Brooks & Brooks is excited to launch their brand new online education platform; a place where the team can connect with the hairdressing community and give you tips to be prepared and ready for the return to the salon.
The first of a series will air on 11 May at 10 am. Titled ‘Be Prepared’ with Grace Dalgleish (@gracedalgleishx), the three-hour session will look at how to make the most of this downtime to prepare yourself to come back stronger. ‘Fail to prepare – prepare to fail’ they say… It will also include a segment to refresh your knowledge; dealing with your client’s colour issues, how to work safely and effectively, sharing Grace’s go-to formulas, how to use your time efficiently and the ‘Brooks’ new way of working. In a nutshell, looking at all the uncertain areas that colourists will be dealing with after lockdown. The price of the express three-hour learning session is £50+VAT and the date is the 11th of May at 10am BST. For all details on booking email Grace at email@example.com .
Co-founder Sally Brooks explains: “We have worked hard with all our team over the past few months through online education sessions and inspirational evenings. Grace had lots of education planned throughout 2020 and this seems the perfect way for her to carry on her educational ideas and advice, as well as share with the hairdressing community everything she has been working on. Grace is an amazing educator, but also a great listener and as well as teaching, she will be hosting a jamming session of sharing ideas and concerns together. We want everyone to come back with a positive mind and the knowledge to tackle any situation.”
Sally’s top tips to improve during isolation
“Working in a salon is busy, with constant client demands, a booming column and training eating into your free time,” Sally adds.
“Now, you have as much free time as you want, so use it wisely. Take some time to reflect on the type of hairdresser you are – and who you want to be. Utilise what’s available to you so when you return to work, you are stronger than ever!”
Having that said, she is giving us her top tips for isolation or, as she says, ‘for using your free time to become the hairdresser you want to be’:
1. Stay updated – check out digital magazines and websites to find out what is happening in the industry. As well as Coronavirus, people are talking about rebuilding businesses, offering their expertise and reassuring messages.
2. Online classes – education is key. Thanks to social media there is an abundance of online classes. Whether it balayage or bridal wear, haircuts or hairstyling, some of the industry’s most talented educators are offering their advice and expertise in regular online sessions.
3. Podcasts – there are some great podcasts to listen to, from hairdressing to wellbeing, to fashion and music and life in general. Build up a list to regularly listen to, so you stay motivated and excited about what the future could bring.
4. Keep in touch – as well as staying in touch with your colleagues and your team, make sure you stay in touch with other business owners, stylists and the industry as a whole. Everyone feels like they are alone, but this is such an amazing industry and we are all going through this together.
5. Turn down the negativity – if you belong to a social page or group, and the negativity is getting you down, then turn it off and step away. Life is a challenge for everyone right now, and while we have to be realistic, we also need to be positive.
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