Creating a work uniform ( Do or Dye Tx) for myself has been HUGE for me. Not only does it save me so much time getting ready, it also saves my wardrobe from getting destroyed by color and bleach.... and also from tiny hairs that never come out of fabric. Dude don't get me started with the tiny hairs in the bra poking your boobs FOREVER. It sucks MAJOR but it's just part of the job. Yes, I do have an apron but sometimes I get crazy with my creativity and bleach,color, and hair can fly! I like to stick with Black, White, Grey, and Denim because it's classic and never goes out of style. When it comes to shoes and accessories anything goes!!!! But shoes must be comfortable since I stand all day. In our industry it is so important. I will continue to add to this list so if you need some inspo just scroll all the way to the bottom of my blog and view my WISHLIST
Remember THIS POST from 2017 when I announced that I hired someone to do all my booking? Since then, I’m happy to report that my quality of life has dramatically improved! Hopefully, this new system has made things easier for my clients as well. In the spirit of ‘New Year, New Me’ and improving upon things, I’ve created this post in order to make the booking process even easier for everyone, and to ensure a more efficient way of getting your appointments scheduled.
This info applies to ALL clients, old and new!
When emailing firstname.lastname@example.org //
(Step 1) Introduce yourself!
Hi my name is __________. I am an existing client.
Hi my name is __________. I am a new client referred by __________.
(Step 2) What service(s) are you booking? Be specific!
In case you aren’t aware, when you email email@example.com you are not emailing me (Brandi) directly. These emails get sent to my booker, Rannie. She probably doesn’t know you, and she more than likely has no idea what type of service you book. So when your email consists of “Hey boo! Need to refresh my color! Let me know when I can come in!” she already has too many questions for you (and for me), which delays in you getting a timely response.
(Step 3) When would you like to make your appointment for? Give options!
It seems pretty obvious, but first, look at my hours of availability. If you work during the week, and can’t make it to the salon until 5:00pm, you will likely be looking for a Saturday appointment. It is important to mention that in your initial email. Including YOUR availability is extremely helpful in cutting down the back and forth that happens during the scheduling process. If there is a specific date you are hoping to book, offer a backup day or time that could work for you as well, that way Rannie can get back to you with any and all options.
(Step 4) Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!
All new clients are required to send photos of their current hair in natural lighting, as well as goal photos of what they are looking to achieve.
(Step 5) Anything else I should know about your hair?
Please mention anything I may need to know about your hair in regards to the amount of time that will need to be booked for you. Is your hair super long or super thick? Are you looking to make a huge change with your haircut (long to short)? Anything like that is important for us to know in order to book enough time for your service!
Hi, my name is Juniper Daily. I’m a current client. I need to make an appointment for a Partial Lived In Highlight and a haircut. It’s been about______long since I’ve gotten my color done, so I might need more than a partial? I work during the week, so I’m available on Saturdays, unless she has a lunch time appointment available on a Friday–I may be able to make that work. Let me know what she has open this month! Here is a current photo of my hair:
(Notice that the photos are taken in natural light. This is so important so we can really see what we are working with.)
Below is my goal photo. I realize this photo is probably a Full Lived In, but I can only afford a Partial Lived In and haircut at the moment.
Little insider info for you >>> These are both photos of both my hair. The first set was from March 2016 when I made a co-worker chop my hair very blunt with no layers. The Goal photo used for this post is me in November 2016. I had a total of 3 lived in highlight appointments between March and November to keep the integrity of my hair while I was growing it back out. I enjoyed each stage as I was in no rush to be blonder or brighter.
I hope you find this post helpful and feel free to leave any feedback. I am working on more hair related posts for stylists and clients in 2018. If you have any requests please let me know.
Instagram accounts to follow ///
@buenobrandi - My everyday life. Here you will see everything from my Plant babies, Interior decor, Travels, Outfits, Food, my Dog Harvey and Hair.
@doordyebrandi - Portfolio style of my clients hair and sometimes tutorials in Insta stories.
@doordyetx - Our Salon instagram with behind the scenes. 8 stylists, 2 assistants, Lash and Brow gal, Salon Coordinator, and receptionist.
Remember when I said the title of my outfit posts were going to be my 2017 resolutions or goals? Well this one is top of the list! It is so important for Jacob and I to just have one on one time together and just have fun. We fill our schedules up with friends and family so much and sometimes we forget or we don't have a night free to schedule "us" time. We don't want to continue that so we now have printed out calendars on the fridge where we actually have all our plans written out including DATE NIGHTS.
Saturday night after I got off work Jacob and I made plans to have a shopping date and go to dinner. We needed to buy new swimsuits for this weeks vacation but after one fitting room session I was over it! Does anyone love trying swimwear on? The lighting in those rooms is awful! Change the lights and maybe people would buy more! Geez. Anyway... we proceeded to shop but not for bathing suits. The highlight of the night was finding a denim cut off RompHIM (romper for a dude). When I saw the light beaming down on it I had to get Jacob to put it on. I found these Shiny Silver High tops that I added to his pile. Pretty sure all the people in line for the dressing room didn't appreciate us taking time for a little photoshoot. Oh well! If you are curious about this look he posted it on his IG @jacobslisenbe and sadly we did not go home with these items which we are kind of regretting. I mean how awesome would it be for Jacob to roll up in this get up? I would love to see the look on peoples faces. Dang it! Now I wish he would have worn it to True Foods that night. Hopes and Dreams....
This Dress and Sunnies were just a couple of items I bought that night. I'm pretty excited about my purchases because they are very different from my normal work wardrobe but still completely my style. What are some stores you are loving lately?
Boots /// Cobra Rock
Dress /// Zara (current) - I just think this looks better opened rather than buttoned all the way down. I am pretty short so this length would be very unflattering on me if I wore it closed up. It would look like a potato sac on me. I would totally wear this with cut off shorts too and maybe some platforms to make me taller.
Leggings /// - They sent these to me after our Marfa Retreat and they are the most comfortable pants ever. They are high waisted too so they don't cut off at an awkward area like right in the middle of your muffin top! I like wearing shorts or pants under dresses so I don't flash anyone.
Sunnies /// Cheap sunnies are ideal for beach vacations which is why I bought these. If they fall into the ocean or get all scratched up by the sand no biggie!
Bucket Bag /// Hatton Henry - I love this bag so much I have it in small and in large!
Gold Bangles /// Gifted or Thrifted - I love how small they are!
Watch /// - Jacob got me this watch because my fit bit kept breaking. I am still trying to figure out all the things I can do with this gadget. Love it!
Hair /// Waving Iron - People keep asking me about our waving iron and they can't find it anywhere. But we have them for sale at Do or Dye TX so come on in. I only wash my hair once a week and style it with the wave iron on Day 1 and then the rest of the week I'm set!