The Negative Effects Of Long Term Stress And Constant Adrenaline
Do you remember the conversation in beauty school about your timing with clients and keeping on schedule? Along the way, somehow you learn through experience and it may take years. Over time the grind takes over and the relentless pace of salon life creeps up. You are double booking yourself, because the salon culture promotes this practice. If you are a colorist, every fifteen-minutes is a color application, you don’t shampoo or finish your clients. So add it up: four clients per hour, seven hours of work, 28 clients a day is a hefty load. If you have creative color or Balayage, that may vary the schedule a bit. If you are a haircutter, you see a different client every 30-45 minutes, and having an assistant do the shampoos, and possibly blow dry. Do the math. It is easy to see that racing the clock becomes the norm and is even expected and promoted in salons, in order to pay the bills.