Many people adopt the things they are naturally good at, but very few are career-oriented and narrow down the things to turn a job into a profession. However, to elevate the profession to new heights, one needs to know its features. The features help accommodate you optimally into the career. Being a hairstylist is not a shared vision; it is a universal one. Some sense this craft in early childhood when they find solace in combing the doll or slicing the hair of the little sibling.
We are all set to reveal the five traits that a hairstylist should know to infuse the career with a new zeal and enthusiasm.
A knack for communication
The emphasis is on listening, just like the psychologist's chamber, the hairstylist's chair is also a terrain where people often pour out exhaustion. The heart turns green to being worn out. The guests share their real-life dramas, ups, and downs, and a good hairstylist should possess the requisite stamina to accommodate the dripping conversation.
Moreover, communication does not mean just extending the social binding but also helps in clarifying the essential service a customer demands. Hairstylists must make sure that the usage of shears and colours is decided through deliberation, and the service provider and customer are on the same page.
To become a successful hairstylist, one must be aware of the latest hair fashion trends. Know-how is not enough; a hairstylist should also have integrated skills to morph these cutting-edge trends into a reality. An extraordinary hairstylist can go the extra mile by crafting a few trends on her own. The sky is the boundary.
Call a spade a spade
Hairstylists should possess the innate skill of understanding face types and the hair types suitable for the former. Here is the rub! Understanding the facial intricacies is not enough; the real challenge is to pass on the honest review to the waiting client.
The communication tone should be mild and diplomatic, so the client does not feel offended. The racial protocols also need to be adopted before breaking the ice. Another aspect of this point is communicating the cost of a particular service beforehand, it strikes down many later issues.
At par technical skills
All the communications, creativity, and honesty cannot cover up a botched haircut. It is incumbent upon the career-hairstylist to attain proficiency and keep updating her professional skills. Being a slacker is a death knell for the career. This is perhaps the most crucial skill that runs the economic engine of the saloon.
Creative minds spawn new ideas and give a new lifeline to the withering trade. Hairstylists are the front foot soldiers who, more than often, become the forerunner of recent trends. One in this profession, which has such skills, vision, and creativity, always strikes the right chord.
It's high time for introspection; if you, as a hairstylist, don't possess the above five or even one of these traits, then try developing. Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule could be an excellent way to take stock. Believe us; the positive inner change would snowball into a salon revolution. Hold your breath!