One of the most important things to learn when learning how to cut hair is the importance of building your barbershop clientele. Without clients or customer you have no business. Without clients or customers it doesn’t matter how good you are.
There are many ways to go about building your barbershop clientele. Probably the easiest of all is to ask for referrals. I know that sound like sales and not something that has to do with cutting hair but that’s the way it is. We are selling ourselves on a daily basis.
Don’t overcomplicate it. It can be as simple as “Could you please tell your friends about me?” Everyone can say that. Think about it. Customers come back to us because they are getting a good haircut and they like us. You would help out someone you do business with and that you like if they ask you.
I am a third generation barber and I have heard my father say this for years. Customers react with a chuckle and an “Of Course!” I have seen this work for years and it doesn’t cost any money. Just smile and ask for help. Easy as that.
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