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A make over can make such a difference to a client.
It can change how they look and feel about them selves It can change how they act and relate to others.
Our role as a stylist is to offer sound advise offer solutions be creative. But we must always consider what we have to work with and on.
Remember it’s scissors or a razor it’s not a wand! consider the clients features hair type life style.
Its called the consultation. It’s when we communicate we listen we use our professional skills.Our time to shine.
This model young women came into the salon she was very heavily pregnant and stressed. She asked could would any one cut her hair off . Well i stood back and watched as things played out in the salon.
The receptionist was concerned that the women was asking for a hair cut on impulse being so pregnant.
She asked members of staff who were free if they would like to cut this ladies hair both looked her up and down and said No saying she should not be doing this she cannot have thought it through.
Well think I make over time seeing this woman who said she had tried 3 other salons and been turned away .A challenge I would be happy to work with you on a new look.When is your baby due it’s late she says I’m having it tomorrow!!! Ok then lets sit you down and have a chat!!
During the consultation it was agreed that half measures was not going to work.She had long hair but leaving it long enough to tie back would just create more work and be boring. She agreed to trust me.I explained that i don’t use scissors only a razor and off we went.
Now remember 39 weeks pregnant oh and this shot taken with an old polaroid camera that i still keep handy .So lots of hair and a fringe or as bangs to work around. let the make over begin!!
Same day same model same clothes! just a touch of lip stick and a new look !! what do you think?
I was very happy with the look! New Mum to be cried she was so happy. Other clients in the salon Gob smacked at the change!! Easy to manage dry with her fingers .She had the baby the next day a little girl.
She called me some weeks later to thank me again for the change and the look. What we do is just so worth while we can change lives.We can make a difference. One client at a time.