STEPS TO BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL HAIR BRAIDER

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You are an excellent Braider, You’ve been braiding hair since you were 10 years old.  You can do all the latest styles.  Feed braids, goddess braids, box braids, crochet hairstyles, Ghana braids etc.  Right now you are working from home or you go to your clients homes.  When you tell them the price, they always say its too much.  They tell you that you are in the house and you don’t have any extra expenses to pay so why the high price?  They will tell you that they sit in your kitchen, so how can you charge that much?  It’s time to get the respect that you deserve.  Make the money that you deserve.  It’s time to become a Hair Braiding Professional! Here are the steps:

  1.  Sign up to take The 16 Hour Hair Braiding Course http://www.hairbraiding16hourcourse.com/
  2.  Apply to the State of Florida for your Braiding License.
  3. Find a Hair Salon or Braiding Salon that will employ you either on a salary basis or on commission basis.  When you get yourself established, you can become a booth renter and run your own business within someone else’s salon.
  4. Take advanced classes!  Learn, learn, learn.  Watch videos, take classes from the pros.  Educate yourself in all the proper techniques. Try your best to make your work look flawless.
  5. Promote your business using cards, flyers, emails, Facebook  or other social media platforms.  You can even use your friends and family as walking billboards.  Offer to do your best hairstyles on their hair.  When people complement them, all they have to do is give out your cards with your information on it! You can go to Vista print for all your printing needs.  They are very reasonable with their prices.
  6. Once clients start coming to you offer specials and discounts to drive more business to you.
  7. Keep good records of your clients on your phone, tablet or laptops.  You will need to keep a record of their name, phone number and email address.  You need this information to build your clientele list.
  8. Always be punctual.  Arrive at least 15 minutes before your client to prepare your work station.
  9. Value your clients time.  Everyone is very busy these days.  No one has time to come to a salon to sit and wait for their braider.

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If you follow those simple 8 rules, you will see your business grow.

**Photo Credit for featured Image – Kamdora Blog

 

 

 

 

Standing All Day! Will our legs still look beautiful?

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Legs, legs  and more legs!  Men love looking at beautiful legs.  Women love having beautiful legs.  Shapely legs look nice under a dress, mini skirt or shorts.  Some of us will do anything to have a sexy pair of legs!

As a hairstylist most of us stand between 6 to 12 hours per day. We wear fashionable shoes that look nice and trendy.  We work wearing stilettos and  sexy high heel boots.  Some people might  ask “why don’t we just work in sneakers or shoes that are appropriate for standing”?  Let me answer that – “because we want to look cute and fashionable while working”!!! We will sacrifice the health of our legs for fashion.

Let’s be sensible ladies and gents.  We need to follow these simple steps to keep our legs looking beautiful and shapely:

1.  If possible, sit down and place your feet on a stool for 15 minutes between clients

2.  Bring comfortable shoes to work with you.  Change into them after two to three hours of standing

3.  Wear supportive panty hose (I know they are ugly!, however, they will prevent you from getting varicose  veins!!

4.  Exercise – go bike riding, swimming, walking, jogging, stair climbing, aerobics

5.  Last but not least, get a foot massage!  Yes! You can go to a masseuse or ask  your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend to massage your feet and legs.  You will be happy you did!:-)