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Client Check-in Protocols
I have some new clients coming in salon so I felt like I should make a reenactment video of how I check clients in 💚💖💛
I’m so excited to show off the new loft!! Come by and see me folks! Let me know if you have any questions or comments 🙂 thanks for taking the time to read this and watch the 40 sec video below.
3 big things!
3 BIG THINGS! 1️⃣I AM GETTING MY OWN SALON LOFT 2️⃣ I AM RAISING MY PRICES AND 3️⃣ I AM TAKING NEW CLIENTS! Details below⬇️
LOFT – I got LUCKY! So long story short, a loft became available at my same location! It was a Christmas miracle. It will be ready to move in sometime in February!! I am so excited to decorate and show you my own personal style. I want it to have roller rink / airstream / cool grandma vibes!! I will be sure to show the behind the scenes as I get to paint and furnish!
PRICES – I am increasing my prices by about 20%. I will do my best to tell everyone in person or via text as this change rolls out. I am a goal setting mad woman!
NEW CLIENTS – I will be taking new clients in the Spring!! I will be working 4 full days a week behind the chair and 1 full day doing my admin duties. I will truly take the weekends off and have a normal person schedule 🥳 I am working 10-6 and taking my last client of the day at 4 pm. So no more 12-16 hour shifts squeezed in to 3 days 😅 it was fun having 4 days off but I’m ready to try something new!
I really appreciate y’all’s continued support and I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you!! I love you soo much.
I am creating an Online Hair Extension Course
Come and join me on Patreon to learn how to do hair extensions from me! You can watch my freebie here and from there you can find the link to see where you can find the whole course.
Why Patreon you ask? Isn’t that like an Onlyfans? Not quite lol! Patreon is an app that was inspired by the word “Patron”. Patron is defined as “a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, especially a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like.” So instead of selling nudes I am selling hair extension tutorials 🙂
The way Patreon explains how it was inspired is like you know how in the Shakespearian days when wealthy people supported artists? This was so that artists could use their time to create art instead of working an unrelated job to pay their bills. Fast forward to now, people can support creators by pledging money to their Patreon. The idea is so that creators can create more content by being full time creators and not have to worry about paying their bills as much with their conventional job.
Before deciding on Patreon as my platform in which to share my course, I looked into more traditional teaching websites. Unfortunately, their costs were in the thousands of dollars to use them as a host because of their software. My hope is to use one of those one day to make it a more formal experience. In the meantime Patreon will work!
I hope you can join me! I have created about 6 tutorial videos so far. They range in time from 2 minutes to 8 minutes each. I think that there will be about 15 or so more videos to go. Wish me luck!!
I have been putting this off for a while now, it’s time to hit the pause button on taking on new clients.
I have been putting this off for a while now, it’s time to hit the pause button on taking on new clients. I started a waitlist link that you can find in my bio on IG. I am planning on unpausing in the summer, but we will see!
Business is so good! I have been getting soo many new client inquiries that it’s blowing my mind. I am so incredibly grateful that so many people choose to call me their hairdresser and trust me with their hair journey.
I feel like right now it is best to nurture the clients I do have. My clients have been so kind and loyal to me for so many years. They are some of the kindest humans on the planet and they are really great about prebooking. My schedule is getting so full that when we try to book their next appointment like usual, I don’t have many options for them.
◻️BEST PROBLEM EVER ◻️
Thank you again for your support and love throughout this journey!!
🔹 Clients 🔹 I am always happy to send referrals! If you let me know what part of town you live in, chances are I know a fabulous industry colleague in your area that I know would take extra special care of you. Having been in this line of work for over 10 years and working at so many salons, I have had the pleasure of getting to know some AMAZING and TALENTED beauty service providers.
🔸Hairdressers 🔸 I want you to be successful too! I will share as much as I can in my content to show you how I got to be so lucky. I have a lot of “signature moves” that I believe make clients happy and keep them coming back.
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Love this journey for me
I moved across good old Ben White and am now leasing a suite. Come join me!
📍Salon Lofts Lake Hills Plaza
4211 S Lamar Blvd #19
Austin TX 78704
🙏 Headspace couldn’t have been more sweet and supportive about this transition. The owner even sent me flowers on my last day (swipe all the way to the end to see the bouquet). It was so bittersweet to say bye but I was feeling like I was ready for a change, you know? I have nothin’ but love for the Headspace crew! I miss y’all so much already! I am so grateful to have spent a wonderful 1.5 years with y’all!
