What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly I do hair cuts and color services, including highlights and lowlights.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.