Yene Damtew | Salon Biz Mentor - instagram lists #feedolist

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Happy #SalonSaturday! One of the things I always tell stylists is that you have to be intentional about your schedule. I’m on vacation with my family in Barcelona, Lisbon, and Milazzo for two weeks. If you’re a stylist who finds it hard to take some time away, here are a few tips. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ (Tap the bookmark icon to SAVE this post.)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ 1. Be intentional about the clients you serve. My clients understand that I want to go on vacation because THEY are women who like to travel themselves! The majority of the women I work with are executives in senior roles while also being wives and moms. Work/life balance is important to them so they are very understanding when I am out of the salon for travel. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ 2. Plan in advance. This trip was booked months ago which made it easier for me to arrange a plan for clients while I would be away. Some of my clients opted for protective styles (which can last up to 6 weeks) so they could maintain their own hair at home while I am out. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ 3. Stay on top of your finances. Can I share some tough love? Some of you aren’t able to take time off because you don’t focus on your business finances. When you are diligent about how much money is coming in versus going out every month, you can take steps to increase your revenue. Tracking every penny in your business will allow you to save for a vacation or take more time off. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you are a hairstylist and you want to learn more about planning your salon calendar and growing your revenue, be sure you’re on my email list! (Click the first button on my Linktree in bio to join.) ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ More details are coming soon about something just for stylists who want to go to the next level. 😉 Are you in need of mentoring and accountability in your salon biz? Let's chat below! 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Photos by @malikphotodc #aestheticssalondc #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #academybyyenedamtew #salonbusiness ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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Hello from the Damtew crew! This is our first family vacation since 2002. I’m out of the office until August 24th and it’s been so amazing to unplug and focus on family. I believe the key to a successful career is a balance between a good personal and professional life. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Check out my IG Stories for more videos of our adventures. If you have any suggestions for places in Barcelona, Lisbon or Milazzo, please comment below! 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #travelnoire #travelblogger #travelgram #travelphotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #girlswhotravel #jetsetter #worldtravel #passionpassports #blackpassportstamps #blackgirlswhoblog #theblacktravelclub #travelnoire #traveladdict #blacktraveljourney #weworktotravel #blacktravelfeed #blackandabroad #aroundtheworld #travelisthenewclub #girlswhotravel #girlslovetravel

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Some of you may not know this, but when I moved to DC to work with the Obama family, I was in the middle of getting my undergrad degree. I packed my bags and left California to move to DC with two weeks notice. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I worked two jobs when I arrived in DC, and a few years later, I was fortunate to re-enroll in college to complete my bachelor's degree in Business Administration at @marymountu. There were many long nights, tears and challenges behind the smile leading to graduation day in this photo.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I share my story because I know what it's like to juggle paying college tuition bills, working two jobs... all while having to afford the high cost of living in the Washington, DC area.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ That's why it's an honor to be a collaborator for the first-ever Black Girl 44 Scholarship... and the deadline to apply is THIS Saturday, August 10! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Black Girl 44 provides scholarships to females with an internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics in Washington, DC. It's an honor to collaborate on this with some of the women whom I created dynamic life-long friendships with during the Obama administration.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ❗️Again, the deadline is SATURDAY, August 10th!❗️You can apply at blackgirl44.com. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TAG any college student or recent graduate who dreams of interning in DC below. 👇We need your help to get the word out so we can support these young women’s futures! Thank you!⁠⠀

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As hairstylists, we spend a lot of time on our phones! Since I opened @Aesthetics.Salon two years ago, I have a whole new appreciation for apps that save me TIME.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here are some of the apps on my phone right now that I rely on weekly to manage my time and get things done.⁠ (Hit the bookmark icon to save this list for later!)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ @Google Calendar: This helps me keep everything organized so I stay on top of my to-do list.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ @UberEats: For the days when I have back-to-back clients, leaving the salon to grab lunch isn’t always feasible. UberEats brings lunch right to my doorstep.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ @Yelp: I encourage my clients to share feedback about their experience at the salon. Having the Yelp app on my phone allows me to respond to reviews quickly! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ▶️ @Iconosquare: I LOVE this for monitoring social media stats. The info inside the IG app is good… but Iconosquare takes it up a notch. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What apps are on your phone that you absolutely love? Share below! 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #iphoneapp #whodoesyourhair #colorspecialist #howtodohair #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairexpert #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #LicensedToCreate #thecutlife #silkpressmasters #healthy_hair_journey #hairinfluencer #behindthechair #dmvhair #dmvhairstylist #dmvsalon #dcsalon #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #arlingtonva #american_salon ⁠⠀

