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How to Groom Male Customers in the Beauty Salon

Beauty salons are usually known for catering to a vast number of women, but as time goes on this number is slowly being balanced out by their male counterparts. Men are joining the beauty world at a rapid pace and are taking advantage of businesses that were usually only havens for women in the not so distant past. Every salon knows how to treat their ladies to a great session, but what about for men? There are a couple of things that you need to be ready for and know well when it comes to male customers, which will be detailed below:

1. Be able to trim beards the professional way

A barber is usually the one that does this, but as more males join the beauty salon world, you need to be sure that you have someone that can do it too as an owner. For starters, you need to buy the right product. Without one, you are always going down the wrong path as beards are very different than the usual body parts you are used to waxing for women. Therefore, one of the best beard and mustache trimmer products is essential to getting the job done correctly. Look for more commercial brands such as Andis and Wahl, and be sure to get one that has many attachments and length settings because you will have to deal with a variety of beards in terms of length and thickness.

After you have the right product, you obviously need to know the technique. I have searched very hard and have found the perfect demonstration for how to trim a male beard:

This video is in depth and shows you the safe and right way to trim a male beard. Aside from the beard trimmer, all you would need is a pair of scissors, which every salon should already have. This method will become easier and easier after each time, so make sure to have your employee practice it multiple times prior to offering it to a customer. Now to move on to the second thing that you must know for your male customers, and something that might be a bit more difficult.

2. Know how to straight razor shave for those that want it

A straight razor shave is much different than a shave with a regular razor. Straight razors tend to be much more sharp and leave you with much less room for error. The last thing you want is to cut a customer’s neck while shaving and leave them bleeding everywhere. This will cause serious issues for your salon that you just don’t want. The good news is however that all it takes is practice and you should never make a mistake with a straight razor. A solid tip is to use a straight razor that isn’t too sharp, like a Parker or Dovo. This can make it much easier and leave you stress free because it is not super sharp like some other brands out there, but it still gets the job done well. Also, you need to know how to sharpen a straight razor because after every 5 or so shaves the razor will start to dull out.

Catering to men only makes sense for salon business owners and is something that you will be surprised at how effective it is if you do it. I would highly recommend to hire a barber that knows how to do this already for your salon as it just makes perfect financial sense and you are able to serve a much larger customer base, therefore increasing profits by a wide amount. I still see the majority of beauty salons are primarily for women and it just boggles my mind. If you are reading this, it is time to get smart and put these tips to use so that you can stand out from the rest, and make sure you market your brand to make it clear that you serve men as well!

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Makeup Tips To Land Your Dream Job

In the world of those who are looking for a job or even those who are trying to further their career, there is one dreaded I word…the Interview. The moment you get your first interview call you begin to panic and your nerves are at edge.

Remember the age old adage First impression is the last impression? Therefore, quite aptly, for most women, preparing for a job interview implies laying out their best suit, choosing a pair of sensible yet classic and stylish footwear and ensuring that all your documents including the curriculum vitae are in their place.

What most women tend to overlook until the very morning of interview is their hair and makeup style. Result? A complete chaos whereby you stand in front of the mirror, aimlessly wondering whether to put you hair up or to leave them loose.

In order to help you through this ordeal, we bring you the styling tips and tricks to ensure that you impart an impressive yet striking first impression on your future employers.

Hair Styles for Job Interviews

 

First of all, it is important to look neat. An unkempt appearance or bedhead are never going to do you any good. To get things out of the way beforehand, try to wash your hair the night before the interview. This will leave you with more time in the morning which you can use to get other things.

Foremost hair advice is to keep them out of your face and eyes at all costs. It is needless to say that you should refrain from experimenting with your hair or even makeup on the interview morning. Play safe.

You can go for blow dry look or try side swept hair. This will end style to your ensemble without being in your face or eyes. If you are letting your hair loose, ensure to top it with a light sprinkle of hair spray so that they hold in their place. Try to tame your baby hair to give you a finished look.

On the other side, don’t overdo your hair. Remember it is not a red carpet but it is equally important. Go for style and comfort rather than style and sizzle. You should look polish yet natural. Don’t do your hair in a way that conceals the person you are underneath. Be yourself!

Makeup for Job Interviews

 

Of course you want to look flawless in your job interview but that does not imply that you have to cake your face with foundation and other cosmetics. For one thing you can never be sure how long the interview may last and your makeup base may start to crack. Then again you cannot wear too much of it as it does not appeal in the day light.

