When it comes to passion there is a middle ground. Lack it, and people will think you don’t care. Too much, and you may overwhelm your clients. But, what is passion when it comes to working in a beauty salon?
If you have made the decision to become a beauty therapist and are serious about your career in beauty, the chances are you have spent two or three years at college. That’s a big investment of your time into a specialist job.
So why, one year… two years into the job, do so many beauty therapists look and feel jaded? In my experience, quite a few young women give up around that time.
The good news is that if you are serious about your beauty career, it gets easier and easier to stand out against those colleagues who don’t have passion.
You know a lot… Share it
My wife is a qualified beauty therapist and has told me how much work she needed to do to qualify. The knowledge she has is extensive. But, bearing in mind she trained around 14 years ago, she hasn’t stopped learning. The result is that she has a lot of knowledge PLUS experience.
Now, although experience only comes with time, the initial knowledge is there. You know more about skin and nails than your clients know so why not share your knowledge with them? Learn from their experiences and combine it with yours.
The interesting thing is you probably take what you know for granted. After all, you are doing beauty treatments every day so you may overlook the fact that for some people, what you are saying or what you are doing will probably be the first time they have heard the advice.
The fact that your client is actually paying to have a treatment in the first place – paying to utilise your expertise – means they want more than they can get by doing it themselves.
Or is it just a job?
The fact of the matter is, people with passion tend to succeed – whatever they are doing. It shines through. Passion about beauty as a whole, the treatments, the products is your base.
If you don’t.. Perhaps you are in the wrong job.