Having the skills to cut hair, are only part of the art of creating a great hairstyle, here some of the hidden skills that will help you become a top hairstylist are listed below. 

 One of the skills that I was encouraged to develop was “Seeing the haircut”. This was fun when I was a junior and mainly washing hair and sweeping up, and of course making the tea’s for clients and staff.

 As a client would come in for their appointment, I would study their hair, taking notice of how thick the hair was, and what was the texture and length like. Then I would imagine the haircut I would give to a client and how I would dry and finish the haircut. The interesting thing was seeing the difference that another stylist would make on the actual haircut, the style that was given to the client and the one that I had imagined could be very varied, once I found myself more in tune with the stylist, I could almost predict the style they would create.

 By doing this it gave me a good inside knowledge of how each stylist worked, and the difference between the stylist. When I could see that I would have a style of cutting of my own, when I started to cut hair, I knew I was on the right track.

 Another discipline to make you a top stylist, is not to do just what is easiest on a client, this is where the “Work” comes into the job, trying to bring the best out of a clients hair, even if it is 3.0′Clock your sugar levels are low you feel tired and you have just started to think about going home. This is where you have to dig deep and put your client before you or your needs. Think, what is the best way to achieve the look your client wants.

Sometimes it is hard working with a client when they have very fixed views on how they want their hair and are unwilling to move with any trends that are up and coming. As a Stylist we can only offer the advice, is it up to the client if they want to go with your recommendations.

If you put your client first you will do the right thing, and don’t just think about the haircut, can you help the shape look better with the addition of hair colour.

Seeing the haircut and working at your craft will stand you in good stead while you develop a strong and loyal clientele making you a top hair stylist.