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If you’re relaxing this Sunday, head over to the link in my bio to read this Q&A I did with @devacurl! Each week, I receive questions about product recommendations or how I got started in my hairstyling career, and this article breaks it all down. I also share my tips for styling curly textures, which my team and I are getting a lot of requests for at @Aesthetics.Salon.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I’d love to hear your favorite products and tips for styling curly hair or wash-n-gos. What products are on your must-have list? 👇🏽 Share in the comments!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ A special thank you @martinisandmascara for speaking with me for the @devacurlpro blog! 😊⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #DevaCurlPartner #gifted #DevaCurl #DevaCut #DevaCurlPro #DevaCurlMethod #DevaCurlCertified #DevaCurlSalon #naturalhairstylist #hairnbeautydirectory #myhaircrush #curlbox #naturalhairdaily #protectivestyles #curlsaunaturel #4chairchicks #naturalhairdoescare #teamnatural #teamnatural_ #thenaturalcommunity #naturalgirlsrock #naturallyshesdope #cwkgirls #voiceofhair #naturalhairloves #naturalhairsistas #naturalhaircommunity #naturalhairrocks⁠ ⁠⠀

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Can you believe we’re at the end of another month! It seems like the year is flying by. At the end of the month, I always set aside some time to review my goals for the year just to check in with myself. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Tell me below: what’s one goal you achieved in the month of July that you’re most proud of? 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This year, I’ve met many hairstylists who are just starting out or feel stuck in their hair business. They’ll ask me a lot about setting goals and reaching them. For me, it’s all about mindset, work ethic and having the right community around you.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you’re a hairstylist who wants to achieve big goals in your business, I have something coming just for you that will help you CRUSH your goals! (And if you’re on my email list, you’ll hear about it first! Join by clicking the link in bio.)⁠😉⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #aestheticssalondc #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #academybyyenedamtew #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #cosmetologyschool #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro #dmvhairstylist

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Hairstylists, do you ask every client to sign a Release of Liability before they sit in your chair? Please comment "yes" or "no" below. 👇🏽 I'm trying to see something. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ (Signatures can be either on paper or electronically.)⁠⠀

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I wanted to share a quick tip for the hairstylists working hard this beautiful weekend! I know Fridays are usually a busy day in the salon, but be sure to take 5 quick minutes to snap photos of your clients’ finished hairstyles. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here I am with my iPhone prepping my client for her “after” photos at @Aesthetics.Salon. The number one marketing tool you should be using for your salon is social media! It only takes 5 minutes to get photos of your clients.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You don't have to post the photo right away, but at least you'll have it on your phone to edit and upload later.⁠ I used the InShot app to make this side-by-side image. New clients tell me all the time that they booked an appointment at my salon because they saw our work on Instagram.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Tell me below: do you consistently take photos of your clients? What are any tips or tricks you've learned so you don't forget? 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you're not taking photos, why not? Let's chat in the comments below. 👇🏽 I'm here to share tips or answer any questions you have! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #academybyyenedamtew #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #cosmetologyschool #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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Happy Salon Saturday! Spreading some joy on your timeline courtesy of my client @leslarue and these bouncy curls I styled for her birthday shoot in DC. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Hairstylists, if you know that your client is shooting outdoors or attending an outdoor event, make sure to use products to keep her curls intact. My all-time favorite product for hot days is the Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray by @Oribe! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What other products do you love for keeping frizz at bay? (Because the heat index is 100 today in DC. 😳) Let's chat in the comments below! 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Photos by @dfinneyphoto⁠⠀ ____________________________⁠⠀ Are you looking for a hairstylist to slay your hair for your upcoming photo shoot? From maternity photos to engagements, special occasions and beyond, @Aesthetics.Salon would love to work with you! Please visit www.aesthetics.salon to learn more about booking. We are located in Arlington, VA, 10 minutes outside of DC. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #HairByYeneDamtew #novasalon #novahairstylist #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon #dmvweddings #dmvphotographer

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This summer has been a whirlwind! On top of managing the salon business and traveling for work, there have been a ton of baby showers, bridal showers, weddings and summer events on my calendar, too. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Now that we're midway through the year, I recommend all hairstylists do a “salon biz checkup.” The top areas you want to organize are your physical salon space (replacing towels, ordering supplies, etc) and your online salon calendar. I integrate my salon calendar with Google Calendar which is great because you can access it across multiple devices. I also love their reminder features that you can set as either a pop-up notification or an email notification.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What are some ways that you plan to get organized and set your salon up for success for the second half of the year? Share in the comments below! 👇🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #cosmetologyschool #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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Edited to add: Applications are closed! I found someone. Thank you! . Who wants to get curly hair extensions this Sunday?! I am looking for a hair model at @Aesthetics.Salon for this Sunday, July 14. Please click the link in my bio for full details.⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 10:00am. Lunch will be provided. ⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀⁠⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #dmvnaturalhair #dcnaturalhair #dmvnaturalhairstylist #dcnaturalhairstylist #dcfauxlocs #vanaturalhair #novasalon #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon ⁠⠀

