AHP Indie Stylist

Volume 4, Issue 2

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98 indie stylist Volume 4 Issue 2 THE INBOX "Have a one-on-one conversation with your coworker explaining their actions. Keep your tone even without a lot of inflection and keep your posture open yet assertive. Let them know you appreciate their willingness to help but moving forward, you'd appreciate if they don't insert themselves when you're consulting your clients. Conclude with setting the boundary that you'd never overstep if the roles were reversed." —Jalia Pettis, dually licensed session stylist "I'm a firm believer in going straight to the source. I like to be direct and cut right to the chase, no drama. Before accusing your coworker of being disrespectful, simply ask them what their intentions are when they insist on correcting you in front of your clients. I would obviously do this at a scheduled time outside of salon hours. This gives both of you a neutral environment and time frame to resolve the dilemma. It's good to remember that two people can agree to disagree." —Danielle Keasling, Ulta Beauty Pro Team, celebrity hairstylist, and Matrix/Biolage global director "I would first make a judgment call based on the coworker's personality. If you feel like they're approachable, pull them aside and have a professional conversation. Let them know you appreciate them wanting to help, but you would like to be approached with the same manner of discretion. If you are met with anything other than understanding, I recommend immediately ending the conversation and proceeding to management to express your concerns. It's important to understand when criticism is constructive and meant in a positive manner. It's also important to communicate to anyone if it is not welcomed. Ultimately, management should have a say." —Yahia Jaber (Mr. Official), master barber, founder of Official Cuts Academy, and L3VEL3 ambassador Answers to Your Top Questions Industry pros explain what to do when your coworker oversteps Question I have a coworker who insists on correcting me in front of my clients. I feel so disrespected as a professional. How do I address this with them? Pro Answers anna tarazevich/pexels

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