I spend a portion of my class discussions sharing our community’s mission: Elevating Hair Color to an Art Form. That’s a pretty ambitious goal, but I continue to believe that as artists and business people, it’s best to reach for the stars. Doing all we can to remain inspired and informed really matters.
But, how might we address the less-than-respected reputation our line of work continues to carry?
I obtained some very valuable insight into our situation when, by chance, I watched a video of Julia Child being interviewed. The host asked her when chefs (1970’s) were not respected for their talents, how she might respond. Julia’s mission was to change that opinion. Here are the words she used: “An Honorable Discipline”. Two wonderful words!
So, perhaps salon professionals and cosmetology instructors might share this short description when they encounter that "I’m just a hairdresser" tone echoing around them. We are masters in an "Honorable Discipline”. B.