Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Try something new, or try something you haven’t done in sometime. Often times we try things once, and form an opinion- good, or bad, it worked, or it didn’t work. As a stylist there are so many variables with clients, products and processes, the suggestion of doing things three times should be the minimum number of times you do something to perfect it, and get a sense of its performance on several different hair types..
I had a stylist tell me once that they didn’t notice a difference when they performed a deep conditioning treatment on a client. When I inquired as to the client’s hair prior to the treatment, the stylist told me that the client was a regular customer and her hair was in great condition to begin with! The stylist decided the treatment didn’t work, based on one client, that wasn’t even a candidate for the service! A deep conditioning treatments performance would be most noticeable on a client with compromised hair quality.
Another stylist told me that she did not care for our most popular curl enhancing product. She said it weighed the hair down and made it smoother, not curlier. Surprised because it was a best seller, I asked her to show me how she used it. She retrieved the product from her cabinet and squeezed a dollop from the tube into the palm of her hand. I noticed that the product she was using to “enhance curl” was a very similarly packaged hand lotion! The moral to the story…practice perfect. If you are trying something new, make sure you follow the process before you start bending the rules.
If you keep on doing what you are doing, you will keep on getting what you’ve got.
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