Why hairstylists should PAY to get their hair done | Hairstylist Business Tips and Advice

If you’re a hairstylist, you usually trade to get your hair done or have a coworker do it. Well in this video, I’m talking about why you should PAY to get your hair done by somebody you don’t know!

I got my hair cut by Brian Aguilar (https://www.instagram.com/brianaguilarhair/) and it made me think why hairstylists should get their hair done by someone they don’t know and actually pay for a service themselves every once and a while.

In the video, I share three reasons and those reasons will help you become a better stylist for your clients!


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  1. Melaninated Manifestors on November 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Great advice!

  2. Rainbo on November 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I love going to other salons and stylists.

  3. Sharon Sedeno on November 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I love this idea, I’ve been in the field for a long time and the idea of going to a hairdresser outside from where I work had been intimidating for me but seeing your perspective; has given me that extra boost. Thank you Jamie Dana

  4. Lydia Aguirre on November 29, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    ABSOLUTELY love this video!!! I’m a cosmetologist and this video is amazing! Personally when I go get my nails done or pedicures I looove having that client experience! I haven’t done that for my hair but I definitely want to!

  5. Jane Lane on November 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I find it V frustrating when stylist complain about pricing for other services like nails or facials. We should all support and respect each other in this industry as a whole. I do this sometimes, but not for any of the excellent reasons you said, just bc I lile feeling pampered. Lol

  6. OverN Out on November 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    This is such an amazing video . I’ve been in the industry for 18 years . Recently I’ve been really really focusing on the whole experience for clients rather then the finished product . I want to thank you for these videos , I need my hair done so bad so I’m definitely going to treat myself as you did but most importantly your videos have taught me a lot and I appreciate the time you take to share your creativity with us !

  7. MrzBadaBing on November 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    girl i have done this for these specific reasons…everyone at my job was like why would you pay someone else to do your hair when you can do it for free. well first off no one wants to take time to do mine but they can always ask me i always say yes…annoyinbg but whatever…anways i had my girl do it who is also awesome at doing hair..i learned so much from it and I’m glad i did…good to know I’m on the same page

  8. kristina gilnett on November 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I try to do this at least once a year! I even went for a corrective color.. talk about scary! She knew I was also a color specialist so I’m not sure who was more nervous 😂 random.. but what foundation do you use??? Your makeup looks flawless in this video!!

  9. Elizabeth Chilton on November 29, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Loved this video!! It’s so true that we forget to think like our clients sometimes, this was so helpful!! 😁❤️

  10. TamCol on November 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    You’re such a perfectionist with hair but your glasses are always crooked!!!!

  11. Abigail Marie on November 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Hey I was wondering if you could do a video how you pay yourself from your business? I recently started renting at salon lofts and I’m still building up my business and clientele and I’m not sure how much I should keep in the business for rent and supplies and what I should keep for myself?

  12. Melissa M on November 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Very good tips!!! It’s about the experience!!

  13. Christine Osterland on November 29, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Great video!! You’ve inspired me!!💇🏼‍♀️😀

  14. Dixie Rose on November 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    What a coincidence, I just had my co-stylist cut my hair. Next time I need it colored, I’m definitely taking your advice! Thanks!

  15. Brian Aguilar on November 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Just saw this, so much fun! Thanks again for coming in, it was so nice to finally meet you!

  16. Emilee Moore on November 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to other salons to have but hair done for the "client experience " but have always been made to feel like a "traitor" … how do you suggest telling your costylists that you want to try another stylist without hurting feelings?

  17. Sara Kofod on November 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Such a good video! 😍 I’ve been going to the same salon since childhood and I actually work at this salon now! But recently I’ve been looking into furthering my career. This would be a great opportunity to feel out the atmosphere of a new salon, and to get the client experience! Awesome reminder girl 😍💕

  18. Amber Randolph on November 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    This is what I did when looking for a salon to start out at as well! It’s nice to remember how the client feels also!

  19. Harley Quinn on November 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Very well done !!! And i just have my best friend do mine and I do hers cuz we are broke girls but this was a very relatable and informational video ❤

  20. Sharon Huckle on November 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Great video Jamie Dana! Whenever I visit other cities, I like to go get a service at another salon and spa to check them out and get inspired! My clients always ask me if I do my own hair and I say no, I also like to be a client and have someone look at me differently with their eyes. Same with restaurants (my husband is a chef). It opens your eyes to the possibilities and also assures you when you are doing things right. I love your videos and Instagram posts. You are so fresh and fun.

  21. Shirley Canino on November 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    I totally agree I had a different stylist cut and color my hair completely different It’s totally awesome!!! I let him do whatever he wanted!! You are so right!!!

  22. lacey on November 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I love this!

  23. Zane T. on November 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    About prices (extra toner…?) and techniques… Usa is SOoOO different than Europe.. I like your videos very much ❤️ thanks

  24. Lee Sennett on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Anytime . Thank you for the education

  25. georgina on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I watched this video the other day. And today I treated myself to a hair wash treatment and blow wave at another salon. Was great to have the salon experience and to notice what is good and not being a client! Such a good idea xxx

  26. Elizabeth Gonzalez on November 29, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I love your videos you really help people look outside the box and it’s amazing 💕

  27. Betty on November 29, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Did you mention to him, that you own a salon o are a Hairstylist? at any point?

  28. Alex B on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    This is a great idea and video !! Thanks for the ideas 😊

  29. Kelsey Stickley on November 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I still pay to get my hair done by another stylist, she’s been doing my hair for 2 years. She does amazing work and I LOVE the client experience with her! So worth it! This was a great video!

  30. Mandy Trabulsie on November 29, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I loooooove this video! Thank you for this!!! So many great points never even thought about doing this! I’ve gone and done blow dries while I’m out shopping treating myself to relax, but I think I might go get my color done by somebody else to learn a new technique. I was gonna do it myself but why not!

  31. Lee Sennett on November 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Love watching your videos. Very informative. Thanks for sharing

  32. Angela Trivisonno on November 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I completely agree that as hairstylists we should pay for services! But I am lucky enough to work for Ulta salon. And if you get your hair done in the location you work it is 100% free. And 50% off at any other location. It is an amazing thing that we have. But I will always always alwayssss tip my coworkers for doing my hair. I have gone to salons where my friends and other stylists work and I’m more than willing to pay. ❤️

  33. Jessica Blakemore on November 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I pay to get my hair done usually 1-2 times a year to get a proper haircut & just get that experience! We always are taking care of our clients & we deserve that same experience!!

  34. Jessica Blakemore on November 29, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Can you post what you use for your rose gold/light pink color?! It’s the most perfect color!