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In salon training education product updates.


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

The question asked is: What are the benefits of education up dates and product knowledge sessions to the salon? Are they worth while or a waste of time?

How much time and energy should be put into staff training skill up dates product knowledge certification?Do you as salon  stay on top of this? Do you staff support and attend up dates. Does for staff request them? How do you decide if training and product knowledge classes are of benefit.

First and foremost you have to lead by example: That being suggest or plant the idea you will always have an element of staff that have heard it all before and know everything or at least think they do! I would suggest that you encourage and give good reason why this things are useful. What points could you give to justify.

*Products constantly changing.

*Dangers of not using products correctly or understanding chemistry.

*Wastage in the salon,.

*Product knowledge with regard to retail sales.

*Up dating re fresher of skills and techniques.

*Team building good exercise.

*Show’s a client you care.

When are these best organised in the salon well of course you want to cause as little disruption as possible but sometime’s they can be better for a few hours on an arranged quiet morning. Again clients wanting to book can be advised that we are closed for a few hours that day for training up date. for the most part they like an understand this it show commitment and investment in training all good PR!

Evening work well if all the staff are on board. The same as model nights or staff hair nights staff get to do each others hair or as group you practice and share thoughts views techniques sharing team building.

What role can your distributor or the manufacturer play in this. The answer should be a key one many of the bigger colour companies will have a team of educators who work for them going to salons for product classes and colour education up dates. They should be free but some times it’s dependant on the volume of product you buy. It might also be dependant on whether you buy direct or use a distributor, either way you should get education support. Building a good relationship with a colour educator is a great idea as a source of future knowledge and someone to be able to ask questions if an issues arrises the same applies to the  relationship with your sales person or colour rep.

These up dates are really important because colour chemistry does change and we stylist can develop bad habits short cuts. From a salon point of view it show’s the manufacturer that you care about the products and are truly professionals in how you work and what you produce.

Maybe you have  staff member who is an educator for a company.This involves evening classes at external salons doing preparation before hair shows and can lead to platform work all great for salon profile. Maybe as a salon or team you want to get into some competition work again this is a great way to start bonding team building. Having these up dates can also lead to invites to colour launches and show’s or maybe attendance at manufacturer training academy to gain certification and qualification at certain level or for certain techniques [such as colour correction]

This type of training and skill update is great for salon profile and is also great on a CV for stylists.

Those staff member who have attended all this before remind them that so have you. remind them it’s about sharing and giving being a team player giving back to the younger members of staff sharing experience! yes play to that ‘EGO’ chances are they are the ones who really need to attend the up date.

All of these type of event encourage team communication. Creative thinking and who know’s maybe some collaboration either on a model or just in the salon in general.  Always a challenge but always so worth while. Never forget the trade show’s competitions even fashion event that are always on. An evening or day out at an industry related event.

Written as someone who was the colour company educator and platform artist.The guy who comes in and shares. Yes written from experience. and a passion to educate and help raise standards. Mike B2MR

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Hair Industry. The salon stylist client.


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

 

 

 

.                                      Hair colour and the hair Industry.

I thought it might be of interest to post some thoughts on. The hair industry and training in the hope of getting some feed back.

To start a conversation I wonder . How people feel about their salon experience? Also views on store brought over the counter home hair colours and relaxers. With such a wealth of new products hitting the stores constantly. Foam hair colours . Keratin relaxers. How safe are they to use at home ? Do they do the job you want? Are you well informed? if not why not?

It amazes me just how much bad over processed hair wanders the streets. Questions  that come to mind. Did that person pay for that? Did they request it? Did the stylist think that’s acceptable? What was going through the mind of the person, giving that service, creating that look.

In some cases home colour that is so bad, dull colour or hot red roots, muddy brown ends. Grey hair  that has been coloured but is either mauve, bright orange, no depth, no natural base shade.

It goes on. Blondes who try and go dark. After a short time the colour starts to fade out . Dark shades trying to go blonde ending up orange! A never ending list that goes on and on.

Hair that you cannot get a comb through. When wet it appears to feel rough and caustic until you apply handfuls of conditioner. Could this be you?

Have you got good and bad stories to share. It might be time to bring this whole colour business out in the open. Together we can all explore the good. The bad and the ugly side of the hair colour business. Those products that promise the earth but never come up to expectation.

Some of the questions that come up oh so often with hair colour are:

The market for hair colour is huge. Ask yourself this question.

