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Hair Stylist Guide: How To Stay On Time With Appointments

Mark Out Appointments Correctly: 

Be sure you know the amount of time it takes you to complete each service. Adding more time to appointments gives you room in the event you do happen to go over your usual time. For example: If you foil slow and the average mark-out for a full foil in your appointment book is 2 hours from start to finish, give yourself an extra half hour.

Expect The Unexpected:

When you’re with a new client, especially servicing a chemical make sure to add a half hour extra. This will eliminate high stress if there is an unexpected occurrence. With new clients you want to make sure you leave a good impression and they leave with their desired results. Giving yourself more time helps you to focus on them without stressing about falling behind. The last thing you want is your new client to feel rushed.

Know Your Client’s Service:

When booking appointments, there are 3 major things to ask your client in detail to decrease the chance of significantly running behind. 1) What kind of service are they looking for? 2) What is the length of their hair? 3) What is the thickness of their hair? Knowing the answers to these three questions will help to plan out each service.

Double Booking:

Many stylists use the technique of doubling booking (scheduling one client for a color and the other for a cut). This is a great way to increase the amount of services in your day . Next, try scheduling two clients for a color at the same time using a color or lighter accelerator to lower the processing time. Once you master either of these techniques time will finally be on your side.

Set Goals:

When you start out your day setting goals, it can help you stay on task and prevent falling behind. This can keep you focused and determined to get that certain service done. When using this tactic, it will speed up each service. You’ll become faster and better with time.

Use The Right tools:

The tools you use can also effect the time. Finding new and improved products that reduce the amount of time can determine between finishing as planned and being a couple of minutes behind. When coloring hair, try styling with a higher powered ceramic blow dryer or a more efficient stain remover. Always keep an eye out for upgraded and higher quality tools