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Master Class Supplement 2018

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Authenticity. "I mentor in a very authentic way. I teach how I work: Work smarter, not harder, and subscribe to the idea that there are no problems, only opportunities." —Sonya Dove Ownership and Responsibility. "My methodology sees success when I look at how they reacted to their own unexpected outcomes: Did they hide, make excuses, make it worse, or fi x it and make it better?" —Patrick McIvor Historical Knowledge. "My methodology is to teach all the great foundational skills and techniques from the past to the next generation of hairdressers. Technique remains the same, but fashions and trends are fl eeting." —Nicholas French Self-Esteem. "I want stylists to value themselves enough that they don't allow salon owners to work them down to the ground—that they fi nd their home where they work." —Rebecca Beardsley Honest Feedback. "I do this with respect and dignity. Fluffy statements that don't accurately provide feedback won't help growth." —Joanne Rempel "Education never ends as a hairdresser, and mentoring never stops once you choose that path," asserts French. In an industry where trends and techniques change daily, keeping abreast of it all means constant learning and, in turn, a continuous need to connect when the going gets tough. Of course, it's mostly on the mentee to do the outreach, but a strong mentor will be ready to receive the call. "Once someone lets me in to their lives, I take it seriously, and they're always welcome to reach out," says Beardsley. In fact, Dove asserts that some mentor-mentee relationships evolve into lifelong friendships. "This is the part of mentoring that fi lls my heart as it ends up I'm mentoring them through life, not just hair," she says. Thanks to social media, taking on the role of lifelong mentor is a tiny bit easier. "Social media allows mentors to help more people, as sometimes we don't have enough time to help and guide as many people in person as we'd like," says Reyes. Posting educational videos, answering questions, and simply giving encouragement on mentees' pages all help fuel the relationship for years to come. But Rempel is quick to point out that though technical online mentorship has value in the industry for young stylists due to its ease and time effi ciency, in-person mentorship is what truly helps drive stylists to greatness. Strong mentorship certainly creates future leaders—there's no doubt about that. But for French, strong mentorship also passes the torch to the next generation of mentors—and history can be forgotten all too easily in today's social media age. "Future leaders must have a great depth of knowledge," he says. "The hair industry of the future has to be nurtured to be successful." Adds McIvor, "In some industries, mentorship drives that industry exclusively forward, whereas in the hair industry, great mentorships not only drive our industry forward but also honor and teach the past and our craft." "Ideally, we want our future leaders to stand on our shoulders and go beyond what we ever thought was imaginable," remarks Beardsley. "Helping them build that strong base of knowledge and experience while fostering their creativity, helping them fi nd their own voice in hair, cultivating their inner life, broadening their knowledge of the world—this all allows them to see the endless possibilities of their capabilities. When we mentor this way, we are showing our future leaders what it is to be a mentor. Guaranteed, one day they'll then pay it forward with another stylist—or many." LASTING LEARNING PASSING THE TORCH Diane McCaffrey with mentor Patrick McIvor Mentorship Methodologies WHILE PATIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REMAIN THE BEDROCK OF SOLID MENTORSHIP, MENTORS HAVE DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES TO DELIVER THEIR TEACHINGS. So You Want to Be a Mentor? As Joanne Rempel says: "If you have the fortune to excel in your career as a stylist, it's your responsibility to pay it forward." Here, our pros offer insight on what it takes to guide others successfully. "Understand that you need to be 100 percent committed personally, professionally, fi nancially, and even socially—and the impact it can have on your family and life." —Patrick McIvor "Park your ego at the door and always share your unique techniques with the hairdressers coming up behind you." —Nicholas French "Have a servant's heart and patience. And practice, practice, practice, because you must stay on top of your skill set in order to teach." —Jason Reyes COURTESY OF INDIVIDUALS

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