Practice the Defining Difference of What Truly Matters…
Work on your Soft Skills!
To be successful you must first understand what the beauty business is
really about besides the artistry, it is really about the PEOPLE. Making
the people look and feel magnificent and creating the connection that
offers the people that you meet the chance to feel good about who they
are when they are with you. Learn to work from your heart and get on a
journey of self development and continual education. This will bring you
the ultimate experience of success. Make the commitment to build your
life with positive new habits that shape your mind to excellence everyday
and always believe in the beauty of your career and the power you have
to transform lives.
According to industry experts, however, your formal educational foundation
only contributes 15% of your success. The other 85% comes from understanding
and applying Soft Skills.
What are Soft Skills? And Why do you need them?
As much as you need technical skills you need to incorporate the benefits
of Soft Skills as you continuously develop your career. "Soft skills”
is a term relating to a collection of personal, positive attributes and
competencies that enhance your relationships, job performance, and value
to the market.
Most people know what soft skills are but too reluctant to practice them
with consistency to get the full concept of how valuable they are to the
success of their life. It is a sad thought that only 1% of people will
take the time to learn how to achieve success and will strive to be the
best at their craft. Only 3% of people are even intentional about growing
and developing their personal skills. Most people would rather complain
about what they don’t have than put forth the extra effort it takes
to make what they do want happen.
Some examples of Soft Skills include:
Business and Retailing Basics
A Commitment to Integrity
Staying Open to Change
Delivering “Super Service”
Accepting Responsibility and Criticism
Time Management and Developing Good Habits!
Learning hard skills (technical) will help get the interview but you will
need the Soft Skills to get and keep the job. Today’s salons require
much more from their staff, they are looking for the candidate who possesses
the qualities that will be long lasting and adaptable to their culture.
Yes beauty professionals have to be great at their craft. But what are
even more important are the social skills of our business that create
the foundation of our industry.
Remember: Our business is about developing relationships with
Source: Kathy Jager-educational solutions