I do this because I have lots of experience, and I enjoy hair, business, and writing.
This is my 35th year in the salon industry. I am at a stage in life that all of my peers are retiring. This is a stage in life that is unknown to me just like the beginning stage of my career was a mystery to me all those years ago.
When I started in the salon business everyone was on commission, professional products and social media were non-existent, and a lot of clients smoked. Today, there are many different business models, a myriad of products, all sorts of social media platforms and many clients do not smoke.
There is something magical about the salon. It is a place of change, relaxation, inspiration, laughter and beauty. It can also be challenging, stressful, chaotic, loud and quite draining. After 35 years of experiencing probably just about everything as a hairstylist and business owner, I reckon I have earned the equivalent of a PHD in…