It’s Hairstylist Appreciation Day! Some of you may have known this day existed but if you didn’t that’s okay I have your back. If you’ve known me for some time, you know I am a licensed stylist and have been since 2011. Unfortunately, I’m not practicing right now but I still want to celebrate the day, plus I keep my license up to date because I paid good money for that joint, so I’m DEFINITELY going to continue to show love every year.
I don’t want to make this post super long but I did want to show recognition for all the hardworking stylists busting their asses to make a living in this industry. This life is NO JOKE. It’s a lot of Long hours, mean clients, ungrateful coworkers, it’s hard on your body and so much more. To be a SUCCESSFUL hairstylist you have to be focused, determined and be willing to take some constructive criticism, just regular ole criticism, and willing to learn from your mistakes. Let me tell you though, it’s ALL WORTH IT.
When you come across those heaven-sent clients, they make the job so so worth it. For me personally, when I know I genuinely touched someone just by showing them a certain way to accentuate their beauty in a way they weren’t aware before was EVERYTHING. Such as trusting me to bring out their features by changing their hair color, or simply switching their part, oh and the REACTIONS. The reactions were the BEST. Aside from the physical standpoint of it all, the opportunity to build true friendships and bonds with your clients is truly something I miss. I met some BEAUTIFUL people during my time as a stylist and they made ME a better person. A better stylist, listener, and friend. Shout out to all the loyal clients I had while I was in Springfield. My babies from my Nixa salon, Tiff, Onye, Crystal, Chelsey, Keyonna, I can go on and on.
So to all my DOPE stylists whether you’re new, old, or retired. HAPPY HAIRSTYLIST DAY! I hope your clients have shown some gratitude and you’re enjoying your special day, you DESERVE IT.
My stylists! What do you love MOST about being in this industry? For my Clients, what do you love MOST about your stylist?
Let me know in the comments!
Love Always, JoJo♥