Why would the formula for your roots or new growth. Be the same as hair that has been colouered before?  Or a Grey formula being used on none Grey hair?  it happens all the time.

the TV the  Magazine adverts all suggest it’s fine apply all over switch colour with ease! Not the case.

What good does avocado oil? Fruit of the loom leang leang oil do for your hair? Does it really help with colour retention? The answer is No.

You are just being sold the idea of natural and healthy. Why is herbal natural colour so much better than one with Ammonia?  One being sold with all natural MEA  but do you know what MEA is? what it does? How it works? Your thoughts.

Questions to think about. Why does my hair fade to a dull orange brown colour? The mid length and ends don’t hold the colour? Why can’t you get the shade of blonde you want. It’s always to yellow sometimes Orange just never right.

 

Again I post these as questions looking for feed back. I would be happy to share. Thoughts and views on these issues, or any other hair related topic’s.

One has to wonder these days. How many salon’s and schools educate these issues in enough depth the standards being taught vary so much. I have some really interesting conversation with passionate focused motivated  school and academy owners sadly the standard of commitment can vary from college to college.

Consider the standard of what is being taught. The amount of real education being given both hands on practical and theory. The length of time the training period is for and the standard achieved the qualification gained. student have to leave training fully equipped to face the real world converse in every aspect of the industry .

Remember this students. Look into the fee being charged, against the qualification being given.

How qualified and current are the teachers!! how up to date is the collages.  Meet the teachers get a feel for creativity make sure there is a real passion to educate and share.

I think with so many young people looking into the exciting world of the hair industry. Honesty about the industry. Future earning potential. Success  through hard work and commitment should be discussed.

Targets should be made. Commitment to on going education throughout one’s career should be considered.

Many salon’s and schools could consider. The whole topic of. Building up a solid client base. Client retention. Service and consultation skills.

 

This is a huge topic and one that really needs to be addressed. Many salon’s and indeed salon owners never take the time to be honest about. There policy’s regarding all aspects of caring for clients.

It goes far beyond just doing hair. At the end of the day. Hairdressing is a service industry and if you don’t like people, giving service. Then you might want to consider if hairdressing is for you.

Consider this.

Knowledge is power, honesty is power, great service is power, all these are key to success.

Hair cutting and Styling.

We teach young stylist to make, clean sections, lift these section up and cut a clean line, re check make sure it’s clean an even. In many cases we teach them. To start by taking a clean section from the crown! What ever happened to build up a shape having a foundation? Understand weight distribution, angles of sections. How will the hair fall. What weigh and shape might it create.

 

We see so many short cut with. Clean straight lines along the hair line, it’s been cut or shaved to look clean and tidy. In reality the hair line is not straight, so it will not lye in a straight line, lye flat. In some cases within a short space of time a man’s hair cut can look loop sided why?

Because the growth of the hair line is not considered.

The understanding of. Shape, weight distribution.The shape of the head, growth of the hair and finally the real kicker.

              YOU CANNOT CUT A STRAIGHT LINE ON A CURVED SURFACE !!

So why teach the way we do?  The head has so many different angles, all these must be considered. It is not just picking up a section and snipping it off. Making the section clean and straight.

The same can be said with thinning shears. Understanding when removing bulk to create less volume thin the hair. Understand the effect that it will have on the desired shape. Consider the type of hair. If you remove bulk. Will it create unwanted volume? Because of less weight? will it control curly hair and volume issues ? So much to consider

My passion is razor cutting and using my claws. Freestyle cutting. Allowing the hair to form a shape and  working with it.

Working in this fashion. One has to have a a vision, understand shape, hair growth, patterns, weight distribution.

So much to learn and a life time to learn it in. One does not have to know everything. We just need a willingness to learn. To improve, to share and gain knowledge. To constantly look to improve and challenge your self. To step out side of the box that safe area your own personal comfort zone.

Fear is what holds so many of us back. Fear of failure. Fear of exposing ourselves, being out of our depth. Everyone has these fears. It’s normal but we have to face them. A fear faced is no longer a fear.

We have so much to learn, so many paths to take, embrace this as a challenge to exceed you own personal expectations, what ever they may be.

The Hairdressing industry. Needs to be much more transparent. Open to sharing, from salon staff, to salon owners, to colour companies, schools, colleges. Be it education, knowledge or formulation and techniques.

We have to be aware of new products as they come to to the market and the salon, The formulation. The chemistry.The results one can expect. The indeed health safety issues if any.

