Carlos Valenzuela I began by asking, “Why did you decide on beauty school” of new, seasoned, and retiring Latino salon profesionales several months ago. The answers were un poco off the cuff with the younger set, and, understandably more romantic with the seasoned professional. Compare, “I went to beauty school on a dare with my two girlfriends, they quit, I stayed,” with, “ I wanted to make people feel good about themselves.” Bueno.
The feedback rendered a couple of repetitive themes, and these may surprise you.
Many went to beauty escuela because they didn’t know what to hacer, and, others because it was a short, apparently mas fåcil experience. A small percentage said, “I wanted to do something with beauty since I was niña, or mi familia was in the business and I knew I would follow their lead.” Note that this is not a scientific study, so your comentarios will serve to enlighten us all. (Send them in).
I wondered how the accidental salon professionals make it grande. So, I asked successful pros, “To what do you owe your beauty success?” Pasión, dedicación, ambición, and thirst for knowledge were runaway winners. But, aren’t these genetic or environmental características? Aren’t youpassionate, persistent, and ambitious or not? What if you are passionless with a brand new beauty licencia? Did you just blow 20 grand?
So, I asked again, “Imagine yourself talking to your hijo or hija, who isn’t really sure about the career, que decir? And, focus on today; tell me, por favor, how would you advise your daughter in 2012?” A whole new world opened up and I am happy to share it with you.
One: Start With a Gran Salon Apparently it is better to be the cola of a león than the cabeza of a ratón,because the numero uno tip is: Your first job must be in a well-run, successful salon, because according to the pros, it very much determines the tipo of hairdresser you become. You will need to ajustar your attitude, since you will be low persona on the totem palo. You must reprioritize knowledge over dinero, at least initially. And, your payoff es esto: Aside from the techniques, clients, and systems you will acquire, there is consensus that you will emerge more confident of yourself.
Reuben Carranza Reuben Carranza, CEO of P&G Salon Professional North America agrees with quality and craftsmanship, Reuben underscores taking pride in what you do and holding yourself to a high standard. He believes integrity, or treating people the way you want to be treated, is key. “Everyone deserves respect,” he adds.