1. Confidence is Key:
This is by far the most important, and not just in the hair industry! It is vital to remember to stay confident no matter what, clients can pick up on this, so if you've never done a certain style/cut you cannot let it show! If you do so, your client will immediately have doubts, feel your hesitation and question wether he/she is in the right chair.
2. Customer Service is Crucial:
Always consult with your client prior to a cut. This is where relationships are built. If you make sure your client is getting only the best service, they will recommend you to their friends/family/coworkers and your clientele will grow! Word-of-mouth is the most is extremely important in marketing your brand, so you want to make sure you are always leaving good impressions!
3. Stay Organized:
Keep all of your tools – and appointments – organized! Making sure you have a clean/organized work area will set the foundation for good habits in the years to come. Being able to keep track of your tools, as well as your appointments, will help reduce the amount of stress you're under.
4. Be Willing to Learn:
Getting your license does not mean you know everything! In this industry you must be willing to learn new tips and techniques as people evolve in their styles and trends change. This is only the beginning, there is so much more for you to learn!
5. Study Your Craft:
Spend your spare time watching hair tutorials, reading books and magazines, and going to conventions. This will not only keep you knowledgeable of current trends and techniques, it'll keep you inspired!