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Hairstylists our career our vision our journey or?


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

How did we get into hairdressing? What drew you to it as a career? Was it a calling your true vocation? Are some of us really doing what we have known we always would do. Is it our destiny!

How often as stylist do we take the time to look in the mirror?  Do a personal inventory on ourselves. This is the time to honestly reflect on where we are at. Where we want to get to. Are we reaching our full potential? Are we challenging ourselves are we growing? Are we offering the best service possible? Do we need a refresher a little update maybe learn or improve on a skill or technique, maybe a course in management and or staff relations. Maybe your involved in education and training. How current are your skills? Are you in touch with the industry and all the changes that happen at grass roots level? In the salon on the high street?

Hairdressing has changed so much over the years and i would say for the most part these changes have been good and very warranted. From training to health and safety issues. The way a salon or spa is run and the  services it offers. The hours of business. the certification the qualification all changed. We no longer have those seasonal high, That pre Christmas frenzy,Of course it’s still busy but not the way it might have been in the 80’s or 90’s.

Products available to us have changed we have so much more choice. With these choices comes the need for. Education and vigilance and knowledge. We have to ask questions to get the answers.The only silly question is the one that is never asked!

Tools techniques constantly change and so must we. Staying in the safety of zone of what we know never pushing the envelope can and will lead to stagnation boredom! we need to communicate with our work and team mates share visions with owners and managers, be innovative have and share creative thoughts we all benefit from this type of thinking and collaboration.

 We all need to remind our selves from time to time of our dreams our goals. What was it we really wanted to do?  What were the heights we wanted to reach? All easy to forget pushed to the side as other things come into our lives and take president. As we settle for easy street. we stop questioning we stop challenging our selves an those around us.The skills we have to have for success in our industry are many and constantly need up dating to maintain our profession integrity and image.

We are in the service industry first and foremost make no mistake about this one. Service. our communication skills. Our listening skills. Our attention to detail. How we project and represent our selves. Honesty. with humility. Style all key assets to success.

Skills: Product knowledge. Hands on techniques .Creative vision. Innovative Thinking.

All of these skills and talents are a part of who we are! What we do! From time to time we forget, that to stay at the top of our game we need to invest in our selves. To have closer look at what we want an then decide on what we need to do to make change happen. We are in the business of solving problems are we not?

A little self maintenance:

*Are we offering the highest standard of service possible?

*Are we getting a little complacent? {it takes a big person to say yes!}

*Are our skills up to date?

*How is our product knowledge!

*Is it time to seek a little professional help.

We are all stronger together. We all benefit from sharing. From taking the same journey!

Maybe a colour refresher class. Maybe learn a new razor cutting technique. Want to improve on those up do looks. Maybe just talk about ways to improve the salon day to day running the client experience sales!

How can you find help?  Reach out and ask? Days can be structured to suit what ever you want to cover. A fresh set of eyes and new perspective on things can open up a whole new exciting era of change. If reading this you think hey this is me then send that e-mail pick up the phone lets chat let take a journey together. If i cannot help you i will point you in the right direction resources are at hand always.

My web site has all my contact information and full bio on me anything is possible all you have to be is willing to work towards making change happen. ours is such an exciting positive industry full of so many amazing motivated passionated professionals. All working to try and raise standards.Innovate and share a wealth of experience. All any of us has to do is raise a hand and ask for help and guidance.

Mike B2MR

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Successful Busy hairdresser


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR regular postings of fresh new topic’s http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

What does it take to be a busy successful stylist?

Specialisation:

Lets assume you have finished your training and are now fully qualified depending on where in the world you live some form of testing examination will have taken place. Here in the Uk that would be either having done an apprenticeship with day release to college. Or may be you went to College then worked in a salon to gain work experience. finally maybe you paid and went to private academy.

What ever your chosen career path you should in the Uk walk away with a NVQ qualification level, 2 or 3.  This basically means you have reached a standard of ability to satisfy the examination board.

Here is the reality your hairdressing career is now about to start. put everything you have learned to one side and open your mind  to the real world. Be prepared to offer assistance in the salon to any one and every one watch listen learn. Become a team member make your self invaluable to the salon and your work mates.

