Life is full of ups and downs, but what you make of it is key. Committing to an education that will pave the road for your future is a hard decision to make. You might even think that after the 13 months of your cosmetology education, you are now a full-blown stylist. However being humble and willing to adapt and continue to learn is essential to becoming a professional in the industry.
What is a professional to you? It is someone who follows the rules with grace, is fair to others, is aware of their actions and consequences; and assures others around them that they are approachable and dependable, ready for the challenges to come—mindful that every day at the salon truly presents challenges.
Being in the position of a student, whichever establishment you might be in, we always tend to blame or feel contempt for those who have authority over us. However we tend to ignore the fact that our educators are people with feelings and needs as well.
It’s important in the customer service industry—as well as in life—to step back and evaluate your position and the energy you emit into the world. If you exude negativity into the workplace or school, the people around you will receive this energy and it will affect the teams morale, as well as your services with guests during the day. Unless you are a renting a chair somewhere and work only for yourself, being a hairstylist in a salon is a team effort. It’s what helps ease workflow and keeps the salon going.
Everyone is going through some sort of personal struggle, but when coming to work or school, kindly leave the baggage at the door. This will not only make you a better person, but will uplift the people around you in a positive way.