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The feeling we get from creating something truly beautiful is what drives us to continue, to find the next medium and create. Anyone who follows their passion in life or is an artistic person will understand this feeling. It’s this feeling that most young hair stylists are chasing in their journey to turn their passion of hair styling into a career.
As Hairstylists we use a consultation to learn your ‘hair history’. It’s the story of whats happened in the lifetime of your hair and ultimately is what we use to formulate your colour before we begin your service. For clients who have been with a Hair stylist for a number of years this consultation is far less complicated. We know the history, the services and colours that your hair has endured. Great stylists even have notes from the consultation and formulas on hand for reference! But what if you are a first time client going for a consultation? OR what if you are a regular client that had a little ‘mishap’ since your last service? What happens then?
Perception is an interesting thing. It's like a personal lens through which we see ourselves and the things around us. Imagine two women, the first we'll name 'Jen' and the second we'll name 'Judy' 😉 Both are shown the same bracelet. It's white, a little dingy, and...
It can be overwhelming to get started because of the sheer number of Salons and Stylists you have to choose from. Instead of becoming overwhelmed just remember that everyone is looking for something different. The more choice you have the higher the chance of meeting your perfect Hairstylist is!
It pays to be picky about personal services. It pays to expect more out of your experience besides the 💸💸 you left in payment.
It’s all about the value. What else did you get besides the hair?
While many, many people choose to skip this step, I’d really, really recommend you don’t.
Interview your Hairstylist. In Hairstylist terms this is called a Consultation but for you it’s nothing more than an interview. I highly suggest you meet more than one candidate before filling the position and here’s why…….
A great Salon creates a blueprint for the type and quality of hair services, the customer experience and the level of education required of any Stylist who chooses to work there. In other words…..
You know what you have to do. You’ve seen it done, others around you have accomplished it, but yet no matter how hard you try you are unable to make progress. Frustration is rampant, lack of confidence is finding its way into your mind and it literally just seems impossible.
The Hairstyling Apprenticeship, for as long as I can remember, required schooling and work hours. Work hours are spent with a Sponsoring Stylist who is required to teach and sign off on all the essentials skills in the Apprenticeship handbook. I’ve been through the process as the Apprentice and now multiple times as a Sponsor. Imagine my surprise while registering my third Apprentice and discovering an entire ‘grey’ area I had not realized even existed!
I know it sounds cliche. I know it sounds like 1940 but believe me it was NOT! Those women with their rollers wanted what everyone really wants – their hair exactly how they liked it. They just happened to like a hard, backcombed set that would last a week. There were also clients who came in once a week but wanted something different which is where it gets interesting…..
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