But First, Hair… Tips to Prep You for Reuniting with Clients

Are you heading back to business? With a number of governments relaxing lockdown rules, some salons are getting the go-ahead to reopen doors and start booking appointments again. If yours is one of them, be ready, because life is about to get a whole lot busier, with an expected avalanche of color corrections and cuts coming your way… What can we say? You’ve been missed.

In fact, since the beginning of lockdown, 60% of clients surveyed* claimed they miss hairdressing the most out of any other beauty service, while 90% said they will book a visit to the salon within the first month of reopening. 85% said they would be in need of a color service as a priority, with a further 50% claiming that getting their hair done boosts their confidence.

And just look to Twitter and Instagram for more proof. Endless Stories, Tweets and grid posts are all saying the same thing: Sure, people want to see their friends again… But first, hair. Your job is to make sure that, when they do come back, you’re providing the safest space possible for you and your clients; one that’s well-stocked with products, equipment and all the essentials for a whole lot of root touch-ups.

You’re probably excited to start using your skills and pro knowledge again, as well as reconnecting with the people you’ve spent years building relationships with. Before you do, we’ve pulled together seven tips on getting ready to head back to hairdressing, whether you’re a salon owner, an in-house expert or a freelancer…

Woman having blonde, wavy hair styled in a Wella Professionals salon.

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Hand tousling wavy, blonde hair in Wella Professionals salon.

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Hand tousling wavy, brown hair in Wella Professionals salon.

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