The End of Hustle Culture

Aug 14, 2023

Welcome to the dazzling world of hustle and hairdressing – where the scent of hairspray lingers like nostalgia and the race to perfect a blow-dry is speedier than a squirrel on caffeine. Who needs to relish the artistry of creating a masterpiece when you can transform a coif faster than they can say 'frizz-free'? And honestly, who cares if the salon's prices rival a small country's GDP? Time is money, darling, and we're here for it!

Let's take a moment to reminisce about that unforgettable salon meeting. There you were, surrounded by your fellow stylists, as your boss imparted the wisdom of finishing haircuts quicker than it takes to brew a cup of coffee. Who needs serenity when you can juggle tasks like a one-person circus and turn hairdressing into a real-life Tetris game? Sandy's highlights may have taken a backseat, but hey, we've got bond builders to save her hair from a total meltdown.

We all dove into this industry for the love of creating and expressing ourselves. Whether it was the thrill of coloring, the precision of cutting, the magic of texture, or the artistry of styling, we were chasing that creative high that feeds our souls. But alas, double booking and hustle culture bulldozed our dreams faster than a hair straightener set to max.

But fear not, for there's a shimmering beacon of hope: hourly pricing! Switching to this glorious model allowed me to fall back in love with hairdressing. No more hairpin acrobatics trying to manage two clients at once. Finally, you can pour all your energy into each client without feeling like a frenzied multitasker. Reconnecting with why you embarked on this journey is like a breath of fresh hairspray-laden air.

Now, let's talk results. As I embraced hourly pricing, I attracted the clientele of my dreams – people I'd have riveting conversations with, clients who appreciated the work I was passionate about. Confidence skyrocketed like a hairspray-powered rocket. And guess what? No more coming home to my family like a zombie; I savor every second behind the chair because I'm doing what ignites my fire.

So, if you're feeling like a hair-strangled hamster on a wheel, give yourself the freedom that hourly pricing offers. Unshackle your creativity, savor the process, and let your artistry shine brighter than a diamond-encrusted hairpin. It's time to experience the exhilarating high of doing what you love on your terms!

Ethan Flores
Salon Owner & Coach
The Alchemist Salon