|Posted by Gamuchirai on July 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM|
Yesterday I took my daughter to a hairdresser. I had to book an appointment before I took her to the saloon. The hairdresser is very good and always on demand because of her excellent work. When she comes to work everyday, she has a line up of clients who need her services. This literally means she does not need to be there if there is no work.
When I got to the saloon, I saw another hairdresser in the saloon. I always see her there sitting in her chair, and very rarely with a client. Sometimes you see her standing on the sidewalk outside looking for clients. She has done my hair once and not a very good job. She usually waits for walk-in clients, clients with no particular hairdresser, clients who need someone who is there, available to give them a service and are not particularly looking for excellent results.
Both make a living doing people's hair, one excellent and another mediocre. Now obviously, if you want to be a successful hairdresser, you need to very good at what you do so that you create demand and rely on referrals, which I would say is relatively easier work. On the other hand if you are just mediocre, you can still be a hairdresser and work harder to get clients and make sure you are always there to provide a service to people anytime. Your choice.