Question of the month

How do I achieve the pastel colors?

First thing is first, you should see your stylist. Now what can the stylist do that will ensure great results for pastel colors? Here are some tips for them:
*Always prelighten safely and properly. Without a proper prelighten the color will not go on evenly
*Be mindful of the pigment that is left on the hair, this pigment will have an effect on the end result
*Experiment with different colors, customize when ever possible
*Never cut your processing time short. 30 minutes is the rule of thumb
*Rinse hair quickly but efficiently. Always use cold water to eliminate the possibility of bleeding

Student Spotlight Ray King

Student Spotlight Ray King

Barber Ray King
A Maryland born man, who has spent the last 25 years in Florida. Ray served in the United States Army for 4 years and now a disabled vet, He spent 21 years with the postal service and retired. During that time he also raised 5 wonderful boys who range in age now from 29-18 which the youngest are twins. I would imagine after raising 5 boys and balancing his full time job during his retirement he would just kick back and enjoy some peace and quiet reading and watching sports. Heck no that’s not Ray, he goes and decides on another career. Ray joined us about 5 months ago to become a barber with hopes of owning his own barbershop in Northport. I dare say with the dedication of 25 years with the government he will obtain that desire. I have had the pleasure of watching Ray’s talents bloom. His creativity shines in his cutting skills. Which of course is his favorite service to do. So many guests have stated what a talented man Ray is, along with the great conversations they have had with him. Ray I am truly glad you didn’t just kick back during your retirement, Northport will be very lucky to have such a talented new barber join the community.

Keeping the Edge!!

Keeping the Edge!!

We wrapped up a section of our student Business Training portion covering career opportunities last night.  What a great class, about 15 students turned out!!

The topic covered was centered around options for licensed professionals in our industry, moreover, we explored ideas like “Sea of Sameness”, “Competitive Advantage”, and Profit vs. Loss.  In exploring and conversing about this, we were able to uncover some pitfalls, opportunities, and these items are what I would like to discuss.

BE DIFFERENT!!  In a giant ocean of providers of services and products, you have to fight hard to separate yourself from the rest.  The “Sea of Sameness” refers to the countless options that seem to muddle themselves into being “the same”.  In an industry with tons of options, so many barbers, stylists, nail techs, masseuse, and skin care professionals one must differentiate themselves.  Whatever “small thing” you can do to set yourself apart, be mindful of each client’s story, gift a sample of product you carry, send bday cards, or Christmas cards, BE SPECIAL.  This creates your competitive advantage.  In being special or different you suck in your clients by making yourself the OBVIOUS choice for them to see you, and only you.

When you have more clients, creates more dollars (revenues).  When your revenues exceed your expenses, that’s money in your pocket.  Are you setting a budget for yourself?  Do you track your income/expenses at home?  Do you track it monthly, weekly, yearly?  Know your numbers.  Think like a business person constantly, and be aware, although your motivation is rooted in helping and assisting your clients, team members, and family; understanding the monies involved in your practice is crucial!!

Get the edge, and Keep IT!!  5 Star Customer Service, Every customer, Every Day, Every Time.

Student Spotlight: Laurie Rose

Student Spotlight: Laurie Rose

Laurie is a native of New York but has called Florida home for 30 years. She loves to read and write, but most importantly she loves to spend time with her kids. She is a self proclaimed “cheer mom”, and loves it!
Laurie wants to work in a very trendy, upbeat salon and with her hair color choices this style suits her perfectly. She is loving corrective color and takes the opportunity to learn more every chance she gets. She wants to specialize in shorts cuts and of course corrective color. She loves to show people the beauty of color when its done correctly.
Laurie will graduate in April or May of next year, 2016.

How do I achieve the pastel colors?

