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Two Fort Collins salons are joining forces to honor gift cards from Europa Colour Salon Spa & Barbershop after the longstanding salon shuttered its doors.
Studio Be and Facette Medical Spa & The Hair Experience will honor Europa clients’ gift cards purchased between Oct. 1, 2019, and April 27, 2020, at face value — up to $200 — the businesses announced to Europa clients Monday.
Europa closed April 24 after 22 years in business. The shop had temporarily closed its doors in mid-March with initial plans to reopen last week.
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Before closing in March, Europa, like many other local businesses, offered clients a 10% discount on gift cards purchased to help support the salon as the coronavirus pandemic spread in Colorado.
The salon and spa was known for an annual one-day anniversary sale in early November, when clients could purchase gift cards at a 20% discount. Some clients used the sale as a way to stock up on discounted services.
In an email to the Coloradoan, Studio Be part-owner Sue Arens said Studio Be and Facette Medical Spa & The Hair Experience are collaborating with Europa’s owner, Beth Stephens, and working together to “make sure the guests are taken care of and have options for redeeming their gift cards.”
“It takes a village and we are happy to help each other and our community out in times of need,” Arens wrote.
In the email sent to Europa clients Monday, Stephens expressed her gratitude to the salons for taking care of her former clients.
“We here at Europa fought long and hard to be worthy of your friendship and patronage over the last twenty-two years and it saddens me that this one moment of crisis has found us lacking,” Stephens wrote.
“If there’s any bright side to this, it’s the beautiful reminder that Fort Collins’ small businesses really do support each other and our community in times of need. It’s not often you find companies willing to reach out and offer help when there is nothing to be gained. … I will be forever grateful.”
How to redeem your gift card
Customers planning to redeem Europa gift cards at either location must book their services before Oct. 1, 2020, with appointments scheduled for no later than Nov. 1, 2020. The full value of your gift card, up to $200, must be redeemed in one visit, and you must bring your gift card with you, according to an email sent to Europa clients Monday. The offer applies to gift cards purchased Oct. 1, 2019, through April 27, 2020.
To request a reservation through Studio Be, fill out the online request form at StudioBeSalon.com/Book or call 970-416-0400. Be sure to mention “Europa.”
To book a reservation at Facette Medical Spa & The Hair Experience, call 970-223-1211 or email email@example.com. Be sure to mention “Europa.”
Coloradoan reporter Erin Udell contributed to this report.
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