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⁣ What a night! I have never attended Essence Festival but being able to celebrate their 25th anniversary last night with our forever First Lady @michelleobama was a moment I’ll never forget! I look forward to coming back and celebrating all the black girl magic again. Thank you @Essence for such an incredible experience. ⁣ ⁣ Hair: @YeneDamtew⁣ Styling: @MeredithKoop⁣ Makeup: @CarlRayMUA⁣ ⁣ #EssenceFest #IAmBecoming #essencefestival #michelleobama

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I am humbled and honored to be a collaborator for the first-ever Black Girl 44 Scholarship. Thank you @deedyer267 for being the visionary to lead this effort which provides scholarships to females with an internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics in Washington, DC.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ It’s a blessing to be among the 55 African American women who were in the White House during the Obama Administration who contributed to Black Girl 44. (I was out of town so I missed this photo shoot!)⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The scholarship application is open NOW through August 10. Please visit the link in my bio to learn more and apply.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TAG any college student or recent graduate who dreams of interning in DC below. 👇🏽 We need your help to get the word out so we can support these young women’s futures! Thank you!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #blackgirl44 #blackgirlmagic #womensupportingwomen #scholarshipopportunity #femaleempowerment #womeninbusiness #businesswoman #buildyourempire #womenwithambition #followyourdreams⁠⠀ #womeneur #womenwhohustle #communityovercompetition⁠⠀ #makeithappen #successfulwomen #womenempoweringwomen⁠⠀ #femaleceo #womenwholead #fridayintroductions #collegescholarship #scholarshipapplication ⁠⠀

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A huge congratulations to @ElaineWelteroth for becoming a #NewYorkTimes Bestselling author! Elaine truly has a heart and passion for leading the next generation of female leaders and I'm inspired by her friendship. Thank you Elaine for stopping by @Aesthetics.Salon before your DC tour stop. And thank you for reminding me that I am #MoreThanEnough! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Please support Elaine by attending a tour stop or picking up her book in stores now. I'm so thrilled for her success. ❤️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew #ElaineWelteroth #MoreThanEnoughBookTour #NYTimesBestseller ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Photo credits: ⁠⠀ @theoriginaltony⁠⠀ @gingr.co⁠⠀

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Happy #SalonSaturday! This client wanted just a hint of color to kick off the summer. I think we nailed it! Highlights are the perfect way to brighten up your look without committing to a full head of new hair color. ⠀ ⠀ Will you rock highlights or a new color for the summer? Tell me in the comments below! 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ Also, my team and I are receiving a ton of new client inquiries at @Aesthetics.Salon which is amazing! Here are a few points to know about making an appointment. ⠀⠀ ⠀ — Here at Aesthetics Salon, we work as a team. I work with three amazing partner stylists and all four of us can and will work on your hair as needed. I am not taking new clients, but I may work on your hair when you are being serviced by @Salem_aestheticssalon, @Frey_aestheticssalon, or @Nikka_aestheticssalon.⠀⠀ ⠀ — All booking information, services, and prices are conveniently listed on my website at www.aesthetics.salon.⠀⁣⠀⠀ ⠀ — Appointments are made at least 2 weeks in advance. We do not offer same-day or walk-in services.⠀⁣⠀⠀ ⠀ — If you are interested in extensions or hair color, a consultation is required before you can book your service.⠀A non-refundable deposit is required to secure extension, braids and color services.⠀⠀ ⠀ — @Aesthetics.Salon is located in Arlington, VA, 10 minutes outside of Washington, DC. We do offer a limited number of special event bookings for hair services on-location. Please inquire by sending an email with your event details for availability and rates to info@aesthetics.salon.⠀ ⠀ Any other questions? Please ask below. Thank you for your love and support!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #HairByYeneDamtew #dmvnaturalhair #dcnaturalhair #dmvnaturalhairstylist #dcnaturalhairstylist #vanaturalhair #novasalon #novahairstylist #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⠀

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It's a very special #WeddingWednesday because I'm celebrating @Zemma_M's one year anniversary! I love and appreciate you more than you know. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. ⠀ ⠀ Zemma is one of the most special brides I've styled because she is more than a sister to me. I had to keep my lips sealed about her surprise wedding and not only got to stand by her side but it was also an honor to be on her glam squad. ⠀ ⠀ Yesterday I told you about my education program for hairstylists that's coming soon. One of the topics I'll cover is the challenge of being BOTH a wedding vendor and a member of the bridal party! This has happened to me a few times and I've learned a few secrets to balancing my role as a bridesmaid and bridal hairstylist all in one. ⠀ ⠀ Join me in wishing @zemma_m a happy anniversary! Show her some love in the comments below 👇🏽⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Photo: @kathrynlewisphotography⠀⠀ Makeup: @makeupby_fenan⠀⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #YeneDamtewBrides #HairByYeneDamtew #HabeshaBrides #HabeshaWeddings #weddinghairstylist #bridalhairstylist #dmvbridal #dmvweddings #dmvevents #dmvmua #dmvweddingplanner #dcweddingplanner #dcbridal #bridalhairstylist #bridalupdo #bridalhair #bridaltrial #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist⠀

