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What does More Great Hair Days mean to me?
I came to the salon world late, as an intentional, decided career change. Working around the industry offering services to salons as a sales person. provided a good look at the industry. One thing in particular was most intriguing. In the typical sales career, doing the job well means always looking for new leads. In the salon world, doing a good job means, you get to do it again the next month, and the month after that, and so on. I saw that what the salon industry does as sales, because it really is. Stylist sell their services, their ideas, the looks they can provide, themselves as the brand. I was good at one on one sales. What was most intriguing is the model was flipped. Continually finding new leads to market to in the familiar sales model got to be exhausting. But a stylist, holy moly, a stylist sees the same clients over and over again. 85 or so clients and a book could be full if the service ratio was right.
I had become so done with working in standard sales, building up a territory only to have that territory taken, split up, or the position evaporate and the company take over the clients I worked so hard to gather. After the last time that happened, it was a matter of starting over again, but how? Independently as a business owner or another company as an employee? Business owner won out. Do you want to know what is crazy? Whether doing hair or not was going to be enjoyable was unknown when hair school started! I didn’t doubt I could do it, but would I like it? Thank all that is good that I loved it!
My whole career has been focused on figuring out how to provide better services that take the utmost care of the hair, the person, and the planet. Hair is a fragile fiber, so working to protect the integrity of it has always been the #1 priority. The more it is given, the more can be done to it, the more can be earned from it. It's a blend of economics an td caring.
People are deeply invested in their hair. No other attribute has the effect and reach that hair does. Entire fads, trends, and movements, have been started by hair, both good and bad. The Rachel? The Mullet? Farrah Faucet? The Donald? Hair bands, Disco, emo, hippies, the list goes on and on, and it is hair that connects them all. Everyone knows if you don’t feel good about your hair, you don’t feel good about much. You have probably loved your hair in the salon, and then someone at home or work knocked it, and it took your whole confidence down with that single opinion. Studies show that bad hair days affect productivity at work, and how we socialize with friends, so much of our lives right there.
All of this is why I chose the salon world as my 2nd career. Coming in to the salon industry at an age of late 20’s was different from most new stylists, who were in their young 20’s or late late teens. Maybe an advantage, definitely a different perspective. Because of this, the education world opened up and welcomingly. That is were the value of learning to teach was made glaringly apparent. The one who teaches always gets the most benefit. A teacher needs to know the subject better and every teaching experience provides even more knowledge from the teaching experiences. The salon world taught me the huge value of investing in self, then teaching others to really get and understand what you are learning.
I kept wondering, “What is the next step?” That is where More Great Hair Days comes in. Here you can find valuable information that solves the problems you have with your hair. It is completely true that your hair problems are not permanent. Oh, and you get to skip all the attitude and hard to understand professional speak.
You don’t have to be a hair stylist to understand the value and impact of your hair. You have been working with hair for as long as you’ve had it. You know how it makes you feel, and how you want it to look for you. You don’t have to know all the hair terms either. What you deserve is information that is usable and actionable for you. It’s not about styling how-to’s that professionals use, and photos of color work, or pics of styles you can never use in your real life. Wouldn’t you like to have great information on what makes hair work better, stay healthy, be effortless to style when you do it at home? How to take care of it so you can always know it is looking its best; that soft, shiny, bouncy, beautiful all day long kind of looking its best?
That is what More Great Hair Days means to me.
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