Now, onto the next step—choosing your learning materials. With so many options for tutorials and online courses available from a wide variety of sources, it can feel overwhelming to narrow it down to just one.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a balayage tutorial or online course to help you get the most out of your education.
How to Choose a Balayage Tutorial
1. Cover the basics.
A high quality tutorial should cover all aspects of balayage including education on application, placement, tools, and products. Each of these components are essential to gaining a well rounded understanding of balayage.
Additionally, the content should be inclusive of different brands and products when it comes to color lines and tools. This way, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to any of the products you typically work with rather than learning the ins and outs of a specific line.
Only once you have a firm understanding of the basics should you begin to look for more advanced balayage tutorials that can help you really bring your skills to the next level. Remember: You need to walk before you can run!
2. Learn from experienced stylists.
When choosing learning materials such as tutorials and online courses, you’ll want to make sure that you’re learning from an expert.
For example, all of our educators of SALT Society have first hand experience working in the hair industry. All have been independent stylists at one point and/or owned their own successful businesses. Each bringing their own experiences to their education whether it is a painting technique or how they communicate effectively with clients.
When choosing a balayage tutorial, workshop, or class, look up the educator you’ll be learning from and explore their social media pages to learn more about their expertise and see if they’re someone you trust.
3. Join a community.
Finally, we also believe that continued support is an essential component of your education. For this reason, we always encourage stylists and salon owners who want to develop their skills and knowledge to find a community focused on continuous learning.
When you join the SALT Society community, you don’t just receive online tutorials—you also receive success kits, opportunities to join virtual meetups, and membership to a community of like-minded individuals. As a part of this community, you’ll have the chance to connect with expert educators and other stylists who are going through the same situations as you are.
Finding the Perfect Balayage Tutorial
There are so many tutorials and courses out there from truly talented creators. When it comes to choosing the best learning materials for your education, make sure you choose content that speaks to your goals.
Our team at SALT Society believes in creating educational content that serves our community in the most real way. We focus on teaching techniques that can be used in real life situations and scenarios to level up your client experience. We pair this with marketing and business education that can help you grow your clientele and run a profitable business.