Mar 4, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Glossing truly is just another phrase that we use versus a Toner, it’s a semi-permanent hair color either way, and in my experience I believe that the word Gloss sounds much more appealing to clients then Toner due to the stigma that toners have represented for decades in salons which meant /means ‘Fix it’. It can take the negative out of the automatic thinking clients do that something went wrong with their hair color. Also we need to rid some traditional salon color verbage such as, ‘your hair is fried, ‘I’ll slap some color on or you need a toner on your bleached hair etc. etc. all negitives, use ‘your hair is dehydrated, and ‘I will apply your color, "lets color gloss your hair, simple etiquettes yes!
- Green hair can be treated with a red-based gloss to bring it back to a more natural shade.
- Orange hair will need a gloss with a blue base
- Yellow hair can be fixed by using a gloss with a violet base or by using a beige hair color.
- Red hair can be neutralized by a green or ash-based gloss.
- Blue hair will need an orange-based gloss to neutralize it.
Jan 17, 2013
And this is the best time to start suggesting a little more ‘flirty splashes’ to go with all shades of browns with your clients, and whenever I hear I am bored with my color I’d say 75% is usually a brunette. So how can we create more of this so called “Flirty Splashes” by using simple techniques and clever placements that will be in sync with the haircut/style. One of my favorite approaches is using back to back panels of one light brown and one dark brown which to me represent a subtle elegance of classic chic. I also love love black and brown, brown and cinnamon and of course the classic browns and caramels all beautiful combinations and can look stunning on almost any brunette or want too be.
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
I personally prefer dry cutting when I’m about to color hair for many reasons, 1/ I can see the foundation (shape) which allows me to put my detail work in, 2/ The scalp is most likely not going to feel irritation because it was not massaged at the sink. Another benefit of cutting the hair dry is that it allows both stylist and colorists to see the shape of the cut as it will appear when the hair is styled, wet hair is longer than dry hair, and so cutting the hair dry allows the stylist to remove just the right amount of length and bulk as well as where darker or lighter hair color should be placed for an overall customized end result.
Dec 3, 2012
Rebooking is the easiest way to increase your profits with the clientele you already service. Client rebooking starts in the chair. As a beauty professional, it is your job to use your expertise to determine how long your client can go before their next visit. Ask your client questions about their style, such as "how long did it last" or "when did it stop looking its best"? Your clients will respond to a more personalized approach, rather than the basic "see you in 6 weeks" tactic.
The more often you emphasize the benefits of rebooking to your client, the more likely they are to actually rebook. Take time throughout their appointment to highlight the advantages to rebooking. Even clients with hectic schedules can benefit from setting something up in advance.
Trying phrases like "my evenings/weekends have been booking up" or "I'd like to see you before the holiday rush" can motivate clients that are on edge about scheduling. Creating some sort of time reference (i.e. an upcoming birthday, an important business trip) can further persuade.
The front desk also plays a major part and should always portray schedules as constantly being busy. Instead of offering "any time between 9 and 5" should be more like would you like a morning/afternoon appointment" or "what is the earliest/latest you could come in that day". Rephrasing key questions will go a long way with clients.
No client should ever leave the salon without being advised and re-advised to rebook. Clients should be properly informed on when they should return for their next appointment, and given several opportunities throughout the duration of their visit to do so. It is after all part of your job, and you can ensure a higher rebooking rate for your existing clientele, helping them come to the salon on a more frequent basis.