As a temp hair stylist, it can be easy to feel like you don't need to follow the same rules and expectations as your more seasoned counterparts. But, this couldn't be further from the truth - in fact, if you're looking to make a strong impression as a temp, sticking to professional standards and best practices is essential! Here are some tips on how to remain professional while working at a salon on a temporary basis.
Show Respect For Your Colleagues
No matter where you are employed temporarily, it's important to show respect and appreciation for those around you - especially when the team may already have an established rapport with each other. Take time to learn everyone's names, ask questions (politely!), and keep conversations professional. Additionally, if you work with someone who has more experience than you do - listen carefully and take their advice; chances are they know what works and what doesn't when it comes to maintaining/styling clients' hair.
Give Every Client The Best Service Possible
It’s important not to view any of your temporary clients as ‘beneath’ or ‘not worth’ your time – every single client should be treated with respect, patience, and excellent service as if they were at your own salon. Even if they don't necessarily have the money for high-end services or products – always give them your best!
Follow Established Protocols & Best Practices
Before beginning work at any new salon – ask about their protocols for dealing with various situations (such as dealing with unruly customers), any safety regulations that must be followed, etc. Most importantly - stay up-to-date on best practices in terms of hair styling/maintenance; this will ensure that your service remains consistent no matter where you may end up working!
It might seem tempting to ignore certain guidelines or cut corners while working at a new place temporarily – but trust us: no good can come from this! Sticking to established rules of behavior will show employers that you don't take shortcuts even when off the clock – setting yourself apart from others who may slack off when given the opportunity. Not only can this help create positive impressions - but it could even lead to potential long-term employment if employers see that you take initiative and perform excellently in any environment!