Presentation on theme: "Chapter 3 Your Professional Image Thought of the Day “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem."— Presentation transcript:
Thought of the Day “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know something is wrong.” ------Buckminster Fuller
Your Professional Image Your professional image is the impression you project as a person engaged in the profession of cosmetology Image is everything Your professional image is also tied into your role as a model for your clients
Your Professional Image Your professional image is not one single thing Appearance Attitude Abilities Energy Personality (outward reflection of the inner being) All these things create a mental picture in the minds of your clients & associates. You want it to be one of respect, trust, & confidence in your knowledge, creativity, technical skills & sense of style
Role model for Clients We need to look our best and express lifestyle choices that signify a real sense of responsibility if we are to advise our clients on how to care of their hair, skin, nails, and alert them to lifestyle decisions that impact their beauty concerns.
Your Professional Image The External Our surface is a reflection of what we carry inside ourselves Outer dress Grooming Graciousness of speech Pleasantness of voice How we stand and carry ourselves Facial expressions Our surface is a reflection of what we carry inside ourselves
Professional Image The Internal How we feel about people How we feel about the world Whether we like people Our optimism or pessimism When we feel whole in body, mind, and spirit, we can present our best self to the world
Summary Good health, proper grooming and posture are essential ingredients for the success of the licensed cosmetologist especially in light of the fact that we, in fact, represent the image of industry