believe it? 2020 is almost here. Let’s look at January National Days.
school likes to host potlucks with staff or students, January is National Soup Month
and the first Sunday of January is National Pizza Week. Either one would be a good
theme for a January potluck.
– Happy New Year
– National Science Fiction Day. Take the day and have students create their best science
fiction themed hair, makeup or nails.
– National Joygerm Day. What is National Joygerm day you ask? It is a day to remind people that
when you are positive and treat people with kindness you can influence the
other people around you and pass along your positive attitude. When we share
good moods, we impact other people lives and then those people become joyous
too. So, be a joygerm and spread the germ to others!
– National Winter Skin Relief Day. Offer services in the student salon for clients dealing
with dry skin brought on by winter.
11th – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Many states around the country are bringing
awareness to human trafficking as part of continuing education for licensed
professionals. On this day, have a guest
speaker come in and speak on the issue of human trafficking.
11th – National Vision Board Day. I didn’t know this was officially a national day
until I began writing this. But, how excited am I? January is the perfect time
to set goals for the upcoming year. Today, have students take those goals and
make a visual collage representing all they want to accomplish this year.
13th – National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Educators, this one is for you! Get
in your office and clean up that desk!
15th – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Enjoy a pick-me-up in the student
salon by brining in some yummy strawberry ice cream for an afternoon snack.
Grab another flavor or two for those that might be allergic to strawberries.
23rd – National Pie Day. Who doesn’t love national pie day? Have every student bring
in their favorite pie and enjoy!
28th – National Have Fun at Work Day.
Bring the end of January to life by making this day all about fun.
Brainstorm with your team and figure out what they all want to do in order to
make this day a blast. Then take pictures and share them on your social media
pages with #FunAtWorkDay.
31st – National Big Wig Day. So, when I first saw this day, I thought “how fun!” A day
dedicated to wigs! Let’s break out the
chapter on wigs and bring it to life by having some fun with “big wigs”. But,
when I investigated what this day was about, it wasn’t about hair wigs at all.
I was so disappointed. Turns out, it is about being a “big wig”. A way to
express the potential inside of us by being a “big wig”. I like my idea
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.