6 Steps to being taken seriously in your business by Jenny Strebe

The #1 question I’m most asked about my business is how I got to the point where I was taken seriously enough to grow my business and brand into what it is today.

Let me tell you, it wasn’t without hard work and a lot of hustle.

But the things I did are actually really simple in concept, and I know that if you apply them to your business you’ll be able to reach your goals too.

To help you get there, I created a 6 part email series that outlines the biggest factors that went into my success. You’ll get a new email every day walking you through the steps.

I don't want to give too much away just yet, but in the series we'll define what your goals are, talk about setting yourself apart from your competition, outline your ideal client and much more.

Ready for access to my 6 step formula? Click the button below to get signed up. See you in your inbox soon!
 

My VW Bus Hair Tour Adventure by Jenny Strebe

Who wouldn't want to travel the states in a bus with there family and get paid right? I mean its seriously been a dream come true for me. If you have been following my Instagram you probably would know that I've been following my dreams of teaching classes around the nation in my Volkswagen bus that my husband restored and we bring our 2 children along with us. Every Sunday and Monday I teach classes then we head to the next destination and get to site see along the way. 

Below is a little glimpse into our adventure. Im coming up with tour 3 that will include cities like Indianapolis, Cinnicinati, Memphis and Nashville soon so make sure to check back for those dates in my classes section of my site.

With that, the tour wouldn't be possible if I didn't have my amazing supportive sponsors who include Brazilian Bond Builder, Kenra, Pulp Riot and Label m hair care. Enjoy the clip below and make sure to circle back to follow along my adventures! 

Instagram Inspiration Roundup by Jenny Strebe

Hey friends, today I want to talk about hair inspiration on Instagram. If you follow my hair page on Instagram you probably know Im a sucker for quick yet fun braids and up styles. I thought it would fun to showcase some of my work that Ive been posting on my Instagram page from time to time.

Maintaining a Instagram hair page can be quite difficult and can take lots of work to do, hence why my blog posts have become to sparse. But with a little time, dedication, and if you keep consistent and true to what makes you happy you can really make a big impact on Instagram. Unsure what Im talking bout? Make sure to sign up for my newsletter as I will be mailing out some of my favorite business tips soon. 

Enjoy these fun pics, and if you dont follow my hair page on Instagram make sure to @theconfessionsofahairstylist 

Confessions Updo/Braids Workshop Breakdown by Jenny Strebe

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I can't tell you how thrilled I am that my hair salon educational programs have been taking off! Ive worked as an hair educator for over 8 years now, and 2 years being independent salon educator really paving my own way! I love the freedom to create my own braids and updo looks, breaking down the hairstyles as I see fit and creating my own hair educational programs. Since I get so many email inquiries about my classes, I decided to do a post on what my classes are like if you have ever wondered and/or were wanting to sign up you can get a feel for what you can expect. 

I offer two types of class tickets. I offer a demo only class option from 10am to 1pm for $175 where I can take 20-40 students at a time. This option is perfect for my more visual learners. Since hairstylist are so artistic and we all have different learning styles, I wanted to give a cheaper version of my classes for those who can watch a technique and be able to replicate it with no hesitation or problems at all. In the 3 hours of this option, I go over 4 completely different looks and then spend 15-30 minutes on how to build your business on social media. The four looks I go over will include two bridal looks and then two braids that are currently trending in todays beauty industry. 

One of my niches as a hair educator has been I can really break down up styles and braids in an easy manner by simplifying the sectioning patterns and or as I call it "piecing my updo puzzle" together. Not only am I strong at simplifying complicated looks, I always teach styles that are really salon friendly and you would be able to make more money the following day inside the salon by utilizing the easy yet fast techniques that are trending in todays beauty world. 

The other option of class I offer is a full day of the 10-1 demo only combined with a 2pm-4:30pm hands on portion for $350. This is a perfect option for my beginners or anyone that wants to fully embrace the styles I demo and have lots of one on one time with me. I limit the hands on portion of class to no more than 18 students. The reason why I want to do that is because I believe the students that are attending the hands on, need a bit more attention and I want to make sure I can give it to them. Inside class we go over all 4 looks that I demoed as a class and then I will teach you some of my favorite IG picture taking techniques. 

If you are a student that is staying for my hands on portion, I require you to bring in your own model with medium hair texture that is at least where their hair length at least falls to the bra line.  Since we will be going over how to take a good Instagram photo I recommend when choosing your model, you want to make sure there is some kind of tonal difference in their hair for the style to pop in your photos. Which I will go over in class as I feel like knowing a few of my secrets will help build your IG picture quality in no time! 

And last but not least, if you are attending demo only you just bring your pretty self but if you are coming for hands on, I recommend bringing the following items in your kit:

KIT LIST FOR HANDS ON: 

  • Comb
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobbi Pins
  • Duckbill Clips
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Pin Curl clips
  • Large round brush
  • Texture Spray like Kenra or Label m
  • Workable Hairspray
  • Salt Spray
  • Shine spray

And last but not least, if you are interested in attending any of my courses, you can head to my Confessions Classes right HERE that is updated regularly or if you want me to visit your salon email us at Class@confessionsofahairstylist.com 

 

Photos courtesy of Lauren J Photography

VW Bus Updo Tour 2 by Jenny Strebe

Im back at it again!! Friends, I have decided to round up my family again and go cruisng around the nation in my VW Bus Teaching updo classes. I couldn't be more thrilled to go on this adventure once again! If you want to follow my journey head to my IG @theconfessionsofahairstylist, my Snap Chat and Periscope under Jenny Strebe! Seriously can't wait! For tour locations and dates head to my classes page HERE or check out the graphic above.

