Salon Human Trafficking Safety Course
Miss Julie's School of Beauty has developed an introduction to combating sex trafficking to equip caring people in the beauty industry to come alongside victims and support them on their road to freedom. This information has been compiled through many hours of research, our combined knowledge of both the beauty industry and sex trafficking, as well as the input of human trafficking experts from a variety of fields.
The 3-hour course lays a foundational understanding of human/sex trafficking – both from a legal standpoint, and how this type of exploitation presents itself in real life. Training goes on to cover information specific to beauticians and their important role in combating sex trafficking, as well as what salons can do to safely identify and offer support to potential victims. Training materials will include a training booklet, quick reference materials for in-salon use, salon safety certification, and access to additional online resources.
Update - While geared toward training salon professionals, due to many inquires we are opening our safety trainings to anyone who wants to learn more about human trafficking prevention.
Why educate salons/spas on human trafficking?
Victims of trafficking are hidden in plain sight. Traffickers often utilize salons' hair and nail services for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's to make child victims look older to those exploiting them; sometimes to make them more attractive to "clients"; sometimes, even to build trust so that a person can later be exploited.
Salons/spas and their beauticians are in a unique position to combat trafficking on the front lines simply by creating relationships with their clients - and our course gives them the tools to do this vital work safely.
Why has Miss Julie's School of Beauty launched this program?
Our goal to provide training and materials to professionals in the beauty industry, and additionally achieves the following objectives:
We desire to contribute uniquely, according to our expertise, to the anti-trafficking work in Rochester.
We desire to build relationships with salons/spas in the community, so that when we are ready to open the doors of our school to survivors, we will have a network of like-minded businesses to whom we can recommend our graduates.
We desire to begin helping now, as we are able, and provide training to salons/spas in the Rochester, NY area – we want our impact to go beyond what our team can do by itself.
We desire to demonstrate a record of excellence in the anti-trafficking field, both as we become established in the community and as we pursue funding.