Use this time to hone your people skills. your communication skills, Consultation skills, the art of service. applying your talent to the clients your will be working with and serving them.

Over time as a junior stylist you will start to do clients and hopefully build up a follow a loyal clientele

one that request your services and recommends you to others. This is how you establish your self in the salon it’s up to you. No one else is responsible for your success. Non  one else is responsible if you fail! The hairdressing world is very competitive so be prepared for some knocks some good days some stressful days.

Once established what next think about your clientele the type of people they attract. Maybe you get a lot of recommendation because you are good with curly hair [maybe you have curly hair so you understand it] maybe you are getting recommendation for your colouring or highlighting skills.

Every one has one aspect that they excel at, either because you really enjoy it or just get it.What ever that thing is capitalise on it.

One day recently I was having Lunch with my dear friend a very talented man MR Jon Paul Hold owner of the Avantgarde artistic center Vancouver Canada. He was her in the Uk for a short visit he is very well know in North America a huge talent check out his web site see his work.

                                                   http://www.avantgardehair.com/


Whilst having lunch taking about past shows we had done together member’s of staff what they are now doing.We got onto to the topic of specialisation and the key to building and staying busy. That is finding that thing that defines you. Even if your an all rounder one thing will stand out.

For me although most of what i write a great deal of my knowledge is on hair colouring both application and technical knowledge.This is what i like to educate and share with others, if I am  really honest my skill and passion is  free style razor cutting. understanding how to create shape and form without cutting straight lines allowing hair to move and fall the way it grows and flows.

Once you have polished up those skill started building up your client base.Take time to think about the clientele your are building the clients your are attracting you will find a common skill that binds these clients to you.What is that skill what is it that you do that attracts your clients. work it out and use it capitalise on it.

Decide that you are going to Specialise in this  chosen skill and service within your salon. Maybe it’s putting hair up. Do some extra course invest in your self.

Some stylist hate putting hair up so if it’s your skill you can gain from it whilst offering a service and helping out a work mate.

As this chosen skill grows and the word gets out you will attract more and more. keep updating all your skills but always go that bit extra to stay on top of what it is that defines you.

The more in demand you become the more specialised you become the more valuable you become the rewards for this will naturally follow. cool ha .

As a specialist in your field doors can open for you. Maybe education others or working for a product company. Maybe photographic work or competitions.

What ever door opens consider you options and choices before making a decision.Once a decision is made you have to go with it live with the consequences. Don’t always just be driven by money the quick reward!! just let that naturally follow as it will.

Creativity. Passion . Drive . Motivation these are the things to focus on. never get to big for your boots leg EGO take charge remember who you are where you started out share and give back to others as success comes. Mike B2MR


 
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Hairdressing. Commitment,Attitude,Image,Vision.


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

 

 

A somewhat contentious subject: But worthy of discussion and debate I’m sure we will not all agree !!!

but that is healthy.

I don’t know if this is a global issue but it certainly is an issue in the countries I have worked in. Is it an issue where you are.  Its a topic that I dwell on given my passion for our industry.

 

Commitment. Attitude. Image. Vision:

Why do so many young people start training and give up. Or just turn to it not knowing what else to do. in some cases just getting pushed into it just because of lack of academic qualification. Hoping it’s an easy meal ticket! to a not to demand profession.

Why do so many stay in the industry poorly trained? Little or no motivation complaining acting out and being totally un-professional. Why is this?

I’m hoping this will create discussion because like so many issues in our industry it’s one that is sort of pushed aside never really addressed or looked at.

In these economic times we seem to heading down that path that has been trodden many times apprenticeships programs for youth employment. incentives for salons to take on trainee’s. Is it just another way of playing with unemployment figures or real industry commitment.

Then we have the colleges and the day release system. The standards of what is being taught is out of touch with reality. So bogged down with paper work health and safety issues. The tutors in many cases are un motivated and out of touch .The students having failed in the academic world don’t now want to be in class room setting. How will this ever change if never addressed.

 

My reason for this topic is not to just rant about an issue not just to use my blog a platform to moan. It’s to bring up the topic and hopefully put a positive lean on it!

How can it change? What can we do as professional salon owners. How can tutors improve and help to change and or improve things.

