With the global pandemic of 2020 still going on, most people are stressed out worrying about where their next dollar will come from. You can boost your income as a Hairstylist or Braider by simply doing these four things:
Offer a Referral Rewards Program
Once you’ve won clients over with your professionalism and technical ability, you should also be sure to ask for a referral. Don’t be pushy, but let the client know you’re new to the salon and working on building clientele.
You can increase clients’ motivation to refer their friends and family by creating a referral rewards program. Give clients a discount for every referral, or offer a free service for a specific number of referrals.
If you’re trying to figure out how to build a clientele but aren’t accepting walk-ins, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to show off your skills. Accepting walk-ins is a surefire way to increase your overall client base. Set aside one day to accept walk-ins.
Lots of people are busy and forget to schedule appointments. If you can meet their needs and make life a little easier for them, they’ll be sure to come back again, especially if you provide them with excellent service.
Build Your Portfolio
Show off your work! Take photos of past clients and keep them in a photo book that can be displayed at your salon. You can offer this book to people instead of a magazine to help them decide what kind of cut they’d like. Just be sure to ask permission before you display pictures!
Manage Your Schedule Well
Like we discussed above, clients don’t like to wait. When you’re a booth renter or mobile hairstylist, it can be difficult to keep track of your appointments. You can sign up for a scheduling app that will help you manage your time to make sure your clients get the best experience possible.