My friend Robin Gaddis is an incredible hair stylist and her clients follow her wherever she goes. When I first went to her, she asked me to give her a year to get what I really wanted. I think too often we go from one place to another never settling because we as women are always wanting new, fresh, but also healthy bouncy hair! I am more than pleased and look forward to my 4 weeks color and cut. Robin is known also for the famous Helix cut in which she put herself through school to learn it. Her father is also the famous “Pappy” Jamie Henry who is well-known throughout the area.
Not only does Robin provide great service in this area, she also has found a great way to offer more exclusive products to her customers and gain more income. If you are wondering as a hair stylist how to make more money you are not alone and she can help you.
It is a proven fact that the income and standard of living of hairdresser’s may not be keeping pace with other professions. Most stylists have no pensions, medical insurance, paid vacations and other perks compared to other professions. Far too many work pay check to pay check and just get by and live out of the cash box.
What about achieving financial independence and financial planning? Although in the back of everyone’s mind, rarely do you plan or think about a time where you don’t worry about money or talk to your customers about it. Robin has a plan and she is becoming successful with it!
Most conversations are about products and irrelevant topics that will not help you when it comes to earning a good living especially in today’s difficult economic economy. Some stylists have an artistic mind-set but little regard to the business and money-making aspect of their development. Standing on your feet all day can be tiring but setting up a plan where you don’t have to but still have a residual income is where the reward is. Robin is on her way to reaching goals she has always dreamed of. It is working smarter not harder, yet still able to express herself with her creativity and have the extra time to spend where its most important: family.
These tips about making money will draw your attention on planning for your financial security. It is not only how much you earn but it is what you do with your money that will determine your financial security. Robin is great about helping people reach their goals with their beauty and with their investment in health. She also works with other salon owners and hair stylists to reach their full potential in success in offering her exclusive products so you should reach out to her on Facebook or her blog. www.robingaddis.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-by-Robin-Gaddis/171266009594711
Here are a few other tips :
Create a Demand – work hard to build an upscale clientele and ask for references. Be the best. Maximize your full learning and earning potential. The road to self-improvement is exciting, and can be financially rewarding once you gain experience and create a demand for your services.
Invest in Yourself — develop additional skills that will set you apart from the competition by excelling at customer service. Develop your people and communication skills by taking classes in developing your public speaking skills.
Keep Learning— the door to education is never closed. The more you learn, the more you earn. As you learn more, opportunities will appear that you never dreamed possible. Always seek out self-improvement and continually challenge yourself every day by setting high standards for yourself
Save Your Money — get in the habit of saving your money where it will draw interest. You work hard for your money; make sure your money works hard for you. Learn about money management. You can start out with saving a little from your tips as a starter. Learn to save,save,save and carefully monitor your spending.
Money Management and Financial Planning — take classes or read books on money management and financial planning. Dave Ramsey is an excellent course.
Stay out of Debt — especially credit card debt. Be careful how you spend your money. Get rid of all your credit cards and just keep one or two.
Cultivate Your Mind — learn to work smarter, not harder. Read books about entrepreneurship and self-improvement, knowledge is power.
Toot Your Horn — develop a marketing mind-set. Learn how to promote and market your skills to the consumer.
Offer Exclusive Products - Robin not only offers the Helix products to her customers but also while they are sitting in her chair offers them other health and pain-free products/weight loss products or the opportunity to make extra income. Now who wouldn’t like that? We all need someone to care enough to not only listen to our lives but also help us make extra income while getting healthy.
Market Yourself: Take advantage of all the marketing possibilities social media offers and its FREE!
Film your own commercial on you tube showcasing your talent or introducing yourself to the local community. Make sure you have a link to your face book business fan page. See her Helix commercial here.
Excellence Begins at the Top. — Always lead by example. Work hard to earn the loyalty , respect and trust from your staff
Set Targets and Goals — keep challenging your team to higher levels of excellence by setting specific client retention and productivity targets or goals on a weekly or monthly basis. Periodic one on one evaluations would be a good start.
Reward Your Peak Performers — Provide incentives ,rewards, and bonuses based on performance and productivity. Create a climate that rewards peak performers who excel at customer service.
Work Hard to Keep Your Staff Busy — with a measured flow of customers, making sure you monitor their customer and referral return rate. Learn to work smarter, not harder — organize and structure your business, show your staff that your organized.
Improve Staff Performance and Productivity — Invest in your salon’ greatest profit potential —invest in educating your staff and yourself. A team that learns together stays together.
Invest in Your Salon’s Greatest Profit Potential — Invest in continuing education for your staff (and yourself!)
Create a Positive and Professional Work Environment — as leader of your team,you are responsible to create a positive and professional salon work environment,where every member of your team looks forward to coming to work everyday. Let them know you appreciate and value their hard work. Sometimes a little pat on the back will do wonders.
Build Self-Esteem and Confidence in Your Employees — always work hard to show a sincere and caring attitude towards their growth and development. Always work hard as their mentor to make them feel like winners.Let them know you value and appreciate their hard work and effort. Sometimes a little pat on the back will do wonder.
Instill a Team Culture — a house divided will never grow.Make sure everyone on your team shares your vision, goals, and educational concepts
Be sure to contact Robin for more information on helping you get started on making more income. Don’t you think it’s about time you make an income that will help you work smarter instead of harder? You deserve spending more time with your family and taking that dream vacation you deserve after standing on your feet all day making people beautiful.
You can also check out her health products at http://www.robingaddis.myplexusproducts.com
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