First thing is first, you should see your stylist. Now what can the stylist do that will ensure great results for pastel colors? Here are some tips for them:

*Always prelighten safely and properly. Without a proper prelighten the color will not go on evenly
*Be mindful of the pigment that is left on the hair, this pigment will have an effect on the end result
*Experiment with different colors, customize when ever possible
*Never cut your processing time short. 30 minutes is the rule of thumb
*Rinse hair quickly but efficiently. Always use cold water to eliminate the possibility of bleeding

Does the type of shampoo and conditioner I use really matter?

Simply put, yes! The shampoo that you choose is the base of your style. If you want your hair to respond well, hold all day and look luxurious and healthy then you must start with a professional shampoo and conditioner. If your stylist or student has chosen the correct products for your hair then you shouldn’t need to “change it up” every bottle. Your shampoo should clean without stripping, and your conditioner should condition without leaving a buildup. Those are just a few of the ways that choosing the wrong or right shampoo and conditioner can make or break a hairstyle.

I want to be a student at GUTI, how does the admissions process work?

We make our admission process easy as 1, 2, 3, in our three-step appointment system. The first appointment is where you fill out our initial application and speak with one of our admissions representatives. The second appointment is made for all your financial aid or payment plan needs. You will need to bring certain documents to this appointment. In the third appointment, you are just one more step away from entereing GUTI. This final appointment is your enrollment apppointment. Here is where you discuss your schedule, dress code, policies and procedures, and complete your enrollment by completing your agreement for.

Student Spotlight – Tiara Anderson-Smith

Student Spotlight – Tiara Anderson-Smith

Tiara is one of our new Brandon Campus students. She attends night classes and currently works at Sephora. She has had several jobs but didn’t find her passion in any of them. Tiara is happy to say that she is finally living her dream. Being a Skin Care student is something that she is loving. Her favorite service to give is a facial. She loves that the skin responds so well to the treatment and she likes to see how beautiful the skin can be without makeup. In her free time, the little bit that she has she spends it cuddling with her “fur babies”, as she lovingly calls them and spending time with her love. She also loves to cook, when she has the time. Tiara hopes to enter a spa that is peaceful and “drama free”. She wants to be on the cutting edge and one day to head to Milan or Paris for fashion week. We all know that Tiara can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. She has proven this thus far by her dedication to this journey and her ability to accomplish her tasks. Tiara is looking forward to seeing soon for a facial that will leave you rejuvinated and ready to take on the world!

Student Spotlight – Arianna Boggie

Student Spotlight – Arianna Boggie

Arianna is our very first student in the Brandon location. She has successfully graduated to “the floor” and is ready for clients! She loves to read and play music in her spare time. She also has a part time job and a little brother to look after.

Originally from California, Arianna is now happy to call Florida home, mainly because there isn’t any snow! This is her first career and she is really excited for the what the future holds.

Arianna is a bit retro, and she likes vintage styles. She hopes to work in a small salon with a classic feel to it. The services she likes to do the most is pin curls. Anything in the style of “old Hollywood”, or “something” with character, as she says. Her thoughts are that she wants to do styles that are “not popular and when people look at it they are like whoa, that looks so nice”

Our newest student stylist is ready to serve you, giving you the attention you deserve, with the quality you want.

Student Spotlight – Ashley Anderson

I met with Ashley to get to know her a bit better. Ashley is always here and I never realized that she rode the bus from Palmetto and it sometimes took her 2 hours and sometimes 3 buses to get to here. We are all proud of her determination and passion for the school and business.

She originally was born in Palmetto and is still there. I truly think I have never met anyone who has not ventured very far from her home town. Ashley has only been out of Florida once. I do hope with her success as a stylist she begins to travel a bit. Ashley’s free time is spent being home with her son, enjoying walking, playing and making him laugh. She spends the other bit of her free time keeping up with her studies. As for services she preforms she enjoys color and haircuts, although she does amazing highlights, she still dreads them. I bet the latter soon changes. She is such a pleasure to be around.

We hope if you make an appointment you will ask for Ashley, you surly won’t be disappointed.