The metaphor of being at the crossroads originates from 4-way street junctions and having a choice as to which way to turn. This moment of suspense is often over-whelming and suspense-filled. Here at the Hairstylist Mentor, we know what encountering personal, business, and creative crossroads feels like and hope to our stylists. Whether you are a beginning, mid-term, or veteran stylist, we all have these precious possibilities. What happens when we reach a crossroads in life and weigh that against what is the “right” thing?
The beauty industry is competitive and burnouts are frequent. It is difficult for many of us to remember to take care of ourselves amidst the glamorous chaos. Don’t let your lucrative career as a hairstylist or barber fall through the cracks! Many of us have reached a crossroads in our careers where we feel we have had to decide between ourselves or our business. When you reach this point, it’s best to talk to a professional – either a licensed therapist or another veteran beauty guru – who can help you. In the meantime, here are a few tips to keep up your self-care in tumultuous times.
Every industry experiences pitfalls that are unique to that business and the beauty profession is no exception. Two of the primary pitfalls in the beauty industry is the toll it can take on your mental and physical health. If you’re experiencing a crossroads in your career primarily due to physical or mental issues it can be disheartening and even frightening. After all, you chose this profession because you have a passion for beauty and helping others look and feel their best, but now you’re feeling anything but your best.