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Changes challenges improvements. In the salon.


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.

Yesterday: I had a nasty shock and maybe  a timely wake up call. My web site and blog were flagged and frozen by ‘word press’ they took my site down for violation of regulations. as it turn doug this was a error cause by a flagged spam auto cut off at ‘word press’. Very efficient but freak due out.Time to take some action. to this end in the coming days I will be switching form WordPress.com. to Word press.org account. This will allow more freedom for links and promotion with other professional bodies.

I have over the last year or so worked really hard on both the content material on my site, net working and connecting.With other passionate industry professional it has been a very interesting and rewarding journey.In the course of this learning adventure. I have had the good fortune to connect with Karen and David Lynch owners of Karen David International. ‘Salon success’  http://www.karendavidintl.com/.karen and David through Salon Success run and operate a salon business support program. Offering access to a great deal of support material in many forms PDF audio Cd download live webinar events and publications. All designed to challenge you to grow and develop  a bigger and better business. Addressing all the issues that can and do arise in the hair and beauty industry when running a salon or spa. From stock to staffing to client retention and consultation, service and so much more!

In the course of our relationship building developing trust a mutual respect Karen and David invited me to try out their material and take part in the program. For the past month I have put my self through the program. Taking part in the webinar, listening to the audio provided reading the pdf download material, and doing the wok suggested and required. Challenging very questioning but i can now say this program is put together out of passion and real life experience. All of it is presented in way that we as salon owner and stylists can understand It’s a real must to at lest explore if your wanting to grown develop and expand your salon and may address some of those issues that are holding you back.

I’m very please to announce that Karen and David have offered to me the opportunity to sure this for the first time in the UK and the links will soon be able to everyone to research the products and support material. I will also have links to the sight for purchase and ordering directly from them. My reason for taking up on this offer with Karen and David is simple they have the same commitment to standards of education and training. To sharing a message and helping salon owners and stylists reach to higher level. Most of what i produce is technical Karen and Davids material is hands on practical help for you and your business a perfect match.

                                        Who are Karen and David Lynch?

Karen and David the real people behind Salon success and it’s innovative support and education program.

Their Story:

Our first salon was in New Zealand – a town with a small population and a huge amount of competition all vying for the same few clients!  My husband David and I had thrown in our full time jobs and bought a salon. We had two young kids, it was our only form of income, it had to work! Over the next few years, I worked in the salons (Hair and Beauty Therapy) and David did all the office work. Well I can tell you we had some hard years, but with the right team in place we finally got some great results. So great in fact we were recognised by Wella and asked to go on the road to tell our ‘success story’.

That was almost 7 years ago now and we were amazed at how much help the industry needed to get what they truly deserved.  From that moment on – we’ve been on a mission! We’ve since been referred to as ‘The Dr Phil of Hair and Beauty’, as we’ve traveled the world inspiring, educating, and motivating hairstylists and therapists by delivering more than 210 seminars on Salon Management, Staff motivation, Growing profit, Increasing retail sales, Client service, the list goes on… But the real big thing we’ve done (and are still doing) to help the industry is this…

We’re creating a whole range of training products to help salon teams increase their sales and level of service and salon owners get more from their business. Having had our own successful award winning salons, we’ve ‘walked the talk’. We know the unique issues that confront salons every day – because we’ve been there! So we created state-of-the-art training DVD programs (that have found great success worldwide) plus CD programs, e-books, forms, systems.. and now my book! And in case you’re wondering…yes I’ve started the next book!!

Now with KarenDavid offices in New Zealand and Australia, our main focus is to create affordable products for salons worldwide… so you can achieve the salon and career you truly deserve! When Karen first sent me the book Double your salon sales.I had no idea what sort of a read it would be how useful what was it’s message? It pushes buttons it provokes thought it sets up challenges. having read it here is my review.

Before our relationship really started Karen offered to send me her book’ Double your salon sales’ she did not send one she sent me a box of them to distribute and get feed back on.I now feel very honoured to call both Karen and David friends. This is such an exciting opportunity to share and offer to any one in our profession and industry away forward not a quick fix a challenge a journey of self discovery. Covering every aspect of the salon and the relationship we have with our clients.

Testimonial re Double Your Salon Success:

In writing Double Your Salon Succes, Karen Lynch shows she has a true understanding of the hairdressing world. She reveals the very essence of what makes for success by identifying the combination of service, consultation and sales that are needed to grow and be current. This book encapsulates so much of what we as stylists forget or take for granted. As Karen shares with us Pamela and Skye’s journey, she takes us on a roller coaster ride from start to finish. She reveals their struggle to make their dream a reality which is at times frustrating and emotionally upsetting and at other times exhilarating. As we read, we think “hey, that could be me; that is so right; what a great idea.” From start to finish, this book is a thought provoking and entertaining read that will leave you wanting to take the challenge to walk a new path to success.

Mike Vallance

Links to the material discussed wil be up very soon and i hope that it’s as rewarding and exciting and as challenging to you all as i have found it. A wise man once said ‘to promote a product you have to believe in it “this is one such product and tool and i look forward to string it with you all.

Mike B2MR

 

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Hair cut make over.


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

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.

As follows:

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.

Mike B2MR   

 
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