Helping the community is an important part of the culture at CoCo Cheveux Salon.
When Tiffany Conway opened her salon in South Portland, ME, she wanted to build something that would give back to the community. CoCo Cares—the salon chooses a different charity to support each month, either by making a monetary contribution or volunteering for community service—allows her to do just that. Over the holidays, Conway’s team adopted a group home for special needs adults and purchased Christmas gifts for a local family. For their “Adopt a Grandparent” program, clients donate $22, and the staff makes gift bags containing lotions and socks or gloves to gift to senior citizens in the community.
Each year, Conway asks her employees what causes are close to their hearts and tries to figure out how CoCo Cares can support them. “Besides hair, we’re best-known for our community involvement,” says Conway. “I’m just a big advocate for the idea that if you’re going to be successful, it’s only worth it if you share with others.”