COVID-19 A Positive Twist for Hair

As if you didn’t know already. There is a little thing called Corona that is spreading all over town. It’s a weird little thing that affects people in different ways. For some people the virus has mild effects, for some, it has lasting serious effects.

To all, it has disastrous economic and psychological effects. My family and I have been isolating for over 4 days to help break the contact cycle of this thing. Salons all over the globe have shut down and not to do so is perceived as incredibly irresponsible.

In time we will see if this was the correct thing to do.

My Post (19)
Unfortunately, for both of us, the consequences of this mean that you will all be “Hairy Mary’s” in no time.

So before you attempt to tackle that fringe and do your own box dye. Don’t.

Work on your condition and leave the bleach alone. Watch your condition improve. Watch the life come back into your style. Don’t be afraid, stop looking in the mirror.
No one is judging you and of those using video messaging well just use the face tune hair tune thing to distract your viewers from it. If one thing comes out of this pandemic, I hope it’s this.

Your hair condition will improve tremendously. Prevention is better than cure. As an industry and a culture, we won’t have the inclination to rely on cuticle shredding practices in the future.

Bad colour & especially Bleach is responsible for the continued degradation of hair texture over time. As we get older our hair ages. By continually using bleach we accelerate hair and scalp ailments.

Take care out there. Leave your hair alone. It’s temporary. I am sure that hairdressers everywhere agree with me when I say. Stay away from the scissors and box dyes because that won’t end well.

Condition is Key – It’s time to realise that the hair we play with has a chance to regenerate.

Don’t waste this once in a lifetime opportunity. Unpopular opinion and some may think controversial, I know. Trust me, Your hair will be amazing in 6 weeks.

Update: Lockdown began on March 23rd and was lifted for hair salons on July 4th. A total of 104 days.

If you managed to stay away from colour especially bleach, then your hair will be feeling silkier and looking healthy.

Now look for alternatives to change your hair colour. From hair extensions to temporary colour even wigs.

Don’t let brands tempt you back into bleach. Things like smart bond and olaplex won’t help you. For context it’s like treating a broken leg with a band aid plaster.

A post I saw on one of these pages exclaimed excitedly that “the ‘o’ makes them lots of money.” Which is fine but it smacks of a rip off. Say the clients suffer years of bleach abuse. Hair irreversibly damaged. Think of the money they will lose when the client has not got any hair left.

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You have ways to keep your condition intact. From healthy eating, drinking water and even sleeping upside down all will help stimulate the scalp and feed our follicles. If you are not as gymnastic. Some of these products are my go to for hair issues.

Biotin

deep protein conditioner

https://youtu.be/t9rA0bq9I-0

Thought for the Day

•You can use the consultation pad to ask the questions that every hairdresser should ask before any kind of hair service.
•Use the scale to show the client where their hair is according to the questions asked.
•Use your fingers to feel the hair the answers to the questions should back up the reasons why the hair feels like it does.

You should Think Condition Is King & Show Your Expertise.

No excuses think  CARE  (Consultation – Analyze – Rate – Educate)
that will be all.
back to work
@hair_did
aaron dorn hair

the condition scale of hair

Consider using below to help analyze your clients hair condition and also track the improvement in the clients hair after every conditioning session. Incorporate this into every consultation. If you track the progress of your clients condition then you help your client understand and manage their expectation. Its a marathon and not a sprint to optimum hair condition. Make sure your client is aware of this.

Commit to them and get them to commit to beautiful hair. Good Luck

Consultation Pad to help analyze Clients hair condition

Consultation Pad to help analyze Clients hair condition

 

Do you have a Nectar Card?

I often think about the future of the hairdressing industry. I wonder what the next advancement in hair will be? Will the instant hair growth pill become a reality? Instantaneous colour change at the touch of a button? (total recall style) will Angelo Seminara ever return my calls? Up & down the country, will the line “something for the weekend” be uttered by a haircutting robot? False hair do’s organically grown and printed by a 3D printer? I wonder how long it will be before there’s an app for that?

The world wide web and social media has enabled us to share every thought or incident we are involved in 24/7. The advancement of technology involved in our personal lives mean that even though we are more connected to each other, we are even more disconnected from what’s happening around us. People barely look up from there smart phones anymore. They seem to ignore the real world to concentrate on what’s going down in the virtual one.

Going to the hair salon when I used to be an apprentice at Staffords seemed to be a social event with friends. Except Mondays, we never worked Mondays. However everyone that came through the door no matter what day it was we welcomed in with open arms, it  Encouraged a warm wanted feeling inside from client & hairdresser. (ok maybe not towards the last client of the day that arrived 20 minutes late) but even that indiscretion was forgotten 5 minutes into the service.

I fear that in future getting your haircut will miss that buzz and instead fall into a chore like going out for a bottle of milk. (I still get mine delivered BTW)

Some Butchers & grocers are struggling to keep there spot on the high st. Mainly replaced by bookmakers & tax dodging coffee shops.

Who/What is going to be next to leave?

I hope its not hair salons
I hope they retain there personality and individualism. I believe hairdresser’s will Increase there expertise and professionalism so that we make ourselves recession proof and have the opportunity to do what we love, where we love to do it.

Otherwise we will have supermarket sponsored hairdressing salons. Using us, as a loss leader to encourage everyone to have a cut using there nectar points. #ffs it could happen.

Hairdressing is an art / craft / skill / trade. I am proud to be involved in such a great industry.
Salons are an important part of the high Street. For more than just the service they provide,  but also the social event every visit becomes.

Let’s save our salons from robots & nectar cards. Make your hairdresser happy. Make an appointment today.

@hair_did