My first year as a hairstylist the pros & cons behind the scenes, let’s get real. So I had this crazy ass goal thinking about it now I am like damn I can’t believe I did it. I wanted to be a branded educator and work for a mentor that would help in a gentle way because I was scared to do everything.
What!? I know the one you see doing live every Friday now on youtube instead of IG was scared to pull someone’s hair too hard or apply the wrong color ( I did that once ). So now that you know where I was at, how did I get to be a branded educator in under a year licensed, work for a kind mentor and move forward from setbacks here we go.
1.Get out there: I started with the worst videos and pictures but practice makes perfect so get started it will never be perfect.
2. Ask: asking for help or an opportunity gets you closer to your goal, the worst scenario is a no which for me is not right now.
3. You are new and trust is earned not given: Being new clients didn’t trust me right away and I had to learn not to take it personally. My boss is amazingly talented and trusting a newbie out of beauty school takes time. The trust builds fast if your mentor is right along for the journey it will be easier.
4. Mistakes are growth opportunities: I know it sucks I had such a hard time with this. But every mistake I made got me to spend extra time on blow drying a doll at home and practicing. My eagerness to learn and be better is what helped me get better faster than if I would have quit or stopped.
5. What you put your attention to grows and the rest will require sacrifices. I missed family weddings, birthdays, events with my kids first in order to be available to go in when opportunities opened up. I always remember that everyone ‘s success has required learning curves, no’s, and sacrifices. When you put yourself out there are not all rainbows and unicorns but I am so grateful to have always been willing to put myself out there to go after goals to inspire others and hope this is helpful for you.
Will talk next week!
Originally published on February 26, 2021