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PRACTICE THESE DAILY AND
REINFORCE WITH YOUR STUDENTS
BY fRAn BROWn
ost beauty and wellness instr uctors
understand that a
with a pair of scissors or his/her mastery at the mixing bowl is no guarantee
of success after beauty school. What
instructor has not seen a student with
average technique but an A+ attitude surpass his/her more creative and technically
As much as we might wish there was
a silver bullet that could propel a student's career trajectory, success remains
based on some simple, age-old and rather
unglamorous core tenants. As instructors, we have the opportunity to model
these building blocks on a daily basis and
incorporate them into our interactions
with students. Here are 12 traits that I've
found separate top performers from their
less successful peers.
Top hairstylists and educators:
Honor their core values.
Do you know what values you
absolutely will not compromise?
What are the values that give your life
meaning? Drawing on my experience with
a life coach and my journey through the
process of becoming certified as a coach,
I've found that staying true to the values
I hold most dearly-caring, discipline-
contributes to success. You can reference
an alphabetical list of many core values at
www.corevalueslist.com. Note that your
core values can change over time, so it's
important to regularly evaluate whether
the work you do reflects your core values.
Have passion-with purpose.
Passion ebbs and flows, but purpose is what keeps you in the
game day after day. When the passion
starts to wan, successful hairstylists and
instructors think about their purpose and
what they are striving to achieve.
Ethical people apply a standard
of fairness and honesty to their
daily work and interactions with other
people. Ethical behavior may also be one
of a person's core values.
Successful hairstylists and
educators ask questions. They
want to know more about their students'
"as educators, it is
important for us to help
students learn the art
goals, the direction of the industry, new
and emerging products, and the details
behind those products.
Motivate and self-motivate!
Believe internally in their
content and mission.
Motivation isn't just about motivating students to learn the material, or getting clients to properly care for
their new hair color. Self-motivation is very
important for the beauty and wellness professional. As educators, it is important for
us to help students learn the art of self-motivation. This will help them immensely when
they enter the real world where educators
and team members are not standing by with
an encouraging word.
Dr. Joe Pace often refers to "the
intelligent heart," where a student's mission is closely connected to a goal or
mission they deeply believe in and aspire
The courses ed112 - influencing student Motivation and ed205 - enhancing students' Professional skills are available
on the AACS Online Training Center. Members call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. Visit the following URLs
to learn more about these courses: www.aacstraining.org/courses/ED112 and www.aacstraining.org/courses/ED205.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 7 Issue 1
Improve Employee Performance
The Year in Review
Just for Kids
Building Blocks that Separate Top Performers
12 Ways to Maximize Cut-a-Thon Success
Extend Your School's Offerings with Eyelash Extensions
Hack-Proof Your School's Social Media
You Can't Have it All
Celebrating 90 Years as an Association
BeautyLink - Volume 7 Issue 1