So you want to be a mentor?
Successful mentoring isn't just about teaching a cut or color technique - it's about listening to the mentee and determining what he or she truly needs to overcome hurdles.
Above all, mentors need to help the student see his or her value and the gifts he or she brings to the industry. Teaching practices that support personal growth first and career growth second help achieve this goal.
A strong mentor should wear many hats: educator, cheerleader, and psychologist. We must mentor and create mentorship programs that focus on not only technical skills, but also the psychological demands of working with clients.