As Hairstylists, we just “get it”. We get that the right haircut or color can absolutely transform a person. That the right haircut or color can make an average-looking person, a knockout. That’s what attracts so many of us to this fun, fascinating industry. So what is it…
Why can a Good Haircut or Color make our clients look and feel beautiful?
Hair Draws Attention to the Features You Want to Emphasize: A great haircut accentuates our clients' best facial features. The weight lines of a haircut, or the placement of color can accentuate cheekbones, eyes, or jawline making these features more prominent, noticeable, and attractive.
Boosts Confidence: Long ago Vidal Sassoon coined the term, “when you look good, you feel good”. If you want evidence of this, watch clients when they LEAVE the salon. They have “pep” in their step, they are swinging their hair, and when they get in their car, they immediately look in their rearview mirror! A great haircut or color can positively affect mood, behavior, and interactions with others.
Compliments your clients' style and their mood: Do you want to look professional and be taken seriously? Are you feeling sexy? Are you a nature girl, or more dramatic? Are you into music, anime, or goth? Haircuts, color and styling can create a personal style and make your clients stand out from the crowd.
Distracts from Flaws: A good haircut or color can make thin hair appear thicker, can cover gray hair, and can make unruly hair look put together. It can accentuate your clients' best facial features, or divert focus from the features they are insecure about.
Provide a Fresh Start: Yes. A new haircut or color can symbolize a fresh start in life, a new chapter, or a change. When your client needs confidence and that extra boost of courage, a new haircut or color will get them there.
What a privileged position to be in as a Hairstylist! To not only get to watch a person transform but get to be the artist doing the transformation! We have an ever-changing opportunity to see the beauty in our clients and the skills to help them see their beauty too.
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Cosmetology Students and New Hairstylists My intention with every post is to give New Hairstylists all over the world the tips, shortcuts, and tools they need to quickly achieve success. I would love to hear from you! You can reach out here, on my site, Instagram, or Facebook. Sign up for my newsletter to receive my weekly blog sent to your inbox.
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Karen Spinelli is from Pasadena, California. She was behind the chair for thirty-five years, as well as Salon Director of Education for New Hairstylists for the last twenty years. Karen loves Hairstylists! She loves to be a part of “AHA” moments, and to watch New Hairstylists grow in their confidence and skills.