Your hairstyling course is done, you got the certification, and you acquired the license too! What’s next, a warm wish for a bright future? Thomas Salzano welcomes all the fresh hairstylists to the real world. Let’s hear it from the man himself:
“I, too, was in the same many years ago. Right where you are today, I had everything I needed to start working, and then it struck me, between capability and credibility, the latter gets precedence.
So let me tell you something you’d have heard many times: start interning with popular names, rent a chair at a famous salon and start working, giving a part of the income to the salon as a commission, or start your own salon. The third option sounds amazing, right? The salon management classes you took in your college will only give you a glimpse of what’s coming. The real world is a different story altogether.
Now let me tell you something you need to hear. Starting a salon and getting customers immediately is not easy, but it is possible. You may not get many, but you will get some, talk to them, give them a good experience, make them want to come back, and gradually, you’ll see yourself set in motion.
Have swag, lots of swag, and yet, be gentle, be humble. And no matter how down you feel, suit up and show up. You chose this path; stand by your decision.”
Thomas Salzano writes off saying, “This is a tough profession, there will be hard times. You may be stressed, depressed, but you got to be well dressed.”
Thomas Salzano is a Newark, New Jersey based hairstylist and an avid traveler, photographer and blogger. Follow his blogs to know more about hair care tips, hair styling tips, traveling, and photography.
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