Denying The Common Denominators
Change and waiting are knitted together with one common thread; the powerful ability to assure the victims that they are in complete control. That is the undeniable exclamation for our consistent and violent resistance to what I have identified as life's non-negotiable. As stated in other writings, humans have much more in common than we are consciously aware of. Change in this world can provoke so many different emotions. Just by the mere mention of the word change we have the potential to benefit from its presence if chose to grow.
Change is a process that causes us to let go, move on, and re-evaluate how and what we do. For instance, in the beauty industry, change is a double-edged sword. We have such a deep, desperate need for both parts of its edge in the industry. The industry and the guest that are served need and require a change in the salon services: long, short, natural, relaxed, dark hair, etc.
That would be considered the sharp end of the double-edged sword. Changing the reflection of your client’s hairstyle is what keeps us on the cutting edge of our industry. In the beauty industry, we understand a sword has two edges. The appointment schedules, quality of products, personal greetings, and the processes used to achieve each style are different factors that contribute to the double edge of the sword. This part of the process makes you stronger, and this is what your clients grow to anticipate.
When we change our business practices we effect the guest experience. We then begin to lose the customer’s confidence in our professionalism. It is our job to respect the customers’ time and to ensure their salon experience is unforgettable and relaxing. It’s time for change! Let's transform hair appointments into experiences of health, beauty and overall wellness.
That is the common denominator to be a successful Hair Care Professional (HCP). Our willingness to embrace change as the tool that teaches new techniques, processes and it reminds us of the importance of consistency. If something is great, it should be duplicated. Although some of the things that have changed have increased the wait for our guests, we must keep changing different aspects of our practices to benefit our guest to change, build and grow. Remember change is a choice let's grow.
Read Chapter 4: James 4:10-11King James Version (KJV)
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God, and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.