Iles Method Hair Speak with Dennis Bartolomei

We’re more than happy to introduce Dennis Bartolomei  from his salon in Chicago  the place he caters skilled companies delivering magnificent hair for a few of Chicago’s most prosperous enterprise house owners, legal professionals and docs.  The Dennis Bartolomei  Salon house is a private and intimate atmosphere, having already gained an award as Chicago’s finest salon.

1/  Inform us what you assume is the most important problem in hairdressing at present?

I believe the most important problem in hairdressing is navigating expectations. Shoppers now have entry to limitless inspiration via social media, which is fairly unimaginable. This turns into a problem when a shopper’s hair historical past won’t enable for the look they’ve chosen. Most purchasers count on that something could be executed in a single appointment, and most purchasers have some extent of historical past that may alter the consequence. It’s troublesome to elucidate to a shopper that they won’t mirror their inspiration, however I discover that stressing the well being of the hair above all else helps the purchasers shift their expectations.

2/ What’s essentially the most pleasing a part of your job?

The a part of my job that I take pleasure in essentially the most is that I get to spend my day speaking to extremely good folks. I’m excited to say that I get to be taught one thing new each single day. I additionally love the moment gratification of the business. All of my initiatives are between 45 minutes and a pair of hours, and in that brief time, I get to create a change that brings a shopper happiness and self-confidence.

3/ Why did you select the trail of hairdressing and was it simple to fall into this work?

It was simple for me to fall into hairdressing, as a result of I grew up within the enterprise. My mom was a hairdresser, and I used to be in a position to expertise each side of the business from the time I might stroll. I at all times knew I had a pure potential for hairdressing, and I used my skilled schooling to hone and excellent my abilities.

4/ If you happen to had not made the choice to be a hairdresser what would you might have been?

If I had not been a hairdresser, I completely would have needed to be a physician. I like the connection constructing and belief between a physician and a affected person, and I liked the thought of serving to folks via troublesome instances. My grades in highschool did not fairly set me up for that profession path, however I’m nonetheless in a position to construct relationships and assist folks via hairdressing, so I’d say I’m extremely pleased for the trail I’ve chosen.

5/ What’s your best energy ?

My best energy is creating lasting relationships with purchasers. I’ve purchasers which have been with me for many years, and they’re nonetheless desperate to ship me their colleagues, new pals, and daughters. These sort of purchasers do not simply land in your chair – it’s important to be dedicated to rising relationships, constructing that belief, and really loving those that are loyal to you. You by no means know in case your subsequent new shopper can be with you for 20 years, so it’s my intuition to deal with every shopper like household, and allow them to understand how you worth their enterprise.

6/ Your favourite hairdressing instruments?

It sounds fundamental, however my favourite software in my drawer is my large tooth comb. I’ve had the identical one for nearly a decade, and I in all probability purchased it from Sally’s for $3. It’s my tried and true – I apply it to nearly each blowout. A number of runs via with that comb, and it completely loosens it up and deconstructs the completed look.

7/ Inform us about your relationship with Iles Method. The way you found us and which system is your favourite?

I found Iles Method once I was digging round on the web. I noticed that Wendy had executed her first launch at Ron Robinson in LA. I had inquired about promoting the product, and Wendy personally referred to as me a day later. She selected our salon to launch the Iles Method in Chicago, and it has been our favourite line ever since. It’s exhausting to choose my favourite system. My favourite a part of the road is the unimaginable synergy between the 4 merchandise. If I had to decide on, I’d say the brand new masque is my favourite. It has fully remodeled my frizziest, driest heads of hair.

8/ What was your worst hair second and why…. privately or on set/stage or within the salon?

I am unable to actually consider a particular time, however each infrequently, the communication between your self and the assistant breaks down a bit. You might be finally accountable for the result of your shopper’s hair, and fortunately, nothing might ever go so unsuitable the place it could not be mounted straight away.

9/ If you happen to might fashion anybody’s hair, who wouldn’t it be and why?

If I might fashion anybody’s hair, it must be Ana Navarro – My focus is on politics proper now, and I like and admire her.

10/ The place do you pull  hair inspiration from?

I’ve a number of folks within the business that I observe, however most frequently, I pull my inspiration from my group at my salon in Chicago. They’re setting the developments and at all times keep one step forward of what’s present. I’m really fortunate to be surrounded by their unimaginable work day-after-day, and all I must do is look throughout the ground for my inspiration.

11/  Your recommendation to younger hairdressers beginning out?

I’ve a number of items of recommendation for younger hairdressers. The primary is to be taught as a lot as you’ll be able to – take each class out there to you. Even when there is just one little factor that you simply take from it, preserving your self open to schooling is so extremely essential. You’ve gotten an exquisite, lengthy profession forward of you – developments and strategies can be consistently altering. Keep versatile and hold your eagerness to be taught and develop. My different piece of recommendation is straightforward – when participating your purchasers, listening to them is way more essential than speaking to them.

Comply with him on social media : Instagram @dennisbartolomeisalon

and luxuriate in a few of his work.

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