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5 Things You Can do to Stand Out as a Hairstylist
5 Things You Can do to Stand Out as a Hairstylist
You have figured it all out as a hairstylist, and gotten into the daily routine of booking clients appointment, collecting your deposit, giving your client all the disclaimer there is to give such as making sure their hair is washed and blow-dried etc. In fact, you even charge for 2 seconds lateness fee. That's right, get your bag sis, but what if told you there are 5 other things you can still do that would take you from basic to super in demand in no time.

You have figured it all out as a hairstylist, and gotten into the daily routine of booking clients appointment, collecting your deposit, giving your client all the disclaimer there is to give such as making sure their hair is washed and blow-dried etc. In fact, you even charge for 2 seconds lateness fee. That's right, get your bag sis, but what if told you there are 5 other things you can still do that would take you from basic to super in demand in no time.

Its sad how one too many people, especially black women have had their hair strands and scalp destroyed by hairstylist and I truly hope you can't relate to this. Now, people are becoming more conscious and would give anything for a knowledge based hairstylist who truly cares about their hair.

Follow me as I dish out these simple tips you can implement with ease in your hairstyling business that would turn you into your clients favorite such that they would not make their hair else where unless they have a slot with you.

A Hairstylist Should Ask and Listen

Firstly in the business of hairstyling, you are not just making hair for your clients, you are building long term relationships. Have you noticed how for centuries past, the salon has always been a place where people talk their heart out to their stylist whether they care to listen or not.

This time around, I want you to listen to your clients and ask them these intentional questions about their hair history especially if they are first time clients.

  • When last did you get a trim?
  • How long ago was your last hairstyle/did you just take down a hairstyle?
  • What kind of products do yo use?

These questions helps set the tone for your job on your clients hair/scalp.

A Hairstylist Should Assess Intensively

You've got your client on your chair and they trust you to do a good job right? so remember, you have the best view, you can see everything as far as your naked eyes can see. But;

  • Do you know what to look out for
  • Are you looking out for the right things?
  • What is your method of assessment
  • Do you have the right tools and equipment's to assess the strands and scalp?
  • Do you know the science of the hair and scalp?

This assessment would help you understand the next steps to take, how to advise your clients, and the treatment to do for them. This of cause would come with a price which you can charge for depending on your

A Hairstylist Should Pause Before Styling

Before you jump into braiding or doing which ever hairstyle your client has asked of you, you must have accessed their hair and asked questions to determine if the hairstyle they have chosen is right for them or if they even need to be making another style just yet.

Hold on now, you might ask how then am I supposed to make my money if I don't braid right? Well, I am happy to inform you that this is where the real cash cow comes in and where you can really stand out from the thousand of hairstylist in your city.

A Hairstylist Should Coach Their Client

This is where the bag is! Your client see that you genuinely care, your client see that you want the best for their hair, you have listened, you have accessed, now, this is where you offer the service of coaching to your clients. You can't coach them unless you have the knowledge behind identifying hair and shaft damages on their hair. You must equip yourself with the right knowledge from the right source to be able to offer this service to them.

As a hair coach, you would help your clients understand their hair, help them identify issues and proffer adequate solutions to them on a one on one consultation additional basis.

A Hairstylist Should Make Protective Hairstyles

Finally, after all is said and done, if you do decide it is right to proceed to make a hairstyle, even though some clients might be opposing at first, but if you have done all the above rightly, you should glaze through this.

Let your client choose from a range of protective hairstyles and then you make it for them, and they would look gorgeous as ever while saving them years of dealing with traction alopecia which is mostly caused by the wrong hairstyles.

When your client hair is preserved and healthy, not only would they keep coming back to you, they would refer you and you would have expanded your business beyond basic hairstyling.

I hope you are ready to implement these tips above because there is such a huge market of black waiting for you. A lot of people just want stylist who can manage their hair properly and not cause even more damage, unfortunately, there are only but a few out there and I truly hope you take advantage of this opportunity to become a hair coach to your clients and give your business a boost.

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