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Hairdressing stylists. Using multi media resources.


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

                                A place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

SOCIAL NET WORKING and MEDIA SITES they are here to stay:

What role do Social net working sites play in our lives? How do they effect the sharing of? Knowledge and information. How can it help promote our salon and let us stay connected with our clients?

Firstly I think any one in their mid fifties and over have had a huge learning curve to contend with all the constant changes in technology. Firstly learning secondly keeping up.

Although we have grown up with this technology as it has developed and grown.The younger generation have grown up knowing nothing other than. A mobile phone a computer and the world wide web.

With the onset of computer technology.Mobile phones now Android phones.The internet and the way we share and research information in our lives have been changed forever. The way we do business, communicate, research information, changed forever.

The fact that we can  promote our business with a web site designed to promote the image we want to project. Link our blogs to Twitter or create a specific group page on face book.We have the ability to post comments join in this is all so instant and positive and a great way to connect and review comments and thoughts, share information

I write on this topic because of comment made on my blog.

It has been suggested that certain topic’s that I write and post. Should not be linked and posted on some of the sights and various media applications available to us.

Those being. Face book,Twitter, and other groups and sites. Some general sites, some of the sights posted by companies for sharing.

I work very hard to net work and share information. I read material posted by others. I leave comments some times good, some times not so good . Always honest and thoughtful. I actively invite communication the sharing of views and thoughts.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikevallanceb2mr

Just because a topic is posted it does not mean it has to be read. More and more businesses and individuals post blogs and have a social net page. From the Salon owner. To distributors. To individual stylists. From Tweeting to sending texts,we stay informed current connected. Now days having a social page and by sharing information and allowing posting of relevant information. We connect, we net work. We grow. We learn.We challenge ourselves and those around us.

This gives us huge exposure but also means we have to be on top of our game. As a medium it so easy to get your word out share thoughts knowledge education.

From a business point of view just being able to net work with other like minded individuals has to be good to long term exposure for your business, the ability to net work and share.

To suggest that net works and specific group are only formed to improve business based on making money is very narrow minded. I think that sharing connecting moving forward is far more key to success  than just worrying about the money making aspect of any group?

                             ‘That’ ‘whats in it for me train of thought’  The process

Today in the Hairdressing profession the ability to share. Knowledge. Business idea’s. Style.Education .For stylists.Mangers. Owners alike to meet net work and share views thoughts concerns,to be honest and transparent.

For clients to research products and looks share experience read reviews.

Get and have access to online training and support with such groups as the internationally support offered by karen and David Lynch and their support team working with salons to improve all aspects of business and service .they can be found at.

http://www.karendavidintl.com/

My experience of using the web has connected me with some wonderful passionate professional driven and motivated. It has allowed for sharing of views thoughts and cross promotion of material. The link below is a classic example of net working getting connected. We just need to be honest and have an open mind.

This for me is all the reason why i write my hair dressing blogs net work and post views and reviews.

I also think that it is so important for young training and newly qualified stylist.  To research the internet take some time to build an on line presence.Build and post a profile. Join a few discussion groups connect and net work. Establish a presence that gives you a professional identity.  Something that you create your self or using bodies such as this newly launched online directory.

As you qualify and start working in salons or one of the many aspects of our industry you can build up your on line profile internet presence promote your self.connect and net work.

http://www.whathairdresser.co.uk/

contact Michelle – What Hairdresser? <michelle@whathairdresser.co.uk>

Thanks Mike B2MR.

My web page is linked to other groups and my blog at:

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

 
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The Hair salon. Sales education service.


Welcome to B2MR BACK2MYROOTS!

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

Regular postings of fresh new topic’s.

                                          Sales or sharing?

A place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

This topic is worthy of both discussion, thought, and comment, for it effects each and every one involved in the Hairdressing Industry. 

But in what order should the title be in ? What do you think?

Having Spent a number of years involved in Sales and education or is it? Education and sales:

It’s so hard to know for one supports the other. [ chicken and egg what comes first]

One side sales drives the education machine funding allowing technicians and educators into salons to share and demonstrate. On the other hand without the support of good education the sales go flat. Salons. Stylist lose interest, use products incorrectly getting bad results blaming the product!

It is my view. That if you really trust and have belief in a product it will sell it self. If your educated a product how and why it works. If you have a passion for it, it’s easy to talk about it sells it self.

So why so much pressure on sales why fear education?

In salons many stylist hate education up dates. They look at educators as know it all’s, they attempt to put then down show them up why?  FEAR!

Most salons change colour lines because of dissatisfaction with the product. If it does not perform well in reality the fault is with the stylist technician. But hey! It’s always easier to blame a product than take an honest look in the mirror!