Firstly by being honest with all the youngsters thinking of a future in Hairdressing.This means taking the time to discuss with them their goals and dreams find out if the service industry is for !It’s not for every one. Find out how committed they are to study and self improvement.

We need to lead by example.We need to raise standards. We can all make a difference if we are willing and committed.

It’s about giving back. It’s about sharing. Its about being honest. It’s about communication and most of all positive honest discussion.

 

We have to take the time to honestly explain the training process to young people coming into the profession. Tell what to honestly expect. We have to help them value and respect them selves.

In-fact many Stylist’s could learn from a little reflection on these subjects .They could in many case’s do with some help. I have come across many in our professions with self issues. Maybe our industry attracts this .We all have a story. We come with baggage. We all have a past. We all have a story.

We also all have creative passion. For hair dressing. For being a stylist. Being a colour technician. Being successful.

 

From being honest with young people coming into our profession. We have to then also look at help and assistance for those either new to the business or struggling. This can be newly qualified stylist’s or salon owners struggling with staff issues and to make ends meet.

We can only do this if we are all honest. If we are struggling we reach out ask and seek help.

Is help available? Are there people that care ? yes yes yes!

 

My trust in the generosity. The commitment to our industry has never been as strong as it is at this time.

I have had the good fortune and the honour of sharing thoughts view’s with a team in Australia. Cool ha the world gets smaller every year!

Karen and David Lynch have proved to me that showed me that I am not alone in my thinking. That our industry is full of positive hair dressers.They have shown me that. Sharing experience and vision can and is very rewarding.

They run a very Successful business offering help support mentoring. Sharing first hand experience gained from many years committed to the hairdressing profession.

One has to believe that if we truly have a passion for what we believe in do it. Success and rewards will follow. It’s that universal concept of giving something away to get more back!

It is why I write and share so much information and experience. I have faith that it will open doors allowing me to educate and share with others.

 

Help is at hand in the form of Online assistance .

Offering so much support in every aspect of our industry.

Salon Success Club Online Coaching!

 

Are these issus you may have ?

  • Use mystery clients in a positive way
  • Employ the right people (at the right time)
  • Market your salon without costing a cent (or very little and it works!)
  • Grow your salon profit and find where all those profit leaks are
  • Turn your reception into a money making machine
  • Have your team on your side – all working together, with you
  • Feel the energy and excitement about your salon business
  • Fill your salon book with top clients
  • Give the experience your clients really want (not what most staff think they’re wanting)…… 
  • Stay motivated every day so nothing stands in your way!
  • Grow your salon business with long term results (so you can relax when you’re not there)
  • Push through the barriers that hold you back
  • Keep your clients returning and referring heaps more to your salon
  • Double Your Salon Sales (yes you can)
  • Coach your team to be star performers
  • Get great results when dealing with team issues
  • Pay your team effectively so you BOTH winand so much more!

                        Get ready to rekindle that excitement of when you first went into 

                        business OR as a new salon owner you’ll feel                                                                                             confident you’ll get it right first time!

 

 

Here is a link for you if your ready to get help advise support for both you and your business

 

http://thesalonsuccessclub.ning.com/page/online-coaching

Is it not funny how you can start sharing thought’s writing them down and where it can take you. With all the material available to us The tools we need success is possible it takes work and commitment it’s not a free ride.

Be it starting out wanting to train or wanting help to grow improve or indeed expand a business everything is possible.

Books . Dvd’s. On line down loads. Support with real professional. It’s all just a click away. But are you ready? I hope this opens doors for discussion.

Mike B2MR

 
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Hairdressing success. It’s in your hands:


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

Created as a source of advise education knowledge skill experience. A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s.

As a stylist we strive to become a success to be fully booked to get new recommendation to earn a great salary to be the best we can. But sadly in so many cases somewhere along the way. This changes or never happens why?  what went wrong?  Why do some get 

disillusioned and get resentful.Why do some quit the industry! Why do some. Get by but are full of anger and resentment Why? Time to be honest! It’s time to seek some help? Get re focused and remember why you started on this journey of self discovery looking for creative success.

If this is you!

It’s time for some honest reflection to ask your self some soul searching questions starting with the big one Why? Did you become a stylist? Followed by. Do you enjoy being a stylist? what do you want from being a stylist?

