Throughout your career as a hairdresser, it’s likely you’ll encounter many different types of clients. Each day, it’s your job to style their hair in a way that makes them feel beautiful.
While being a hairdresser is oftentimes one of the happiest professions in the world, there are days when you may be faced with challenges. Some of these challenges will include caring for a client who suffers from thinning hair or hair loss.
Believe it or not, hair loss is more common than you’d think. 80 million people experience some type of thinning hair or baldness, 50% of them being women.
There are multiple factors that come into play when dealing with female hair loss, as well as a plethora of approaches to treat it. In light of Hair Loss Awareness Month, we’re sharing some tips on how you can support those clients with thinning hair and make them feel their best while they’re in your chair.
#1 Suggest Styles That Flatter
As a hairdresser, your client looks to you for any and all advice when it comes to styles that best flatter them. This may be based on the shape of their face, their skin tone, or their overall style.
It’s your duty to steer them in the right direction as far as cut, colour and shape. This is especially important for those with thinning hair. Those with thinner hair might be looking for a cut to boost volume, as well as their overall confidence.
Often times they may opt for a shorter style with some layers which will provide the illusion of a fuller head of hair, but they should not feel like they’re limited as there are a number of various styles to choose from. It’s also important that you take the time to teach your client how to style their hair. This will ensure they can keep rocking their newfound style, and confidence, long after they’ve left your chair.
#2 Educate Them On Product Use
The product your client uses on their hair can either make or break their style. This is especially true when it comes to those experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. As a stylist, it’s your responsibility to educate your client on the specific products they should use in order to keep their hair in the healthiest state possible.
We have an entire system dedicated to hair loss for both males and females and we offer a wide range of products designed to cater to the issue. These products, which contain ingredients such as aloe vera, almond oil, and ginger root, all of which are natural, are used to combat and prevent hair loss while simultaneously stimulate new hair growth.
These products are certified organic and composed of natural properties which work together to nourish the hair and scalp. While using these products, your client will feel safe knowing they are caring for their hair in a natural and organic way.
#3 Encourage Them
If your client trusts you with their hair, it’s likely they trust you with much of their sacred information. This is why, as a hairdresser, it’s so important to listen to your client and allow them to vent if need be.
They may have had a really tiring day, but when they sit down in your chair, it’s up to you to help them melt their stress away. Whether it’s talking about the latest gossip from your favorite reality television show, or taking the time to ask them about their family, by steering the focus of the conversation in a positive direction, your client will take comfort in knowing that you truly care about them.
At the end of the day, the relationships you build with your clients stretch far beyond the haircuts you give them and providing them with support and confidence is an intangible gift.