There are days when we as beauty professionals feel bored, tired or lack inspiration.
It’s easy for this to happen. Even though we love what we do, the same repetitive services can become tedious. Caring for our clients is our number one priority, however, the more we give of ourselves, the more we need inspiration in order to continue to deliver our best work.
I believe it’s very important to find mentors or aspirational industry models that inspire you! Investigate what your mentor has done to beat burnout and deliver quality work. One place for finding beauty gurus is social media, where you can easily observe what they do to keep moving and growing. Don't let your lack of inspiration be the reason why you stop pursuing your dreams!
Online training classes taught by extremely talented professionals are also an option. These online trainings are great for busy salon professionals who do not have the time or resources to travel or spend time away from their family. Online training can really boost your confidence, and allows you to make mistakes and not have anyone lurking over your shoulder watching you fumble. You are free to fumble and learn without feeling insecure!
In-house trainings are great as well. Maybe you just need to tweak a technique or two with a coach to walk you through your challenges. Hands on opportunities are a perfect place to get inspiration.
Last but not least are You Tube video tutorials. These videos can be very helpful, and even I have viewed many of them and picked up a few tricks along the way. However, you do need to exercise caution with these, as I have seen some videos on the platform that break all of the safety and sanitation rules set up for the well-being of our clients!
Staying inspired is not only important to your own health and job satisfaction, it's crucial so that you can continue to do your best work for your clients!
I wish the best of luck in filling your work life with inspiration; share what you are doing to stay inspired!
Maryann has an accomplished, 30+ year background in the beauty industry. As a cosmetologist she opened her first salon in ’83. She has specialized as an educator since 2006. Maryann knows what it takes to create successful salon businesses and is here to share her experience with you.