Special thanks to my tour sponsors this time around Kenra, Label m and Brazillian bond builder!! Woot woot!! See you soon midwest! 

Pulp Riot Hair Color by Jenny Strebe

I have tons of emotions that come to mind when trying to find the right words for this post. If you have been following my journey from the beginning you would know that I have spent the last four years plugging away with blog posts, YouTube videos, my educational programs and working on my social media presence. All for what you ask? I was never really sure except I was trying to create my own voice and presence in an industry where it can be quite difficult to be heard unless you are a stylist with a celebrity clientele.

I have worked for several manufactures in the last 15 years as a hairstylist behind the chair and found myself constantly pleaing to my superiors that I wanted more, I had a voice too and I wanted to make an impact in the industry. Because no one listened and I was unable to get the positive growth and change I needed from an industry I felt so passionate about which lead me to launch my brand as you know it today as Confessions of a Hairstylist

With that, I have been told NO, I can't or that my ideas and/or dreams couldn't become a reality over time and time again. Over the years of working on my brand, I have finally made a voice for myself and have been searching for my tribe, my squad, my hair family where I could help positively impact the industry with like minded individuals. Little did I know that all the times I was told NO was going to help push me the direction that I was destined to go.

Over the past year, I have connected with some really passionate hairstylist that are just as driven as me, if not more. They also have a voice and together we are powerful. These individuals I am speaking of are my tribe, my hair home and people that I needed in my life at the right time.

The people I am referring to are not only power houses on Social Media, they are forward thinkers, driven, insanely talented and I am proud to call these individuals my friends. Together we recognized that the industry needed to shift and get back to the roots of the hairstylist themselves that make this industry so beautiful. Together as a team ran by David Thurston, we have joined forces to start a new hair color company called Pulp Riot Hair. This is a company that was founded by my mentor and friend David & Alexis Thurston of Butterfly Loft Salon which is a salon that is extremely successful located in the LA area. We together have formulated this amazing line that Im a proud owner of along side my friends. The team consists of David and Alexis aka @alexisbutterflyloft of course along with Iris Smith aka @Glamiris, Rickey Zito aka @hairgod_zito, Linh Pham aka @bescene, Jay Wesley Olson aka @jaywesleyolson and the talented Ash Fortis aka @xostylistxo

The idea behind this color line is that we wanted to empower stylist to think of themselves as the artist and create their own masterpieces. With Pulp Riot there are zero degrees of separation between the formulators and the stylist using the product.

Its just the change I was looking for where I can help positively help change the hair industry by working so closely developing the colors with my hair squad who are at the top of the industry creating innovative trends each and everyday. But it doesn't stop there, we want to listen to you, yes YOU! We want to be a company for the hairstylist, we want to listen, help, evolve and change with you. 

The color line will start out with 16 gorgeous shades and will launch in North America in May. If you want more info on this color line, make sure to head to Pulpriothair.com and follow us on IG as @pulpriothair and you'll know the minute we officially launch. Again, I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this movement. Below you can see some creations Ash Fortis, Jay Wesley Olson as well as myself with Hair God. Will you join our movement? 

Braids & Buns, Ponies & Pigtails by Jenny Strebe

So proud to announce that my children's tutorial book is officially on sale HERE and ready for purchase.  I want to thank my hair assistants Demi Walsh and Anthoney Luam, because with out you I wouldn't have been able to make this book a possibility. I also want to thank my amazing photographer and friend Sara Bishop who did an incredible job in capturing these fun children's hairstyles. I also want to thank my sister in law Sacha Strebe who helped me write this incredible book. I also want to thank the amazing little girls that modeled and were a huge part of this project. 

Purchase this book knowing that my heart and soul went into this fun hair tutorial book perfect for all moms out there that have little girls.

Smokey Green Hair Tutorial by Jenny Strebe

I had the most amazing pleasure working with one of my favorite colorists Linh Pham from Bescene on IG and Rickey also known as Hair God. They are amazing colorists and know friends.  Ive always known that I wanted to do a collab with the two of them and Im so happy that it finally happened!

Todays video is on how to get Smokey Green hair with some funky fresh Neon Green ends! You guys will flip out when you see how these two rock stars create this color! Rickey aka Hair God Zito was kind enough to open up his salon to us, so thats why the scenery is a bit different. His salon is located in Lousiana called Head Rush.Make sure to watch the below video for the full hair how-to!

Mid Length Rope Braid Hairstyle by Jenny Strebe

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Hello…its me…. Ive thought about us for a long long time. 

But seriously though. I've  been so busy friends, and am finally going to get on a regular blogging schedule. So much to fill you in on, but for now let me show all my short to mid-length haired friends a fun Rope-braid hairstyle that is not only easy, its super fun and quick! Ill you need for this do is a hair elastic and some hairspray. So make sure to watch my easy how-to below and subscribe to my YouTube channel for all sorts of weekly hair tutorials!