It seems to be a thing about hairstylists not wanting their clients to go to other hairstylists, but it's not necessarily true. Not all hairstylists feel this way because not all stylists do all kinds of hairstyles. Like many artists, most cosmetologists have a particular concentration or area of expertise that they focus on more than anything else. For example, I am an artist with a concentration in hair cutting and hair coloring. I specialize in hair care. If the client knows this, it would make sense for her to book an appointment with me if she's looking for hair color, hair cutting, and if she's looking to preserve and protect the integrity of the hair.
You could have a client for a while and all of a sudden they want something new that you may not be able to provide. It doesn’t mean you're a bad stylist. It might be because you don't concentrate in a particular area of expertise that serves your clients desires.
The old school veterans in the game have a saying, “when one gets up, two sit down." Honestly, even though this sounds like it isn’t true, my experience leaves me to testify its validity. Every time one gets up two do sit down. I'm not sure if this comes true because of the power of the mind to manifest or if it’s because it just happens for no particular reason. I just know it happens.
It's okay to try new things so you know if it's for you or not. Sometimes you have to experience something new just to appreciate what you have. I have clients leave all the time, just to come back after having been to other stylists and they quickly learn that they prefer my methods instead. When it's all said and done, once you let go and let God, it plays out the way it's supposed to. Simply go with the flow and receive what's for you and don’t worry about what's not for you.
This was a good read. I never found myself having this problem or thinking it’s a problem for that matter, but while reading your post I had to ask myself why?. Recently I’ve decided that it’s okay not to do everything. I was feeling for a moment like I was Jack of all trades master of none but I never really said it out loud and as a stylist I’ve come to realize that it’s better to master the things that I’m really good at and love than to try and please everyone. I have lost a few but I have definitely gain much more.Thanks for sharing your thoughts and talent it’s appreciate it.
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