Tuff harsh words but true. I don’t know how many salons I’ve visited that so need education support but the staff, the manager will not allow it.

I also think that many sales representatives have very little respect for what a good passionate educator can do.

Why because they fear letting any one see that they don’t know everything! who does? The fact is Sales are Sales. Education is just educating. On how to correctly use and get the best out of the product that sharing knowledge giving support to the salon to the sales person to the staff this can only serve to improve. Standards. Skill. Knowledge. So why all the problems?

Ego, Insecurity, Fear? or just an un-daunting need for control!  All things that are rife in society but for some reason really run rampant in the Hair beauty industry.

We have salon managers and owners who fear educating there staff to much. We have staff who hate to admit they have an issues or don’t understand. Will not admit that they want or need more education, skill and knowledge.

We have professional Colour companies who market them selves with being professional. But flood the market with home colour kits. With little or no care for the effect on the high street salon, the stylist trying to make a living build up a clientele not to mention the damage long term use can do from use of home colour.

Colour Companies that offer education to some to degree but maybe not fully transparent when it comes to formulation ! Maybe not totally honest about all the chemistry of any given product need to know bases! misleading.

We have schools Colleges, Academy’s. All offering a level of training but! How qualified? How up to date are those trainers? How much do they really care? How skilled are they? How current are they?

We have young people coming into the industry with a false idea of how successful they can be. How much there is to learn. How long it takes to be a success.

We have Stylist who reach a level of qualification and then sit back knowing everything knowing nothing? why is this?

We have all these different governing bodies have you ever tried contacting them to ask for a meeting or some information? good luck with that one.

Am I out spoken? Well maybe but it’s done it’s said to create discussion, to open up debate, to see who really cares! Not to be politically correct.

I have over the years worked with  many like minded passionate industry professional and they are all of the mind that things could be better standards raised, knowledge shared. education improved so what can we do how can we make a difference?

How can we encourage an exchange of knowledge and information. disclosing of product information in an open transparent manner.  One with sales teams working with and supporting education. Stylist who constantly want to up-date. Teachers trainers. Who really care how to encourage the young stylist to have higher standards, skill, who pride themselves in levels of Service and consultation.

This is possible by net working sharing reaching out. We have so many mediums available to us  this is such a huge multifaceted Industry. It’s exciting vibrant. It’s constantly growing, changing evolving, whilst at the same time standing still .

I have set up the Linked in professional hairdressing net work in the hopes of attracting like minded people to join share and debate. Many thanks Mike B2MR

Professional  hairdressing knowledge net work.

http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/3162242/

My Blog and all links can be accessed via my web site.

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

 
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Posted by on September 21, 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

 

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Investing in you self. Your hair salon.


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

As a salon owner are you and your staff trained to a high enough level. Do you have the skills and training. The knowledge and qualification to give you that edge.

As a stylist are you challenging your self to stay current. Stay at the top of your creative game. With all the new techniques and products coming to the market we cannot afford to sit back on what we know. It’s not enough.

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Succeeding in any. Cosmetology Endeavor demands quality. Professional skill. Creative talent and technical knowledge. In the hairdressing profession many individuals have good artistic skills. But fail to acquire the technical knowledge needed to make those skills truly great.

Would you like to gain more experience in other aspects of the hairdressing Industry. Maybe your goal is to own your own salon. Have your own freelance business. Maybe Become an Educator for a international hair colour company. A platform artist. Artistic team member. College Tutor. Climb that ladder to Salon Management.

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A world of possibilities some not even mentioned here. What ever your goal your dream you have to stay current and up to date challenge yourself have goals.

Deciding on what path to take, where your true vocation lies is not easy, reaping the rewards from hard work and commitment . Constantly pushing your self striving to be the very best you can.

The hurdle and obstacles can seem immense one has to stay committed and focused. Be prepared to face rejection deal with the emotion of how daunting the journey the adventure can be.

Well you don’t have to do it unaided we are here to help. With so many talented drive focused stylist. Industry professional how can you get and keep that edge. Become the chosen one in your field or a business success.

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The interview process.The testing. The practical skills. The live presentation in front of ones peers can all seem so daunting and yet  such a worth while challenge.

What ever your choice. To be top salon stylist. Own your own business become a Platform Artist.

There are no short cuts to success. But understanding what works and why, this can really help you over the hurdles to make the right choice to reach your career destination.

Apart from having the right up to date qualifications. Show a history of commitment through education up dates, prove creativity, show service and consultation skills. Have an interest in business management a willingness and wanting to learn.