What were the goals? What were the aspirations that brought you into this industry? What are you prepared to do to reach your goals and dreams!

There are so many avenues to explore so many skills to gain. There is so much to give and yet so much to gain. Yes you have to give things away to get them back it’s the way of the universe.

But all of this comes at a cost nothing in life is easy or free it takes hard work commitment!

It takes constant training and updates of all the skills we have. All that we know and all we have yet to learn try and discover.

These are challenging times for everyone.Those challenges and demands being day to day running and managing of the salon and staff team members. As stylists working in a salon being part of the team we should be involved in the salons success.

How can we do this? By being and staying positive and upbeat. With so much global uncertainty so much negativity in the new’s Think and be positive and up beat both in your out look and in what you project. I have little time for negative attitude or thinking it’s destructive on so many levels both in personal and  work life.

These skills cover every aspect of our industry. From those key things that are at the very heart of our  daily routine and business success . Service skills. Communication .Consultation.

We need to use all the tools that are available to us.The ones that motivate us. Ones that are written specific to the issues around our industry by passionate professionals who have so much to share and offer to us. One helpful read is the book below written by Karen Lynch it’s very insightful on so many aspect of owning and running a salon and motivating staff.  She is a driven motivated passionate industry professional.

In this book 

Karen takes you along on a journey of discovery and challenges. Two stylist discovering the challenges the emotion roller coaster of success

                                                       http://www.doubleyoursalonsales.com/

It’s is very much hoped this will soon be on sale here in the Uk but you can order via the web link.

Having read the book and watched the educational DVD’s and as some one who has nothing to gain from this recommendation apart from sharing it as a tool that I think very inspiring written by someone with a solid background and so an understanding of the issues we all come across daily in the salon as either an owner manager or stylist.

We have so many tools available to us to research and study our craft.The Internet the world wide web books. These are really good for learning about service and consultation skills after all Service and clients are our business. We must not forget the other aspects of our trade  the practical hands on creative side this need to be fed and stimulated sharing idea’s with team mates work colleges.

We must also make sure we are up to date with product knowledge and technical knowledge.

Just being a busy salon stylist can and will get to be quite routine if you don’t push and challenge your self. It is very easy to get complacent take what we do and indeed out clients and the very fact of being busy as a given ! not always the case.

Real success is to challenge your self and continually grow. Fear can hold us back as stepping out side ones comfort zone pushing the envelope is not a comfortable place to be for many of us.

Get involved in the salon training nights . Maybe become a platform artist or educator. for major colour company. consider entering some competitions, photographic work .These can be good for both individual stylist and  the whole salon it moral and image.

Remember that the more you give out through sharing skills and experience the more that will come back to you.

This career is for you to manage and steer. It’s a journey and adventure you have no idea of what opportunities lie ahead for you. All yours to grasp all you have to do is aim high and challenge your self and those around you.

Dont settle for second best. Have high standards. Stay up beat focused. Constantly challenge your self and those around you.

If the above is you if you want to move forward step up the ladder to success then lets connect for an informal chat maybe we can move forward together. Learning and sharing experience.

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

All contact information is on my web site I very much look forward to hearing from you

MikeB2MR

 
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The hair Salon The stylist who to trust.


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.

change can happen

                                           long drab very unflattering !

In Colour we trust:  In stylist we trust! do we deserve this trust?

Quite a Topic and one that both hairdressers and clients.The public we serve can think on. A topic we can review and chat about!

Above and below before make over below  after shot, Two days later this client had her baby! feeling much better about herself.She had been to three salons wanting a change but none of them wanted to risk upsetting a 9 month pregnant women ! why they did not talk the time to listen!

Quite the change

                                  Razor cut no scissors used!

As a client who has decided to go into a salon for a technical colour  service your hope your thinking has brought you to this place because you have decided to pay for the service knowledge expertise of a professional hairdresser colour expert technician.

You have made this choice rather than enter into the world of home hair colour, 

Quite frankly another area that needs so much more attention spent on it, for the consumer with regard to knowledge and honesty about the products how and why they work, what they do, realistic and true expectations transparency with home hair colour.

As a stylist working in a salon offering your skill and service just by being in the salon environment you are making the statement that you are a true professional educated and knowledgeable, or at least one would hope so.

