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Time management in December

Jonathan Andrew talks time management in December

December is only two weeks away (yikes!) and hairdressers around the world prepare for their busiest month of the year. Fudge Professional Global brand ambassador – Jonathan Andrew – shares his time management advice for the festive period.

“The festive period tends to be much busier for everyone in the industry hairdressers and barbers alike.  For barbers, they’ll probably have clients who will come in maybe 3 times during December – one trim at the start of the month, one before Christmas or one mid-way through the month and another for New Year. This obviously can lead to frantic bookings, demands for last minute appointments and managing your bookings to fit all clients in. Most hair professionals will tend to work longer hours and work their days off to maximize income through this month, for me personally I see this as an opportunity to use the time spent in the chair much more effectively.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Christmas is a perfect time to push retail offers, gift packs and vouchers and really start to focus on adding to your overall bill. Think about recommending gifts for others, gifts for themselves, or a great stocking filler. People are more likely to purchase in the festive months, so make sure you are ready for that. I think this is a key time to order in stock for the salon with a bigger push on essential go-to products, no use wasting time ordering products you tend not to sell that well anyway. Make way for your standard essentials and order more and really push them out. I think it’s tough at times to deal with the barrage of bookings and pressure that comes with it, so I think its key to structure your days properly in the festive period to make sure that you have a flow to your day and this is a great time to look at prepay deposits and other ways to ensuring clients turn up and on time.  With there usually being a wait list for our time, it is unfair to lose that time for you and your clients. Stay focused, it’s easy to get lost in the madness but January is usually a quieter time, so you can take your break then.”

Thanks for the tips Jonathan! We’d love to hear from you, let us know if these tips work for you on our socials @respectforhair.

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