I've just been inspired from reading Tabatha Coffey's book and altho i was a fan before I am a much larger fan now. She tells it like it is because she can. I tell it like it is as much as possible and to a point, but I dont have enough years under my belt to really give an opinion and have it taken without offence :)
To my point of writing this note. IT REALLY drives me crazy to hear the experiences some of my clients have had at other salons. Its ridiculous the treatment they receive when they are the paying customer!! For instance, a professional hairstylist, should LOOK like a professional hair stylist, that is to say I should at least look like I've showered this week and slapped some makeup on my face :) I am in the beauty industry after all. Also altho we all of course deserve breaks, maybe not while you have a client you need to be watching and possibly not smoking outside your business, with your clients..... just saying. Also I do not agree with doing more then one client at a time, ok fine if its your clients child and ur client has color on or if u've previously decided it was ok to do the other person you've brought with you, but other then that your client is paying for the time spent with THEM not the 3 other people you've squeezed in to make more money. and no people hair color does not take an hour to develop! it takes 20-45 mins depending on the hair, so if your there for 3-4 hours and u dont have hair down to your ass or paying 500.00 for your hair, somethings up. I expect to give the same service I would with to receive.
It takes passion, love, and art to do hair, and if you don't have any of that then your in the wrong biz. You have to love what you do and love each day, each client, see a challenge as a challenge and conquer it! I love my job, I love my clients, and I hope it shows through with everyone I do. I want to learn as much new stuff as I can, altho I dont get to use most of it, Its an ever changing industry so u need to change with it.
To quote from Tabatha's book as she's talking about people going into our industry for the wrong reasons.... ""You are in for the long haul. and even then, it doesn't mean you are going to end up being, or even working with the likes of Vidal Sasson, or Paul Mitchell. It takes a lifetime of education and striving for excellence to get to that place. If you are commited to that, go for it, take out the loan and buy your brushes and dryers now. But if you are not.....if cutting hair just looks like it would be more fun then the dead end job you have now or if you've wanted to open a small business and salons look easy to run then please F OFF! "
So there you have my ranting. I'm just looking out for my clients, and every client out there!! I'm one too! xoxo Tiff