carlos valenzuela

Unleash Creativity: The Art of Being Wrong

For your creativity to flow, lose the fear of being wrong. Nobody but you is keeping score, anyway.

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The Business Side of Beauty: Why You Aren't Making the Money

There's a business aspect to being a beauty professional that can be learned and mastered. Here are the main reasons why you might be struggling, and what to do about it.

How to Deal With Critics

Stop limiting your possibilities to look good for others because they don’t really care—why do you?

Beating the January Blues: Tips for Attracting New Clients

The post-holiday slowdown is a unique moment to revitalize yourself and your business and connect with potential clients.

Magical Thinking in Hairdressing: Unveiling a Hairdresser’s Creative Mindset

Drawing from decades of salon life experience, Valenzuela peels back the layers of a hairdresser's psyche with candidness and compassion, highlighting the delicate balance between unbridled creativity and the structured approach essential for thriving in today's competitive salon landscape.

How Clients Push Your Buttons

Some clients push your buttons to see if you will enforce your boundaries. Your response lets them know how to treat you.

Coiffeurphobia: Fear of a Hairdresser

Being nervous about getting a haircut or coloring your hair, especially with a new hairdresser, makes sense. Carlos explains why "Coiffeurphobia" is a thing.

I Can’t Remember Names

Do you often forget names? Here are some tips from global beauty educator Carlos Valenzuela to remember your clients.

Power Up Your Consultations with The Pause Technique

If you could change one simple thing in your communication, you could completely transform how people perceive your needs. I lived many years unaware of this magical move. As soon as I learned it, I began using it everywhere. And it works!

Tips for Dealing with Toxic Salon Clients

Some clients leave you drained and stressed out. I call them toxic clients because their way has an unexplainable heaviness. Here are some strategies for identifying and dealing with these personalities.

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