At FHI Heat, we value our stylists as much as we value your business. And we know that although you love your job, there are times when you just need a break from it all. Especially after the last year (and trust us we know you are not quite out of the woods yet), we understand that stylists around the country need a little extra TLC. So how do you take care of yourself when you spend all day taking care of others? We’re not saying it is easy, but we are saying that it is imperative! Take a minute to read up on the latest trends to see what stylists are doing to take care of themselves these days.
Take mini-vacations during the work day
Some people think that in order to get a break from the endless customers and cuts, that they have to physically leave the salon. But that is not the case. You can’t work like a robot for the entirety of your shift and then expect to relax and recover once you are home. Consider the mind/body connection while you are working, and you will be able to take mini-breaks throughout the day that keep you refreshed and recharged.
Take actual Vacations
It’s important to take some time off, but we understand that when a stylist isn’t at the chair, they aren’t making money. That is, unless they’ve discovered a side hustle that allows them to make money off the clock. We are talking about the FHI Heat Pro Commission Program. If you haven’t already signed up, take this opportunity to make a commission on FHI Heat sales you make to your friends and social media followers. It might be as simple as posting a tutorial video and selling one of the FHI Heat tools. Once it’s posted, you don’t have much work to do aside from waiting for the cash to roll in! It’s the perfect way to enjoy some stress-free time off.
Use the right tools
Let’s face it: salon fatigue is real. And besides helping your body achieve rest during your long days in the salon, the tools you use make a difference. If you are using powerful ergonomic tools on your clients that cut drying and styling times because they are so well-made, then that is less time for you and your hands to be working.
Our STONE shears are ergonomically designed for comfort, and with their sword edge and ability to cut tight angles, they will make the job of cutting hair all day much more comfortable on your hands and arms. Using the right tool for the job will save your energy.
This Black Diamond ceramic dryer creates an abundance of negative ions which reduces drying time by 50%, and takes the frizz and static out of your clients’ hair. Add the reduced drying time to the ergonomic design which makes it easier to hold, and your work itself will become easier.
Take care of your body
When you are at home, taking care of your body will go a long way to making you feel more refreshed and energized on the job.
Take care of your mind and spirit
No, you do not have to be a yogi on a mountain top to reap the benefits of a clear mind. There are several ways that you can take care of yourself that will leave you relaxed and focused when you head back for your next shift,
Whether at work or play, it is the little things that matter, and taking a few minutes for yourself no matter what kind of chaos is swirling around you will keep you rested and refreshed for the job at hand.
If you work in a busy salon, you probably don’t have time to constantly clean your hair dryer between clients. Not only is a dirty hair dryer an eyesore, but it can also be hard on your clients’ hair. If your hair dryer overheats because it is dirty, the extra heat causes breakage and split ends. Also, if your hair dryer is dirty, it will take longer for you to dry your clients’ hair. Since time is money, and you certainly don’t want to damage a client’s hair, you need to clean your hair dryer.