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Posture and deportment

Over a period of time poor posture and deportment can damage the hairdresser by causing back injuries, muscle spasms, aches and pains which in turn cause tiredness and irritability, and in turn this can cause the hairdresser to be less aware of the hazards that appear in the salon. Therefore, it is important to maintain good posture and deportment.

Back Problems

When performing a service for a client, from washing hair to cutting and colouring, you will be constantly stooping over your client. It may not seem relevant now but after a few months it can cause alot of stress and strain on your back. This is why you need to keep good posture and deportment. Try to keep your back straight at all times and bend at the knees rather than bending forward to cut hair at the nape area for example. Try to keep a good posture by keeping your shoulders back and never slouch when sitting. It will not only be good for your back but it also gives a good impression to clients when they see you.

Picking things up

When you need to pick up something off the floor, a box of salon stock for example, remember to bend your knees and keep your back straight. It can be extremely dangerous to just bend forward and lift a box from the floor without preparing for it first. You can pull muscles and ligaments from the full length of the body from the ankles all the way to the neck. It can be extremely painful and could stop you working for a couple of weeks.

Sensible Shoes

As a hairdresser you won't be surprised to know that you will be on your feet most of the day. It's a good idea to wear some comfortable shoes. It's tempting to go for a fashionable pair of high heel shoes, but by the end of the day your feet won't thank you for it. wear some sensible shoes and look after your feet. It will also help you keep good posture and deportment throughout the day.

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