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Hairdressing standards. Who sets them?


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Who set them? We all do each and every one of us! 

Some thoughts on Standards

Hairdressing standards are they so different. Whether you are in the salon or out side the salon. The standards we live bye, what is acceptable to us is a very personal thing and yet these standards have a knock on effect both in your hair career and life in general.

Are these standards that are taught to us? If so is some one else responsible ‘CAN WE LAY BLAME’ some where else. ! No.

Yes whilst we are training standards of qualification are set and level’s have to be reached. A certified level of achievement reached be it from a College. Academy. Apprenticeship.  Having attained the certification this recognised standard then what?  Do you sit back thinking thats’ it i’m qualified or do you carry on training and learning .Thus raising your standard. Or over time do you lapse into taking short cuts, not staying current and so lowering or allowing your standards to drop?

This scenario can happen so easily as you allow your standards to drop so it will reflect in the work you produce. This will lead to loss of client’s, this will lead to resentment at work, Loss of earnings so loss of self esteem. You may then start to not take care of your appearance start coming into work late. Resenting those around who have ‘Higher Standards’. This can happen so easily. Avery dangerous road to go down and not  a journey i would recommend.

We are all responsible for. Who we are. What we do. The standards that are acceptable to us the choices we make. The consequences we then have to live with. We cannot blame other’s for poor choices made

nor can we let or allow negativity to take over this can be so disruptive that and unhealthy’ Ego’. or self will run riot!

Be it the work we produce the way we act and project ourselves aim high to be the best you can!

The same chain of events can happen in the salon if the owner or manager is not fully focused and leading by example.

I say leading and not managing a wise friend quoted ‘A manager has staff, a leader has followers’ [thanks Karen] .

To lead by example is to show the way for other like minded team members to follow. This way you grow together you set and raise the standard together thus supporting each other moving forward in a direction together. Allowing standards to drop getting complacent in the salon, not having education up dates and training for ‘ALL’  staying current keeping up appearances.  Not maintaining a professional team can lead to staff team member dissatisfaction and so business disruption or breakdown.

The key here comes back to Image. Communication.Vision. Goals and yes Standards.

We have so many tools to help and assist us now from the ground up mentor’s tutors at college. In the work place the doors of communication should always be open and swing both ways.

Then we have professional help. This we can seek out on line so easily discussion groups. Industry support groups such as HABIA here in the Uk. If in college you head of dept. It’s ok for any of us to ask for help and advise.

Professionals willing to share there experience and knowledge committed to raising Industry standards.

A few links to check out.

In Australia if your reading this want some help and advise.

Contact Karen at                                                  http://www.karendavidintl.com/

http://www.doubleyoursalonsales.com/

In the United states Kathy.                                   http://www.kathyjager.com/

HABIA uk                                                            http://www.habia.org/

Here in the Uk Mike.                                            http://back2myroots.co.uk/

You see so many ways for us all to raise standards both for ourselves and those around us. We all without exception need to be honest with our selves about our standards of what is acceptable to us both in the work lace an din our lives for the two are so connected.

Mike B2MR

 

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Hairdressing. Skill, talent, creative, motivated,certified.


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                                  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 product training updates falls to the way side.

Your just starting your training stay focused don’t take short cuts ask questions listen learn practice have high standards,  Aim to be the best you can never stop learning and challenging your self,

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. Even with the new home use products from foam colours to home straightening kits and relaxers!

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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 I would be happy to talk or work with you or your team.

Mike B2MR

 

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Bad hair low standards. None creative.


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If it’s a bad look done at home it’s sad. If it’s a bad look and not very well executed cut style or colour done professionally that’s even worse.

Why is it? how is some people can go out without looking in the mirror and being honest asking the question. Does this look good?

As stylist we need to remember that a client leaving the salon is our walking promotion.It’s a free walking bill board or the reason why your not getting recommended. Standards creative skill. consultation with clients about what will work!

below some examples of bad looks and why!

over processed candy cane hair bleached within an inch of it’s life shapeless hair cut looking like she stuck a finger in a electric socket! would you be proud of this creation?