⬇️ watch to see a quick tour of the new digs!
🪞I am so grateful to my sweet suite friend @havalahwinslowhair for inviting me to join her and offer me this amazing opportunity
💸 I am going to be experimenting with my prices as far as color and cut services go. I am thinking that for non-extension services I will charge $1 a minute. So this will be beneficial to people who don’t have a lot of hair. For those of you who do have a lot of hair and I spend a lot of time with, your prices may be slightly higher. We can chat about this during your consultation or ahead of time via text. I feel like this will just make sense and be fair for everybody 🤷♀️
💭 Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! I am an open book and I look forward to bringing you along on this journey with me!
🔉Sound by Danilo Stankovic “Pieces” (Piano Version)
Common mistakes when curling your hair 🙋♀️
In the last minute of this video you’ll see me with no filters, talking to the camera, nervous as hell, giving all my favorite tips!
🐥 I am the CEO of analogies because I feel like it’s a great way to shake off the nervousness and bridge the gap between me and my clients. If you’ve ever met me, you know I am full of it! Analogies that is! They are great when explaining toners and all kinds of hair things! I’m super weird and so is my brain 🤓
I used @amika products in this video. I have loved them so much for 2 or 3 years now because they are so fine in texture that I am able to run my fingers through them. They are free of all the bad stuff, cruelty free, they smell really great, and they all cost under $30!
We have 6 of each of these cans to sell at @headspacesalonandcoop We are slowly phasing these products out so snag them while you can (no pun intended)! ! I told the owner I would sell them all and I want to make her proud! That’s what inspired these videos ✨ Also I realized it has been a while since I did a curling tutorial and plus no one was asking 🤣
Love y’all soo much! Please come buy products from us to support small business!!
@babyliss 1.25 inch curling iron
Inspired by @ayz_mua
🎶 scrubs cover by @unlikepluto Joanna Jones
🎵 homies @spence
I’m not sure where this path will lead but I am taking you with me
As I lean in to my passion of content creation I am going to limit my hours behind the chair starting in 2021 to ✌️ days a week. To ensure my devoted clientele is prioritized I am only accepting new clients that have requested me personally. That could be by referral or via social media. My online booking feature has been deactivated so please reach out to me via TEXT, EMAIL, or DM for booking 🚨
Don’t worry, I still love doing hair and want to continue doing it forever! It brings me so much joy and I can’t imagine life without it. The thing is, it’s physically super hard and in order to be able to do it for decades to come I am slowly scaling back.
We have plenty of time to absorb all this information and plan accordingly in the next few months 😅 Prebooking will be 🔑 but all my clients are really great about that already. I’m not worried. We totally got this!
This year has allowed me pause and take myself on a self love journey. I am slowly opening up to you guys one post at a time and I hope that it’s relatable. If I can help at least one person out there overcome a hurdle than I know this is all worth it!
I am so enthusiastic about helping people with content creation and I think it would be pretty darn cool to start a side business one day doing exactly that. I have no idea how or what that looks like but I will figure it out as I take my online social media courses this winter. It’s a super scary taking a leap of faith but I am following my gut on this one (with the help of all you fine people cheering me on) and I am making room to follow my dreams ✨
Be sure to follow me on YouTube for some fun and informative content
Letting my freak flag fly 😽🚩 Social media is definitely one of the most scary and anxiety causing BUT rewarding things in my life.
It keeps me in touch with all the people I have met in my journey. All the different salons, co-workers, clients, friends and family that I have gotten to know on a deeper level because of my unique job. We always have great conversations and a lot of times my posts are inspired by YOU.
Being able to create art for people on their heads is the best muse any artist could ask for. As hairstylists we are constantly being challenged and it satisfies us in so many ways.
I’m really enjoying and appreciative of all y’alls support 💖 it’s so magical to hear it in person, see it in my comments and in my DMs. I’m loving keeping in touch through the various social media platforms out there 🥰 When I open up y’all open up and it’s a beautiful thing.
Boxed Fishtail Braid 😻🐡 Love fool 🎶 song by The Cardigans