It is your job as a hairdresser to make your client look like a million bucks! Making clients feel good in your chair means you’ll need to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Play Academy brings to you 5 tips to become a successful hairdresser.
1. Strong foundation:
Establish strong skills required for your trade and also understand the business side of beauty. Commit to continuing education inside the classroom and out. Information and inspiration are all around you and every experience can enrich you. Look around; remain constantly aware of the world.
2. Effective Communication:
Giving your client the perfect cut and color, while trying to talk and make eye contact, takes a lot of skill and practice. Once they do sit down in your chair, your next job is to really listen to what your client wants during the consultation. Keep the conversation professional. This means steering away from gossip and controversial subjects. Remember, it is your client’s time to relax at the salon.
3. Advertise your work on Social Media:
As a hairdresser, if you project great energy, attitude, and technical skills, you’ll always have lots of interesting clients and a very loyal clientele. With the permission of your clients take before and after shots and post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
4. Give it your 100%:
There’s no substitute for hard work! Believe in yourself and give it your best shot. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if something turns out a bit shorter or longer or redder than you intended, figure out why, learn from it and move forward.
Be there to welcome your client on time. In case you are running late, make sure you keep your client informed. On the other hand, you should also be flexible with you clients. If one of your clients is having difficulty booking an appointment time with you, offer to see what time works best for them. Being flexible like this will make you stand out from the rest.