When you see bad hair out in public do you ever think? What was going through the person mind who created that? Or do they know how bad that looks? Did they pay for that?  I do it amazes me what stylist’s can do produce that is deemed acceptable. How low standards can get. What poor standards people will accept as looking good !

The same can be said for dress sense looking in the mirror and thinking maybe not! Or for me this hair do is wrong on so many levels. Its shape well lack of ! Its colour. In this case a stylist has taken three looks and tried to join them together very badly.

I’m not sure if the nape and the nasty line there .The crown and that flat bald like area . Or the weight line carried round to the sides and face. It’s just wrong on all levels.

Oh! Perfect a side view to show off what I am trying to point out! No flow. Disconnection it not an excuse for total shapeless mess. The crown area is two short and blunt . Cutting hair short does not create height! or volume. Texture does with shears or a razor and an understanding of weight shape and form, well that and styling.

This to me looks like she turned her head up side down and blasted it with a hairdryer. Sadly the shape or lack there of does allow for a lazy styling approach .The blonde is a nothing colour dull patchy leopard spotting caused by over layering coloured area’s. No thought has been given to shape look or colour not to mentions the clients features and dress sense or lack of.

This is all a classic example of not caring and low standards. In this instance. The stylist not only let’s the client down but also them selves for it is no advert  to produce work like this.

Want more? Ok How about this look:

What does this say to you? Would you produce this ? Would you be proud to say this totally represents my work and who I am ?  Hum not so much ha!

Again really bad choice of colours and look. Whether the client did this her self or paid for it .Well it’s a rat’s nest. Why do people go out looking like this. Because they really take very little time to think does this look good ! do I feel good! If your a stylist looking at this say to your self I am better than this ! If you are  a client then say! From now on I will take time to make an effort to look and feel good.

In closing It is possible to see a look that works that is well done I think that it was the  contrast of these three women all taken at the same location that set this topic in motion.

For me this is a well executed little cut. A really well done colour it work and suites the women. I hope this brings my point home that as stylist’s we have to consider so much not just a hair do. we have to work with and cater for all sorts and types!

But life style. The way the client looks. What she wears. Does she really care about appearance. Some women don’t getting a hair cut or colour is just a routine event,We have the skill and ability to make a difference to open their eye’s

Where does all this start With the image we present and the service  the consultation the honest sound advise we offer. can you do you do this ? Do you really care? Don’t be any thing other than the very best you can. Never settle for second best as a Stylist or as a client.

We attract what we project and present that look that say’s this is me. Or as a stylist’s it says. This is what i can do for you. Standards never let them slip !!!! Mike B2MR

 
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Bad hair. Bad looks. or None caring?


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When you see bad hair out in public do you ever think? What was going through the person mind who created that? Or do they know how bad that looks? Did they pay for that?  I do it amazes me what stylist’s can do produce that is deemed acceptable. How low standards can get. What poor standards people accept and thinks looks ok!

 

 

The same can be said for dress sense looking in the mirror and thinking maybe not! Or for me this hair do is wrong on so many levels. Its shape well lack of ! Its colour .In this case a stylist has taken three looks and tried to join them together very badly.

 

I’m not sure if the nape and the nasty line there .The crown and that flat bald like area . Or the weight line carried round to the sides and face.I t’s just wrong. on all levels.

Oh! Perfect a side view to show off what I am trying to point out! No flow. Disconnection it not an excuse for total shapeless mess. The crown area is two short and blunt . Cutting hair short does not create height! or volume. Texture does with shears or a razor and an understanding of weight shape and form, well that and styling.

 

 

this to me looks like she stuck her fingers in a light socket.The blonde is a nothing colour dull patchy leopard spotting caused by over layering coloured area’s. no thought has been given to shape look colour not to mentions the clients features and dress sense or lack of.

This is all a classic example of not caring and low standards. In this instance. The stylist not only let’s the client down but also them selves for it is no advert  to produce work like this.

