Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Blaine Schlaudt. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Alright, Blaine thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Has your work ever been misunderstood or mischaracterized?
As a hair stylist we encounter so many client/hair stylist communication issues. While hair styles are trendy, sometimes they are not right for everyone. As an example, the ultra trendy pastel colors are not for everyone. Sometimes someone will book an appointment and not realize the time of the service and the price. as the service takes several hours and it is not like painting a pink on top of a dark brown hair color. I have had to refuse the service, especially to high school students, because they don’t understand the cost/time of the service. Communication is crucial with the stylist and I have had to turn away clients if the desire is more than the execution would be.
Blaine, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I am a certified MASTER COLORIST, which takes about 120 hours of extended education. I provide the most amazing hair colors as I have the education to do so. One thing about myself is if a clients intentions are not achievable I will not preform the service. I have been know to refuse to follow thru with a hair service if I know it is unachievable. One of the things I am most proud of is being voted as “The Best Colorist In Dallas” for the past 5 years.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
I would say, changing peoples lives with a new look.
What do you find most rewarding about being a creative?
I believe it is the fact that I change peoples lives. Appearance is a major concern these days and a fresh look can really change how someone feels about themselves.