Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Mostly I do hair cuts and color services, including highlights and lowlights.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Schedule a consultation! Most salons offer them for free(I do), and you can go in and ask any questions you may have and get an idea if you think you'll like this stylist and salon.
Bring pictures! More than one too. If you're getting color, bring pictures of color you like. If you want to try a new cut, bring in pictures of cuts you like. Even if you only like one part of the cut, like the bangs or layers, bring it. This lets me know the kind look you're going for, and we can blend ideas together to create your perfect look.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'd rather spend 20 minutes talking to you to answer all of your questions than have you leave feeling like I didn't listen to what you wanted.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Hmmm, lots of things come to mind here. If I had to pick one I'd say it's that if your layers are done right, you can't count them.
For any other secrets and tricks, you'll just have to book an appointment with me!
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. If you have previous color or any other chemical service(ie: perm, relaxer)on your hair, no matter how long ago it was, tell me. I need to know what brand if it was an at home job, or that it was a salon service.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I provide quality service at a reasonable price. I have attended many hair shows and classes to improve my skills so that I can offer the best to my clients. I'll take the time to talk to you about your cut and color so we can decide together what will be easiest and best for you.
I work in a private room so it's just you and I in there. I can close the door and no one else will see you with color or foils on your head.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. So many people come into a salon feeling frustrated or hating their hair. I love being able to help them love their hair again! I make sure my clients leave me knowing what's best for their hair and how to style it. I'll take the time to talk to you about your cut and color so we can decide together what will be easiest and best for you.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Honestly, people always ask me "How many inches is that?" I tell them I don't deal in inches, I work with you to decide if the length is right by asking you to show me where you would like your length and/or layers to be.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I wont talk bad about another stylist, even if I don't know him/her. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and a good stylist will always be honest with you, but talking bad about another stylist is not something I will do.
Everyone's hair is different, so trust us when we tell you that yours might not look exactly like the picture.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. For years I used to cut and color my own hair, and some of my friends started asking me to do theirs. I figured if they thought I was good at it, maybe I should go pro!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. One of the things I am the most proud of in my career is my time spent as an educator for a former employer. I was able to attend classes from some great stylists, and I even got to work backstage at a hairshow!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am always learning. I try to make it to trade shows when I can, but I am always looking on professional sites for webinar type classes.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Nothing complicated here. No hidden charges and I will let you know the cost up front so you're not surprised when we're done.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Continue your education after beauty school. Beauty school will give you a good foundation, but you'll learn more in the salon after you're done.