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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.
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When you’re a hairstylist or cosmetologist
, you never know when you might meet a potential client. You may have your existing client list, but do you have a good way to organize it? The My Book of Clients Salon
app will help you manage your client list so you can always be ready to make appointments for new clients.
This helpful app will take information from directly from your iPhone’s contacts list, meaning you don’t need to worry about entering someone’s information more than once. You can track how much money you’re making over a specified time period and even check up on clients you haven’t seen recently. If you have regular clients, you can also schedule repeat appointments for them.
Staying organized and on top of your client list is important for any hairstylist. Use this helpful app when you attend Hair Design Institute
in NYC. Visit our website or call (212) 868-7171 to get started in your new career today!
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and cosmetology are rapidly growing fields. If you’re interested in a new career, attending beauty school may be a great option for you. Read over the links below to learn more about cosmetology education and call Hair Design Institute
in NYC at (212) 868-7171 to get started!
Learn more about what kind of fashionable hairstyles work with different face shapes in this slideshow from Elle.
Read a few ideas on how to successfully market your hair salon in this article from Chron.com.
Check out this post from BLS.gov to learn more about a career in cosmetology and how much you can expect to earn.
Interested in being a hairstylist but not sure what to expect? Read these stylist profiles from FirstChair.com to find out what a day in the life would be like.
ProBeauty.org provides some helpful advice on how to successfully prepare for a great salon interview.
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It’s summer, which means it’s time for vacation, relaxation, and fun. Your clothes match the season, so why not have your hairstyle do the same? If you’ve been thinking about a new haircut, summer is the perfect time to get to the hair salon. Here are a few tips for great summer hair styles
from the experts at the Hair Design Institute of NYC:
Go Short – Summer is the perfect time to get that long hair off the back of your neck. Long hair can weigh you down and make you feel warmer, so think about a short hairstyle. It doesn’t have to be too drastic, however; even a few inches will give you a new outlook. Of course, you could be brave and try a pixie cut that works with your face shape. Either way, you will be more comfortable with a short summer hairstyle.
Get Colorful – If you’ve been hiding your hair under the warmth of winter hats and hooded jackets, it’s time to let loose. Your natural color can be boosted with fresh, easy highlights, or you can go for an entirely new, bold color. Your hairdresser will be able to help you decide which colors are right for you, and you can make them temporary or permanent.
Don’t Work Too Hard – If you’re lucky enough to be on vacation this summer, you should be able to let your hair take a break, too. Don’t worry about time consuming, high maintenance hairstyles. Go with something easy and natural so you can spend more time at the beach and less time getting ready in front of a mirror. Low-maintenance hairstyles will also help you avoid messy product and sticky hairspray.
At the Hair Design Institute
in New York City, we can teach you all about different hairstyles and trends in our hairdressing and cosmetology school. If you’re interested in being a hair professional, call (212) 868-7171 to learn more about our career-centric beauty school curriculum.
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The fundamental nature of any career is that it is changeable—the professionals who don’t adapt to new standards and practices often get left behind. The best way to stay current in your chosen field is by taking professional development courses. If you’re considering cosmetology school, check out the Hair Design Institute of Florida—we offer a wide range of cosmetology courses, including valuable professional development courses.
Professional development courses help you develop skills beyond styling and other cosmetology practices. These specialized courses focus on operations such as marketing and business management. For example, learn how to recruit, train, and keep model employees—the success of your salon depends upon keeping quality stylists and other valuable employees. Professional development courses can give you the know-how to recruit and manage top-tier workers.
Professional development courses can also teach you priceless marketing practices to help grow your business. Marketing is an essential part of a successful business, and it can be difficult to know how to begin, especially technologically. Taking a professional development course on marketing can dramatically increase your marketing effectiveness and may increase the popularity of your salon, thus boosting business and profits.
You can also learn how to handle your business’ money with a professional development course on money management. Get valuable information on how to lower overhead costs, including advertising, rent, supplies, bank and credit card fees, shipping charges, and others. Professional development courses provide you with the business management tips that aren’t quite intuitive, but can greatly increase the chance of success for your salon once you know how to use them.
At the Hair Design Institute, based in New York City, we provide professional development courses to give our students an advantage once they graduate. Getting savvy about business can only help you and your business do well. For more information on the courses we offer, please give us a call at (212) 868-7171.