There’s a reason why people form communities. They work together and lift each other up. Just like the support of a positive relationship – whether at work, in school, in a partner or at the salon – finding a tribe allows you to thrive. “If you don’t have a tribe or community, start developing one now! They’re the ones who will support and push you to be better because they believe in you,” says Sam Villa Co-founder of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken 5th Avenue. The reason why this is so important is that a support system provides necessary encouragement we often need in our careers. By building a community you can expect the following:
- Inspiration and Guidance – a collective of knowledge and assistance to turn to in times of need.
- Motivation – reaching goals takes consistent motivation, which can be hard to do all alone, a tribe provides encouragement and direction.
- Accountability – being held accountable for achieving a goal increases the chances of success…it makes you stay on course.
“The #SamVillaCommunity is based in education and leads with passion…we invite hairdressers to join us in the name of sharing, collaboration and support. We are all students of life and hair, and each and every one of us has something of value to share,” says Villa.
- Provides professional-grade education guaranteed for immediate application behind the chair.
- Creates tools that not only help hairdressers do their job efficiently, but also extends the longevity of their careers with ergonomic designs.
- Access to Artist Studio, an online learning platform that allows members to study techniques from beginning to end based on their own agenda and skillset.
- A culture of inclusivity doesn’t matter what brand/products you use if you’re a licensed hairdresser, you’re welcome to the community.
From contributing to your community to #ArtistsSupportingArtists when we lift each other up, we prosper as an industry. Be part of the #SamVillaCommunity by being active online @SamVillaHair and by attending in-person education!