“It is a mistake to look too far ahead.Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled one at a time.”- Winston Churchill
Many of us with experience were unprepared for a competitive job market. Many thought that graduating from beauty school would be all that we would need to build our careers. Much of the education today is outdated and and needs reform. Unfortunately there were other skills we failed to develop such as people and communication skills, excelling at customer service, self management, learning how to communicate with our customers, honesty and a code of ethics, artistic skills that would help us better meet job market and consumer affairs etc.
In today’s very volatile economic climate, you will need to know more than how to cut and style hair if you expect to stand above the crowd.
I am writing this blog in the hopes that our present and new generation of hairdressers, learn from our mistakes, and seek out higher levels of excellence in education, without learning by trial and error. The danger of trial and error is along the way we form negative attitudes and poor work habits.
To our new generation of young hairdressers, building your career is a journey that will bring many rewards.
I do hope these guidelines will help you gain a better understanding of what a hairdressing career is really all about without the glitter and hype so prevalent in our profession.
I urge you to avoid the following mistakes:
Unrealistic Expectations — far too many hairdressers want to build their clientele and earning expectations too fast, especially young hairdressers who want to run before they walk.
Building a hairdressing career is a journey, not a short sprint.
Personal Responsibility — You control your own success or failure. Your greatest obstacle will probably be yourself. You can’t always blame your employer when you’re not busy, sometimes you may have to look in the mirror.
Job Change Decisions — explore all options within yourself and your employer in private,
Negativity — never allow yourself to be drawn into salon gossip and negativity, just walk away.
Poor Work Habits — the first step to developing excellence within is to establish powerful work habits and a positive attitude. These skills will open up fantastic opportunities as you grow your career.
Follow the Crowd — don’t follow the crowd of glitter and product hype, dare be different, seek out knowledge that will help you raise your standard of living. Stay focused on your educational skills.
The beauty profession is changing, if you’re serious about maximizing you’re your full learning potential, I urge you to avoid these obstacles to your growth and development. If you want more information and want me to be your mentor. Click here
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