Becoming a cutting specialist takes decades of hands-on experience. You need to be repeatedly exposed to the variety of textures and shapes a culturally diverse clientele an international community provides. The journey involves constant learning, tweaking and adjusting. This will bring certain victories for both client and self.
These days new clients make their way upstairs through diligent Google research. For individuals with challenging hair in Melbourne, there are currently multiple options and that is always a good thing as there are certainly different needs related to design, finish and absolutely in the environment. Often during a consultation, it is stated that is was the writing here that directly resonated with and influenced my clients in their decision making process. I tell them, "Well it should, you wrote it!" My success has been due to a critical decision made long ago. I didn't allow some other hairdresser to teach or influence me. Truth is, I never liked hairdressers or the salon environment much and distinctly refused to be indoctrinated by their heavily flawed practices. Instead of taking the road most travelled, I decided to do things differently.
My approach was to forge a path where those who sat in my chair would have a direct influence in creating the professional they wished and wanted to have. To that point, I have logged countless hours listening to what my clients have liked and disliked about my work. I have listened to the numerous reoccurring frustrations clients have endured getting their hair cut at conventional salons and resolved to not do those things. My entire practice is the constructed manifestation of what my clients have wanted from the person tasked with the responsibility of cutting their hair. It seems like such a simple concept but the result has seen continued longevity from North America to Australia.
"Well, I've always cut curly hair". That is what I tell my clients. Success has come from having the road paved by the very people I have been fortunate to learn from. My clients. It's been an incredibly fulfilling journey thus far, here's to another 30 years together.