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.

Accept Walk-Ins

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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

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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

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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.

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