Working as a hairstylist has many perks. Not only do you get to do what you love, but you also have the opportunity to meet dozens of different and interesting people and try many new and creative things. Some of them the customers that you get become your regulars and some don’t, but regardless, any customer that you serve does indeed have one important thing to offer you, and that is a referral. For this reason, and a few others, never forgetting to wear your name tag in a location where your clients can see it is extremely important.
From minor haircuts and coloring to treating problematic oily hair with the best shampoo, no matter how small or significant your hair treatment is, it can still provide you with new and regular clients if your current client is pleased with your work. However, for your satisfied customers to refer you to their friends and family, they need to be able to clearly know your name. One way that you can always make sure that your client knows your name is to wear your name tag, and wearing it the right way. When your current clients and referred clients call your place of employment, they’ll be able to easily schedule with you, which means that you’ll have a more constant flow of work.
Another reason to wear your nametag is that it is simply a more customer friendly approach while on the job. Customers that come to you will often like to call you by your name and ascribe and identity to you, and with a nametag clearly positioned, they will be able to do just that. In addition, it does also make it much easier for them to address you during conversation. You certainly do not want to be simply called some obscure and random title.
It Gives You Confidence
Sometimes, not being known by your name or not being called by your name can be demoralizing and it can break down your confidence. However, by putting a nametag on, you are clearly signifying to your co-workers and customers that you have an identity. Your nametag basically says, “Hello! This is me, and I am here.” It puts you in a position of letting others know of your identity, and it prevents them from putting their own opinion of your identity on you. Thus, to make yourself feel more confident and of value in your workplace to your co-workers and clients, wear your tag proudly.
It Makes Your Job Easier
From clients that come in needing you to help them repair damaged and overstyled hair by after suffering from styling tool abuse (even the best curling wands that are high end do eventually damage hair), to clients that seem to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, there are many instances that you will have to deal with unpleasant clients. In many of those cases, it can be very difficult to remember to be pleasant and friendly. However, with a nametag, your job becomes easier. A nametag reminds you that you put yourself out there and that one of your duties as a hairstylist is to have positive customer interaction, even if you do not feel like it.
Overall, being a hairstylist is not an easy job, but it can be made much better if you take care to wear your uniform properly, which means using a nametag. A nametag reminds you to be friendlier, it gives you referrals, reminds you have confidence, and it makes your job much easier with difficult clients.