 

Want more? Ok How about this look:

 

What does this say to you? Would you produce this ? Would you be proud to say this totally represents my work and who I am ?  Hum not so much ha!

Again really bad choice of colours and look. Whether the client did this her self or paid for it .Well it’s a rat’s nest. Why do people go out looking like this. Because they really take very little time to think does this look good ! do I feel good! If your a stylist looking at this say to your self I am better than this ! If you are  a client then say! From now on I will take time to make an effort to look and feel good.

 

In closing It is possible to see a look that works that is well done I think that it was the  contrast of these three women all taken at the same location that set this topic in motion.

 

 

For me this is a well executed little cut. A really well done colour it work and suites the women. I hope this brings my point home that as stylist’s we have to consider so much not just a hair do. we have to work with and cater for all sorts and types!

But life style. The way the client looks. What she wears. Does she really care about appearance. Some women don’t getting a hair cut or colour is just a routine event,We have the skill and ability to make a difference to open their eye’s

Where does all this start With the image we present and the service  the consultation the honest sound advise we offer. can you do you do this ? Do you really care? Don’t be any thing other than the very best you can.Never settle for second best as a Stylist or as a client.  Mike B2MR

 
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Stylist maintaining standards=keeping clients:


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I have decided to touch on some of the issues that. Salon owners and managers encounter. Stylists need to address. Clients can often be effected by. What it it ? Quite simply a poor or bad job. Accidents can and do happen things can go wrong, But excuses are easy to fall back on.

Blaming. The product. The client . The salon owner team work mates! How about taking responsibility for your self and your actions. Raising your own personal standards of skill and knowledge, taking responsibility being accountable. yes stepping up!

Some of those reading this may well be thinking. What gives me the right to raise these issues?

Sadly because it happens to often and needs to be addressed. If it’s not you great

well done you. But I bet you know a stylist who this addresses?

So what are these poorly done services.

Lets start with what is so basic and yet can be a huge problem for some. Bad or wrong formulation. Poor application of product.

Bad formulation can be the cause of. Poor or thin deposit a scan lack of the N series. Hot roots can be caused by a wrong assessment during the consultation or wrong choice of formulation. Also colour and Developer and timing.

Consultation correct assessment will improve this along with understanding of the colour wheel. Maybe take the time to read the technical manual that came with your colour chart it’s normally the black stuff you need to read! Assessing Grey issues. This includes the amount of N series required in formula . When the colour is thin with poor deposit then wrong formulation is the only answer nothing else!

During the consultation ask many questions we have so many products on the market that clients use and have access to. Touch up crayons colour refreshing products they can deposit unwanted things on the hair that may effect colour deposit. so structure your questions to find out as much as possible.

Either not enough N series in formulation or wrong developer  poor timing! all down to stylist technician application of the service they are offering.

Never put the shade chart on a clients lap and say what colour do you want to day ! Good Consultation and assessment is the key. The shade chart is your directory your manual.

Mudding browning out colour.

Again when this situation arises the stylist has to look in the mirror and take responsibility. This is caused by applying a formulation to the roots. Having chosen formulation developer mixed applied for either lift or Grey issue. This formulation should not be left for 20 mins in the bowl then applied as as the refresher! this product has oxidised in the bowl. Its of no use. If it was a formulation for a grey issue then it certainly no good on so many levels.

The mid lengths and ends will in most cases be previously coloured so they need colour balancing. applying the root formulation will over process and will cause dull muddy or brown out your colour. Not to mention longer term issues to condition and colour retention!

Banding. Normal and Grey hair issues:

Yes maybe a repeat of topic! But banding is poor application of the product either over lapping or not enough application of product. [watch how much product on your brush and thickness of sections]

When related to Grey issues banding is normally wrong assessment of formulation in most cases when considering Grey hair coverage the normal rule is [25%  of the N series would be required in formulation if 25% Grey in any given two inch section seen during consultation assessment.]

