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There are so many great reviews here about Metroasis as a salon but first and foremost Metroasis is a school and Sue and Sigel are educators! As a student at Metroasis I consistantly have had my expectations and needs met. Sue and Sigel go above and beyond for all of their students. They are genuine and truely care about the quality of education they are providing to each and everyone of their students. Students that go to Metroasis are well informed and prepared for stateboard tests, and also for their future careers.
I love how Sigel always gets us to think outside the box, and Sue is always there to kindly answer any question she can. The atmosphere in Metroasis is a truly unique one; Its a fun place to be and I find myself constantly inspired. Thank You Sue and Sigel for everything you do. The influence you have had on me I will never forget, and years from now I know I will be quoting both of my Esthetic instructors fondly.
K. Adams 2013 Esthetician Program Graduate
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These are some of the skills needed to work successfully in a salon or spa environment. Keeping up with trends, continuing education classes and perfecting these basic skills will make a huge difference between making it or not making it in the beauty business. Some beauty school instructors will encourage these skills in their students and other beauty school instructors don't even have these skills themselves. To state this in the most simple way possible... EDUCATION is key in the beauty industry!
Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020.
These skills are very critical in the beauty business.
Creativity. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must keep up with the latest trends and be able to try new hairstyles for their clients.
Customer-service skills. To help retain clients, barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must be pleasant, friendly, and able to interact with customers.
Listening skills. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists should be good listeners. They must listen carefully to what the client wants to make sure the client is happy with the result.
Stamina. Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time.
Time-management skills. Time management skills are important when scheduling appointments and providing services. For example, routine haircuts and trims do not require the precise timing of some other services, such as applying neutralizer after a permanent wave. Clients who receive timely hair care service are more likely to return.
In addition, barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists must keep a neat personal appearance and must keep their work area clean and sanitary. This is necessary for the health and safety of their clients, as well as to make clients comfortable enough to want to return.
These are some of the duties beauty professionals must perform.
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists typically do the following:
Inspect hair, face, and scalp, to recommend treatment
Discuss hairstyle options
Wash, color, and condition hair
Cut or trim, dry, and style hair
Receive payments from clients
Clean and sanitize all tools and work areas
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists focus on providing hair and beauty services to enhance clients’ appearance. Those who operate their own barbershops or salons have managerial duties that may include hiring, supervising, and firing workers, as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising.
Barbers cut, trim, shampoo, and style hair, mostly for male clients. They also may fit hairpieces and offer facial shaving. In every state, barbers are licensed to color, bleach, and highlight hair and to offer permanent-wave services. Common tools include combs, scissors, and clippers.
Hairdressers, or hairstylists, offer a wide range of hair services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling. They often advise clients, both male and female, on how to care for their hair at home. They also keep records of products and services provided to clients, such as hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment used. Tools include hairbrushes, scissors, blow dryers, and curling irons.
Cosmetologists provide scalp and facial treatments and makeup analysis. Some also clean and style wigs and hairpieces. A growing number actively sell skin care products.
Shampooers wash and rinse customers’ hair so a hairstylist can cut and style it.