In my professional experience, I have been fortunate to be able to work with important teachers, who have taught me both from the point of view of my activity and from the human point of view.
In my opinion, creating relationships in the workplace is the key to success and satisfaction and I invite all my colleagues to pursue this goal.
I decided to talk to you about my collaboration and then friendship with the “master of masters” John Santilli.
A point of reference for hairdressers in cutting and building their own professional awareness.
Teachings as a hairdresser
He taught me above all the ability to look and understand that every cutting project is the realization of technical work for a woman. Satisfying your requests means making a cut that knows how to interpret what the customer expects, with the right amount of empathy and refined technical gestures.
“Being” hairdressers is the union of deep technical and interpretative abilities.
Teachings as a trainer
John Santilli for me represents a living encyclopedia!
This is why I ventured to ask him for advice on training for my cutting seminars.
It made me understand that art cannot be taught, but through careful technical preparation and a complex vision of what you do, everyone can put their talent on the line and find their way.
During my courses, I am careful not to neglect the details and find the logic in every movement I perform.
I believe that my ever-evolving personal preparation and the perfect communication of the method are fundamental to being an effective trainer.
Thanks to the skill and knowledge of John Santilli I learned that to “be” a hairdresser or trainer you must be constantly trained and informed.
I realized that the hairdresser has an important responsibility when he takes care of his client and consequently has a duty to be prepared to guarantee an excellent result.
We must be prepared as visages, hair technicians and also we must be open to the knowledge of art, fashion and social situations that determine the explosion of trend phenomena.
Knowing the nature of things makes the hairdresser always aware of what he does and every product he uses, it becomes the tool for applying the knowledge that is independent of any commercial conditioning.
The hairdresser studies learn and then creates, like an interior decorator who in front of an empty room with white walls creates your home respecting your tastes, your needs, and your well-being. His inspiration is nothing but the fruit of basic knowledge, combined with the experience of interpreting personal fashions and tastes.
I close this intervention with a provocation:
do you think Vidal Sassoon has revolutionized the world of cutting only thanks to a specific shear?