What are the greatest challenges to stylist and salon owners and managers?Building up and retaining clients, having that trusting relationship built on skill honesty creative talent! Oh and Service.

As stylists we can so easily get caught up in being busy staying busy slightly over booking that we forget what is really important. The client. The service. The consultation. The after care advice and so sales.

Over the years I have come to realize that all of the above points are key to success. They are also the main things we as stylist’s forget, take for granted, they are the things we need to stay on top of, make part of our daily routine when working with our clients.

Challenging our selves to make changes into how we work, how we interact with our clients is not as an easy thing, to take a long hard look in the mirror and being honest about what needs maybe a little help some adjustment.

To share is to grow!

To strive to be better to make a real difference!

 Mike B2MR:

 
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Challenges in the salon.With over the counter products.


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

With more and more mixed quality hair products being marketed in some case endorsed by celebrities how can we as stylists get clients back into the salon.

How can we convince the client that over the counter hair colour, straitening relaxers are not always all they are marketed to be be it in quality or direction for application!

First and foremost Service. Consultation. Educated sales.

Things that a box hair colour cannot advise on help you with! Yes. The consultation. The advise. Sadly the young person in the chemist or drug store cannot give you sound professional advise on switching colour over processing condition. choice of colour.

Our mission as stylist’s is to actively communicate in an honest way the positive of salon service. The quick fix short sighted results that can arise from. Applying over the counter colour or other products such as some of the much promoted Keratin Relaxing products.

I have written a great deal on this topic on my blog site and through my professional Linked in Group both can be accessed through my web Site.

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

The biggest damage done over time is. Over processing. Colour retention fading issues and eventually issues with. Root colour to mid lengths and end colour even deposit healthy vibrant god conditioned hair.

                                           having a bad day?



We have to be able to explain why all of the above issues can and do happen. How we can work with our client to restore condition moisture issues regain colour retention.

Show how and why professional services are of a high quality both in level of skill knowledge commitment and professionalism. It is in our hands to challenge our selves to be educated skilled honest and knowledgeable.

The keys to all success are. Service. Consultation. Skill. Communication. Work with a good distributor for quality ‘Products’ excel in the  service you offer maintain standards through education up dates of products for both the salon and for retail.

Take the time to look and understand the flood of products in the stores. Take some time to read the direction open the box if you can read the directions look at the formulations.

be informed so you can honestly share what you know with your clients.

The more that you can show your clients how knowledgeable you are impress them  a full salon experience. this is what clients remember what keeps them coming back gets you recommended.

With written on the internet in magazines about products our clients are bombarded with the latest must have.It could be a re vamped technique with a new name ‘Ombre colour’ it could be the latest form of hair relaxers or Ammonia free colour .what ever it is be aware of it have a view and opinion.

Stay informed. Be Current.

Know about the latest Organic colour. The herbal miracle.That fast activating additive accelerant does it really work save time improve colour!! I have my own views but you must have your own.

Always remember that claims made about products are just the start. It’s easy to make claims. Question. How and Why . There is nearly alway a compromise. So it’s about balance the advantages and the disadvantages. Sadly some manufacturing companies distributors and sales driven people are not always fully transparent about the claims they make.

Here is an example for you. It’s an accelerator speeds up colour. but only tells half the story. You have to find the rest! again I have my own opinion.

Marketed as a wonder product for stylist’s and technicians speeds up the process for tinting bleaching .deeper deposit. process time 10 to 14 minutes.Better colour retention even with reds. just a few drops in your formulation.

Processes permanent color semi-permanent color, demi-color, bleach, foil and highlift applications in 4 to 10 minutes when added to any manufacturer’s products in conjunction with low heat (super resistant hair allow 12-14 minutes)

Holds color longer, virtually eliminating color fadeout, including reds

But remember sometimes if it sounds to good to be true it may well be! It’s was and is my intention not to name the brand of this product guide above.

share your views and thoughts leave comments Mike B2MR

 
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Hair stylist’s, we are the product. Service!


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:

A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

I find the more I write and think about topic’s to keep my little blog up to date and interesting. The more I reflect on. What it means to me! what I can offer! What can I share to keep them current and interesting:

In working through this thought process it brings me back to the key point of what we all do and offer service.

Yes it’s skill it’s knowledge it’s communication but none of this matters if we don’t offer. Good service and good value for money service. Value for money does not mean discount or cheap just value.

What is the product we market?

