Be the Change You Want to See in Your Salon
  • Maggie Franklin
  • October 23, 2008

While I’m on the subject of “Tabitha's Salon Takeover” … Only one of my coworkers has also been watching the program. Last week she mentioned that she thought Tabitha should come to our salon.

 

Now, personally, I think no better advice is available for this subject than “be careful what you wish for,” but I see her point. We’re all seasoned veterans in the beauty biz and we might be a little complacent. Still, it got me thinking.

 

We should strive to be the change we want to see in our salon. Each of us. If you know there’s something dysfunctional in your work place, work to fix it. You can’t always fix your coworkers, or update the salon’s appearance, but you can set a good example.

 

If you think Tabitha would come into your salon and tell you to start dressing more professionally, then don’t wait for Tabitha to come in and tell you how to dress, start dressing more professionally! If you think she’d tell you to spit out your gum, then stop chewing the gum. If you think she’d tell you not to talk to your boyfriend on the phone while you’re working on clients then ... well, you get the idea.

 

Why do you need someone else to come in and tell you how to do your job better? If you know what you’re doing wrong, stop doing it wrong!

 

I know it’s hard to set a good example when everyone around you has gone lax, but if you think Tabitha would come into your salon and roll her eyes at you, think of what your clients are doing.

 

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