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Happy Father’s Day to the rock of our household. The glue that keeps us together, the person who taught me how to run a business, and the man who taught me how to give selflessly. I remember all of your life lessons but most importantly, to leave room. I am honored to be your daughter. I love you, Dad!⁣ ⁣ #HappyFathersDay⁣ #FathersDay #FathersDay2019

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Before and after! I’ve had clients tell me about their awful experiences with weaves in the past. Either the hair didn’t match or the color was off, or some other horror story. At @aesthetics.salon, we make it a priority that our extensions are a flawless match to the client’s hair texture and hair color. This client came in with her hair colored and highlights. As you see, I colored the extensions and added highlights to match. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ It’s important that you find a stylist who is an expert at both color and extensions for a seamless install. If you’re in the DC area, we are accepting new clients at @aesthetics.salon! Please visit our website or email info@aesthetics.salon for information on how to book. Thank you @blushbymakki for this beat and @iloveindique pure curly for this flawless install and color. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What questions do you have about hair extensions? Ask away! 👇🏽 I'm happy to help.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC #HairByYeneDamtew #beautyeducator #haireducator #saloneducator #passionforhair #besthairstylist #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #thehairnerds #fullsewin #fullweave #extensionsexpert #extensionsspecialist #hairextensionsexpert #bestextensions #hairweave #hairweavekiller #weaveologist #weavestyles #weaveinstall #sewinweave #weavemaster #IndiqueHair #sewin #hairextensions #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist⠀⠀

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It's been two years since @Aesthetics.Salon opened our doors and took our first client! Opening a salon was never on my radar early in my career. I went to cosmetology school when I was 16, so hair was a part of my life from a very young age. As my career progressed, I got bit by the entrepreneur bug! I worked in my aunt's salon for several years and that's when I knew I wanted to have a "home" of my own where women could come and feel beautiful on the inside and out.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Thank you for following my journey and for supporting @aesthetics.salon for two years! I appreciate my amazing team @frey_aestheticssalon, @salem_aestheticssalon,⁣ and @nikka_aestheticssalon for all you do at the salon. And to my clients who come from near and far across the DMV, I am forever grateful to ALL of you! Aesthetics wouldn't be what it is without our amazing clients.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Here's to two years in the books!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #salonanniversary #saloneducation #salonowner #besthairstylist #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⁣⠀⠀

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Hey stylist friends! This is your last chance to grab my free guide on Instagram for your salon business! You can grab it at the link in my bio.⁣ ⁣ So many hairstylists ask me how they can get more clients, and I genuinely believe that using Instagram is the way to go. There will be a new guide for the month of June, so get this one before it’s gone!⁣ ⁣ What questions do you have about using Instagram to grow your salon business? I'm happy to chat in the comments below!👇🏽⁣ ⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner⁣⠀

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Wedding season is officially here! Every one of my brides holds a special place in my heart. Thank you @yekenfelij for letting me be a part of your special day!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Photography: @christopherjasonstudios⠀⠀ Planning: @statuesqueevent⠀⠀ Venue: @nmwaspecialevents @womeninthearts⠀⠀ Catering: @maineventcatrs⠀⠀ Florals: @designsbyoochay⠀⠀ Makeup Artist: @beautynthebride⠀⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #YeneDamtewBrides #WeddingWednesday⠀⠀ _________________________⁣⠀⠀ Bridal bookings are available for a limited number of select dates in 2019. I would love to chat with you about the wedding day hair of your dreams! Please visit www.aesthetics.salon to submit an inquiry for more info.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #weddinghairstylist #bridalhairstylist #dmvbridal #dmvweddings #dcweddings #dmvevents #dmvmua #dmvweddingplanner #dcweddingplanner #dcbridal #bridalhairstylist #bridalupdo #bridalhair #bridaltrial #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon⠀⠀

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Who wants to be my hair model on Monday?! I am looking for a few hair models at @Aesthetics.Salon on May 20th for natural hair styling. (Twist out, coils, stitch braids, etc.) Please click the link in bio for full details.⠀ ⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 9:00am. Your appointment may be scheduled anytime between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. ⠀ ⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 ... or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀All details are in my bio. Thank you! ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀

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To my mom who is my rock... Happy Mother’s Day!⁣ ⁣ I would not be who I am without my mother. She believed in me and has supported me every step of the way. ⁣ ⁣ To all the moms out there, I send love and light your way today! And a special shout-out goes to @cindipooh01 who is our Mother’s Day Makeover winner! Check your DM!⁣ 😘 ⁣ #HappyMothersDay⁣ #MothersDay

