Salon Best Practices: Confirm, Paraphrase, Reach Consensus


Confirm, paraphrase, reach consensus – Before you every pick up a tool be sure everyone is on the same page, same haircut. The carpenter’s rule of measure twice, cut once applies to haircutting, too.  Find a different way to state back to the client what you are going to do BEFORE you begin.  This will make for many more happier endings.

About: Ivan Zoot is ClipperGuy Ivan is a licensed barber, licensed cosmetologist and certified personal trainer.  Ivan specializes in working with salons, individuals and brands to get healthy, stay healthy, build business and increase profits and productivity. Ivan is a must see presenter at educational events and trade shows throughout the world. His book series, ClipperGuy Says… features eight titles ranging from technical cutting and business building to revealing the secrets of the cutting system he developed and used to break three Guinness World Hair Cutting records. The ClipperGuy channel on Youtube is a hair industry favorite for Ivan’s education, motivation and inspiration.  He has hundreds of videos there. More information about Ivan is available at