I took a different approach to a cut today. I listened to what the customer said but added my own spin. I was thinking “I like this cut!” and about then Jon, a fellow student, said “Nice cut, Clayton.” Man…that rocks. When someone else sees what I see and likes it then it’s a double whammy.
The customer was pleasantly surprised, I think. The tip was above the cursory $1-2 and that’s some indication of level of satisfaction.
I also took a different approach to basic scissor/shear cutting. I did some studying over the weekend and it made a difference to me and the customer. Ed, another student barber, mentioned he noticed I was going for my “scissor skills”. I didn’t realize, until then, that many barber student sway toward clippers.
All in all, a really great day. Wait…one more…I did a great full head and full face razor shave for a gentleman. No nicks or cuts for anyone and he said he plans to come back. I got a nice tip, too!