The best way is to opt for a BB cream rather than a foundation. It will give a smooth appearance and hide your flaws as well. Dab a little concealer to hide your blemished and dark circles. Again try to remember the golden rule of KISS, keeping it sweet and simple. You don’t need infinite layers of makeup. In fact the best look to go for is the soft, dewy look. It gives you a fresh and vibrant appearance which is fundamental to every employee in an organization.

So one might question the worst mistake that a prospective employee can make during her interview? The answer is to put on sort of makeup which will be too distracting. Remember your personality should shine through in your interview; not your makeup.

It is quite natural for your nerves to be jittered before a job interview. However you don’t want to look as afraid and nervous on the outside as you feel on the inside. Add a bit of blush to your cheeks and get an instant glow.

Make your eyes striking. They are the way to your soul so don’t clog them with excessive glitzy makeup. Skip the glitter and stick to nude shades. Don’t forget to line with a liner or kohl to bring your eyes out.

When it comes to lipstick, girls automatically reach out for red. It’s a NO! Well you may wear it if you are being interviewed for Vogue but for the rest of us, try a soft neutral shade. Bold shades of lipstick usually don’t set well with the interviewers.

If you adhere to these guidelines, you are sure to land your dream job. Good Luck!

 

 

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The Right Shades for your Complexion

The Right Shades for your Complexion

Change is nothing but human nature. From your house to your job to your outfit, women don’t like monotony. Luckily for the fashion industry, this human lust for change and something new or different is the very thing that keeps it growing.

Makeup trends also evolve with time. It seems that the makeup trends change overnight as we jump from black heavily lined cat eyes to soft brown eyes or from 3D nail art to nude nail enamels with French manicure. Same is the case with colors, while red lipstick is a forever favorite with everyone, orange color might become an instant hit overnight while tomorrow may be the day when burgundy rules it all.

While the shift in trends might make you want to adopt them, the fact remains that every color trend does not suit everyone. You should choose your makeup colors wisely so that they bring out your best feature and complement your skin tone. The best makeup colors to go for vary on the basis of skin tone of each individual.

It is a common misconception that skin tone and complexion are the same. Contrary to the common notion, skin tone refers to the skin shade that radiates from your skin. One might question that how is the complexion different from the skin tone? The answer is that our skin is continuously exposed to environmental factors like sunlight which results in the breakdown of surface cells. This leads to degeneration of natural skin pigment and thus dulls the complexion.

In order to choose the perfect color for your complexion, you should first have a look at your skin tone and determine your skin complexion. So go through the list below and find your perfect color match.

Fair Skinned

Again the notion that fair skinned girls can pull off every shade is totally wrong. Try wearing an orange colored lipstick or a snowy foundation. It will instantly give you a sickly sallow appearance. The best colors for you are pinks, peaches and beige. When choosing pink try to g for a soft pink, e.g. baby pink. It will give a healthy glow to your cheeks so that you will appear flushed with happiness. For eyes choose a shimmery or nude beige. When choosing lipstick you should opt for vibrant youthful colors like red and you will make everyone swoon with envy. However, if you want to go for a more sophisticated and lady like appearance then you should opt for a cranberry lip color. Want to add drama to your ensemble? Choose wine red lipstick. However the fair toned women should, at all costs, stay away from brown lipsticks as they will make them appear dull and listless.
fair skinned complexion

Medium Skinned

Those women who have light or medium skin tone should choose yellow toned foundations. The foundation laced with gold tint will give you a fresh radiant look. You are blessed because you can pull off very nude shade and look gorgeous in it. To add life and color to your cheeks, opt for peach pink blush on and use skin toned, light brown or beige shade on your eyes. Out to enjoy the night? Opt for an orange red lipstick. If you want to impart a dramatic impression opt for blackberry lip color. However if you are at workplace and wearing casual day makeup then you can wear light reddish brown gloss or earthy nude shades with pink undertones.
medium skin complexion

Dark Skinned

The luckiest of all the girls are those who complexion is in the range of medium to dark; reason being the fact that they can wear nearly every color. The suggested skin shade is caramel. Try to go for yellowish brown foundations. To bring out your eyes go for metallic brown, bronze and copper shades. However never use a light pink blush one rather color your cheeks with a lively darker pink shade. For lips you can choose either the caramel or a pink toned gloss. To stand out amongst all wear a tangerine lipstick. If you opt for light and soft look then finish it off with a maroon lipstick to give a polished appearance.

dark skin complexion

On top of all, you need to feel confident in your skin. No matter how much effort you put into your look, you won’t look good on the outside till you feel good on the inside. Those are words to live by.

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