Lately I've been having a lot of clients show me inspirations cuts from one of my favorite stylists @anhcotran this cut was such a fun cut to do! Coincidentally, a fellow stylist friend in Indianapolis is taking a class from him this weekend. That is definitely going to be a goal of mine for 2019! I'd love to meet and learn from him as well as my other haircutting idol @domdomhair I would just die!
Bleach and 20.
Saturday night rant 😂🤷🏻♀️
Just my opinions.
I’m all for fancy more professional wording for some of the stuff we do behind the chair IF that suits your clientele or salon atmosphere. I get it I really do. I use some of these terms too. Here’s my thoughts. In reality (a place I like to spend most of my time) words are words and we attach meaning to them. We need to remember and understand this when we talk to clients. Lightener IS bleach, processing solution IS peroxide, a guest IS a client, a baby light IS a highlight, a teasy light IS a highlight, color IS dye, and a toner IS color. The fancier in style word does not change what the service actually is.
We have been basically bleaching and toning hair for a long time.
The reason I bring this up is because this shit is confusing to your potential clients out there. I hear a lot of stylists blaming clients for asking for things they don’t really know about, or asking why something takes so long or is so expensive. I’ve got news for you, that comes from US! Blaming or shaming a client is NEVER the answer. Gaining trust has nothing to do with marketing, ever. Don’t feel like you have to use the most current trendy wording just to appeal to clients. Or do a complicated and long process in an attempt to prove how good or important you are. 💡
A 6 hour 2 assistant full head teasy lights and baby lights followed by a root smudge and a double toner IS A HIGHLIGHT AND A TONER as far as your client is concerned. 🤷🏻♀️
Explain why you do the services you do and in the manner you do them AND LET YOUR CLIENT DECIDE if that’s what works for them. Don’t impose your perceived value on them. That 6 hour highlight could be done in 3 by a different stylist with a different skill set and that client could be just as happy.
More time spent performing a service does NOT always mean it was A. Necessary or B. Worth it. C. Good for the health of the hair.
Clients understand value as it relates to their particular situation not YOUR ability to perform the service.
Learn to be an source of unbiased truthful information for your client regardless of who that might benefit. Trust me, people love that.
Thank you @shelbidanyale for coming to see me in the salon! It means the world to me when my friends and family support my dreams! ❤️❤️❤️
Swipe for the before! •
We did a heavy highlight alternating teased highlights with weaves! We also trimmed her ends and her layers and added some face framing pieces to blend in those bangs!