I Want To Be A Hairdresser. What Will My Salary Be?
Here is an interview I did for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper.
Obviously there is a lot of editing, but there is one thing they covered; It is hard work and dedication to make a great living as a hairdresser.
Success in our business is 100% up to the individual stylist. Nobody got there by accident. You won’t see one single person who is doing well who didn’t work their butt off, especially in the beginning. If you know someone who is or was a hairdresser and they didn’t make a living at it, you better believe they didn’t dedicate themselves fully to their own success.
If most people took just the first year after hair school to truly do nothing but focus on becoming the best, most successful stylist they could be, the rest of their career will be easy, and more importantly, fun. So if you want to make the big $$$ and enjoy the incredible things the hair business has to offer, dump your spouse, put your kids up for adoption, don’t party unless it’s to promote yourself, attend every industry or fashion related event you can, practice your skills and work to improve, dress well, carry a few dozen business cards at all times and promote yourself everywhere you go.
Engage the type of people you would like as your clients in meaningful conversations. Give consultations on the street, in a bar, at a coffee shop, at the book store, at the pharmacists. Everywhere. Go kick ass.
Heck, if every hairdresser did this for even 30 days I guarantee each one will increase their income by between 10 and 20%.
Do you have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and take control of your career?
BTW, I once had a crowd around me in the haircare aisle at the drugstore. I was suggesting product from the shelf and giving consultations. And I just went in to buy some toothpaste.