Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:
A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
What does this mean exactly? For me it’s sharing anything and everything.It’s not about short cuts or breaking rules! It’s sharing all those things that we learn and experience along the way. Those things that could save you from a pitfall or at least help you get out of one!
What does it cover ?Anything and everything. All that is us. All that make us stylist, salon owners, business owners, it covers skill knowledge, both technical and practical, life skills, people skills, business skills.
None of us are perfect. None of us know everything. But some know more than others, I’m not talking qualifications I’m talking about experience those skills we have learned along the way.Thus allowing us to share what we have learned along the way.
It is my opinion that however good we are. However much we know. What ever skills we have if we do not share it pass it on use it to encourage others then it’s all rather pointless.
To keep it to your self to have bragging rights to crow about how good you were are !! That’s all Ego and a waste of time. Giving back sharing is key to personal growth and greater success.
With all the blogs and articles I post my one goal is to share both experience and skill and knowledge.
I have been so fortunate in all the hairdressing industry has afforded me . The experiences I have had. The opportunities I have had. Some of the amazing people I have met and had the good fortune to work with.
I would very much like an opportunity to share this with as many stylist as possible to encourage mentor to challenge them to push themselves.
To salon owners to encourage them to work with staff and team members. To share and discuss what a salon is and should be. How to get the very best from your en-devours. How to offer the highest of standards of service skill to your clients. whilst increasing sales and client retention.
I had a young stylist write to me today asking for advise . Having left college wanting to build up a clientele get busy. Yes as we all know it’s not easy it tales commitment and hard work, However i do feel that Salon owners and managers have to help the new stylist who is committed to working hard. A guaranteed basic wage for a given period. Also a new stylist should be given all new clients to the salon for an agreed period. This shows both support and commitment. After agreed period the stylist should have proved a good client retention level and indeed added to it through recommendation.
If this is not the case the stylist has to take responsibility for both standard of work and service offered.
In these challenging economic times. Having a few skills, refusing to constantly assess, honestly reflect on how things are.This a very dangerous path to walk.
The salon is a place that is unique as are the people who work in it. As are the clients we attract. But the list of what a salon is. What it has to do to run smoothly is huge. It truly is quite a complex structure built of relationships ,honesty and trust.
Appearance, atmosphere, Image, reputation,
Staff, skill education, knowledge, people skill, passion, motivation, service, team players, dedicated. humility. sales through knowledge, respectful, caring.
Owners. Managers. Organisations. skills. Fair firm. Visionary. Sympathetic. Articulate. Service. People skills driven focused. Passion commitment. Knowledgeable . Skilled adviser. Respectful Caring,
Products: knowledge. Sales. Technical skills. On how to use products. Understand use and application.
These are all parts that together make a salon work and be successful can you tick them all off? Maybe most but a few need some attention. I think in most cases we would all be able to add to the list but also circle the need attention items. The million dollar question is Do you want to address those weaknesses!!! either as a salon owner or as an individual do you want to invest a little time and little money to reach new levels have higher standards reach new heights.
Tips and tricks is me offering to share with you all that I know and have experienced from. Salon ownership and management. To platform work. Education and sales. Artistic team member. Successful busy stylist. Communication skills. Consultation skills.
Hands on technical skills from cutting to hair colour to updo’s what do you need help with.
From one on one to small salon groups what are your needs.
Contact me to start investing in your business your self your future. With my skill experience and knowledge and connection with other like minded professionals help is close at hand.
I can connect you with an online support program for you and your salon. So what are your needs?
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