Double Your Income – Tips & Tricks
For stylists who are employed, i.e. working on commission. Here, I describe how much money you have to invest to be self-employed. Other than improving your hair-cutting skills, this will be the most important and life-changing video for you.
As the title suggests, this video focuses on tips and tricks aimed at answering the question Claude gets asked most: “How do I increase my income from haircutting?” It covers everything from how to establish a microshop, to advertising yourself, to setting your price, to protecting your body so as to be able to continue working for a long time.
In 1997, I had an appointment with a new (for me) doctor in an old heritage building in downtown Vancouver. I happened to walk by a door, behind which was a micro hair salon. I had NEVER seen such a thing. Working in a situation where I was terribly unhappy, a boss not eager to allow time off for such small luxuries as attending my nephew’s first or second birthday, missing out on so many important moments, I was eager to explore any option that would allow me to pursue my own joy, deciding for myself what things were worth missing a day of work… Also, day in and day out, having to listen to whatever music the receptionist was in the mood to hear, the temperature dictated by whatever client was in the chair of the boss… I thought I’d died and gone to heaven with this discovery that was Claude Bigler. I bravely knocked on his door, and he eagerly obliged my quest for freedom and joy… To work for myself! He explained to me how it works, getting a business license, making an appointment with the lease agent of the building, etc. Within a month, I’d signed a lease and got the ball rolling for my own micro shop. All these years, I call my own shots. I decide when and why I take a day off. I decide how much to charge. I decide the temperature and music, and sometimes I even feel generous enough to let clients have a say! ha! Thank you Claude, for all your advice, help and inspiration.