So what ver the percentage of Grey in any area you need that amount of N series in your formulation! if in doubt consult your colour manual for formulation mixing ratio’s

Yes two things to remember you may be 70% Grey on the top section and 40% at the back different formulations required!  That being both the N series and indeed developer choice. It’s not just mix and slap it on!

Hot roots.

How many times have I. Do I see this. That colour with bright roots. They can be. Red. Copper. Bright orange. This arrises with both home colour and in the salon.

Cause Wrong formulation wrong developer. build up of colour through over processing mid lengths and ends

You know the look. A fashionable Brunette. Natural deep Reds. visually the roots are bright hot more lift than colour deposit. The regrowth has not taken the colour it’s just lift bright tacky looking.  [Also happens with Grey issues again N series in formulation choice of developer]

Hot roots is caused by wrong choice of colour wrong developer. Amount or ratio of mixed formulation! normally shade chosen lacking enough blue pigment or the choice of developer was way to high or mix of both. Remember although you chose a target colour you may still need so N series to prevent this form happening.

All this leads to stylist error ! not the product.

Colour Balancing Combing colour through.

Again Mid lengths and ends of colour need to be colour balanced a formulation to refresh. Not lift and deposit .Do not apply old left over colour from root application. Mix less to start with .Think salon wastage!! think about our environment pollution.

I have and do see so many stylist combing colour through sort of slapping on mid lengths and ends working colour in a little but rather hit and miss.

One needs to take section and apply colour evenly down the hair shaft full cover is essential.

So all of the above issues are caused by poor application and wrong assessment. No excuse it’s the stylist technician who need to stand up and be counted !!

Highlights. Lowlights.

So may different forms of this technique from caps to foil to papers.Most of the issues that arise stem from formulation and application. The issue of heat is it dries out the product and causes it to expand.think on these two issues.

1/ where does the moisture come from that forms inside the plastic cap when you put highlights under dryer or heat?  from the formulation.

2/ why does the product seem dry and flaky and the lift is patchy. product drying out from heat.

Just try. No heat. plastic bag is ok but just formulation and timing=patients

Cap Highlights.

Biggest issues over lapping product on hair already highlighted leading to breakage. Try to use a cap on hair that is to long! use of wrong toner!

Foil and papers.

Where to start so many issues on this maybe weave and sections. Uneven weave and not thinking about placement of foils or papers. ket is to make sure that you don’t create a root looking issue and your sectioning is even and clean. working to the plane or curve of the head!

Bleeding.

Again the stylist has to take responsibility for this. Caused by sloppy application. untidy work. Application of two much product. to root area. foil or paper squashed either squeezing product into roots or folding paper or foil so tightly no room for expansion of the product especially Bleach.

If adding heat the product will expand more and quicker before then drying out as the moisture evaporates. [ A thing i think not required it’s formulation and timing].

Adding heat to the formulation lift process can also create beading sort leopard spots.Cause the product dries out and does not expand giving even lift.

Blobs.

Big patches of bleached hair random caused by two much product application the products spreads out drawn toward the scalp by naturally produced heat. it seeps out of paper or foil expands and creates blobs. Stylist error.

Breakage.

Caused by overlapping Bleach or product and over processing hair it will stretch and break off when being combed out. HAIR IS VERY FRAGILE WHEN WET! especially after chemical service. It becomes stronger as it dries and the Keratin starts to harden.

Poor lift wrong Tone.

Well this goes back to grass roots formulation and timing. poor lift will with highlights normally cause problems with to much warmth.

Possibly to Orange or yellow if this is the case an assessment to re apply more lifting formulation normally bleach decolouriser. Or toning to control pigment exposed.

To many stylist when toning reach for the ash toner! you have to assess the tone you have and work out what is needed to neutralise that unwanted tone. Ash,Violet, Beige. consult the colour wheel . it’s about balance. Orange normally requires Ash toner. Yellow normally requires Violet toner.

Poor uneven lift when lightening previously coloured hair.

This topic could be classed as corrective if you don’t have the skill the knowledge seek help or don’t take it on. get the skills first.

In this case one would have to colour or lift from the ends to get an even degree of lift down the full hair shaft. It takes time and patient and application of different formulations working into the roots.Remember the roots in this instance will always lift very quickly. See previous [ Posting Colour case review on Highlighting a solid colour]

So what can we do about all these issues. Well it going to take some honesty about your skill level .How much you are prepared to do to reach your full potential become a true professional.  The skills that we all need to address constantly are as follows.

1/ COMMUNICATION / CONSULTATION / THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE OFFER.

2/ TECHNICAL SKILLS.

3/ PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE.

4/ THE LEVEL OF STANDARD THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU!

Finally it is a journey of self discovery we constantly need  to up date stay current be honest with our selves about maintaining those standards. Learn to be a team player listen to other’s.Take constructive criticism.Loose the Ego. Enjoy what you do.

Finally Trust the colour wheel each and every day .

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde 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, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, 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 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, 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, Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

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The Salon. Standards,Style,Image,


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sharing communicatiing

Communication service

 

The hair Salon and stylists. We all know that the hair industry has many different bodies watching over it supervising it. It has a standard of training that dictate reaching certain levels of  government training standards NVQ. We have academies we have trained teaching professionals, or so we are told.

 

We have a wealth of young people attracted to our industry. They have high expectation. They are lead to believe that they can be very successful in some cases reach celebrity status. Sadly this is not always realistic, fee’s and standards of training can be questionable. The motives and goals driving some of these schools does not always have the trainees best interests at heart.

This being said my question and one i hope to explore in the coming is. Why do standards vary so much from salon to salon? Why is the skill level so varied? Why does so much badly done hair wonder the streets!

My goal is to go into some salons discuss and report on this. Share a true and real version of how stylist see their industry. what their expectations are.

 

When wondering around my local area. I often take time to look into the salon’s I pass. It’s a habit caused from many years in our industry and a natural inquisitiveness. The questions i always ask my self are as follows:

Is it inviting? Does it say hey worth a look? Does it have kerb appeal?  You see it’s all about image and first impression you only get to make that once.

For me the big no no’s are. Staff standing in and around reception, chatting amongst themselves. Standing out side the front door smoking !!! A window so full of products you cannot see in. In many cases if you have a window work station make sure. The person using the chair is projecting everything that says who you are,what you can do.It’s a stage.

Decor,Street appeal. Image to be totally honest, so many places look a little sad and little neglected. Sadly the staff look the same, Yes they go to work they do their job, But it’s just that a job.

It should be so much more it’s time for some honest reflection it’s time to make some changes are you ready?

These changes can be in Image. Appearance both salon and staff. Attitude. Service. Consultation. Clients get excited by change and improvements. This leadership from owners managers will lead to staff becoming more involved and committed it can and should be a exciting time.

It’s all about style Image

We work in fashion we create image. Project that when you get ready for work, You don’t go out partying on Friday night looking anything but your best, So why would you not apply the same attention to presentation of ones self when going to work?

It’s all about. Image that first impression.Be it salon or self

So to be followed up on in the coming weeks! Mike B2MR

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The Salon,The stylist, Image,creativity,Standards


The Salon,The Stylist, Creativity,Image,Standards

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

The hair Salon and stylists. We all know that the hair industry has many different bodies watching over it supervising it. It has a standard of training that dictate reaching certain levels of  government training standards NVQ. We have academies we have trained teaching professionals, or so we are told.

We have a wealth of young people attracted to our industry. They have high expectation, they are lead to believe that they can be very successful in some cases reach celebrity status. sadly this is not always realistic fee’s and standards of training can be questionable the motives and goals driving some of these schools does not always have the trainees best interests at heart.

This being said my question and one i hope to explore in the coming is why do standards vary so much from salon to salon, why is the skill level so varied, why does so much badly done hair wonder the streets!

My goal is to go into some salons discuss and report on this, share a true and real version of how stylist see their industry. what their expectations are.

So to be followed up on in the coming weeks! Mike B2MR

 

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