Working in the beauty and wellness industry can be both challenging as well as gratifying at the same time. While spending hours and hours on your feet serving clients every day can be highly stressful, the pleasure of making someone feel good about themselves is unprecedented.
The key to your professional success as a salon stylist lies in not only your understanding and knowledge of the latest beauty and wellness trends in the market but also the ability to provide your customers with top-notch services that would compel them to return to your salon again and again.
Working as a salon stylist: Warm climates vs. cold climates
If you hail from the cold and frigid north and are planning to move to a warmer climate to practice as a salon stylist, there are a bevy of things you need to consider before making the big switch.
· One very important factor that will impact your beauty treatment decisions and suggestions to your clients is the geographical climate of the area your practice in. Climatic differences play a vital role in an individual’s beauty and styling decisions, and as a salon stylist, you must be well-equipped to not only respond to their queries most efficiently but also to provide your valuable insight into what is best for them.
· You must remember that beauty treatments and salon visits are now fast becoming a part of everyday living and no longer viewed as a luxury. That said, while moving to a warmer climate, you might want to find out what works best for your clients that will keep them looking great and feeling good while they sweat it out as they go about their everyday routines. For instance, while an oil-based low SPF sunscreen might work wonders in the cold and cloudy northern regions, you might want to go for more gel-based high SPF formulas to combat the sweating and prolonged sun exposure of the sweltering tropics.
· Another consideration to make while working in a warmer climate is understanding whether the heat is accompanied by high percentages of humidity or it is more of a hot and arid climate around your place of work. The fact is that both the different types of warm climates as aforementioned have different effects on both your skin as well as hair. While the dessert-like arid heat can draw away moisture from your skin and hair causing them to become dull, scaly and itchy, the more humidity-laden warm climates can have the exact opposite effect and leave you with weighed down frizzy locks and oily skin. As a beauty expert, you must have a thorough understanding of how climate changes can interfere with your client’s natural beauty regimes and what measures one might take to minimize the effects of environmental heat on their skin and hair.
· Climatic changes can also drive a lot of basic beauty treatment and styling decisions such as the type of products to use and recommend for a particular hair or skin concern, the kind of beauty regime to follow for best results and the type of skin and hair treatments and stylings to go best with the warm climatic conditions. For instance, even the basic regime of blow drying your clients’ hair in hot and arid climate or incorporating too much leave-in conditioner in hot and humid climate can end up devastating the overall texture and styling of their hair.
Since you hail from a colder climate, succeeding in the beauty and wellness industry in the warmer regions commands in-depth understanding of the beauty concerns of your target audience and the expertise to provide the best-suited solutions for them.