Professional Image – FOE101

Successful beauty professionals are representations of themselves and their beliefs; trying to be someone you are not will hinder your creativity and detract from the uniqueness that defines you.

To be successful:

  • Remain true to yourself.
  • Stay open to the many career options and opportunities available.
  • Be flexible, open, willing, and ready to work.

What is the best way to ensure that you are dressed for success?

Answer: Tune in to your salon, spa, or barbershop’s culture, including a dress code or any requirements.

Why is a positive attitude important in shaping your professional image?

Answer: As a beauty professional, it is your artistic talent, technical skills, and professional image that will generate referrals and return clients, but it is a positive attitude that keeps the referrals flowing and clients returning. One of the greatest challenges that you will encounter as a beauty professional is the diverse personalities of your clients. Your client may be tired, stressed, overworked, unhappy, sad, nervous, or angry—and it will be your attitude and professional image that will shape the outcome of your service.

List the items that should be included in your portfolio.

  • Diplomas
  • Awards
  • Resume
  • Letters of reference
  • Certificates
  • Memberships
  • Affiliations
  • Before-and-after photos
  • Statement of purpose

What are four things you should not do when it comes to social media?

Answer: Use profane language; participate in or entertain arguments online; post nude or embarrassing photographs; forward spam.