Financial relief grant for salons and barbershops in Philadelphia!

Great news! The second-year cycle for the Salon and Barbershop Emergency Relief Program (SABER) II will provide financial relief and support the continued recovery of independently owned businesses in the beauty and barbershop industry.

Qualifying Philadelphia barbershops, hair salons and hair braiders will each receive $10,000 on a first come, first served basis. This financial relief grant can help with expenses such as new safety equipment, scheduling technology, payment systems and social media marketing.

SABER II is an investment from the Department of Commerce spearheaded by The Pennsylvania Professional Image Alliance (PPIA) in partnership with Beech Capital Venture Corporation. This initiative contributes to the City’s equitable business growth strategies.


The following eligibility requirements are required for a business to be considered for the Salon and Barbershop Emergency Relief Program (SABER) II.

  • Business must be located in the city of Philadelphia.
  • Business must be independently owned. (Not a part of a national chain or other single business entity with a revenue of more than $250,000 annually.)
  • Business must derive income from the provision of barbering, cutting, styling, cosmetology, or braiding hair services.
  • Business must show a negative financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Business must have a business checking account.
  • Business must have a federal tax identification number.
  • Business must show a gross annual income of less than $250,000 dollars.
  • Business must be prepared to show the latest tax returns: Year 2021 and/or Year 2022.
  • Business must have an industry-based license, commercial activity license, state identification/driver’s license, and completed ACH form (for direct deposit).

How to apply

The application is live starting Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Eligible businesses must demonstrate how the funds will be used and meet the eligibility requirements.

Questions can be directed via email to: