RSS

Tag Archives: certification

Hairdressing. Skill, talent, creative, motivated,certified.


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR: regular postings of fresh new topic’s

 

                                                         razor cutting

                                  Training Skill Motivation:

Can any of us honestly say we know everything you are on top of your game? fully motivated on a daily bases giving your all? keeping up to date and current?

Or like most of us you have off days or are you having more off days than on? is going to work hard work is being at work real work maybe even to the point of resentment?

If you missing that excitement that creative buzz, passion, drive, motivation, then something is missing what could that be? Time to take a look in the one on one with who you see time!

Well now it’s time to be honest. What ever you work situation environment this might be the Salon.  Maybe your self employed. In the case of the salon sometimes its so easy to get wrapped up in the moment to busy, that product training updates falls to the way side.

Your just starting your training stay focused don’t take short cuts ask questions listen learn practice have high standards,  Aim to be the best you can never stop learning and challenging your self,

If you self employed taking the time to invest in your self also gets put to the side normally because of time and money issues. If this is the case then we convince our selves that we are doing Ok. We are up date it’s so easy for us to make excuses.The only problem with this is at the end of the day we are hurting our selves and our business we are also and most importantly letting our clients down standards of service drop.

With so many new products constantly coming onto the market it’s so important to be informed and knowledgeable both for your own sake and that of your clients.

Keratin hair relaxing products, new Ammonia free colour lines. This would be classed as product knowledge. Then  our skills techniques from colouring to cutting then we have the technical side of the equation the how and why’s sometimes gets neglected finding time just to reconnect with others share idea’s stay informed. Even with the new home use products from foam colours to home straightening kits and relaxers!

                                                               sharing

Final we have informal seminar’s that are structured to help with salon management, team and staff motivation, Service Consultation and sales.

It is my Opinion that all of the above should be reviewed and although not possible to address all  topic’s at once a plan should be drawn up to keep your business you staff  healthy and strong call it business and personal inventory or attitude adjustment.

Bad habits form slowly over time but fear not, habits can be broken just takes a willingness change a recognition of habit and indeed skill level finally a little work.

It can take as little as three weeks to break habits and start a journey onto a new path of self discovery talent and skill building sharing.

 

http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

Stay at the top of you professional be a real master of your craft. Offer the highest standard of Service. Become a specialist in your field take control of your future your career your life.

If you need help I would be happy to talk or work with you or your team.

Mike B2MR

Advertisements
 

Tags: , , , , ,

Hairdressing learning the basic! Then what?


Learning the Basics and Building on Them

We assume that if a stylist is working in a salon they have satisfied the examination board and reached a professional NVQ standard of qualification or another recognised qualification depending the country you trained in if differs greatly.

In so many cases students leave college with a good solid basic knowledge of the industry and newly qualified – The world is their oyster. Challenges creative excited!

But after a couple of years they can become disillusioned. They blame the industry. The products.

The salon owner or other staff but never take a look in the mirror to see the real problem.

In so many cases we like to stay with the safe option, never step outside the box or push the envelope. A certain level ability is attained and then we sit back thinking we know it all [ego takes over]. You might think – The salon has education updates and product reviews. But you think you were at the last one two years ago so why go again since you have heard it all before.

It is very hard to improve without admitting that you have any weaknesses or a lack of knowledge in the first place. It’s like being at school and afraid to raise your hand  because you don’t understand. You worry that your question might be seen as silly but the only foolish question is the one you don’t ask.

To truly succeed in our industry we have to learn so many different skills related  to our job. These are not always in a manual. There are some life skills and some that are taught. The key is be honest with yourself. Education and knowledge is power. Know your limits and be honest about your ability and then keep learning.

A good example of this would be to do colour correction one has to have a solid knowledge of colour – both practical and theory.

Ask these questions. Can it be done? Should it be done? Can I do it? 9 times out of ten correction is colour that has been messed up at home or by another semi professional stylist.

So the question should be will the salon benefit from this being done? Will you as the stylist benefit from doing this? If the answer is yes then question, question question! Look, touch, consult other stylist team members and then decide how to proceed.

Whilst researching information on Wella colour, I came across this review of Koloston Colour on the website. The stylist said “I used the same colour on four different clients and never got the same colour twice. You cannot trust the swatch or the colour!”

For me this highlights perfectly all the issues raised. This stylist needs to look in that mirror to understand that the starting canvas was different in each case so the same results couldn’t be expected.

From time to time we all need to reflect on where we are at and maybe make some changes.Nothing is ever set in stone ad we have to be equipped to make changes as situation change  position open up opportunities arise .Choices consequences making a decision living with it. Become empowered by staying current taking update courses being a team player get involved don’t get involved in the negative stay and be positive. challenge your self and those around you.

much more to follow on this topic but for now i hope it pushes some buttons!

As Salon owners, managers ,mentors we owe it to new and aspiring stylist to encourage be positive create team spirt. Support with education updates competition work any and all aspects of training including have technical day sin the salon regular staff discussion and communication events!

Mike B2MR

 

 
Comments Off on Hairdressing learning the basic! Then what?

Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair smoothers relaxers, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, Hiar colouring Methods skills, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Level 6 to 9 natural blonde hair, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, Stylist's Certification, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Hairstylist’s: Transferable skills qualification certification


Back2myroots : A place to share thoughts and grow idea’s. B2MR

 

 

This is a topic that was brought to my attention by a fellow professional but one that I have personally been impacted by.

I hoping that others will share views thoughts and share experience of the topic.

Transferable skills and certification:

The question that raised this issue as one to write about was.

I just moved to New York and have had an Illinois license
for 30 years. I went on The NY website and IL was not on the list of
reciprocal states. I am surprised to say the least, and am worried I will have
to pay for beauty school, on top of going to State Boards again.
It has been A VERY LONG time since I have taken that test ( 1978 to be exact!) 
Do you know anything about getting grandfathered in? 


I have been effected by this on more than one occasion. Having moved from London to Ontario Canada. Then out west To British Columbia.Canada. 

I have been qualified for many years I also have certification for advanced courses in Colouring and  Cutting. But my experience is how ever long you have worked . Each country and indeed in the case of Canada with it’s provincial system the rules and requirements differ standards are claimed to be different  and yet my experience was they are no different it’s all about registration legislation and Money!

The same applies in the United States rules and regulations differ from state to state.

Maybe as professional there should be an international body  that can be joined this would store all  records of training and qualification that would be internationally accepted.

It is wrong that some one who has successfully trained maybe owned a salon is suddenly asked to re-train with young students.

In my case I was a platform artist and educator for an international company part of an international artistic team. had represented canada on stage.owned and managed salons in London. Asked in-fact told i had to re sit the full training exam for BC Canada.

After much discussion and deliberation a compromise was reached and a life time certificate issued. Since then the governing body was disbanded due to funding issue and then revived some years later.So it’s political and finance based.


So the question is. Should certification and qualification be industry governed and controlled. With fixed agreed standards agreed s o that both inter state province or international moving is much easier. No one would object to a fee for the administration of this. But come on a re take every time one moves is crazy.


Has this effected you ? what are your thoughts? 

To any one dealing with this i say get a name of someone to deal with and communicate with provide  full proof of training and qualification.experience but stand your ground be respectful have some humility. But remember you are a full true professional. This can happen to anyone who wants to move sometimes within their Country or an international move.

Mike B2MR


   

 
Comments Off on Hairstylist’s: Transferable skills qualification certification

Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

Tags: , , ,

Changing times in the Salon:


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR

Created as a source of advise education knowledge skill experience a place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

copy right pending.

 

Owning a salon, working in a salon, being a part of a team,  maybe renting a chair, having your own little business a home salon, mobile stylist.

All of these are totally respectable avenues to explore within out industry but over the past years thing have changed hugely,

We have responsibility to our selves our work mates our clients to have a full understanding of all matters relating to health and safety legislation governing the safe use and indeed disposal of products keep up to date books and records having qualification, certification, and licenses.

On top of this new products new techniques the challenges of running owning managing a business managing people if quite a lot to deal with.  How do you?

 

Then their is finding time to reflect on the direction you and your business are going the service you offer the standard of work being done, How often do you take the time to reflect on any of these topic’s in an honest reflective manner?

This book below could help you on a path to success to increasing your business and sales highly recommended as an easy and very insightful look at what we want from our career it could put you on the road to financial success or much much more!

 

http://www.doubleyoursalonsales.com/ http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

 

 

Keeping up with education in our chosen field is so important. Education creates excitement because there is always something new to learn. lose the passion lose the drive.

Education keeps you connected product knowledge is a must nowadays. Clients want to know that the ingredients and formulations are safe and what we recommending for them to use will work and be value for money. we as stylist need to know cause effect understand what we are using and why.
Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook. Twitter. for examples help connect us with others who are inspire to share what works and doesn’t work. Blog site where people share thoughts, opinions reviews,

http://back2myroots.tumblr.com/
We have to be aware and have an understanding of changes in the law and regulations pertaining to our profession Now I’m curious to learn more so I’m not putting anyone (client, work mates and myself) in danger. Just because one is certified in a new technique does not mean we have the full picture and trust what we are told  as truth set in stone! law’s and regulation are in constant change the information we are given on products how they work and indeed the effects that that can cause are not always clear but the burden to ask the right questions is on us their are no excuses for not knowing or understanding.

With a little time and patient we can research products read reviews get full insight into the good and bad what works and maybe what does not the more we as stylist share net work and connect the stronger we become its part of giving back sharing your experience strengths, It is my personal  belief that if we know something but don’t share it pass it on then it’s a total waste!

I try to share to promote and sometimes warn i try to communicate with others in our industry and to this ends in the space of 6 months an now net working all over the world with other like minded people in our industry.

At the end of the day it’s up to you what do you want are you prepared to make the changes needed to stay in the now? what are you thoughts want to talk can i help and advise you could we take a journey together share a path for a time yes if your willing and open.

Just pick up the phone send an e-mail connect it’s that easy!

Mike

http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

all contact info is on my web site take the time to have a read.

 

Tags: , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: