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Hairdressing questions rasied, thoughts shared

Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR regular postings of fresh new topic’s                                      net working and sharing

Question raised thoughts shared

All right, so here’s a question-what kinds of things would you do to motivate stylists to market their art and services so that they make enough money to feel secure…I’m especially seeking ideas on how any of you would get the “motor” started on the long time stylists who are complacent and just do their regular clients (bread and butter) and don’t do anything to expand their business. Ideas?

Hi at last worthy topic. No advert no promotion!
Your question is one that comes up so often. This may sound harsh but your stylist have it in their hands to do what you ask. By being creative offering the highest standards of service the money the success will follow.Complacent stylist are driven by ego this normally is covering fear. Lack of ski, knowledge. Client retention is the key to success and building business, In so many cases salon’s & through stylist seek out new business through advertising and is a known fact that 50% of new clients to a salon never return !! why is this?
Service, skills ,consultation skills, creativity. Make the slackers more accountable for their pay packets. Make them more accountable for them selves. switch from employment to chair rental that sorts out the men from the boys!!,some will fall to the side move on but in the end you have a more motivated driven team.
Encourage training events ,competition work both in the salon and out side, in house training,
In house awards or most improved new client recommendation& retention,create healthy competition, Complacent stylist get lazy clients see this and will move on, taking friends with them. A happy client will recommend five friends they in turn have five friends yes it’s that easy, all we have to do as stylist’s is be attentive to our clients. Sadly lacking
get your clients involved. Questionnaire on service .We professionals provide a place for stylist to work, after a certain point they have to be accountable for themselves we all do. make a decision live with the consequences. thanks  , MikeB2MR

For the stylist reading this exchange. Maybe take the time to digest this.

The things we do define us. It’s these things that motivate, and inspire us. Question who you are, what you do, what really empowers you. The challenge is to ensure you have the right knowledge and tools to feel empowered. That feeling of positive affirmation will help you take charge and live your dream.

Courses, be they technical, hands on, shows, or demonstrations, are all very worth while.

However the real motivator is being creatively challenged, getting excited, having fun at work and in your life.

Over the past months my personal mission has been to build an internet presence: networking, learning to write a blog, creating a professional hairdressing group. Although at times frustrating and very challenging, it has forced me outside of my comfort zone, a place none of us like to be. Over this period I have had the great fortune to meet, share thoughts and ideas,with some really positive like minded people. These are inspirational, passionate, industry professionals.They have a vision. These are the people I want on my bus to learn from, share with, take a journey with.

Get inspired. Connect with driven motivated industry professional. challenge your self.

If you want new motivation take the challenge in this little read.


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HairDressing. colour. style. creativity

I write and post many topic’s on subjects related to the Hair industry both her on Word press thank you to everyone  for the positive comments and feed back


relaxing its all part of the process

My web site Links to my Face book group page. Twitter  and another page i use for posting topic’s and articles.

It is always my goal to be current and hope to create thought ,conversation and comment.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing more in ther coming days weeks and months      Mike B2MR


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Hairdressing colour cut service


What Topic’s would you like covered? What articles would you like to read about.What aspect of this multi faceted industry interests you?

You can leave comments on this site but to become more involved  check out my Web site it’s linked to my other blog site here you can share post thoughts join in become active.

Look forward to hearing form you MikeB2MR


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Hairdressing: A place to follow comment join in

Back2myroots a platform to learn and share

I have decided that seeing as so many people are leaving and indeed sharing thoughts and comment  I would provide links to both my main web site and also the blog space that allows for comment and discussion.

Please do feel to follow join in be active ask questions raise topic’s .

Many thanks Mike B2MR



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2010 in review of postings

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 128 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 339 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 23rd with 46 views. The most popular post that day was Highlights, streaks, that natural blonde look.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for french pleat, low lights on bleached blonde hair, hair colours, full head bleach, and long hair styles for women.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Highlights, streaks, that natural blonde look May 2010


Hair colour,shade & tone May 2010


Powder Bleach, oil gel peroxide= Blondes! May 2010


Hair Consultation Hair advise: July 2010
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Be Blonde it’s Summer May 2010


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Thoughts & Reflections

stage &platform work

Welcome to  BACK2MYROOTS! B2MR

I hope to create a platform that over time will become a place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

I don’t know about you but as a stylist and some one who i like to think cares about my profession and more importantly the standard of what i produce the finished product that look that i am sending out into the world as an advert fro my skill.

As I walk down the street or go into public places i notice hair i notice style why do i notice so much bad hair.

Anything from really badly done Highlights to banding hot roots over processing faded washed out colour. Why is this?

Surely we cannot blame all this on home hair colour  as misleading as the adverts are as poor quality as  some of the products might be as misrepresenting as the information is we cannot solely point all the blame on the saturated home colour business.

We have to take responsibility as well to step up and be honest about our own knowledge expertise  and more importantly what is acceptable to us as our personal standard. Yes standard it’s not all about

££££££ or $$$$$$$  its about being honest it’s about building trust it’s about doing a good job being a professional.

Its having the skills the techniques the training the knowledge the passion.

It’s about know the difference between Ammonia and MEA  about Herbal and Organic colours.

its about colour balancing, it’s knowing your Profession. its about your Client.

How can we expect to win clients back into the salon how can we wean clients away from home colour with honesty knowledge and education with great service and communication skills.

The consultation your time to shine to sell your self and your knowledge your time to be honest to advise, Its not just about hair its time taken to understand this person how they dress life style not every one is a stylista!  so we have to be able to advise at all levels know and understand fashion but also cater for everyone.

People skills are not taught they come with experience, techniques can be taught but at the end of the day application applying what you have learned  creating that look is down to you,

We all have a responsibility to be informed educated and up to date with both products and techniques!

Are You ? want help advise want to up date improve your skills.

By sharing we can all learn by learning we can all grow take a step towards  personal growth and higher level of skill and knowledge.

Contact me lets see if we can work together to reach that higher level.


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