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.
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Let’s Make It The New Normal
To choose authenticity in your salons is to declare a future in the beauty industry, but how many hairstylists actually are that?What you do today to bring honesty and awareness to your own life, the salon, to your clients, will have a profound effect on your energy level, your satisfaction, your happiness, and your ability to stay at a particular salon, or stay in your career, period. It begins with the owner, and trickles down. There always seems to be an underlying dishonesty, lack of transparency, and deceit in salons. Let’s make authenticity the new normal in salons, and read on to find out how.
The Essential List
Remember, when you were in kindergarten, or at home when you were 8 years old, and you maybe rocked out some insane creative projects, and your mom said, “Oh honey, that is so beautiful!” I don’t remember that. However, I do remember putting different combinations of clothes and colors together, and my mom saying, ” You really should help with the house before you get yourself ready.”
Relief Is On It’s Way
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