Salon Etiquette. There are many things that every stylist and client should keep in mind when in a salon. Here you will find basic guidelines that both clients and stylists should follow to make the most of the time in the salon.
Guidelines for Stylists
1. Be Neat and Proper
The basis of every stylist’s job is to look the part. The way you dress, how your hair looks, what shoes you’re wearing, and how well you’ve put your makeup on are all of the things that your client will observe about you. Since you’re the stylist, you are your own client first. If you’re all over the place, it’s likely your client will doubt your abilities to keep them looking at their best.
2. Your Client Is Your First Priority
Give undivided attention to your client. Greet them as they enter the salon, be friendly with them, and make hearty conversation to keep them hooked. Avoid using your phone or talking to other stylists (unless it’s really necessary) while you’re working on your client.
3. Don’t Lie or Brag About Yourself
Be true to yourself and others. No need to brag about your abilities or make promises that you can’t fulfill. Be realistic with your clients, and you’ll be set when it comes to the relationships that you have with them. You don’t have to fake it. Be confident, and give it your best shot.
4. Watch Yourself
Remember that you’re at work, so act professionally. Avoid using profane language or gossiping about others in the presence of your clients. If you do this, your ill-conduct will speak volumes about your character.
Guidelines for Clients
1. Always Be on Time
If you have made an appointment in advance, make sure that you reach the salon on time. Being late may put your stylist in a bad mood. And you don’t want to start things on a bitter note. Being early will give you ample time to explain your choice of style and what you want your stylist to do with your hair. In case being late is unavoidable, apologize to your stylist for being late.
2. Be Respectful
Be on your best behavior while you’re in the salon. Don’t bring in snacks to eat in the salon. Respect everybody, including your stylist, the salon’s work staff, and other clients. Avoid talking on the phone too loudly, or you may come across as rude and ill-mannered.
3. Be Practical
Before you pick a haircut, you should know better whether or not it is achievable on your hair type. Some people have super fine hair but want a haircut that suits those with voluminous hair. If you’re not sure, then you can always ask for professional advice. An expert will be able to suggest the best hairstyle for your hair type.