HOW TO BECOME A TRUSTED WIG AND HAIR EXTENSION EXPERT: A Step-by-step guide to specialise, starting with nothing but your skills - E BOOKRegular price £17.00
My earliest memory of doing hair dates back to when I was between the ages of 3 and 5 in Nigeria. I recall my hairdresser aunt teaching me how to do single braids with hair extensions. Another memory took place when I was 11 years old in year 6. During a role play with my siblings, I discovered I could do cornrows on a doll's head. Though the cornrows were a bit messy, I remember feeling incredibly excited and proud of myself.
Moving forward to my secondary school years, during the popular era of the fringe with a track hairstyle, and by sixth form, I became the go-to hairstylist for my sisters, friends, and peers in Milton Keynes, doing braids and weaves for fees ranging from £0 to £30.
After my first year of university in 2013, I decided not to return home. With my retail job at 'Menkind' paying me only £5 per hour, I knew I wouldn't make it through the summer. So, I got glammed up, hit the streets of Nottingham, and distributed some business cards. Charging just £25 per weave and £35 for single braids, and apparently excelling in my craft, I soon became the most recommended hairstylist among NTU and Uni of Nottingham students. After graduating in 2015, I made the decision to pursue a full-time career in the hair industry. Now, I provide wig and hair extension services, selling products for prices as high as £1000+ for a single wig.
Although I enjoyed my journey, I always searched for a concise guide that encompassed all the fundamental information and processes needed to set up a successful business in the hair industry. Unfortunately, it wasn't easy to find.
Despite the abundance of free information available on the internet, there is also a lot of unnecessary noise in between. This can often be overwhelming and distracting.
That is why I decided to create an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide that will assist you in achieving your goals and making your dreams a reality with minimal stress and hassle.
I am delighted to present this guide to you. I hope the information and my shared experiences will aid you on your journey to becoming a specialist in your field, just as it has helped me.
0: My Story and Journey So Far
0.1: My Failures, Lessons, and Successes
0.2: How I Came to Specialize
Chapter 1: Becoming a Specialist
1.1: What Does It Mean to Specialise?
1.2: Why Is Specialising Important? (Benefits)
Chapter 2: Becoming a Wig and Hair Extensions Specialist
2.1: What Is a Wig and Hair Extension Specialist?
2.2: Steps to Become a Wig and Hair Extensions Specialist
2.3: Starting from Where You Are
Chapter 3: How to Market Your Wig and Hair Extensions Business and Services
Chapter 4: Steps to Manage Your Finances as a Wig and Hair Extensions Specialist
Chapter 5: Ways to Stay Motivated as a Creative, Entrepreneur, and Stylist
Chapter 6: How to Set Up Your Wig and Hair Extension Business in the UK
Chapter 7: Ways to Exercise Patience as You Work Towards the Success of Your Business
BONUS RESOURCES: Systems I Personally Use