Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR. Regular postings of fresh new topic’s
A little self indulgent. As I write these blogs and post articles. I pause I take time to reflect on what next.
I constantly search for new places to connect with other professionals and groups to stay current to stay in touch with all that is new and topical.
Where does the next challenge lie? What direction will my career take me in. Will any more doors open. What opportunities will arise. I trust that if one puts out positive thought supported with positive action only good can come from it. Sharing what you know the experience you have is also key
What do I miss being behind a chair? What would I like to do next ? A hard one to answer being honest with one’s self! I think we have to constantly move forward grow and face new challenges. My career to date has afforded me so many opportunities. Many of these just seem to appear come out of left field. So I have to trust an opportunity will come out of all this Net working and Blogging.
At present I am really enjoying and learning so much about both the internet and connecting up all the various media applications available to us.
My passions being. Working with others. To share the experience I have gained over the years.
From.Platform work in conjunction with. Artistic team work. Education work or just working with Individual salons and hairdressers. To improve skill and knowledge. I really think that the keys to individual successes vary for us all .We are all different we all have different challenges and motivation.We all have different standards this is dependent on the Individual and their situation.
These situation and standards vary so much.
If in a salon.
Relationships between. Owner. Management. Staff team. Image. Service. Consultation. Sales skills. Product knowledge. Jointly sharing a vision those goals.
For the individual stylist. Service first and foremost!
Education. knowledge. Technical skills. Communication skill. Consultation skills. People skills. Followed by goals, motivation ,inspiration, creativity.
Opportunities career direction.
Competition work. Photo shoots. In house model nights and training, product knowledge.
All these above are aspects of our industry. The things that all salons at some point need to look at, they need to address these to stay current. To keep up with the constant changes and demands in our industry.
With so many distributors. Offering products on line, having face book pages, being interactive with clients. Those clients being us the salon owners. The stylist. The support required is both. Practical. Technical. It’s help and advise, access to demonstrations, education events, knowledge sharing.
The perfect situation would be, to work with a distributor, to share knowledge and experience. Whilst promoting products through. Education. Service and consultation skills,
This i did very successfully. Whilst working with a major distributor, doing platform work and artist team work, all whilst representing a major colour company. It is my belief that education and sales go hand in hand. Sales funds education, education, stimulates sales. Through knowledge and experience.
At this point in my career I’m beginning to feel that I having a full understanding of all the different products sold over the counter. Having said that they still keep changing tweaking re packaging. We have to stay on top of. How they work.What’s in them.and why.It’s essential to stay current and keep up with these ever changing products and the technology they bring.
We have to be able to. Explain and give reason to clients.What these products do show why. The services we offer and perform are worth while. That we are the experts. Who understand the chemistry of hair, also understands the down side and indeed pitfalls, that can be associated with, the use of some of these unprofessional store purchased products, be that colour or home hair relaxer’s.
From a clients point view. They can only know what, the adverts and media portray. They don’t know or have the product knowledge. To understand what might happen. What the ramifications could be from misuse, that’s out job. The professional. To advise.To recommend. To inform. This is not selling. this is doing our job and the consultation correctly. Being totally professional.
Back to me. My next path. My Journey. Will it be. Education. consultation and sharing Promoting Education training and work ethic’s an opportunity doing any of these are my goal. year. Using all the experience I have gained along with my belief in. Raising both the bar and indeed the awareness of issue relating to our profession.Working with and helping others to grow. To be as successful as they want to be, for it is in every ones hands. To make the changes to grow and succeed.
What ever you read and see on the internet offering help and advise always do lots of re search ! Some of that advise is polluted tainted just bad. Be warned get informed.
Growing and developing our Business:
How do we do this without investment ? what do we invest in? what do we expect to see as our return on investment? How do we decide?
So many thoughts and questions :
Are you like so many your salon is a good steady business but you feel it could be more. It has so much potential if only.
We had a higher profile!
If i could attract another really good stylist!
if we had more client retention?
If overall sales were higher.
Stylist demand so much. Commission Chair rental. issues!
How do you reach these goals these targets? How do you decide on a path to reach your goals is it possible?
The answer is a very big yes! But sometimes you are so much part of the salon and so part of the issues you cannot step back a look at things in a new and different way.
With over 35 years in this industry my goal is to help advise and get you to that next level is it a journey you want to take? then lets connect. lets see if we can work together for like a client stylist relationship it has to work are you up for a challenge.
If so all my contact details are and brief bio on my web site:
Lets get you on a new road lets take a journey together.
An interesting group and forum for discussion.