Don't Make These Hairdressing Mistakes!

By Lauren Salapatek | 08/27/2010 2:37:57 PM


Sometimes little common mistakes can jeopardize your career and earning potential. Make sure you avoid them at all costs. Jon Gonzales, the president and founder of Hairdresser Career Development Systems provided MODERN with some common Hairdresser Mistakes to Avoid. Here’s some of his advice:

Crossing Off On Your Appointment Book: Do not cross off time on your appointment book and limit your availability for customers. Create a structured work schedule for yourself and stay in your salon. You never know when a client may drop in for a last minute appointment.

Not Asking For Feedback: This can hinder your ability to reach your highest potential. Use constructive criticism as an invitation to perfect your skills, let your clients know you appreciate their opinions and views.

Looking Unprofessional: You’re in the business of making others feel good and look good. From the viewpoint of your customers, if you look good, you will know how to make them look good too.

Handling Customer Procedures Poorly: Greet your customer, smile, and make a positive impression if they are a newbie. Use your communication and people skills to really make your personality shine.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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