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For the past few months, I’ve been using the @T3micro Singlepass Curl iron at @aesthetics.salon and I absolutely love it. I use it for myself and on my clients at @aesthetics.salon. It’s the perfect iron for lightweight curls that are flowy and airy. Bouncy, healthy curls are my signature look for many of my clients and T3 helps me get the perfect curl every time!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ (P.S. Check out my IG Stories to see more amazing products from T3 Micro! Hurry, before it disappears.)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀⠀ #T3Partner⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #T3 #T3Micro #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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Another brand photo shoot is in the books! I love being a hairstylist who can slay in the salon… and on set!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Thank you to the amazing team who made this day possible. ⠀⠀ Photogtapher: @antwonmaxwellphotography⠀⠀ Model: @candeegal09⠀⠀ Swimwear: @mbmswim⠀⠀ Make up: @bowtieartistry⠀⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I accept a limited number of brand and editorial hairstyling requests each year. If you're interested in discussing your brand project, please email info@aesthetics.salon or hit the "email" button in my bio.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⠀ #BrandHairstylist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro #DMVhair #DMVsalon #DMVstylist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

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Tonight is the Miss USA pageant and I want to send a warm hug to my client and friend @c_cranshaw, our @MissDCUsa! I know you are going to be amazing tonight and look absolutely stunning. Everyone, please send @c_cranshaw some love by leaving a comment to encourage her below! 👇🏽 We are so happy for you, Cordelia! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Swipe for this beautiful and sleek ponytail transformation on @c_cranshaw at @Aesthetics.Salon.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #MissDCUSA⁣⠀ #MissUSA⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #weaveponytail #invisibleponytail #sleekponytail #sleekpony #extendedponytail #ponytailweave⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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Today is Hairstylist Appreciation Day! I want to thank the women on my team who pour into our clients at @aesthetics.salon each week. Make no mistake: I don't run my business alone. It takes an incredible team and I'm grateful to have these amazing stylists by my side!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’m so grateful for you, ladies 😘⁣⠀⁣⠀ @frey_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ @salem_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ @nikka_aestheticssalon⁣⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ TAG your hairstylist in the comments below to show her some love.👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairstylistAppreciationDay⁣⠀ #NationalHairstylistAppreciationDay⁣#AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon #dmvnaturalhair

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Melkam Fasika, Ruhus Faskia to my Orthodox family. I am especially grateful to have these two ladies in my life to keep me grounded, support me and believe in my vision. There is never a dull moment @aesthetics.salon . 🇪🇹🇪🇷 . . . . . . . . #aestheticssalondc #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmv #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #orthodox #ethiopian #eriterean #culture #habeshanetworks #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dchairstylist #novahairstylist #novasalon #ethiopia #shadesofinjera

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I took a poll on IG Stories a while ago asking which hairstyle tutorial you wanted to see next… the overwhelming response was a ponytail! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Ponytails have been a customer favorite this season. Here’s a sneak peek at a video that’s coming your way soon.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What questions do you have about creating the perfect pony? Ask them in the comments below. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Also, chime in and tell me what hair tutorials you’d like to see me film next! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #aestheticssalonDC #weaveponytail #invisibleponytail #sleekponytail #sleekpony #extendedponytail #ponytailweave #beyondtheponytail #maneaddicts #hairnbeautydirectory #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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Are you following my salon page @Aesthetics.Salon? I hope so! I’m incredibly grateful to live my purpose each day by helping women feel and look beautiful. I recently updated the salon space so it’s cozy and inviting for my clients. I had a client tell me recently that she feels like she could move into my salon. 😂That’s EXACTLY what I want every client to feel when they walk in: right at home.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ If you’re looking for cute and affordable decor, I love @WorldMarket, @TJMaxx, @HomeGoods and @HomeSense_US!⁣⠀ ⁣ Stylists, where do you shop for salon decor? Tag your favorite places to shop in the comments. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photographer @malikphotodc #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #HomeAwayFromHome⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #american_salon #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon #virginiahairstylist #virginiahair #virginiasalon #marylandsalon #dmvnaturalhair #saloneducator #saloneducation⁣⠀

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It's been a busy two weeks on the road... and in the air! If you travel a ton as I do, I LOVE my new Away suitcases. I have the large and carry-on which are great. They are lightweight, have a lifetime warranty, and the carry-on has a portable charger that’s compliant with the FAA and EU. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I am in sunny California and am excited about a productive week ahead. What about you! Tell me something good: what were some of your WINS for this week? 👇I want to celebrate you. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #TravelAway⁣⠀ #TravelNoire⁣⠀ #internationalhairstylist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #blackgirlswhoblog #travelblogger #travelgram #travelphotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #wanderlust #girlswhotravel #jetsetter #worldtravel #passionpassports #blackpassportstamps #throwback #theblacktravelclub #traveladdict #blacktraveljourney #weworktotravel #blacktravelfeed #blackandabroad #aroundtheworld #travelisthenewclub #girlswhotravel #girlslovetravel #discoverunder50K #discoverunder100k #internationalstylist ⁣⠀ ⁣

