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It takes more than technically advanced skills to be a great cosmetologist or hairdresser. If you’re thinking about attending beauty school to pursue a career in cosmetology, consider how your personality matches up with these personality traits of successful cosmetologists.
When a client walks through your door, she should be greeted with the utmost friendliness and a welcoming smile. As a cosmetologist, your job is to not only make your clients look great, but also to make them feel as if they are at home with you. Simple questions like “How have you been?” or “How is school going?” can go a long way in making a client feel comfortable. Building a good rapport with your customers is also a great way to build a strong and loyal client base that will follow you to different salons.
- Excellent Communication Skills
Even if you have ideas about what beauty services or trendy hairstyles would be best for your client, it ultimately rests on the client to make that decision. After all, she’s the one who has to live with her choice every day. Be sure to listen to what your client wants, and ask questions to make sure you fully understand. Communicating with your client is the best way to ensure that she gets the haircut she is looking for.
Going to the salon can make some people feel nervous, especially if they are considering a major change to their look. Listen to your clients to find out what they want, and once the decision is made, be enthusiastic about their choice. For example, if a client is about to transform her long hair into a short bob, be excited! Your enthusiasm will make your clients feel more confident about their choices, and they’ll be more likely to return the next time they need a hairdresser.
Now that you know what it takes to be a great cosmetologist, it’s time to get started at the Hair Design Institute in New York City! Call us at (212) 868-7171 for more information about our hairdressing and cosmetology school. Classes are filling up, so call today.