Of course as a hairdresser your hair is part of your portfolio. We all use our hair to show off our personal style and personality and as a hairdresser you have the added bonus of using it to highlight your skills in your chosen career. Your hair is also a testament to who you are as a person, as we all know by now it takes only a minute or two for people to form a first impression of us, are you stubborn, welcoming, seductive or unique? Do you wear your hair up or styled into flawlessly flowing locks, each look gives a clue to your personality and who you are as a person and it’s a representation of your aptitude and abilities as a hairdresser. If for example you have a pink Mohawk yourself you are more than likely a strong confident individual who will attract the sort of clientele that align with that kind of look, but ensure your hair is in line with your some of your salons target audience while of course keeping it real and being true to yourself.
You are not going got find a stampede of clients breaking down your door if you can’t even manage to keep your own style in check. So try to ensure that have a rather up to date hairstyle yourself and that’s it’s styled neatly each day.
But it’s not just your hair that conveys your look but how you present yourself from start to finish. Ensure you convey the image that you want to portray by fusing the right amount of style with the right amount of comfort to see you through your working day. Wither your salons clientele leans towards a professional or a more family based demographic, your clothes should still present a stylish but professional image. Plan and execute your attire carefully insuring your outfits is appropriate for your environment.
Choose your shoes wisely by considering comfort over style, remember a hairdresser is on his or her feet for the majority of the day and by 5pm you won’t regret having invested in those extra comfy shoes.
Ideally you should keep your jewellery to a minimum, you don’t want to be draped in bangles and rings as the constant rattling sounds in as you style your clients hair may become annoying as well as they could easily be caught in their hair which far from ideal.
A somewhat touchy but important subject to mention is personal hygiene, when moving around all day especially in the summer months one can build up quite a sweat, so make sure you keep yourself fresh and clean throughout the course of your day by topping up deodorant when needed and washing your hands thoroughly, also ensure your clothes are fresh and clean each and every day to help combat any unwanted odours.
You are and your co-workers are a representation of your salon and people will critic you and evaluate your salon on how you present yourself.
“You’re never fully dressed without great hair”