important to speak up and report your suspicions. You can do so by contacting your local police department or by making a call to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to 233733.