Bored unprofessional what does this say?

Then my question is why do so many women turn to Home hair colour? lets be honest it’s not all about saving money, and if it is about money then we as stylist have that challenge to prove that you get what you pay for to justify the salon experience.

The Experience starts with image first impressions of both the salon and the staff appearance you only ever get one chance for a first impression. secondly its the time you have for consultation your time to shine sell you self your skill knowledge, listen advise be honest ask question your in control or you should be, by being in control the client should feel comfortable she is in good hands.

Things like this still happen

Easy ha!

Then why so many disillusioned clients why do we still see over processed hair drab dull colours, why so many articles from women unhappy with their hair, why so many reviews written about a bad experience.

That’s not me i hear you say, who does this guy think he is! great that’s the reaction i  want,

But oh so much of the time it’s seems all about the money get them in get them out, under skilled under qualified people colouring hair lacking in knowledge and skill but with a Ego the size of a salon.

Why where does it come from?

Is it something instilled at college at the academy fake it till you make it. an attitude that once you have qualified you have made it you know all their is to know. you can go into a salon or go mobile calling your self a true professional.

When we have some many young people in college doing hairdressing and 14 year old students doing basic hairdressing as part of their school lessons, who decides on standards NVQ what does that mean when so many have it and yet are un-skilled! over half the students in one college i had experience with were wasting their time and that of the tutors, of the 14 year old students it was a way of getting out of other subjects but getting a qualification or accreditation upon leaving school what does this say!

Understanding your colour line:

understand shade, tone, pigment,deposit.

When it comes to professional hair colour salons and stylist it’s a fact that salon change colour lines because the one they have does not work for them. it does not lift, the reds don’t hold, the ash shades to green, the pigment cannot control the lift! sound familiar, then why?

Professional colour companies know that hairdressers salons change colour lines through dissatisfaction this is why they constantly bring out new repackaged lines. there are differences between in quality but with the top names they pretty much work the same way pigments vary but quality and chemistry quite standard so why change?

Here it is!  IT’S EASIER TO BLAME THE PRODUCT THAN ADMIT LACK OF KNOWLEDGE!

As a former educator for a colour company i have seen so many salon owners bow to pressure from staff to change a colour line through dissatisfaction lack of skill and knowledge.

Different formulation different effects.

It is so hard for a manager or owner to suggest the issues lies in the mirror! If we take the time to read the education material in a manual part of a shade chart {yes the black stuff next to the pictures}To go on the education up dates to do in salon training model fun nights to play experiment, get to understand your colour line.

Simple things: this is all true when toning at the basin on pre lightened hair that is still tad yellow using ash toner! then blaming the product because it’s sludge green ha ha you laugh it happens.

natural level 6 Demi application level 6 no lift required

or mixing a colour up but because you have chosen possible to higher volume of peroxide to counter act this you squeeze in a little ash then oh maybe that was to much so in goes some gold! yipee green again! guys this goes on!

So for the client who has been part of one of these salon situations these case of poor quality of work how are they supposed to respond? having wanted that salon experience, having wanted to feel pampered and a million dollars..but having left feeling nothing but resentful of the whole experience!

They want to trust know they are in good hands, as stylist we have to go so much further with the service we offer, but we owe it to our selves and the client to invest in our skill get the knowledge get the education learn our trade.

become experts in every aspect of our field this does not happen over night i don’t think we ever know everything thing but the goal the motivation should be to know as much as possible keep pushing your self to be better and share this this knowledge with Clients and work mates

blondes with multi shades and formulations.

For the client who has had a bad experience i say do not give up on a professional service just research find the good ones do not settle for second best.

Build a relationship built on trust and understanding and honesty about goal and expectations solving problems finding solutions

At the end of the day you should be able to put more trust in the salon the experience than you can that small box on the shelf at the supermarket that covers Grey makes you look younger healthier all in 10 minutes and for under a fiver!!!!!

I have written this to push buttons ask questions get reaction!

here is my web site this also links into my blog comments can be left good or bad.

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

Mike B2MR

 

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Hairdressing: Skill talent motivation creativity.


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 training product updates fall the way side.

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.

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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.

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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[ with any of this I would be happy to work with you or your team.

Mike B2MR

 

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