Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2 - (Page 63)
BY RICK MORTON
SHARING THEIR ADVICE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION
(of The Doves)
hat’s the secret to success? Fifty top hairstylists share their advice on what it takes to achieve and maintain success in the beauty industry in Rick Morton’s book 50 Hairstylists. Below are just a few gems of advice excerpted from the book.
What secret should young hairdressers know? Christopher: Consistency is imperative. Hairstylists must do their best work every day regardless of whatever else may be going on around them. It’s also important for hairstylists to give back and share their knowledge with the next generation of hairstylists. This is a generous business.
What do you wish you had learned early on, but didn’t? Nick: Not enough hairdressers know
about the business of hairdressing. I tell all the stylists I meet to learn about the business side of things as well as the cutting and coloring. Business skills are essential for an enduring and successful career.
What are some misconceptions about becoming a hairdresser? Martin: Hairstylists don’t always take
pride in their career. Don’t forget that as a hairstylist you help create beauty in the world. Hairstylists should strive to build a solid reputation for their skills, consistency and imagination. They should thrive on change, influencing the style of their community, and always being fair and honest.
What advice would you offer to new hairdressers? Anthony: Persevere. Constantly absorb
new information and persevere to learn throughout your journey. Persevering isn’t just about hairdressing—it applies to relationships, learning and anything new in life.
Is there an easy way to learn hair color? Beth: There is no easy way to learn hair
color. Hair color is an art. I have spent my life attempting to elevate professional hair coloring to an art form. I would urge people to attend my classes and the classes of others. You must color hair and learn from your mistakes. Be brave and commit to your craft.
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What’s the best advice for a young stylist just starting out? Robert: We’re only as good as the company we keep. Spend time with people whose knowledge, ability and habits can make you a better hairstylist.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings of Washington
CEA 2012 Convention Preview
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
A Beautiful Return
AACS Listserve Q & A
Building a Powerful To-Do List
Creating Agile and Efficient Meetings
Wearing Many Hats
Beauty Changes Lives
Your Career Center
Never Assume a Pitch Is Dead
Creating Green Value
And Then There’s Compliance
Voices from the Classroom
Behind the Scenes with The Hunger Games
Creating a Dream Career
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Associate Member Profiles: Insurance and Legal Services
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 2