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Barber School Success Part 3 – Keep Your Barber Textbook With You At All Times

The tip for this blog is always have your barber textbook with you. Your textbook comes in your barber school kit for a reason. All the information you need to know for the real world and each school day is in there. You can’t learn from your barber textbook if you don’t have it with you.

I can’t tell you how many times I’m at a barber school or a cosmetology school and students are fumbling around to borrow a barber or cosmetology textbook from a fellow student with the barber instructor asking “Why don’t you have your textbook?” If you bring it home put it in your car or in your backpack so you are done using it.

Another thing I learned early on is to never let anybody borrow my barber books. It never fails. You think you are helping out until the next day your fellow student is either out sick or forgets to bring your book back to school. This will make you look unprepared and unorganized.

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How To Be Successful in Barber School – Part 2

This is a great topic for the barber business because we are communicating constantly. You have teachers, administrators, fellow students, and customers. Make sure to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. To earn respect you must give it first. Always try to keep a smile on your face. They are contagious. You should always be ON at  barber school and leave your personal life at home. If you are in an uncomfortable situation and it is possible to remove yourself, do so. The fastest way to success in any customer service related field is to treat people in a respectful and friendly manner.

Barber School is where you are going to build your foundation for a long and profitable career. It is so important to start establishing excellent habits that will carry over into the work force. I can’t think of a better habit to develop than learning how to treat others with respect.

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Online Barber Education – Business Tips – Part1:

One of the best things about a career in barbering or cosmetology is the freedom it gives you to build your business and income in the process. This freedom goes for employees as well as chair renters and barbershop/salon owners. The bigger you build your client base the higher your weekly earnings will be.

In this blog I would like to focus on employees of barbershops and hair salons. Wether you realize it or not you have a lot of freedom to build your clientele. It is not just up to your employer to put people in your chair. There are a number of things you can do to increase your book or the amount of people requesting your services:

1. Ask for referrals. When your customers are happy with their cut ask them to tell their friends about you. This is the simplest way to increase your customer base.

2. Always have business cards on you wherever you go. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you do. Hand them out at the grocery store, mall, restaurants, ect. Remember, everyone wants to look good.

3. If it is OK with your employer offer current clients 50% of their next haircut if they bring a friend with them. Give their friend the same discount.

4. Keep your skills up to date by continuing your barber education. Find a local barber school or quality online barber videos that offer continuing education.

5. Dress professional and keep your work area clean at all times. Customers will notice the pride you take in your work and yourself.

There are so many things you can do to build your book and requests. These are just a few ideas to get you headed in the right direction. Be creative and have fun. This is your career and your future.

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Barbering Education Online – Creating Customer Loyalty Part 2:

I know I just wrote part 1 yesterday but I heard a customer say something to the barber cutting their hair this morning that I have write about immediately. Samantha was about 2-3 minutes into the haircut and the customer says to her he can always tell when a barber has confidence. I couldn’t believe it because I had this topic on my schedule to write this barber blog in a few days. This is a great topic and builds on what I said previously that customers notice everything.

In this barber blog I would like to talk about what you can do to make your customer feel your confidence and in turn have confidence and trust in you.

1. Greet your customer by name, with a smile, and a firm handshake.                                                                                                                                          2. Keep your workstation clean. The mirror should be clean with no streaks, tools put away, and no hair on the counter or chair.
3. When draping the customer with a towel/neck strip and hair cloth use a firm and confident touch.
4. Look the customer in the eye when asking them how they like their hair cut and make suggestions when appropriate.
5. Handle your tools with confidence. Use a firm and confident touch without being rough.

Following these suggestions will increase your customer retention rate. Repeat customers are the name of the game. They will make sure you get a good paycheck no matter what the economy is doing. These are only a few suggestions as this barber blog could on forever.

Remember, customers notice everything. Make sure everything you do you do it with confidence.

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