Let me share with you my experience to help you get ahead reach your goals.

Most professional product companies and organisations. Hair salons. Training facilities have a clear and defined idea about the quality of skill knowledge and expertise they are looking for.

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* How will they interview you.

*What might they ask? How will you respond?

*How can you show you have what they need and are looking for?

* How to demonstrate you have the skills. You have the Knowledge.

                                              It’s all Possible

Allow me to  offer some help and advise you share our experience our skills and knowledge. lets remove any surprises lets enlighten you and arm you with the tools needed for success.

We can supply the tools are you ready to do the work take up the challenge to take the next stage in your career journey.

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So how do we get started?

  • Give you an inside look into the world of hairdressing the skills the knowledge the tools required to succeed.
  • Reveal what Salon owners, Professional hair companies are looking for are looking for
  • Show you how to improve your skills and technical ability Knowledge
  • Provide you with real life experience to draw from
  • Arm you with the tools you need to succeed

These step by step guides are a must for anyone who’s facing and wants to dramatically improve their chances of success of a career growth within the hairdressing world and all the wonderful opportunities it can offer.

Websters defines the word skill as” the ability to use one’s skills effectively’ Today’s Hairdressers must have a strong working knowledge of hair, chemistry, hair structure before you can effectively show your artistic skill through colouring. Sadly there are no short-cuts to knowledge–the more you understand how hair colour works and reacts on human hair fibers, the better prepared you will be to face the challenges that can will and do arise.

Put aside preconceived idea’s and lets explore a world of hair colour possibilities together!

So lets get down to business are you ready to get on the colour bus take a journey with us? You can get on and off at your will but the final destination is Correction control!

Investing in oneself!

What does investing in oneself really mean?  Is it costly?  Is it worth while?  Let me tell you, investing in oneself does not have to be financial –  it could simply be time well spent!  We must all look in the mirror and be honest about what needs attention or adjusting, but the real key is knowing, from the bottom of your heart, what you truly want and where you want to go.  Your vision. your dream,your quest.

This of course does not mean that financial expense is not part of this. Sometimes parting with hard earned cash is the driver and the motivator. to seek help, do the work, reap the rewards.

This help comes in many forms. It could be helpful books, seminars, courses, presentations, demonstrations. The key is to have a vision of what you want, where you want your career to go.

Think of your career as a bus journey. Lots of people on board with you, but hey, you’re the driver, take your eyes off the road and oops.

We are all in charge of our own destiny we have to make choices live with the consequences challenge ourselves. Share. net work. use professional training bodies her in the Uk HABIA are such  a key part of our industry ,But they too need the support of stylists and professionals.

so be active have and share your voice.Mike B2MR

 
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Posted by on August 4, 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

 

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Hairdressing.Net working multi Media resources.


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

The Internet  and professional groups for sharing and learning

We live on a vast planet ever evolving and changing yet it’s so small. We all of us are also constantly evolving. The  business the profession the training the skills all like the planet constantly changing and evolving. In so many cases the day today issues we have in the salon with our clients are unilateral.

Service offered. Standards of skill. Education. Training. Staffing. Client retention.

Same issues yet level’s of accepted qualification vary from. Region to region.State to state. Province to Province . Country to country.

What is global accepted is the exchange of views skill knowledge over the internet . A sharing between like minded professional of knowledge and views.

Over the last months whilst working to build up an internet presence and indeed a  Net work of contacts. I have had the good fortune to connect with some wonderful like minded motivated true professional.

What amazes me is two fold.

One the ease of communication on a global scale. With E-mail.  Text. Skype. Video.  It is now possible to by pass the time zones and share thoughts, idea’s, net work. share a vision on a international scale.

It is very apparent to me that some of the huge issues that exist here in the UK within our Industry are alive and well every where.  Why did? How did this topic come up?

Firstly it dawned on me that although it’s such an amazing networking tool It’s emotionless so one has to be careful with the tone of what they write. Also any information shared should be considered before posting not knowing who might read or apply any views thoughts or idea’s shared!

Then it dawned on me that so many young stylist’s training hairdresser’s and indeed Tutor’s could gain so much from joining and being active in some of the industry professional groups. That share thoughts idea’s and topic’s. By having a open honest conversation about issues that arise in the Salon. Be they Service related or skill .Issues of. Image. Communication. Consultation. Or just group issue’s and topic’s raised.

We all need to constantly work on. Self adjustment . Self assessment on what needs a little honest attention. Are you up for this challenge?

Find a professional group become active ask question’s join discussion’s learn grow connect. This goes beyond some of the daily media interaction that we all now use on a daily bases.

