Creating a work uniform ( Do or Dye Tx) for myself has been HUGE for me. Not only does it save me so much time getting ready, it also saves my wardrobe from getting destroyed by color and bleach.... and also from tiny hairs that never come out of fabric. Dude don't get me started with the tiny hairs in the bra poking your boobs FOREVER. It sucks MAJOR but it's just part of the job. Yes, I do have an apron but sometimes I get crazy with my creativity and bleach,color, and hair can fly! I like to stick with Black, White, Grey, and Denim because it's classic and never goes out of style. When it comes to shoes and accessories anything goes!!!! But shoes must be comfortable since I stand all day. In our industry it is so important. I will continue to add to this list so if you need some inspo just scroll all the way to the bottom of my blog and view my WISHLIST
Remember THIS POST from 2017 when I announced that I hired someone to do all my booking? Since then, I’m happy to report that my quality of life has dramatically improved! Hopefully, this new system has made things easier for my clients as well. In the spirit of ‘New Year, New Me’ and improving upon things, I’ve created this post in order to make the booking process even easier for everyone, and to ensure a more efficient way of getting your appointments scheduled.
This info applies to ALL clients, old and new!
When emailing email@example.com //
(Step 1) Introduce yourself!
Hi my name is __________. I am an existing client.
Hi my name is __________. I am a new client referred by __________.
(Step 2) What service(s) are you booking? Be specific!
In case you aren’t aware, when you email firstname.lastname@example.org you are not emailing me (Brandi) directly. These emails get sent to my booker, Rannie. She probably doesn’t know you, and she more than likely has no idea what type of service you book. So when your email consists of “Hey boo! Need to refresh my color! Let me know when I can come in!” she already has too many questions for you (and for me), which delays in you getting a timely response.
(Step 3) When would you like to make your appointment for? Give options!
It seems pretty obvious, but first, look at my hours of availability. If you work during the week, and can’t make it to the salon until 5:00pm, you will likely be looking for a Saturday appointment. It is important to mention that in your initial email. Including YOUR availability is extremely helpful in cutting down the back and forth that happens during the scheduling process. If there is a specific date you are hoping to book, offer a backup day or time that could work for you as well, that way Rannie can get back to you with any and all options.
(Step 4) Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!
All new clients are required to send photos of their current hair in natural lighting, as well as goal photos of what they are looking to achieve.
(Step 5) Anything else I should know about your hair?
Please mention anything I may need to know about your hair in regards to the amount of time that will need to be booked for you. Is your hair super long or super thick? Are you looking to make a huge change with your haircut (long to short)? Anything like that is important for us to know in order to book enough time for your service!
Hi, my name is Juniper Daily. I’m a current client. I need to make an appointment for a Partial Lived In Highlight and a haircut. It’s been about______long since I’ve gotten my color done, so I might need more than a partial? I work during the week, so I’m available on Saturdays, unless she has a lunch time appointment available on a Friday–I may be able to make that work. Let me know what she has open this month! Here is a current photo of my hair:
(Notice that the photos are taken in natural light. This is so important so we can really see what we are working with.)
Below is my goal photo. I realize this photo is probably a Full Lived In, but I can only afford a Partial Lived In and haircut at the moment.
Little insider info for you >>> These are both photos of both my hair. The first set was from March 2016 when I made a co-worker chop my hair very blunt with no layers. The Goal photo used for this post is me in November 2016. I had a total of 3 lived in highlight appointments between March and November to keep the integrity of my hair while I was growing it back out. I enjoyed each stage as I was in no rush to be blonder or brighter.
I hope you find this post helpful and feel free to leave any feedback. I am working on more hair related posts for stylists and clients in 2018. If you have any requests please let me know.
Instagram accounts to follow ///
@buenobrandi - My everyday life. Here you will see everything from my Plant babies, Interior decor, Travels, Outfits, Food, my Dog Harvey and Hair.
@doordyebrandi - Portfolio style of my clients hair and sometimes tutorials in Insta stories.
@doordyetx - Our Salon instagram with behind the scenes. 8 stylists, 2 assistants, Lash and Brow gal, Salon Coordinator, and receptionist.
I spent a good portion of 2017 learning how to keep indoor plants alive. If you follow me on instagram ( @buenobrandi ) you have seen that I don't suck at it. I've had a few casualties but I think thats part of the process. Trial and Error. Most the time is was due to over watering. I keep meeting people who say they can't keep anything alive and need help. So consider this as my first post to help ya out. I am no expert as I have many questions myself but we can all learn together and swap tips!
My advice to someone who is interested in plants ///
Start with one plant baby. Research it. Google it! How much light does it need? How often should you water it? What kind of planter is best? What size planter? You should ask your local plant shop. If you live in Houston and are new to the plant club, check out Buchanan's, they will answer all your questions and are really friendly. Once you can handle keeping one plant alive... buy another. Below are the planters I like to keep my babies in at Home and at The Salon ( Do or Dye Tx ) Most of them have drain holes which is important for me. If they don't have a hole I drill one or I put a pile of rocks at the bottom so my roots don't rot. I Hope you find this post helpful and feel free to ask me anything.
Other planters not linked that I like to shop at /// The Boho Stow (vintage) & Ashes and Fire (handmade ceramics)