Ever considered furthering your skill and ability after qualifying as a hairdresser/Barber? This question could easily be misinterpreted to “being incapable of your job.” It’s very easy to slip into the mentality that “we already know everything”or that “it’s okay, my clients won’t leave me”
the main thing that can hold people back or get in the way of progression and continual development can be the Ego. The Ego is the thing we all have inside of us, wether its big or small it try’s to tells us what we need to do or don’t do and it can play a major role in influencing us and our decisions.
Now I am firm believer of self development and believe that the power comes from within, but getting information from external sources can sometimes be the quickest way to learn something new, allowing your Ego relearn your new way of thinking so that new information can be received. Having the “I know” mentality can be the biggest block you can have when it comes to changing your life in a positive way. You see, you don’t KNOW anything until you HAVE what it is you desire, till you can see, feel, touch, hear the outcome you have been striving for. I learnt this when i was working in a team of educators, although I believed my own ability and was one of the strongest in the room I always had the mentality that I could get better and it could be from anybody in the room. Over the years I managed to pick things up from my boss, colleagues and even students I was teaching, wether it be a big thing that changes the game in a certain element of cutting or even just a shift in your awareness around your current situation, these are all steps to creative impactful change.
Fortunately I have always been in an environment where learning is present, even when I was leading a class and I had done the same demonstration time and time again I would constantly challenge myself to do it better each time. Ever heard the saying “you’re only as good as your last hair cut?” – my point exactly. If you find yourself not in this constant learning environment then it can lead to being stagnant or even starting to get bored of the daly occurrence with the same clients and haircuts being churned out over and over again.
Ask yourself: What environment does a high achieving, high earning, fully booked stylist thrive in? How do they act? Who are they? How do they show up to work? What is their WHY? and How do they feel about their work?
And the best part is, THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION.. We live in an age where education has never been easier or more affordable to get hold of. Gone are the days of thousands being spent on days in academies in a country over the other side of the world ( sadly) to now from the comfort of your own home on the laptop. Education is easy to get hold of in all forms,.
There is learning on all levels, from all price ranges, you just need to work out whats best for you and how you want to learn within to what suits your END GOAL
I cant say that I have ever met anybody who has regretted doing further education. There are so many incredible educators in the industry that focus on all types of areas that it is almost impossible not to find the right person to take you to the next level.
3 things you can do today to further you skill in the hairdressing industry
Seek Free Hairdressing Education:
Look up free hairdressing tutorials on youtube, or find online platforms that give a trial period before you commit.
Affordable Hairdressing Education:
Commit between £20-£40 a month to become a member of an online hairdressing education platform where you can watch and learn from the comfort of your own home any hours of the day and then practise what you watch to develop your understanding and skillset.
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Book yourself a 1:1 session or a group session at an academy of your choice to have a hands on intensive session in person. In my eyes this option is always the most effective, I would recommended doing one or two of these a year along with being a member of an online programme to get maximum development.
If you’re interested in joining an online education platform, look no further as The Circle Membership has you covered. Become a member of one of the fastest growing online education platforms in the industry and watch your skillset, knowledge and vision accelerate than ever before for £31.99