There are many ways for stylists to receive training that translates into success. It’s often best if many of them occur directly in the convenient environment of your studio. This helps staff members feel confident about incorporating professional salon supplies into client consultations and continually grow skill sets in ways that keep the establishment competitive. Whether you already offer educational opportunities for employees or are looking for ways to get started, the ideas below can help you offer programs that’ll make employees love to learn throughout their careers.
Let Them Learn From Experts
If retail sales are a big part of your salon’s business strategy, you might be able to set aside a time where representatives from particular product lines come to offer hands-on training for interested persons.
This tactic has advantages for everyone: Your employees get helpful tips straight from reputable sources, and retail representatives will appreciate being able to teach stylists how to use an item correctly. Whether the product is a curling iron that features an innovative design or a shampoo that adds noticeable vigour to people’s strands immediately after they step away from salon basins, correct usage makes it easier for clients to see the benefits of particular products. That can translate into improved sales for the manufacturer, and boost traffic in your establishment too, especially if you have exclusive rights to offer a particular service or product to clients.
Many people have good intentions about engaging in a perpetual learning process but find it’s easier said than done, usually because of other obligations. If stylists have already spent eight or more hours standing next to hairdressing trolleys to accommodate clients, even the most dedicated learners may find their enthusiasm waning. To make the prospect more appealing, offer something special like a pay bonus or free lunch for staff members who take the initiative to broaden their skills, especially outside of work hours.
Also, give perks to customers by offering discounts to anyone who opts to depend on the services of stylists who have recently been trained in a new technique. Employees gain real world experience as they stand behind the salon chairs and customers get peace of mind from knowing the staff member has decided to stay relevant by learning about current trends.
The positive sides of encouraging staff members to remain educated should be clear. Help employees see learning opportunities as fun occasions instead of time-consuming requirements by experimenting with the suggestions above.