5 Habits of a Successful Cosmetologist

Thursday, July 18, 2019

If you asked the talented cosmetologists working in the beauty industry today what the secret to success is, you might be surprised to hear that talent is not actually at the top of the list. Sure, it’s a plus to have a deep well of creativity and mad skills to go along with it. But the road to success is paved with a few other elements you’ll want to master to give yourself a competitive edge. And it starts with establishing good habits… and then practicing them. After consulting the best and brightest beauty gurus out there, we’ve rounded up the top 5 habits you should be practicing if you want to turn your career in cosmetology from ordinary to extraordinary!

Look the part

When your job is to make others look their best, making sure you look your best is pretty important. It doesn’t mean you have to dress in formal wear with perfectly coiffed hair. But your appearance reflects you and the salon you work in. After all, would you want your hair done by a stylist with bed-head?

Organize to optimize

Part of your job is to effectively manage appointments. Being the best up-do specialist around won’t matter if your client has to wait an hour for an appointment because you double-booked. Stay organized and use technology to your advantage. Most smart phones have scheduling capabilities, so don’t just rely on the salon receptionist to keep your bookings straight.

Speaking of technology

Make your social media work for you. Posting your latest style and putting the word out on social media platforms about what you have to offer can give your career a nice boost and help you build a following of loyal clients.

Stay current

Be in the know about the latest beauty trends. And keep yourself informed on current events and the latest happenings in your area. That way you can be a resource to your clients for more than just hair. It also helps to keep the conversation going if your client is trapped in your chair for a longer than usual service.

Master the art of listening

Active listening skills might be one of the most important things you can master. It’s great to be great at conversation, but really listening to your clients and other beauty professionals and colleagues is not just a good idea – it’s essential. You need feedback, whether it’s good or bad, to grow your skills and make you a better cosmetologist. So, welcome it with open ears!

The road to success is not a path you find, but a trail you blaze. And you can get started with blazing your own trail in the beauty industry by checking out the Cosmetology Program or Master Hair Design at Boca Beauty Academy. Boca is helping students get the hands-on training and skills they need, to launch successful careers in the exciting world of beauty. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour of our campus.