Face book. Twitter. Email .Text. It is more focused than these medium’s it’s you choosing a group to share with lean from.

This is not written to promote any specific group so I am not posting any links I would however suggested that even if training consider starting to build a professional profile of your. Skill. Qualification.Certification.Training. This may just over time help you and others  as skill and professional qualification become more accepted and Industry recognised. By professional bodies and salon owners.

For new stylists and trainee’s these sights are a great way to access professional help.ask questions get real hands on answer’s on anything Industry related. So go on re search a group  build a profile and  a net work Tutor’s and educators.

Build a profile and stay current with industry thoughts views and topic’s share it with your students!

Check out a Linkedin as a place to start. Mike B2MR

 
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Posted by on July 26, 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, 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

 

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Training. College. Academy.Apprenticeship


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:

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

What is an apprenticeship? 
Apprenticeships enable you to learn your trade practically as well as studying to gain the theory and enable you to receive your qualification. They are aimed at young people aged 16 and over to enable them to earn money whilst gaining experience in a hairdressing environment. An apprenticeship in hairdressing will normally involve you working in the salon every day bar one or two when you will be attending college to work towards you NVQ qualification.

It is a relationship you enter into with a salon owner or Chain to give you time and service in return for training,

It is key to chose a place committed to making sure you get the training you will need, expect to do many of the support jobs until you gain some experience, but make sure you are not taken advantage as  just cheap labor!

It can take up to 5 years to qualify as a hairdresser so if you have the patience and the commitment to keep at it then an apprenticeship would be for you. 

Why do an apprenticeship? 
An apprenticeship enables you to earn money but do not expect high wages,whilst working and gaining qualifications. You can use an apprenticeship to gain NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) levels which is what you need to become a qualified hairdresser.

Given the right salon apprentice mix this is the best way to be part of a salon team coming up through the ranks you become a respected member of staff  with on floor experience so it’s a natural progression from trainee to stylist the college route does not afford this! practical experience is not really gained when doing a college course,  the college environment sets you up with knowledge but not the skills to work and understand the salon it’s staff and the way it works ,studying just the theory at college will mean you have to get in salon training and experience.

Employers like to see that their future employees are keen to learn and because of this salon owners are usually very keen to take on apprentices. 

Will I enjoy an apprenticeship? 
When thinking about undertaking a hairdressing apprenticeship, you should be certain that this is the career path you wish to take.

You need to be really focused to be successful and know that you will need to put in the work and organise your time really well. You must be prepared to be responsible for balancing your time at work with studying in order to get the most out of it; you can’t just work in the salon and not go to college because this doesn’t meet the requirements of partaking in an apprenticeship scheme. You should also be prepared to be able to work as part of a team and as an individual. 

How long does an apprenticeship take? 
This can vary from 1 year to 5; it is dependent on the contract you have drawn up with your employer and on your own ability also. 

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You can also get in touch with employers directly and ask them if they take on apprentices or would be interested in doing so. If they do, then they will probably arrange to meet you as they would a proper employee and interview you to ensure you would be a good investment for them to make. 

Use the internet as a tool to help you find where takes on apprentices in your area. Additionally, look in your local newspaper and visit your nearest job centre. You have to make sure you choose the right apprentice scheme to embark upon as well so look upon it as finding a job. Make sure you do your research before applying to ensure that you would be happy working there if you got offered the apprentice.

Jobs in hairdressing:

Hairdressing is a fantastic career choice and your job in hairdressing will certainly be filled with a dynamic range of clients, styles and fashions. You can develop a vast career through hairdressing training (both academic and vocational). There are many options open to a new hairdresser, you could work for a well known salon or even go on to own your own hairdressers business in a local town.

Ideally you should be a creative type of person, enjoy working in a team and having direct contact with your clients. An ambitious nature is highly regarded and valuable for a job in hairdressing, as you will be working in a £2.6 billion industry.

A very few reach the highest levels of the profession a Successful hairdressers can enjoy top jobs around the globe, traveling to style supermodels on photo shoots, TV and movie stars on set, magazine models and much more.

What training will you need to become a hairdresser?

Starting out with a career in hairdressing you will require some formal training such as NVQs. You could start as an apprentice and train while you’re on the job which allows you to earn money, train and gain valued vocational skills. To start with you would be doing day-to-day tasks such as:

1.    Booking appointments

2.    Welcoming customers

3.    Shampooing hair

4.    Changing towel supplies

5.    Cleaning away cut hair and keeping the salon tidy

Once qualified and employed as a full time hairdresser your job in hairdressing would include tasks such as:

1.    Client consultation on hair styles and fashion

2.    Shampooing and conditioning

3.    Cutting, colouring and styling

4.    Perming, straightening and blow drying

5.    Product advice

6.    Health and safety of chemical treatments

7.    Ordering stock

8.    Handling payments, refunds and complaints

What can you expect the pay and working hours to be like as a hairdresser?

