If you have been in the hair business for any length of time, by now you know the drill. As a stylist you are one part magician, one part counselor, one part stylist, and (if you haven’t realized it by now,) one part teacher. As the weather shifts to colder temperatures, the game changes in regards to your client’s hair, and you are the one called upon to help them learn the ins and outs of dealing with their hair as the temperature drops.
Although at first, it might sound like extra work for you, if you match up these teachable moments with our FHI Heat Program, you can help your clients tame their tresses, while also gaining a commission through ourPro Commission Program. As you style and teach using FHI Heat products and tools, your clients will then have a chance to order these high-quality products for home, and you will benefit.
Dealing with environmental factors
The wintertime is literally the perfect storm of trouble for your client’s hair. With wind and cold, your client’s hair is sucked dry of moisture and tangled beyond belief by winter winds. And although coming indoors seems like it would be a respite, in actuality, the heated dry air causes frizz, breakage, and worse. Sleet, snow, and winter weather pressure systems continue the chaos. Add to that the constant tugging and pulling of scarves, hats, and winter sweaters, and your clients will need all the advice you can give.
When it comes to dry air,Sheer Remedy Liquid Satin Treatment is the perfect solution. With its silk protein and silk amino base, this product penetrates deeply into the hair cortex as well as the surface of the hair. In doing so, Sheer Remedy strengthens your client’s hair, and offers shine and smoothness, especially in the harsh winter weather. When your client’s hair is more flexible, you will be able to style and cut it more easily, and there is a better chance that the hairstyle can hold up to the winter winds.
Heat styling in the winter
Clearly, environmental factors in the winter will be more challenging when it comes to styling your client’s hair. You will need to advise your clients on more careful use of products so that they can make the most of the dry winter months. At FHI Heat, we recommend starting with Fresh Start Protective Prep and Primer,which creates an even canvas and allows hair to be more supple and stretchy, as it protects tresses from the heat. Whether the hot, dry inside air on a cold winter’s day or the hot air from your favorite blow dryer or styler, ensure that your client understands the importance of heat protectants. In addition to the primer, FHI Heat’s Be Protected Thermal Foam is another great product to use because it penetrates to your client’s hair core. This will allow you to more safely use the heat tools you need to, even in the depth of winter.
In order to create a style for your clients that will stand a test of the winter, you need to use high-quality tools. To that end, we recommend ourPlatinum Salon Pro Set, which features the Platform 2000 Pro Hair Dryer and the Platform Signature Pro Styler. The powerful Platform 2000 hairdryer will cut drying time significantly, exposing your client to less hot air time. And the Platform Pro Styler’s tourmaline-covered ceramic plates will style beautifully while helping reduce frizz and leave hair shinier.
And with the way the winter winds are blowing, once you blow-dry and style, you will need some powerful products to hold everything in place. Advise your clients to use ourVolumizing Mousse, which is lightweight and crunch-free, but also offers a strong hold that will last you through the winter winds. Once your client’s look is curled and set the way you desire, instruct clients to use theFirm Hold Dry Hair Spray which will help keep the style in place.
Maintaining a healthy crown
Having healthy hair in the winter is no accident. And as the teacher, you have the chance for setting your students (clients) up for success. Neo Bondis one of the best things you can recommend for your client’s hair. This three-in-one moisturizing system starts in the salon when your client is receiving any chemical service, and it helps by replicating bonds and improving the hair’s strength and elasticity. The second step nourishes and hydrates the hair against harsh chemical and environmental factors. Finally, you will send your client home with the weekly hair protector so that their hair can continue to be strengthened, nourished, and fortified as the winter winds blow.
Another great way to nourish and moisturize hair is to instruct your client to use theSatin Finish Conditioning Treatment. Made from hydrolyzed silk and silk proteins, this product will penetrate into hair rather than just sitting on top of it. Not only can it repair already damaged hair, but it also can be used on dry winter hair to tame the flyaways and frizz. This is truly a win-win product.
Once you talk your clients through the techniques and tools they need in order to tackle the winter winds, make sure you point them towards thePro Commission program so that you can benefit from your hard work. Since you have used the tools and products with them in order to teach, they will be more likely to order some merchandise and you will benefit from the commission. Additionally, your clients will be able to go out into the winter cold, confident that their hair is nourished, frizz-free, and healthy.