As salons throughout the nation put together to return out of lockdown and begin to navigate the brand new regular, we spoke to a collection of Fellowship for British Hairdressing figures to seek out out what they’re most trying ahead to about getting again to enterprise.
First up, it’s former Fellowship Vice Chairperson and proprietor of KJM Salons, Kerry Mather.
What are you most trying ahead to about getting again to the salon?
Seeing all my purchasers once more, with my scissors in hand, to make them feel and appear improbable once more.
What’s the very first thing you’re going to do whenever you’re again within the salon?
I’ve been out and in of the salon all through lockdown for checks and product retail, however immediately I went in, whacked the music on full blast – a Membership Classics playlist on Spotify – and danced round. I despatched a video to the staff of me dancing, too. It made me really feel just like the soul of the salon was again.
What’s one lesson from lockdown that you just’re going to take again to the enterprise?
That I can’t match everybody in – not simply post-lockdown when it’s busy, however generally. I’m at all times so busy and I be certain that I can match everybody in by moving into early or staying late, however I’ve learnt I want to sometimes say no, and make extra time for myself. One in all my purchasers informed me, “you assume you’re some sort of Marvel superhero, however you’re human” and that caught with me, so I’m attempting to do not forget that.
What’s one piece of recommendation you’d give different salon house owners anxious about going again?
Spend time speaking to the staff and learn how they’re completely happy working and what assist is essential to them. Actually contain them, much more so than regular, as a result of they’re those who might be working in difficult new situations. It is going to be totally different for everybody, so spend 5 minutes having a correct discuss with every of them to ask what would assist them proper now.
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