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Season greeting: Merry Christmas:


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

                       Happy Christmas   

                                            thank you

Economically a challenging year for many It’s from times like this we can grow learn challenge our selves with creative thinking.

I would like to thank everyone who as read any topic’s all those who have shared and contributed to either blogs or the groups shared discussions net worked.

A very big thanks to all those committed professionals that i have met in the cyber world talked with exchanged views with you have helped me grow and learn.

You have encouraged and showed me that what i do is all worth while so many thanks. A special  thanks to Karen and David all members of salon groove and all those over 400 in our ever growing international Linked in professional hairdresser net working group. All at HABIA for you do a great job.

Finally all those who follow on twitter face book and that have connected via linked in the world gets smaller as we get bigger. to all those who have commented o Photo’s re blogged and posted http://back2myroots.tumblr.com/ as we have shared photos of places and events Thank you.

Lots to look forward to in the new year some new challenges a new source for topic’s and sharing.

Have very wonderful Christmas with family and friends be safe be i will be back in the new year 2012. with new articles and topic’s.

 Season greetings happy new year 2012! Mike B2MR

 Happy Christmas

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Hairdressing Tip Tricks:


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.

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TIPS AND TRICKS:

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What does this mean exactly? For me it’s sharing anything and everything  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 that skill sharing 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 what is the point,

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 worked 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.

 

In these challenging economic times having a few skills refusing to constantly assess honestly reflect on how things are is 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.

Appearance, atmosphere, Image, reputation,

Staff, skill education, knowledge, people skill, passion, motivation, service, team players, dedicated. humility. sales through knowledge, respectful, caring

Owner, manager, organisation skill, fair firm, visionary, sympathetic, articulate, people skills driven focused. passionate, knowledgeable,skilled adviser. respectful.caring,

Products: knowledge, sales,  technical skills on how to use products, understand use and application.

Razor cutting colour

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 & sales, artistic team member, successful busy stylist, communication skills, consultation skills, passion drive motivation.

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.

Mike B2MR

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

 

 

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Hair Consultation Hair advise:


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR

It is my goal to create a platform that over time will become a place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

The Consultation your time to shine:

I’ve been a fully trained stylist for over 20 years have been fortunate enough to have experienced many aspects of the hairdressing Industry.

In  the many years working with clients i like to think that nothing shocks or surprises me any have shared every issue that a client can bring to the chair.

I’ve seen young women come in with orange roots and white ends.  I’ve seen red roots and black ends.  I’ve seen hair looking like a traffic light &  from violet to blue, colors that usually are reserved for flowers.When I see these mistakes colour failures in some case hair nightmares one cannot help but feel oh so sorry  for the client to which these hair are attached.

Normally when the color mistakes are so apparent the truth is impossible to ignore the poor client is so embarrassed upset and apologetic that one  really wants to help and fix this problem if at all possible.

The client usually admits that it was a money issue a crazy moment or a few drinks with that got out of hand with a friend it seemed like a good idea at the time! found an old box under the vanity and thought it would be a great time at 3 in the morning to “streak” their hair. I don’t have any issues helping these clients for me the challenge is correcting it the reward is success a happy client she made an honest mistake at home and now seeks professional help a humbling experience in it’s self.

Usually they have learned from the mistake  after all we all make mistakes first time one feels sorry for them repeat offenders well they are on their own, most however are more than willing to go through the steps to fix the situation.

Then there are the liars.  I know this is harsh, but usually when you ask someone a direct question and they knowingly misinform you, that’s a lie.  As a stylist how can we make an informed decision to fix something when blatantly given the wrong information, in most cases they have been deceived by marketing adverts and promotion that suggest an easy to use instant make over in a box trouble is these kits cannot cover and address every hair situation or scenario it can be complicated! from a stylist point of view we need to know the truth in order to perform the right service.

Here is an example of a normal client consultation:

A client is looking for some sort of chemical service, not always a major change; let’s say going lighter.  We will take a close look at the hair during the consultation and figure out what we need to do to get as close to the desired result without damaging the hair.  It is at this time when we’ll ask the client their past history.  whilst at the same time looking and feeling for indications of damage, If we see any sort of banding, we know some sort chemical affected the hair.  It’s a pretty simple fact, hair grows approximately 1/2 inch a month.  If there is a any sort of line of demarcation, we know there was something “done” to the hair,  and we can tell when it happened by how far it is away from the scalp.  When we ask the client why this band exists, they can’t give a reason.  When we’d tell them that something had to be put in their hair to create this band they will not admit to anything.  To be fair with so many over the counter products these days misleading the consumer it is possible that they were unaware the product used would cause this issue.  In some cases one would repeatedly ask the question and they’ll repeatedly plead their innocence/ignorance.  stale mate helps no one!

So here’s some information everyone needs to know.

Anything from a box color to a highlighting shampoo that causes any visible difference in your hair color has permanently altered the hair structure. Sun-In or anything like that, especially highlighting shampoos and conditioners have any variety of alkaline chemicals that diffuse your natural pigment.  Beware of these products since they may contain sodium hydroxide which is relaxer.

Any color from a box that is made from 2 or more components that are mixed together have some sort of peroxide component.  Peroxide oxidizes your natural pigment, so if there is any alkaline in the formula, you will get lift.

Many box colors say that they last 24 shampoos simply put if your color is changed by a box and if you grow out roots, it is not temporary the hair structure has been permanently affected.

When hair is colored or receives any chemical service it is permanently affected till it is is cut off.

You may have correction to re colour blonde hair with brown pigment, it may be a perfect colour match  but the hair still has any inherent damage caused by the initial service in this case going blonde.

So as a client try and be as open as possible the more history the better  their is no advantage in trying to hide any chemical service that you have introduced into their hair.   there is no reason to hide any details no matter what the box says informed decisions are easier to make with all the information at  hand and every thing must be taken into consideration.  When we ask you questions about what has happened to your hair for the past year or so, we need to know everything so we can make the right decisions for your services.

So next time you come in to get any chemical service done be completely honest with your colorist.  or  as a stylist you are doing a consultation make sure you ask all the right question.

We can read the history of your hair and there is no need for deception.  After all, we have your best interests in mind.  As they say; the truth will set you free. a lie may break your hair!

Our goal is to work with clients to deal with the issue at hand offering the best service possible supported with education knowledge and an honest understanding of what is possible given any situation and history

Mike B2MR

For consultation advise feel free to contact me via my web site :

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

 

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