5 WAYS TO STAY CONFIDENT AS A STYLIST

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” - Beyoncé

If being a successful hairstylist was easy everyone would have their hands up.  Being in the beauty business is not for the faint of heart, and by now, you are well aware of this. Some days you get excited because you reach four to figure sales in a day. Other days you can barely get likes on your Instagram posts. 

Whether it's a bad review, lack of support, or comparing yourself to a fellow stylist, your confidence is tested day in and day out. As a hairstylist, it is important for you to believe fiercely in your come up. Here are 5 ways to unleash your fierce confidence daily:

1. Say business related affirmations daily that match your desired goals. 

“I make sales daily.”

“Money is coming to me in unexpected ways.”

“I am a boss at marketing.” 

“My clients always give me 5 star reviews.”

By speaking your desires into existence, you increase your chances of manifesting them quicker. You're also cognizant of your goals since you give them a voice. By thinking about them and voicing them, you think about them and work harder towards achieving them. 

2. Write a future biography of yourself. 

Pretend it is 5 years from now and write a biography of what you hope to accomplish. Write it in present tense. For example,

“Kayla Thompson is a Master Colorist and Celebrity Hairstylist. She has been featured in Behind The Chair and Salon magazines. She makes over $200,000 and is opening up a 10 chair salon in West Palm Beach, FL. 

Read your bio weekly or add it to a vision board to remind you of your long term business vision. 

3. Keep a gratitude jar

Get a glass jar and label it “Gratitude Jar.” When you have a success in your business such as your Instagram followers grow, you land a new client, or you sell retail, drop a note of gratitude into the jar. Acknowledging your small successes will help you stay positive on days that are not as rewarding. 

4. Journal about your WHY.

Purchase a cute journal that is only for business musings. When you’re having a rough day, write out “why” you decided to become a stylist. If you ever start comparing yourself to other more successful stylists  or even fail to reach a goal, journal about “why” you think you are feeling that way. Knowing the deeper meaning behind why you chose the beauty business and why something is bothering you will propel you to keep moving forward. 

5. Invest in Yourself

Cut your learning curve and increase your confidence by investing in books, programs, challenges, and coaching sessions that help you in the areas you struggle with in your business. The more you grow your knowledge, the more confident you will be.

By using these tips, you will stay focused on building your business, growing your clientele, and becoming a more successful stylist.