"Nobody was rude to me; everyone was nice, yet silently, I was denied opportunities awarded to anyone younger. Ageism is sneaky and includes biases like younger stylists give the salon a better image, clients prefer younger stylists, and they only do old- fashioned styling."
In his motivational, upbeat book, Make It A Great Day: How To Feel Awesome So That You Can Help Others, a former Hockey pro turned consultant explores the “why” behind the things we can do each and every day to cultivate positive energy and use it to impact those around us.
In a program titled, "Look at Where You're At, Where You Want to Be & Create Financial Literacy to Close the Gap" independent stylists attending MODERN SALON's Independent Boot Camp on Nov. 8 will be on their way to feeling like they're on stronger financial ground.
Facebook, too. So we took to Twitter to ask some beauty professionals what they were thinking and doing during this forced social silence. Sure, there are plenty of other platforms, but for beauty pros, Instagram has become a marketing vehicle, messaging App and appointment software, all in one.
Before you click a camera, know this: why are you creating the images? The success of a photoshoot hinges on your answer. Even if it’s just for fun, set a goal or purpose and stay focused to attain good results, otherwise, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel—you might get a nice photo, you might not.
In planning our photo shoot, we asked the question: men with makeup, what is it? They have to be men who wear cosmetics for a more significant reason than to cover up a pimple. They want to look better and maintain an air of naturalness. It has to complement their lifestyle, I said to the team.
Remember, this is actually a tool for both stylist and guest. It sets the stylist up for success as a service provider, and ensures the guest receives an unforgettable service…one that she will talk about with friends and family time and again.