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Master Class Supplement 2018

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AUGUST 2018 | MASTER CLASS | 23 Successful mentoring isn't just about teaching a cut or color technique—it's about listening to the mentee and determining what he or she truly needs to overcome hurdles. "I choose to follow the mentees' lead, and listen to what they're saying and what they're not saying," shares Rebecca Beardsley, owner of ShineForth Salon, executive director of Haircuts With Heart and author of "5 Simple and Effective Self- Care Strategies." Above all, "mentors need to help the student see her value and the gifts she brings to the industry," she says, adding that teaching practices that support personal growth fi rst and career growth second help achieve this goal. Joanne Rempel, Eufora color development manager, believes that a strong mentor wears many hats: educator, cheerleader and psychologist. "We spend all of our time mentoring on cosmetology and skill, which is necessary and required; however, most stylists don't leave our industry because they can't cut a bob," she stresses. "We must mentor and create mentorship programs that focus on not only technical skills, but also the psychological demands of working with guests, the preconceived ideas of beauty and the demands that these create on the stylist." THE STRONG MENTOR

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