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How to get the best from your hair stylist

Learn how to communicate with your hairdresser. A hair stylist cutting a clients hair.
Best Hair Stylists Really Do Care

Last night my husband and I watched the movie “Barbershop” a warmhearted, life affirming, comedy set primarily in a barbershop on Chicago’s South Side. Calvin Palmer (Ice Cube) owns the barbershop, having inherited it from his father two years ago. Of the seven hairdressers who work in the shop, five are black males, one is a black female, and one is a white male.

I really liked the dialog in “Barbershop,” and for me the lively talk inside the shop is the best thing about the film. It brought me back to my early days working my first hair salon, my relationship with clients and fellow my hairdressers was like a second family. A real sense of pride that I felt as a hairdresser. I had the opportunity, daily, to make a difference in people’s lives.

The best hairdressers know that if you feel good about the way you look, you will feel good about yourself in general. Good Customer Service is where it is at when the sole purpose of your business is to look after the needs of invididuals.
– that’s powerful stuff! There aren’t a lot of careers that provide an opportunity to have this intimate connection with so many people. Quite frankly I really miss that part of my hairdresser experiences.

The best hairdressers want to make a positive impact upon every single client who comes to them for a haircut, perm or hair color job. When a hairdresser knows that they are making a real difference in your life, they will pull out all of the stops and give you their very best in skill and talent.

If you make your hairdresser feel like they are an important part of your life, you will maximize this important relationship. That means giving them some positive feedback from time to time. I’m not talking about condescending compliments when none are due. But good solid feed back about what is going right with your hair style. There must be some good or you wouldn’t keep going back. If by chance you have trouble finding positive feedback maybe then it is time to find someone else.

I’ve written an article that will help you find the best hairdressers “How to Find the Best Hair Salon“.

The best hairdressers have the technical skill of course, but just as important is their CONCERN for your well-being. Your feelings don’t lie. My favorite customers made an effort to connect with me too! But it was very hard to do my very best on a client who was constantly nit-picking, whining and complaining and finding fault. Those types of clients made the day very long.

Realistically, they may not hit a home run every time, but if you’re feeling good about your look most of the time –you’ve probably got a best hair stylist and a friend. TELL THEM.

 

 

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1 Comment »

  1. I have done Hair for 30 years now and I’m amazed that I still love it. I take care of each client as if they were my best friend. I feel I owe it to them to make them feel better when they leave than when they first arrived. Every client has thier own personal challenges in this life. Nothing quite works like a great color and fabulous Hair cut to put a smile on thier faces. A happy client also makes me feel good. It’s a total Win Win. Stephen Salon Salon Boulder Co.

    Comment by Stephen Schaller — February 12, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

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