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How to Fade Hair: How High to Cut the Fade? – Part 3:

One of the most important things to consider when you are learning how to fade hair is how high it is going to be. There are a lot of things to consider as you think about this question. Some of them include cowlicks, hair thickness, hair color, length of the bangs, shape of the head, surface of the scalp (lumps, bumps, and/or dents), moles, scars, customer’s age, customer’s job, desired hairstyle, and the customer’s preference.

A very important note to keep in mind is that no matter how good you are at fading hair, if the fade is too high or too low your customer will not think it is a good haircut. I will say it another way. If the haircut is 100% technically correct but it is not exactly what the customer wants they won’t be happy. This is especially true with the fade haircut customer. It doesn’t matter if they are a young kid or an older suit and tie professional. The fade customer is the most particular and hardest customer to please.

This article is going to cover how high cut the fade in relation to the length of the bangs. The height of the fade should be balanced properly with the length of the bangs. The fade should never be higher than the bangs.

This is a little tricky because with most of today’s styles the bangs are either pushed up, combed to the side, or brushed straight back. For these styles cut the top first and then comb the bangs straight forward before beginning the fade. When you are clipper cutting the sides, start arching the clipper away from the head about a half of an inch below the bangs. This will leave enough room to blend the sides to the top without fading the hair too high.

This is a little easier with the shorter styles that get an edge-up. Make sure to leave yourself enough room for blending so the fade stops where the edge-up in the temple and forehead begins.

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Online Barber Education: How to Create Customer Loyalty – Part 1

I could go on forever writing about this topic. Creating customer loyalty is the key to long term success in the barber industry. Short haircuts are back in a big way and are here to stay. Classic barber tapered haircuts are also back in a big way and are here to stay. Fortunately for barbers these customers need there haircut every 1-4 weeks to maintain these styles.

The topic for this blog is how to greet your customer. This is more than just asking them how they want their haircut. It starts when they walk in the door.

– Is the barbershop or salon reception/waiting area clean?
– Is the receptionist or the first face the customer sees smiling when they walk in the door?
– Is the customer greeted with a good morning/afternoon/evening?
– Is the next question “How are you doing today?”

If you look at these questions closely you will notice that I haven’t even talked about the customer’s barber greeting them yet. It is so important that the customer walks into a clean environment, is greeted with a welcoming smile, and asked how they are doing. Customers notice everything and are forming an opinion about the barbershop and you long before you pick up a scissor or clipper.

Next is the final part to greeting the customer and making them feel welcome no matter how long you have been cutting their hair. Do this every time you cut their hair. Look them in the eye, shake their hand, and greet them by name with a “How are you doing today?, How have you been?, or It is nice/good/great to see you today.”

Everyone likes to feel important and welcome. Let your customer know you care about them and you will have a customer for life.

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How To Be A Barber – Customer Service Tips Part 2: Stay on Time

When cutting hair in the barbershop, it is extremely important to stay on time. This statement can take on a few different meanings:

1. When taking appointments make sure to be on time for you clients. Schedule them far enough apart so if someone is 5-10 minutes late you won’t run late for the next customer. The only thing to be careful of is scheduling too far apart where you can’t get all of your customers booked and/or you have too few appointment slots in a day which will cost you money.
2. If you are working on strictly walk-ins it is equally important to stay on time. Even though the customers waiting do not have an appointment you still do not want the wait to be too long. In todays’ world everyone is extremely busy and time is precious. Establish a base line for how long your haircuts will take you and stick to it. Customers respect and expect this consistency.

A few suggestions that can help you stay on time are:

– Wear a watch to make sure that you stick to your allowed time. I wouldn’t wear an expensive one because you might get it wet and you will probably get hair spray and gel on it.
– Another tip is if I get talking with a customer and I am running behind, my front desk coordinator will come and sweep for me giving me the subtle hint to get moving. Your customers will greatly appreciate your timeliness and it will result in increased retention rate, commissions, and tips.

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