It’s our skill, creativity, knowledge. ability to listen to communicate, honesty,

Oh yes and that all important consultation.

We are in the business of offering advise we are also specialist in solving problems!

So we are in a very unique business.

We have a wonderful opportunity to use the many skills gained, utilise the tools at our disposal to do our job to apply our trade. We have the ability to turn a bad day into a good day from disaster into success powerful stuff.

We have to think of ourselves as being totally unique in the service we offer and the skill we have for we are all different we all react in different ways this does not mean we are not part of a team and as such should not share thoughts idea’s we just all have something different to offer a different way of doing things.

The way we present our selves the appearance we project are all part of the personal image package that  is ‘I’ or ‘You’ this initial presentation is very important for it say this is me this is who i am!!!

So what are we selling what are we promoting:

This is easy ourselves our skill, talent, creativity, we are expert in the business of creating image a look experts in finding solutions to problems having answers to question.

Because we are all so very different and as such offer our trade in our own unique way none of us will suite everyone personality issues conflict will always exist so when it happens don’t take it to heart it only becomes personal if you let it! [ so be the bigger person ] a little humility is ok this does not make you a door mat.

Something we as stylist also need to at least be aware of  as gain success get busy get a reputation is Ego just keep it in check a little ego is healthy but to much…………..! not so good.

So to be a good communicator a problem solver what tools do we need? Knowledge is the key here!

Knowledge is power.

With so many different products on the market especially with hair colour both professional and Home kits, and now an onslaught of new Nano technology [ this new hip term} prior to this every thing was multifaceted, What ever the wording the lingo we have be on top of it we have to be up to date with new products new formulations how and why they work,how do we do this ?

Education, training up dates, sharing, and by asking questions?? thing some of us are not so good at!

Remember this the only stupid question is the one we don’t ask!

Be informed have knowledge be a problem solver not a problem maker!

As always thoughts comments idea’s please,

Mike

To this ends we are given the challenge some time to correct badly coloured hair this could be from either a poor professional job or a hope colour gone wrong.

Colour correction is a skill knowing how to re-balance a pigment mantle as a stylist only embark on this if you have the skill and knowledge to take on the responsibility. As a client work with choose some one you trust for this journey. Also get an estimate of both cost and timing for said correction. have a consultation be informed.

As a follow on from yesterdays posting after correction care:

Post Home Haircoloring Tips:                                                    

                                                  [ right pretty bad almost green hair! ]    

                                                                        before shot                 

Recommendations post-colour tips: 

It is recommended to wait 48 hours before washing your hair again after the initial color treatment is completed.  This gives new hues time to settle.

Always shampoo with lukewarm water.  Hot water will speed up color fading.

Use hair products specifically designed to protect coloured hair get professional advise.  Remember that some shampoo products designed to add volume will actually “blow up” the cuticle and thus cause hues to fade much faster.  Use products that are specifically labeled as “colour safe”

Shampoo less often.  Even permanent colors will fade faster with frequent washings.

Avoid the use of hot styling tools as much as possible.  Heat from either appliances or the sun will speed up color loss. When possible, air dry coloured strands.

When out in the sun or when swimming in a pool hats! Sun, surf, sand all the S things and pool chemicals may leach out precious tones or in some cases, cause color to fade or even worse, turn brassy or odd shades of green or orange.

Treat colored hair with care and respect invest in good quality products.that work within your budget   and remember to deep condition on a regular basis to counteract dryness.

Resist the urge to recolor again before at least 2 weeks has passed.  Remember, less is more.

 Avoid any other chemical processes for at least one month.  Keep in mind that perms or chemical straightening procedures may cause hair colors to be altered.

I would always recommend doing a skin test prior to any application it’s always best to be safe.

{ make over from above shot}

With some though sight and thinking it is possible to go from a muddy sludge to vibrant colour just takes time and patients:

In Closing:

If you plan on becoming a home hair colour jockey, consider starting a special journal or notebook so you can write down a record of each treatment.  Note the products that you used and the results.Over time you may discover little tricks that make your colouring techniques more streamlined or successful.

I hope this guide is helpful and saves some of the pit falls that can happen when entering the world of home hair colour and correction if required.

Mike B2MR

 

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Hair stylist’s, We are the product, that is service:


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:

A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

I find the more I write and think about topic’s to keep my little blog up to date and interesting. The more I reflect on. What it means to me! what I can offer! What can I share to keep them current and interesting:

In working through this thought process it brings me back to the key point of what we all do and offer service.

