Stylists are deeply creative, taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. And like an artist with a blank canvas, you pick and choose the exact colourscolors you want to use to create your masterpiece. The colourcolor formulations you create for your clients are unique and tailored to their hair colourcolor needs, so you can create a beautiful colourcolor your client is excited about.
But the question is, who does the formula belong to? The artist or the commissioner? Is it right to share your formulas with your client, or should they stay with the stylist? Sharing formulas is a hot topic that has stylists talking.
Reasons Clients Ask
Your clients may have a variety of reasons to ask for their formula. Maybe they’re moving, and need to find a stylist closer to them (but are hoping to maintain the beautiful colourcolor you’ve created). Or they could be looking for an alternative for when you’re unavailable.
Some clients even want to share their colourcolor success with friends and family and want to pass along their formulas to them. So, should you share your formulas or is it proprietary?
Formulas Are Unique
The ability to create the perfect colourcolor formula is an experience as well as skill. It requires expertise that is refined and curated over time, through education, training, and years of experience. Many stylists are reluctant to share formulas because of the time and effort spent perfecting them. It can feel like you’re giving away freebies and undervaluing your skills. This is frankly unheard of in other industries. Imagine an architect just giving away the blueprints for a house. The time, experience, and technology that goes into creating the blueprints is similar to the formula for a client.