What would you do with ‘my’Hair?
What is the first thing you say when you meet a hairstylist out of the salon environment. For hair stylists it’s a part of everyday life when you meet someone for the first time, in any social gathering it’s a guaranteed question ‘What would you do with my hair’?
Tell me about your hair? What do you like? What’s not working ? How would you like it to look? These are some of the questions hair stylists should be asking ………
The truth is, as in modern fashion, almost anything goes’ a pair of Brogues with a Primark top, there are no hard rules anymore! A mash of clothes from our wardrobes soon turn into a new look, the more individual the better. The same could be said for the style of our hair and how it’s worn. A quirky cut with professional colour can see home styling, peek-a-boo braids or simple ponies look stylish.
A great haircut can look like a very bad haircut if cut it on the wrong hair type or could even expose your least favourite features… however, when you see a new style you’d like to try, let your stylist know what you like about it. Maybe the colour, the texture or the shape, The style can usually be adapted to suit you. Of course a few general rules still apply, Bob’s can make a round face look fuller, but to answer the question What would you do with my hair? It’s all about suitability.
Lengths, fringes, styles and colours can all be adapted to create the right shape for you so use pictures for part ideas and inspiration, not necessarily for generic copy.
Fringes can lengthen or shorten the appearance of face length so choosing and maintaining the perfect length could be your style breaker!
There are many different layering patterns, which create or reduce volume. Volume is most certainty not the same as thickness so less is often more where layering is concerned! Bear this in mind before asking for lots of layers.
Short-cropped styles are more complimentary on a petite face but can be easily adapted with a softer perimeter, asymmetry or partially maintained length.
Every haircut will be best complemented with a great colour, this could be your own natural colour especially if you are lucky enough to have the silver look which is big right now and is timeless anyway when on healthy shiny hair! Long-standing client of mine ‘ Susan’ has this splendour of silver and I always encourage her to keep it natural. However, for the most part the pictures of styles you see out there will all be coloured.
Don’t be afraid of colour, colour can add shine and vibrancy to your hair, many techniques, products and introductions mean the choice of non committal colour along with superbly healthy and thicker hair! All of this can be achieved with the correct advice. It feels good when you love your hair !
Start your career with an Apprenticeship.
“I wish I knew that when I was 16”
She said, as I interviewed another 19 year old with a hairdressing NVQ certificate in her hand.
“I was just told I had to go to college for two years and then I’d be qualified”
This was the sixth interview she’s been to and couldn’t understand why none of the salons could take her on.
The standard of work and equally as important, the ability to converse successfully with clients in a business relationships has not been established.
In a nutshell she had gone through her training with limited experience of interaction with what would be her clientele and real salon life. This is invaluable in the real world.
“I didn’t know I could do a Apprenticship and have everything else”
(qualification, experience and wage).
It dawned on me that with changes in the education system and the mind set of an academic path suddenly seems the only option , leaving our society short on skilled workers and many graduates unemployed.
Our school leavers have just not been made aware of the best way to begin an vocational career and the feeling that in hindsight they have wasted a couple of years.
In my 20 years experience and the hundreds of people I have employed of all ages and backgrounds, the long term success stories all come from those who started in the Apprenticship programme directly from school at 16.
Many of our team members are now successful stylists, staff educators, managers and even salon owners.
Some facts on Apprenticeships
If you have a passion for a certain career in mind and are eager to start out in the work place, an Apprenticeship is a viable alternative to sixth form.
This path gives you hands on experience while earning a salary plus the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work.
The experience gained as a apprentice in any company will be valuable throughout your career as you will learn every part of the job .
Apprenticeships also mean you can start work and lean the transferable skills and experience employers are looking for.
The other good news is that if you are a good worker during your Apprenticeship you will almost always be taken on as an employee with the company and have the opportunity to grow and step up the ladder.
Read about Apprenticships with TONI&GUY Bath
Here at TONI&GUY in Bath we recruit 16 /17 year olds into our Apprenticeship scheme.
The Apprenticeship is over initial two year agreement and is a paid position while learning the trade.
The full time position which includes assisting our stylists, gaining experience on all salon duties plus interacting with clients. At least 8 hours per week are spent in salon on the NVQ training and hairdressing education.
Apprentices learn on the job while working towards and NVQ LEVEL 2 alongside our in salon education programme.
- Customer relation skills
- HAIR SPA training
- Toni & Guy education on cutting & colouring
- Theory of hair and hairdressing
- Competitions and hair shows within the Toni&Guy group.
On successful completion of NVQ2 Apprentices will be enrolled into level 3 whilst spending six weeks at our Toni&Guy academy before completing as a qualified stylist.
After these two years working in the salon and interacting with clients and models, many of our newly qualified stylist then inherit a clientele and find it much easier to build a clientele with relations already established during the training period.
All successful hairdressers know that our clients love a familiar face and put their trust in stylists they know
Other opportunities include
- Working at London fashion week
- Taking part in hair competitions with companies such as Loreal
- Ongoing education in salon and at our education centre in London
- We are looking for new talent and breeding creativity. We have 6 Apprenticeship positions available to start in July 2017.
To apply for an Apprenticeship position Please email email@example.com
Salon Owner | Hair Stylist
Address: 1 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RG