Yes it’s skill it’s knowledge it’s communication but none of this matters if we don’t offer. Good service and good value for money service. Value for money does not mean discount or cheap just value.

What is the product we market?

It’s our skill, creativity, knowledge. ability to listen to communicate, honesty,

Oh yes and that all important consultation.

We are in the business of offering advise we are also specialist in solving problems!

So we are in a very unique business.

We have a wonderful opportunity to use the many skills gained, utilise the tools at our disposal to do our job to apply our trade. We have the ability to turn a bad day into a good day from disaster into success powerful stuff.

We have to think of ourselves as being totally unique in the service we offer and the skill we have for we are all different we all react in different ways this does not mean we are not part of a team and as such should not share thoughts idea’s we just all have something different to offer a different way of doing things.

The way we present our selves the appearance we project are all part of the personal image package that  is ‘I’ or ‘You’ this initial presentation is very important for it say this is me this is who i am!!!

So what are we selling what are we promoting:

This is easy ourselves our skill, talent, creativity, we are expert in the business of creating image a look experts in finding solutions to problems having answers to question.

Because we are all so very different and as such offer our trade in our own unique way none of us will suite everyone personality issues conflict will always exist so when it happens don’t take it to heart it only becomes personal if you let it! [ so be the bigger person ] a little humility is ok this does not make you a door mat.

Something we as stylist also need to at least be aware of  as gain success get busy get a reputation is Ego just keep it in check a little ego is healthy but to much…………..! not so good.

So to be a good communicator a problem solver what tools do we need? Knowledge is the key here!

Knowledge is power.

With so many different products on the market especially with hair colour both professional and Home kits, and now an onslaught of new Nano technology [ this new hip term} prior to this every thing was multifaceted, What ever the wording the lingo we have be on top of it we have to be up to date with new products new formulations how and why they work,how do we do this ?

Education, training up dates, sharing, and by asking questions?? thing some of us are not so good at!

Remember this the only stupid question is the one we don’t ask!

Be informed have knowledge be a problem solver not a problem maker!

As always thoughts comments idea’s please,

Mike

To this ends we are given the challenge some time to correct badly coloured hair this could be from either a poor professional job or a hope colour gone wrong.

Colour correction is a skill knowing how to re-balance a pigment mantle as a stylist only embark on this if you have the skill and knowledge to take on the responsibility. As a client work with choose some one you trust for this journey. Also get an estimate of both cost and timing for said correction. have a consultation be informed.

As a follow on from yesterdays posting after correction care:

Post Home Haircoloring Tips:                                                    

                                       [ above pretty bad almost green hair! ]    

                                                    before shot                 

Recommendations post-colour tips:

It is recommended to wait 48 hours before washing your hair again after the initial color treatment is completed.  This gives new hues time to settle.

Always shampoo with lukewarm water.  Hot water will speed up color fading.

Use hair products specifically designed to protect coloured hair get professional advise.  Remember that some shampoo products designed to add volume will actually “blow up” the cuticle and thus cause hues to fade much faster.  Use products that are specifically labeled as “colour safe”

Shampoo less often.  Even permanent colors will fade faster with frequent washings.

Avoid the use of hot styling tools as much as possible.  Heat from either appliances or the sun will speed up color loss. When possible, air dry coloured strands.

When out in the sun or when swimming in a pool hats! Sun, surf, sand all the S things and pool chemicals may leach out precious tones or in some cases, cause color to fade or even worse, turn brassy or odd shades of green or orange.

Treat colored hair with care and respect invest in good quality products.that work within your budget   and remember to deep condition on a regular basis to counteract dryness.

Resist the urge to recolor again before at least 2 weeks has passed.  Remember, less is more.

 Avoid any other chemical processes for at least one month.  Keep in mind that perms or chemical straightening procedures may cause hair colors to be altered.

I would always recommend doing a skin test prior to any application it’s always best to be safe.

[ above make over from above shot}

With some though sight and thinking it is possible to go from a muddy sludge to vibrant colour just takes time and patients:

 In Closing:

If you plan on becoming a home hair colour jockey, consider starting a special journal or notebook so you can write down a record of each treatment.  Note the products that you used and the results.Over time you may discover little tricks that make your colouring techniques more streamlined or successful.

I hope this guide is helpful and saves some of the pit falls that can happen when entering the world of home hair colour and correction if required.

Mike B2MR

 

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