Now before we get going here, I'd just like to reiterate that the title of the post says "WHY IT'S BEST" not "WHY YOU SHOULD".
As some of you know, I wrote a pretty controversial blog post last week about 'open to the public beauty supply stores' and the problems selling chemicals to non-licensed/untrained consumers can cause. As I write this it's been read over 300k times, which is far more than I ever even fathomed. I write my blogs for my clients, future clients and friends. They are always solely my opinion and nothing else. A lot of the readers took my post very personally and some were offended. As I sifted through countless comments attacking me for my opinions I couldn't help but think a lot of them were missing the point.... It's not that I don't want everyone to have access to affordable beauty, I want everyone to have great experiences with it. Your hair is very important, I want everyone to feel beautiful on ANY budget.
Having said all that, I have a new topic to discuss!
Is it best to purchase your hair products through your stylist? I think so! Here is why:
#1 You'll ALWAYS get something that is suited for your lifestyle and hair type
I know my clients very well, I know their routines, I know their hair "issues" and I know what they like. I can recommend a product that works for you. And hey, I'm human...if I'm wrong OR you just don't like it as much as I do, I'll take it back and get you something else- no questions asked!
#2 Less products end up in the products graveyard (under your sink)
As my clients know very well, the first time I see them and learn about them I ALWAYS ask about what they are using at home. They tell me, and I DO NOT judge. Then I ask "and is it working for you?", if the answer is "yes" I reply "great, keep using it!". If the answer is uncertain I reply "well, if it's not causing you any problems, use it up and then we'll find you something new that may work better for you- that product doesn't do anyone any good in the garbage or sitting underneath your sink for years!". If the answer is a resounding "NO", I happily make suggestions on what we can change, or which products will improve their hair.
I will NEVER sell you a product that I know will not work for you. If there is something better, (even if we don't carry it) I will always advise you of it.
#3 Two words: Loyalty Points
Did you know that our salon offers a loyalty program? There are many ways to earn points, but one of the quickest ways is purchasing products! For every $5 you spend on retail you receive 1 pt.
10 points= $1
Save up enough points and soon all your retail purchases will have HUGE savings!
#4 We recycle, you save!
Did you know that our salon is part of an incredible sustainable initiative called Green Circle Salons? I'm sure you've seen all of our extra recycling bins in our salon, they serve an amazing purpose. We recycle EVERYTHING. From foils, to plastic bottles, colour tubes, (your coffee cups!), and even HAIR! On top of all that awesomeness we also help YOU recycle your empty products from home. Did you know that only 1 in 5 people actually recycle their empty bathroom products? We want to help change that! Bring in your empty hair product bottles (purchased from our salon) and we'll give you 10% off 1 product. Bring back 5 empty bottles and we'll give you 5 new products at 10% off! It's just that easy!
#5 We gain education points each time you purchase a product from us
Now here is something no one freely talks about! What does your stylist get out of the deal? It's actually quite incredible. Most product companies offer education points/dollars in exchange for a product sold. Once a stylist has gained a designated number of points he/she can cash them in for classes! YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! By purchasing products directly from your stylist you send them to learn more about hair, new techniques, new products, new styles etc. In our ever changing world of beauty it's so important to stay up to date on everything. You get to be a part of that!
#6 You are supporting your stylist
Sure you can absolutely get some of the products we sell at other retailers, but by purchasing your products through our salon you are supporting your stylist and the local economy. And with all the other points mentioned above, it's a sure WIN for everyone!
Other important things to note.....
Thanks so much for reading my blog, and your continued support. I love all my clients and still cannot believe I am working in my dream job everyday! And it's all because of YOU! I would LOVE to share the support, comment below with a link to your local business, home based business, client driven career....etc. and I'll be sure to put you on my roster! Are you a real estate agent/mortgage broker/financial planner etc.? A Scentsy/Gold Canyon/Stella & Dot etc. consultant? Do you bake beautiful confections and cakes? A personal trainer/fitness guru/nutritionist? Not listed but want to share with me? Comment below! I speak to hundreds of people monthly and I LOVE giving out personal recommendations to clients and friends!