FAQ: Q & A with Harry Wood
Founder and CEO of Six Figure Hairdresser
Q. Why did you create the Six Figure Hairdresser model?
A. “Some people think hairdressing is a blue-collar job, but that doesn’t mean a stylist can’t earn white-collar wages. The Six Figure Hairdresser system emphasizes customer service and smart planning, not just the technical side of cutting hair. Today’s leading stylists are using new technologies to catapult their income to the next level – I want to show people how they can do it, too.”
Q. What makes the Six Figure Hairdresser model so unique?
A. “There’s really nothing else like it on the market today. There are a lot of people out there teaching you how to give a great haircut. But what do you do when you master the techniques? That’s where Six Figure Hairdresser steps in, offering advice and guidance on transforming your job into a successful and respected career.”
Q. What is the one thing that you wish a veteran had told you when you were just starting out?
A. “I was surrounded by some of the best people in the business when I was starting my career, so I was very lucky. They taught me that it takes 15 years to become an overnight success in this business. But if you bring passion and excellence to work with you every day, it’s contagious. If you do that, you will be successful.”
Q. What do you think is the most important trait of a Six Figure Hairdresser?
A. “A Six Figure Hairdresser is driven by desire. They know the difference between having a plan and putting it into action. A Six Figure Hairdresser identifies where they want to be, and then creates an actionable plan that will take them there. And they do it all with a smile.”
Q. After 20 years in the business, what about being a stylist still makes you excited about going to work?
A. “When you sit down with clients, you’re able to make a huge difference in how they feel about themselves. It’s so much more than a haircut. People leave with a confidence they didn’t have when they first came in. That’s something you can feel good about.”