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The European tour of #IAmBecoming was simply incredible! I am more and more inspired by @michelleobama with each city we visit. Although I've been to every tour stop, I learn something new at each event. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Hair is my true passion, and I'm grateful for this journey each and every day. I am also honored to help create these looks with an incredible team:⁣⠀ Stylist @meredithkoop⁣⠀ Makeup @carlraymua⁣⠀ Hair @yenedamtew⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #BecomingBookTour⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #michelleobama #becoming #becomingbook #dmvevents #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #washingtonDC #novahairstylist #novasalon⁣⠀

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Clients are much more likely to get protective styles such as braids for summer vacation… which means fewer trips to the salon and less revenue flowing into your business. This is the time of year when I encourage hairstylists to start thinking about your summer schedule! Are you prepared to find ways to bring in extra income during slow months? ⁣ ⁣ I don’t say this to scare you or sound negative, but I have experienced the summer slow-down in my own career and I know several other stylists who have, too.⁣ ⁣ What are you doing now to prepare for the summer slow-down? Let’s chat about this below so you can plan now to be ready.👇🏽⁣ ⁣ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣ #SalonBizMentor⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #beautyeducator #haircoach #hairinfluencer #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #hairindustry #hairclasses #haircourse #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonbusiness #salonbiz #salonboss #hairboss #cosmetologyschool #hairschool #beautyschool #LicensedToCreate #hairdressersofinsta #hairdresserlove #probeautyassoc #salonpro #beautypro

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As long as I can remember, I’ve always been creative and didn’t “fit in.” This is still true about me today and I’m at a place in my life where I’m embracing what makes me unique. A few months ago, I had the idea of getting blue hair… so I did! If there’s something that YOU want to do— even if it’s against the “norm” — go for it. You don’t need anyone’s permission to be uniquely and unapologetically YOU. 👊🏽 #MondayMotivation #whodoesyourhair #colorspecialist #howtodohair #beautyeducator #haircoach #discoverunder100k #beautypreneur #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducator #saloneducation #stylistsupportingstylists #LicensedToCreate #thecutlife #silkpressmasters #healthy_hair_journey #hairinfluencer #behindthechair #dmvhair #dmvhairstylist #dmvsalon #dcsalon #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #arlingtonva #american_salon

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Did you know that nowadays Instagram is where your new clients are most likely to find you? Last year, I invested in learning more about social media as a marketing tool for @aesthetics.salon. Within a few short weeks, I began to receive more inquiries from new clients and even requests for features and brand partnerships! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I put together a free guide on Instagram for your salon business. You can grab it at the link in my bio. So many hairstylists ask me how they can get more clients, and I genuinely believe that using Instagram is the way to go! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Be honest: where is the first place your clients usually find you? Share below in the comments.👇🏽 For me, it’s definitely been here on Instagram! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner⁣⠀ ⁣

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If you know me, you know I’m a huge advocate for education! Last month, some members of my team and I attended a @DevaCurlPro course and earned our DevaCurl Inspired Certificates. Here’s a sneak peek at the DevaCut consultation and cutting process. I shaped her curls section by section and used the DevaFuser which helps dry curls while adding volume. I look forward to learning more with @DevaCurlPro!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #DevaCurl #DevaCut #DevaCurlPro #DevaCurlCertified⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #naturalhairstylist #hairnbeautydirectory #myhaircrush #curlbox #naturalhairdaily #protectivestyles #themanesociety #curlsaunaturel #4chairchicks #naturalhairdoescare #teamnatural #teamnatural_ #thenaturalcommunity #luvyourmane #berrycurly #naturalgirlsrock #naturallyshesdope #cwkgirls #voiceofhair #unconditionedroots #hair2mesmerize #naturalhairloves #amazingnaturalhair #naturalhairsistas #naturalhaircommunity #naturalhairrocks ⁣⠀

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Let’s talk about best practices when it comes to salon safety and maintenance. Properly cleaning salon tools daily is a must! At @aesthetics.salon, we use @barbicideblue which is a sanitizing liquid for grooming tools such as combs and hair-cutting shears. I also am a stickler for laundering my towels, capes, and aprons. I also use a professional cleaning company to do a deep clean of the entire salon regularly. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ A clean salon environment makes for happy clients! What are some of the ways you manage cleanliness in your salon? Share below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣ #Barbicide #haireducation #cosmoschool #naturalhairstylist #naturalhairexpert #naturalhairupdos #myhaircrush #dmvhairstylist #dmvhair #dmvsalon #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #hairbusiness #hairindustry #haireducator⁣ #hairexpert #healthyhairstylist #salonbusiness #saloneducation #voiceofhair #hairdressersofinsta #salonboss #hairboss⁣⠀

