The definition of value-"the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something (or someone).
If you stand behind the chair long enough this will be a question you will have to ask yourself.
It will come up when trying to decide if it is time to change shops. It will become an issue when you decide if it is time to open your own shop or start renting a chair.
When you work for a shop that offers an hourly wage your value is not based on what you as a business charges for a haircut but what the owner of the shop feels you are worth. If you work in a commission shop or salon your percentage is based o. What the owner believes is fair and not what you feel is fair.
Last week as I was at Darryl & Kim Brandt's (owners of Public Image) asked me how much I was going to be charging for my services Kim asked also said "charge what you are worth". And this statement lead me to really think about what I was worth.
I am personally looking at value and worth in a bigger picture. I am not just looking monitarially and also in my skill set. If I am not where I want to be what am I willing to do to get to that point where what I charge is equal to my skill set. Or is it my skill set is worth every red cent I am charging.
How confident are you in yourself and your work? I do not care if you are a barber, a stylist, a colorist or a educator. Your value In the end is based on your work and the care you take in what you do. The pride you take in your craft.
The last conversation I had with my friend Steve he said this to me: "Do not let anyone tell you that you can not be an educator. You proved you have what it takes to do this. Do not let anyone tell what you can or can't do".
I felt as I was working on this it was relevant to share. Do not let others determine your worth....In the end it is all up to you.