In the beauty industry and in life in general, it is important to dress for success. More specifically, always polish your speciality area. For instance, in the beauty industry, your make-up should be flawless. In the hair industry, your hair should be neatly styled. In the fashion industry, your attire should be trendy and current. You are a walking advertisement and you want people to look at you and want the services you offer.
I went on an early morning run to the grocery store. I literally rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth, put on my workout gear and ran out the door. I did not bother with my hair because I planned on washing it when I got back home. It was a fifth day wash and go bun... All my naturalistas know the struggle and how dry and crunchy my hair appeared. Any who, I arrived at the store and walked down the hair product isle. A gentlemen stops me and says, "I noticed we have the same kind of hair and wondered what products you would recommend for me to use." After telling him my recommendation, he says "Wow, you know your stuff!" Too embarrassed to tell him this is what I do for a living, I smiled and scurried off to the register before I ran into anyone else.
Moral of the story, you never know who you will run into. And remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.