Have you ever wondered if you were fit to be a hair stylist? Many people have a passion for doing make up and hair but most do not take the extra step and turn said passion into a career. If you’re one of the folks who have been considering making the leap then this article is for you.
In order to have a lucrative career as a hair stylist one must listen to their clients. This is by far the most important task. Taking the time to actually learn about your clients’ style and needs is the first to step when embarking on the journey of their hair cut. In addition to listening to what they want for their hair it’s also important to develop a genuine relationship with them by listening to them talk about their day. There’s a common saying that goes “hair stylists make the best psychologists.” A lot of people really enjoy being groomed and venting about their daily activities. If you listen well enough for them to feel comfortable opening up to you then it’s likely they will return to you for their next hair cut.
Another aspect of being a quality hair stylist is staying up to date on all of the latest trends, stylists that have the skill to integrate those trends into their clients’ personal style often enjoy the greatest success. Simultaneously, being confined by the latest fashion trends can be quiet limiting. So it’s important to take these trends and transform them as needed to fit each individual client.
If a guest asks for a style that won’t look good for them you must be able to kindly suggest to them some other looks that would work better with their style. A good stylist knows which looks will work with which people. While it is indeed important to ensure your client is happy with their new look it’s also important to let them know if you think it’s not going to work. If you don’t tell them their friends will, and they may end up going to a different salon next time.
Flexibility is the cauldron in which the first three ingredients come together to make a successful hair stylist. An elite stylist can mold themselves and adapt as new trends, tools, and visions emerge onto the scene. It’s difficult to know what surprises may come up each and every day, so it’s of the utmost importance that you’re confident enough to trust your judgement in any situation.