As beauty professionals, we’re all artists. And, as such, it’s easy to take things personally. When a tough day, an unhappy client, or a rude comment get you down, remember these things to get past it all.
When someone is impolite or disrespectful, keep in mind that their rudeness is not about you. It’s more likely a reflection of their own issues or shortcomings.
If someone in your chair doesn’t smile or talk much, they could just be shy or having a bad day. Their behavior is not necessarily about you or the work that you do. Take their cues and allow them the space, and likely quiet, they desire at that moment. They need to recognize that they are safe in your chair and that you are there to help make them feel good about themselves, even if it’s done in near silence.
For every negative comment or criticism someone makes, take it constructively. Try and view the situation how an unbiased observer would and ask yourself if there’s any truth to their comment. If so, act accordingly to correct any issues and be humble enough to learn from it. Learning to take constructive criticism is a large part of the creative process and your professional growth.
Even in the worst of scenarios, realize that you are not defined by your mistakes or anyone’s disparagement of you. Your self-worth is determined by you and you alone, not by others or any criticisms they may have about you or your work.
Last but not least, truly grasp that you can’t please everyone every time. There are billions of people in this world, each with unique personalities and their own set of likes and dislikes. It’s simply not possible to make every single person happy, no matter how good you are at what you do. The sooner that you come to terms with this fact of life, the better off you will be.