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As kids, we used to dread heading back to school – the return of waking up early, homework, and mom’s insisting on a new haircut. But, as adults, the change in season has often become a welcomed pace. It is a great time to try out a new cut, dabble in a new colour and test out all the latest trends of the season, just in time for Fashion Week! Just like the start of a new school year, we find it to be a great time to brush up on the basics behind the chair. Keep reading to see some of our favorite style hacks and product picks to stay ahead of the pack this season.

1. Watch The Trends As They Unfold

For hairstylists, the great thing about September is the never-ending amount of inspiration that graces the Internet. With New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week mere moments away from unfolding, there are a plethora of new trends and movements that will grace our feeds. Whether you plan to watch the shows through social media or catch the round-ups later, these are great areas of interest that your clients will most likely be watching too. Suggest new looks from what you see on the runway or simply use it as a conversation tool between you and your client, either way, they’ll be happy you did your homework and are able to speak their language!

2. Enroll In A New Class

Just because you graduated doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue your education! Brushing up on your skills behind the chair is a great way to keep focus and generate new clients. The ability to expand your business relies on sharpening your techniques as well as your marketing efforts. Not sure where to start? Whether you’re looking for something local or want to make a trip out of it – check out the latest classes available through the KEVIN.MURPHY Academy. From brushing up on your social media skills to learning the fundamentals of session work, KEVIN.MURPHY is constantly looking to expand your education!

3.  Get To Know Your Products

While spring is usually meant for cleaning we think the fall should focus on organizing. From clearing out your drawers to disposing of old products and swapping them out for something new! With tons of new stylers from KEVIN.MURPHY now is the time to organize your shelves and brush up on your product knowledge. Consider taking a product knowledge class through your distributor or browse some of our favorite blog posts for tips. Knowledge truly is power and with tons of products that are made to work together, you should be making them work for you as well!

4. Redefine Your Game Plan

A new season is a great time to make a new plan. Create a list of goals or a vision board to get you on track. Whether you’ve wanted to expand your business into session styling, focus on your colour or styling – take a step back from the chair, look at the bigger picture, and prioritize your goals.

For fashion-forward colour and style inspiration be sure to visit us on Instagram, FacebookTwitter, and Bangstyle and to see all the specials, be sure to visit the KEVIN.MURPHY store