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Happy #SalonSaturday! I created something new for the hairstylists who want to learn more about using Instagram to grow your hair business! I'm so grateful to have had mentors who taught me SO much about growing my brand. This guide is my way of giving back and helping other stylists who are looking to stay relevant in a digital world.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Click the link in my bio to download your guide and receive a special message from me to you!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #instagramforbusiness #instagramtips #instagrammarketing #instagrameducation #beautyinstagram #hairinstagram #saloneducator #salonbusiness #beautyeducation #haireducation #haireducator #saloneducation #beautypreneur #beautybiz #salonbiz #beautymarketing #cosmetologyschool #cosmoschool #salonowner #hairbusiness #hairbiz #salonsuccess #hairpreneur #salonsuites #hairmarketing #hairindustry #saloncoach #salonowners #salonowner

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April is already off to a busy start! (Is it just me!?) I am so grateful for an AMAZING team that helps me get it all done!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I have to send some love to and celebrate my team for all they do at @aesthetics.salon. If you heard my story on @sidehustlepro (which is linked in my highlight under “My Story”) you know it wasn’t my original plan to open a salon. Fast forward a decade later, and here I am… and I know it wouldn’t be possible without my team.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’m so grateful for you, ladies!⁣⠀ @frey_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @salem_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ @nikka_aestheticssalon⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Do you have questions on building a team in your salon business? Watch my IG Story and please send me your questions! I’m happy to share what worked in my salon journey. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #TeamWorkMakestheDreamWork⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon #mdstylist #mdhairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #maneaddicts #beautyeducator #haireducator #passionforhair #hairofinsta #besthairstylist #american_salon #hairdressersofinsta⁣⠀

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What an amazing way to close out Women's History Month! I’m so grateful to @the.wing for inviting me to be a part of their No Man’s Land magazine. This was an incredible feature to shoot and interview for. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ No Man’s Land is a bi-annual publication with 132 pages of words, photos, how-tos, hexes, inspiration, and more. With each new issue, No Man’s Land strives to amplify The Wing's mission: creating community through diverse and thought-provoking content for women.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I’ve added the full article in my IG Stories and Highlights under "Press Clips." Take a read and let me know what you think! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Hair stylists, would you be interested in learning how to build relationships with the press to get magazine features? Let me know in the comments. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ You can also pick the magazine up @barnesandnoble @mcnallyjackson @strandbookstore @casamagazinesnyc @amazonbooks⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #YeneDamtewHair #AestheticsSalonDC #womenshistorymonth #thewing #wingwomen #thewingdc #nomansland #acreativedc #theotherdc #dcisreal #mydccool #dcitystyle #washingtonian #igersdc #washingtondaily #washingtondc #dclove #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #arlingtonva #novahairstylist #novasalon #arlingtonsalon⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

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On Wednesdays, we celebrate weddings! Spring is finally here which means wedding season is around the corner. Late spring is prime time for weddings here in the DMV, right after the winter chill is gone but before the scorching temperatures of the summer. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Stylists, how are your bridal bookings coming along for this year? I’d love to chat about all things bridal in the comments. I’m happy to be a resource if you have any questions. 👇🏽 ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photography: @dotunayodeji ⁣⠀ Planning: @raeaffairs⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⁣⠀ Makeup: @glam_qui ⁣⠀ Florals: @davinciflorist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #oncloudreed #hairbyyenedamtew #yenedamtewbrides #weddinghairstylist #bridalhairstylist #dmvbridal #dmvweddings #dmvevents #dmvmua #dmvweddingplanner #dcweddingplanner #dcbridal #bridalhairstylist #bridalupdo #bridalhair #bridaltrial #dmvhair #dmvsalon #dmvstylist #dmvhairstylist #vahair #vasalon #vastylist #vahairstylist #dchair #dcsalon #dcstylist #dchairstylist #mdhair #mdsalon

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Hello on this sunny #SalonSaturday! I’m sending love and encouragement to all the stylists in our community who are working hard today! Tell me what you’re up to today:⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ A. I am seeing clients in the salon⁣⠀ B. I have a bride or special event client ⁣⠀ C. Something else? Share below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #SalonSaturdays⁣⠀ #SalonBizMentor⁣⠀

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Happy first day of spring! This is a great week to do some spring cleaning of your salon. Whether you’re in a traditional salon or you rent a salon suite, it’s important that your workspace is tidy.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I work in what I would consider a “hybrid” of a salon suite and a full salon. My salon has two chairs, two dryer stations, and one shampoo bowl. I can empathize with salon suite owners in maximizing a small space, but I also know the life of a traditional salon owner in managing a team and making sure my stylists have what they need for success.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ For my spring cleaning, I am tidying up my front and back salon space, ordering supplies, and overall getting ready for clients who will want a new look for the season!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What are you working on this week? Tell me something good below! 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #SalonOwnerLife⁣⠀ #HelloSpring

