Carlos Valenzuela, initially trained in London and Chicago with Pivot Point International, has a master's degree in international management and forty-six-plus year's experience as a hairdresser, ex-salon/school owner and worldwide spokesperson for professional beauty brands. He is the author of numerous success and personal development programs and published the novella Letters to Young Carlos, about a gay boy growing up along the US/Mexico border in the 1960s. Visit him at www.carlos-valenzuela.com
It’s easy to forget that the real reason a client is in your chair is to get their hair, nails, or skin done. There are three items I would never share with someone I see every six weeks for a paid service—no matter how cool they are.
Washington's too crazy for me—that's what I always thought, until Covid hit me. And that's when I started paying more attention. Read on for some of the proposed budget plans that could offer some relief to salon pros.
Personally, I’ve moved on to learning to live with the virus, its guidelines, restrictions and precautions instead of waiting around or ignoring the pandemic. I just try to sensibly take care of myself.
Money may not bring happiness, but a salon shutdown proved that no money is a bummer and totally stresses you out. We salon professionals excel at our skills, creativity, and ability to make money, but often lack the discipline to keep it. Yes, this is officially a tough love blog. Take a seat.
Covid-19 made whatever was neglected in your life manifest like a squeaky wheel, didn’t it? Neglected items like money management, self-care, friendships, family time? Listen to the squeaky wheel and pack only items that bring you joy and support your career with satisfaction and success.
Three beauty issues top the list of client concerns: haircolor, social distancing, and money. These are the key topics for effective communication with your clients right about now and you can start to address them now, even at a distance, saving you time and effort once we're back in the salon.
We are past the shock and into formulating the solution. We know life might not return to what it was before your sneaky attack on us. That’s ok. We know how to deliver top quality service anywhere at a moment’s notice.