Top Hairdressers Welcome In London
Experienced top hairdressers are required immediately in London and also overseas.
Whether it’s hair cutting, colouring or styling, there’s an ever growing demand for top hairdressers with these skills. London hair salons in particular are seeking experienced top hairdressers to join their teams.
What Makes a Top Hairdresser?
…. and how do you ensure both hair and client success?
Here’s eight top tips that help ensure success as a top hairdresser in London.
Consult Like A Top Professional
Whether we like it or not, first impressions count, especially when it comes to impressing hair clients. If we think of hairdressing as a process involving clients, the first stage is the “meet and greet” upon salon arrival. This is generally under the control of the salon receptionist, so hopefully they are well trained to make a good first impression.
A warm welcome upon arrival is important, as it helps win the client over with good customer service prior to the client consultation.
With necessary care and attention, the meet and greet should proceed seamlessly to a positive, inspiring and memorable client consultation. If there is one thing that shows a top hairdresser from their less successful peers, it’s the quality of the hair consultation.
How do the top hair professionals do this?
Here’s What You Need To Know:-
• Make the client feel important
• Check client is comfortable in their chair (or do they want a coffee?)
• Ask quality open ended questions to discover client hair preferences
• Use listening skills to ensure you understand client needs
• Repeat back to client what you heard, so they know you listened
• Good eye contact to show you really care (but not too much!)
• Show enthusiasm for the what needs done
• Know your products (so you can recommend if asked)
The client consultation is a fantastic opportunity to communicate to the client how important they are to us.
Get attuned to your client needs, listen carefully to what they want done to their hair and set the tone for a successful hair management appointment.
During the hair consultation, you are their personal hair advisor, ready to provide solutions. So make the most of it and impress.
The Practical Stuff…
Hairdressers are renowned for their primary skill of haircutting and this comes in many forms from fringe trims to full restyles.
The most successful hairdressers have both practical hair cutting experience, along with advanced people skills.
Hair Washing (Backwash loving!)
Hair wash is part of a good hair service offering, but what is best practice these days?
In top salons, it’s not just a hair wash, it’s a head massage, reiki and hair conditioning all rolled into the one. Take the opportunity to add a top customer service experience for the hair wash.
All clients will then remember the wash for the professionalism and care shown, rather than for water dripping down the back of their necks!
Perming is not as popular as in the past, but there are still some, mainly an older set of clients who enjoy a regular hair perm. Hair stylists use perming to create hair bounce and curl.
Colour technicians are experts in their craft of hair colouring. Knowledge of hair dye products and practical hair colouring experience are invaluable in the process of hair colour management. Clients will usually have some preferences for colour, but many seek advice and rely on hairdressing expertise to make it a reality for them.
Hair colouring is popular and provides regular work for hair salons because it’s difficult for clients to do themselves at home. If they have ever tried it, clients quickly find out it’s messy and inconvenient. Not a good idea and best left to the professional hair stylists.
Blow Drying (With Gusto!)
Blow drying, straightening and curling tongs are used by professional hairdressers to create a masterpiece hairstyling. It’s time to use your experience to make the most of the right heat, choosing the right hairbrushes for client satisfaction.
All top hairdressers know this. Clients value hair technicians with good people skills.
Some clients have some things they want to chat about other than their hair. They take the opportunity to “chat” and share their life secrets with hairdressers. It could be holidays or their love life so be prepared. The ability to listen without judgement goes a long way to being a successful hairdresser. Communication during a hairdressing session is a priceless part of what hairstylists offer their clients.
The Feel Good Factor
Modern society can be stressful, so what better way to feel good and de-stress during work breaks and weekends than some hairdressing.
It can be best summed up as hairdressers offering the “feel good factor” to clients.
So if you are a hairdresser, hair stylist or colour technician, you will know your hair skills make a big difference to people, bringing beautifully cut and styled hair, as well as precious moments relaxation and the feel good factor for clients.
There’s an all year round demand for experienced hairdressers and hair stylists for both permanent and temporary roles across London.
Contacting an expert recruitment agency specialising in the hairdressing industry, can be a good way to develop your career.
For a new role in the hairdressing industry or career advice, Contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990