It’s safe to say that Mother’s Day 2020 won’t be quite how anyone pictured it. Mother’s Day is typically full of close-contact celebrations: brunches out, spa dates, mani-pedi sessions, or treating Mom to a much-needed massage—with plenty of hugs to go around! This year, the COVID-19 pandemic limits where people can go and makes safe social distance the new sign of affection. But there’s one thing that the Coronavirus can’t cancel: love.
Just because we have to postpone our favorite Mother’s Day traditions doesn’t mean that there’s nothing worth celebrating. This year, maybe more than ever before, people are taking the time to truly reflect on the meaning of Mother’s Day and the special relationships we share with our mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and the mother figures who continue to shape us into our best selves. Whether you’re sheltering in place with Mom—or wishing you were—there are still ways to show your appreciation, practice gratitude, and celebrate your unique bond.
Give Mom the Gift of a Shared Experience
A shared experience is a gift that endures forever. The global pandemic has certainly changed how we share experiences, but it’s also created new ways of being together, even when we’re separated. The Vagaro.com Marketplace is a hub of over 47,000 beauty, fitness, and wellness businesses, many of which have recently launched live stream services. That means that no matter where you find yourself on Mother’s Day, you, Mom, and other family members can join a live session and spend some quality time together. Whatever your mom is into, there’s sure to be a live stream that’s tailor-made just for her. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite upcoming live streams from the Marketplace, but there’s plenty more to choose from, so browse to your heart’s content.
Join a Streaming Yoga Session with Mom
Mom has always helped you to be your best self—it’s time to return the favor! Streaming yoga sessions have larger class capacities, meaning you can invite the whole family to breathe, stretch, and reflect together.
Hagoyah has a calendar full of live streaming classes you can share with Mom to stretch, meditate, and re-center yourselves. From Morning Slow Flow or Glow-with-the-Flow, and Sleepy Time Yin, there are classes suited for any level of experience.
The Valley Om’s I’d Rather Be in Savasana with Sound Bath live stream session is a truly unique experience, designed to relieve physical and mental tension. The class combines restorative yoga to melt away bodily tensions and relieve aching muscles with the healing energy of Reiki techniques and breath work, to calm the mind and release anxiety. The session concludes with a quartz crystal bowl meditation and sound bath, to let Mom log off rested and rejuvenated.
Who Says Spa Day Is Off?
Just because the spa is closed doesn’t mean your date with Mom is cancelled! Many Vagaro spas are offering virtual facials, so treat Mom to some extra pampering while she shelters in place!
Skin By Brandi offers 50-minute virtual facials that come with a customized facial kit, as well as a specialized Mother’s Day Antioxidant Glow facial that includes a peptide cleanser, cherry enzyme, chocolate antioxidant mask, hydrating serum, and 2 Dove chocolates for a treat that’s as sweet as Mom.
Resting Witch Facials offers in-depth, 60-minute one-on-one Sage Skin Advice skin care sessions. Each live stream appointment includes professional skin analysis, product recommendations, a customized skin care routine, and ends with a fun tarot card pull. Afterwards, Mom will be sent a recording of her skin care appointment and a printable PDF to help her maintain her new glow.
The Tiny Spa gives you the choice between a 60-minute or 30-minute facial and massage live stream session to help Mom feel her best. Each personalized meeting provides an in-depth consultation, a current skin care review , and a customized action plan of at-home massage techniques to keep achy muscles and tension knots at bay.
Sugar + Lemon offers spa facial services to pamper mothers in style! Their Pro Glow package is a 60-minute one-on-one appointment that includes a customized Pro-Glow facial kit prepared safely and delivered right to Mom’s door. This package is perfect for skin that’s been feeling the effects of isolation and provides a much-needed hour dedicated to self-care and socialization.
Treat Mom to Some Hair-apy
No salon? No problem! Your virtual salon date with Mom is just a registration away.
Salon Benders offers face-to-face sessions with professional stylists. Their virtual services range from refreshing a grown-out style, demonstrating creative styling techniques, and personalizing makeup tutorials. This is perfect for adventurous moms who have a haircutting apprentice.
Brittany Ransdell at Charmed Salon provides one-on-one pro sessions to walk you through the basics of beachy waves, salon-quality blowouts, and bang trims, to keep Mom looking fresh and feeling great.
Taylor York Salon caters virtually to your color needs! Not only does this salon offer remote styling sessions for blowout, style and curly clients, they also create customized color kits that come with in-depth consultations and real-time application walk-throughs. Toning, root touch-ups, and customized at-home color kits will give your mom that “fresh from the salon” glow in the comfort of her own home.
When in Doubt, Craft It Out
Spacecraft is the perfect place for crafty mammas to spend quality time solo or bonding with family members on a project. Doodle Therapy (art journaling) is the perfect way to relieve anxiety and practice gratitude through creative doodling. No special equipment is required, so this one is fun for kids and kids-at-heart. Spacecraft also offers classes on woodburning, indigo pattern-dyeing, hand-lettering, and embroidery, so check their calendar to see what’s coming up.
We know this Mother’s Day is challenging, because it’s keeping us physically removed from the moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, and mother figures we hold most dear. We hope that wherever you find yourself on Mother’s Day, that you’ll find a way to virtually come together— until you can be back together again in person. From all of us at Vagaro to all of you, Happy Mother’s Day.