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January 4, 2017

3 Ways To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality At The Salon

Resolutions. Intentions. Goals. Whatever your “New Year, new you” mantra is, we always support stylists in search of their dreams. Whether it’s the beginning of January or just the beginning of a new day, you can always be taking steps toward your career goals. Here are few tips to inspire you behind the chair.  

Resolutions. Intentions. Goals. Whatever your “New Year, new you” mantra is, we always support stylists in search of their dreams. Whether it’s the beginning of January or just the beginning of a new day, you can always be taking steps toward your career goals. Here are a few tips to inspire you behind the chair.  

 

1. Crush The Communication Game
In the salon it’s always important to communicate. If you find yourself feeling a little stale behind the chair or bored at the moment with your career status, be confident enough to communicate that feeling with your manager. Say something like:

 

  • I want to move up in the salon.
  • I want to do more things with management.
  • What can I do to take that next step?
  • Is there any education out there that you think would benefit me?

 

Sarah Modispacher, a Supercuts Salon Manager says, “Your managers are not mind readers. If you don’t let them know how you feel, they’ll never know your goals or dreams.” Plus, at Supercuts, managers are always readily available to you. “Nothing is hidden. My manager was always there for me and that’s something I’m really proud of with our franchise,” says Sarah.

 

 

2. Know the Steps and Make Your Move
If you want to move up in your salon, it’s important to know how you can do it. Most of the time the information is available, you just have to be willing to know the process and then make it happen. After you’ve communicated this with your manager, be available to learn. Try things like:

 

  • Staying late and offering to help your manager close
  • Learning how to create the schedule
  • Shadowing or assisting someone above you

 

Doing these simple tasks will help you learn a manager’s duty and show your dedication. Need a more detailed example? Here are the steps for transitioning from a stylist to a manager at Supercuts: stylist › key holder › shift manager › assistant manager › manager.

 

So, if you know your next step is to become a key holder, ask to shadow a key holder for a week. This is a direct way you can learn the exact responsibilities and functions of the job, and you’ll be a prime candidate when a position opens up.

 

 

3. Being Yourself Gets You Far
Be genuine to your guests and to your co-workers. It’ll show maturity to your managers and keep your clients engaged. The better you do behind the chair, combined with your stellar communication and eagerness to learn, will only help you move up the ladder in the end.

 

 

Two Takeaway Tips For Your Men’s Faded Cut
Along with these tips for growing in the salon, we have a few more tips to help you become even more successful with your cutting behind the chair. Watch the video below and start perfecting those tricky fades all men want!

 

 

The two best takeaways?
1. Tilt your client’s head slightly forward so that when you use your blade, you can start with it flat against your client’s head, and remember to keep your wrist neutral to ensure ultimate control and no weight line below the occipital bone. 

 

2. Work against your client’s growth pattern in the back of the head to ensure that you’re removing the maximum length. On the top section, you do the opposite—working with the growth to preserve the length and maintain a fuller look.