Hey, I just met you and this is crazy but here’s my number…

 


 

DON'T CALL ME

TEXT ME


I'm not trying to be rude when I say this but PLEASE DON'T CALL ME.

Hear me out.

There are currently 9 DIFFERENT WAYS people can get a hold of me to try and schedule appointments...at any time. 

9. DIFFERENT. WAYS. 

Let me list them for you:

  1. My personal cell, which you can call.
  2. My personal cell, which you can text.
  3. My business # which you can call.
  4. My business # which you can text.
  5. Email
  6. Website
  7. Facebook Messenger
  8. Facebook Business Page Messages (yeah, there are TWO different messaging aps on Facebook)
  9. Instagram

 

It's too much, and it's driving me crazy. It's also completely my fault for not setting stronger boundaries. So, Imma need to narrow that down. Like, waaaay down.

I decided to start with no longer booking appointments through phone calls, and I have a lot of good reasons why.

  • I DO NOT answer my phone when I am behind the chair. I am usually very busy and since I don't have an assistant there are really no lulls in my day. If I'm not slinging hair or color all over the place, I'm cleaning up, disinfecting and sanitizing, ringing my guests out and prebooking appointments.
  • If I finally get a chance to sit it's probably to eat so, if I have to return phone calls it's at the expense of my lunch or dinner, and I'm not really about that life. (Plus, I was taught to not talk with my mouth full.) However, I can very easily return text messages, emails, DMs, etc, while I'm eating.
  • I never even have my ringer on. Like, ever. (Ask my brother, he complains about it all the time.) I CANT STAND to hear phones ring, it's a personal thing. 

With all that being said, please know that I value and appreciate all my guests and their referrals. I try my best to get back to everyone as soon as possible but have had unfortunate incidents lately where I haven't  seen a voicemail notification, or I'll find a random email in my inbox or on my web page (I'm trying to merge the two) from weeks before. That is extremely stressful and not how I want to do business. Hence, the need for this post.

So for now, if you need to reach me try one of these 6 ways (the first 2 being the best):

  1. Texting my business # 816.945.9665
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Email
  4. Website
  5. Facebook Business Page Messages (yeah, still TWO different messaging aps on Facebook)
  6. Instagram

I'll be paring this down in the future, but for now you gotta start somewhere.

 

 

 

 

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