As a trainee hairdresser you would earn the national minimum wage for your age range, after training you can expect to earn between £11,000 and £20,000 a year depending on your location, training level, experience, etc – with many London employers paying over £30,000 for top hairdressers.

You will be working around 40 hours per week depending on the type of hairdressing job you choose. The working hours depend totally on the job role, for example in fashion you maybe working late evenings or early mornings with a film shoot, however regular work in salons is generally between 9 – 6. may be the norm but with late nights and in salon training be prepared for long hours that should hopefully be very rewarding the more willingness to show to want to learn the more you will learn!

Having done the apprenticeship route when i trained and now as an educator who has occasion to visit colleges, my personal observation are two fold when many young people go into hairdressing either not being committed or thinking it as being easy! also the college route affords you knowledge but no real in salon experience, yet when qualified with their newly attained NVQ makes them feel they are fully qualified, leaving college is just the start of your career and training.

I don’t think that College training will ever be a direct route in the salon to being a fully qualified stylist,you need to have worked on  the salon floor as anything other than a junior stylist, so be prepared to keep learning do courses gain more knowledge and education.push aside that know it all attitude and ego. Humility and a willingness to learn and be helpful goes a very long way.

Share your thoughts and comments  Mike B2MR

 

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A vision for hairdressing and stylists


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR

any thing can happen
Any thing is possible you just need vision

Regular postings of fresh new topic’s.  A place to share. Thoughts post comments, idea’s. On matters relating to hair colouring, skill and techniques and anything industry related.

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It’s is my hope my goal that. Through my web site, blog postings and working on networking with other like minded industry professional we can work together to make a difference. Connecting through Linked-In sharing thoughts comments and topic’s with the two groups those being.

 

The Professional hairdresser knowledge net work.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&amp;gid=3162242

Care about hair- Colouring education service Uk

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&amp;gid=2988580

By using. A variety of social outlets and media groups my goal is to make connection enabling me to share my experience and knowledge.

To be given a platform to help improve the quality of service and raise the standards for both individuals and businesses alike.

To work with a companies who see education as a tool to promote sales, increase business and awareness. Whilst raising the standards and skills of all professional stylist’s

There are many tools available to us all. Mentoring books designed to offer constructive help and advise. We all of us have a journey and life experience to share with a very varied back ground in our industry I am fortunate enough to have experienced many different aspect of the hairdressing industry. I continue to search for ways to share. to work with others on educational, mentoring and support material. That can be made available to both salons, stylists and trainee’s.

It is my firm belief that the keys to success for the individuals are. Education. Knowledge. Skill.

These attributes include service skills, communication skills, consultation skills.

 

A great sites for information and to net work.

http://thesalonsuccessclub.ning.com/

 

Really interesting support material mentoring and support.

http://www.doubleyoursalonsales.com/

It is also being honest with your self, about who you are, what you want. How prepared you are to work to be the very best that you can be are you up for the challenge.


For a salon and business owner it is all of the above with the added challenges of handling managing staff, working with the general public, being fully focused and committed to building and maintaining a business all the challenges that will arise.

The highs the lows the daily unexpected that will happen it’s how you deal with them that will define you reflect on you and your business.

 

For business support a free initial consultation and consultancy information. Check out the web page

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

you will also find our Group face book page and link to follow on Twitter.

My hope is to find a number of stylist salon owners who are looking to move forward looking for advise some guidance life experience that will assist them to reach their goals and full potential.
to take a journey together that we will all learn from in ways untold from hands on skill to colour theory to service and sales staff training!

 

We post regular blogs on may topic’s on

http://back2myroots.tumblr.com/

platform to share
sharing knowledge and information

also on word press

https://mikeb2mr.wordpress.com/


Discover what the keys are to your success how can i help you? can you help me? so many ways to communicate connect share information. I look forward to hearing from you.sharing and growing together.





Mike B2MR


 

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“Very nice comments thank you Kate in Australia
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying reading your blogs! Its so great to read from someone so passionate about colour. Getting info like this is so hard to come by when we constantly learn from our hair companies- as you say, often missing some important points about the products. As I am about to begin the technical vardering training as a technician with Toni & Guy I am always looking to expand my colour knowledge, with your blogs I always learn something new. Thank you so much for sharing x”

 
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