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I'm at @Aesthetics.Salon today braiding these cornrows for my beautiful client. I've used and loved @CremeofNature's Perfect Edges for YEARS and I just learned about their new Smoothing Edge Glue. I'm using it today and love it! Have you ever tried it? What is your favorite edge control to use? Let me know in the comments!👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #CremeofNature⁣⠀

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I am still in amazement from attending #LeadingWomenDefined. These three days inspiration, empowerment, and most of all, true sisterhood have left me feeling recharged and motivated. I have big dreams to mentor women in the salon industry and for @Aesthetics.Salon to serve women through self-care and beauty. This week has reminded me how important it is for me to walk in my purpose and inspire other women to do the same. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Thank you @iamDebraLee and all of the awesome women who made this week possible. I am forever changed and profoundly grateful.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #LeadingWomenDefined⁣⠀ #LWD10⁣⠀ #LWD2019

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There are some new faces here in our #SalonBiz community, so I’ll share three fun facts about me for #FridayIntroductions!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 1. I went to cosmetology school when I was 16 years old, and I have been doing hair for as long as I can remember. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 2. I am from La Palma, California. My parents still live in the house I grew up in. I’m forever a Cali girl at heart (and I’m still not used to snow and cold winters in DC!)⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ▶️ 3. I never planned to own my own salon. It didn’t even cross my mind during the first several years I was a hairstylist. But the more people I met in DC, I would hear over and over again that professional women wanted an upscale salon experience where they could be in and out the door in one hour flat. Professional women in DC are extremely busy and at @aesthetics.salon, we are obsessive about time-management in our customer experience! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ So tell me a fun fact about YOU! I’d love to meet you in the comments below. 👇🏽⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew

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As we head into spring, many of your bridal clients will have their bridal trials, especially if their wedding falls in the summer. ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a quick checklist for bridal trials in honor of this #WeddingWednesday. (Tap the bookmark icon to save this post for handy reference!)⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Follow up with your bride to ensure she knows what to expect the day of the trial. This is especially important if your bride is not a current or regular client in your salon.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Ask your bride to send her inspiration photos to you BEFORE her trial via email or text. This will help you prepare any tools or extensions beforehand.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ Ask for a photo of the bride’s dress and her veil. If she plans on wearing hair accessories, ask her to bring them with her to the trial. If she doesn’t have the accessories yet, ask for a photo so you understand how the accessory will work with the hairstyle.⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ✔️ During the trial, make SURE you keep track of time. If the style takes you 90 minutes to do during the trial, don’t expect to complete it in 45 minutes on the wedding day. It’s our job as the hairstylist to help the bride and her wedding planner stay on schedule on the morning of her wedding. ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ Are there any other must-know tips for your bridal trials? Share them below! 👇🏽⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ For more wedding and special event hairstyling tips, click the #YeneDamtewBrides hashtag and hit “follow!”⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ #DMVweddings⁣⠀⁣ #DMVbrialhairstylist⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ Photographer: @bonniesenphotography ⁣⠀⁣ Wedding Planner: @favoredbyyodit⁣⠀⁣ Venues: #CosmosClub @themayflowerhoteldc⁣⠀⁣ Floral & Decor: @amaryllisinc⁣⠀⁣ Makeup Artist: @glam_qui ⁣⠀⁣ Hairstylist: @yenedamtew ⁣⠀⁣

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Who wants to get hair extensions next Sunday?! I am looking for a hair model at @Aesthetics.Salon on March 10th. Please click the link in bio for full details.⠀ ⠀ Must be local to the DC area. Start time is 9:00am. Please plan to stay all day. Lunch will be provided. ⠀ ⠀ Tag a friend below 👇🏽 or click the arrow icon to share this post! ⠀ ⠀ #AestheticsSalonDC⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀

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On Wednesdays we celebrate weddings! Seeing my brides get married here in the nation’s capital never gets old! Edom and Wole looked absolutely stunning celebrating their forever love. #ForeverAjayi @__ediye__⁣ @iamwole ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Bridal bookings are available for a limited number of select dates in 2019. I would love to chat with you about the wedding day hair of your dreams! Please visit yenedamtew.com/contact to submit an inquiry for more info.⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #YeneDamtewBrides #WeddingWednesday⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀⁣⠀ #DMVBridalHairstylist⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Planner: @masterplanevents⠀⁣⠀ Photography: @dotunayodeji ⠀⁣⠀ Videography: @gmusestudios⠀⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⠀⁣⠀ Makeup: @glam_qui⠀⁣⠀ Bouquet: @davinciflorist

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I'm back in the US and settling back into home life after an amazing trip to Ethiopia. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ To all my new clients who I met and hugged while in Addis Ababa, thank you for allowing me to share my love of hairstyling across the globe! Thank you to @TillaClub for opening your doors to me.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I am a woman who loves to travel, that's for sure! Do I have any international followers in other parts of the world? Tell me where you're from in the comments!⁣👇🏽⠀ ⁣⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⁣⠀ #InternationalHairExpert