Here is how to be a great stylist:
Although your name may not be in lights, on T.V. or on a billboard, your clients will think you are a star if you take these important steps.
- Be on time!!!!!! How many times do you have to run late? That will kill your client base faster than smelly arm pits. This cannot be expressed enough to the new stylist and to the old.
I have seen so many stylist run late, and walk in like it is nothing is wrong. Your clients time is your MONEY, isn't that why you do hair to make a living.? This one is good too, stylists that don't show up and expect their client to make another appointment, without a sorry to come across their lips. UHHGG BLAGH GAG ME!!!! Felling me here?
- Be educated! Go to class people! I have been doing hair for 23 years and I still go to classes, you are never too old or new in the business to go to classes. I loved the newbie out of school who think they know it all......(rolling eyes). Please, new one out of Beauty College, go to classes, any class, you will thank me later. Educated your self while you are sitting in the chair with nothing to do, watch OTHER STYLISTS do hair. You many not like their style, but I know you will learn something. Trust me, I watched my kid after he was out of Beauty College and he taught me something. I watched a women my age blow dry the heck out of Assyrian hair, beautiful job (I love the culture) and the hair was phenomenal.
- Be dedicated! To your craft, to your co-workers, to your self and to your clients. I have had a wonderful clients base in the tough times, because I have been dedicated .
- Be medicated! If you have mental illness get on MEDS, they work. Mental illness is not a bad word ....ok, stepping on my soap box... it(mental illness) this word is not acceptable in our culture, it is a stigma, but the more we talk about it the more people will be educated. The taboo of saying mental illness....ok stepping down. A working experience of mine some funny, some not so funny .....I won't go into details, but please do yourself and others a favor...TAKE YOUR MEDICATION!! If I could go into detail without recourse I would blab away, but I won't.