In the light of the pandemic that we are all experiencing, Shear Excellence Salon has closed temporarily until April 13th, or until the city says otherwise. We are hoping by closing the salon we are slowing down the spread of this virus. To maintain physical distancing we will not be doing house calls, please be patient and wait until the salon re-opens to get your hair services.
Here are a few things you can be doing to help get by until we reopen.
1. Please do not cut or color your hair at home. I beg! Please do not cut your hair and especially please DO NOT COLOR YOUR HAIR AT HOME! At home box color is very unpredictable, if you color your hair at home and we need to fix it a color correction can cost as much as $300.
2. Get creative in styling your hair at home. There are some really fun ways to style your hair while at home, there is a wealth of knowledge on YouTube. Explore all the information out there and try new ways to style your hair while your home. Also, don't be afraid of hair accessories. Play with using scarfs, head bands, and bandannas, these can be fun ways to pull your hair up and also hide any hair color regrowth.
3. Buy a gift card or reschedule your next hair appointment. The salon maybe closed but you can still plan our your next appointment or purchase a gift card. If you would like to purchase a gift card please message us or call 801.548.7669 and we can mail you a gift card.
4. Go vote for us for Best of SLC. Support us in this time by going to vote for Shear Excellence for Best Salon in SLC by casting your vote here. Also! You can leave Shear Excellence an host review on Yelp or Google.
Last month Shear Excellence was nominated for Best Salon in SLC! As a salon we are very grateful and excited to be nominated.
We need your help to win!
The winners are determined by votes and online reviews. If I could ask for your assistance in taking 5 minutes to vote for our salon and write a review on Yelp and/or Google we would all be very grateful! Voting begins today, you can vote by clicking here or visit bestofslc.com. Voting begins today and ends April 3rd, please share with your friends and family.
On a completely different note, I want you to know that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.⠀Due to recent developments with the virus and in an effort to protect everyone, I want you to know that, as a salon, we are still seeing clients and taking every precaution to prevent the spread of this virus. We are following precautions recommended by the CDC, WHO (World Health Organization), and PBA (Professional Beauty Association).
We kindly ask that if you are coughing, sneezing, have a fever and/or showing any flu/cold symptoms to call us and we will happily reschedule your appointment for a later date. (If you need to cancel your appointment at the last minute please note, that all cancellation fees will be waived for the remainder of the month).⠀
I am committed to keeping everyone happy and healthy, I appreciate your support, and if there is anything I can do to make you feel more comfortable during your visit please let me know.
Back in January I went to the ISSE (International Salon & Spa Expo) in Long Beach, California. Every year I try and take at least one continued education class to keep up on trends, new products, and so on. I spent two days at the convention, taking classes around business, haircutting, and hair coloring. It was everything I needed and more for my career! It was inspiring, educational, and motivating to be surrounded by so many beautiful people in this industry.
One topic that was brought up in a few of these classes was how hairstylists are pricing their services. The traditional way of pricing is by charging by sex or gender of an individual, meaning, if you are a man you book a men’s haircut and if you are a woman you book a woman’s haircut. This is how I do my scheduling;
Men’s haircut $30 30mins
Women’s haircut $50 60mins
(both include shampoo and style).
I was introduced to an intelligent, and very attractive, educator by the name of Justin Thomas. He was talking about how he charges based off of the service and time it takes to perform the service. For example, his services would look something like this:
Barber Cut $30 30mins
Short-Mid length Haircut $50 45mins
Long Haircut $60 60mins
The idea is that the stylist is charging, not based on gender or sex, but rather on how long the service takes. Justin has women who get barber cuts and has men with long cascading hair. If a barber cut takes thirty minutes and long haircuts take an hour, why are some women being charged more for a service that takes less time and why are some men being charged less for a longer appointment?
Justin (and many others) have seen the flaw in charging a service based on someone’s sex or their gender. Many stylists are shaking up their business structure to charge based of the individual’s hair and how long it takes to perform the service. This way of scheduling and pricing seems to be more inclusive to everyone regardless of sex, gender, or simply put, how someone wants to express themselves through their hair.
I am curious to hear what you all have to say about this. What are your thoughts? Do you feel like the cosmetology industry needs to shift salon services and pricing in a way that gender and sex is not relevant? Or do you feel it is easier to understand the current system of booking a salon appointment by choosing men’s/women’s haircut?
I would love to hear your thoughts, please take a second and cast your opinion on this poll.
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