Beauty and grooming pros hard at work at Headspace, owned by Taylor Levin in Downer's Grove, IL.
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Beauty and grooming pros hard at work at Headspace, owned by Taylor Levin in Downer's Grove, IL.

According to Booksy , a leading beauty and wellness appointment app, it’s important to recognize the signs of mental health struggles and encourage professionals to reach out for help.

In fact, Booksy praises the unique efforts of some of its users--like barbers, hair stylists, nail artists and massage therapists--who go above and beyond the call of duty by creating a safe space for their clients, co-workers, and even themselves. Yes, despite the fierce and stylish facade, beauty pros deal with stress, anxiety, and mental health issues, too. 

It can be hard to suppress the emotions in the service industry, but here’s a few tips on how to keep a mental healthier work space:

Talk to someone: Confide in a coworker or someone you trust to just vocalize you are having a rough day. Seek out the communities Booksy can connect you with because it’s important to know you are not alone.

Let it go after hours: Relieve emotions post work by doing some physical activity or enjoying a hobby you truly enjoy.

Set boundaries: Draw a respectful and courteous line with your clients who call or text at all hours of the day with pity stories about why they have to cancel or must come in ASAP. Using a self-booking and scheduling app like Booksy is the best way to take back more of your personal and professional time.

Add some tech and let it work for you: It’s awkward chasing your clients for payment. No-shows and the loss that means for your books is draining. Using tech to solve the day-to-day operational challenges is empowering. An app or a platform like Booksy offers marketing tools, holds clients accountable for cancellations or no-shows, processes mobile payments, and provides a marketplace to sell your products. This tool can bring up to 20% more bookings per customer, and an up to 25% drop in no-shows and cancellations.

The team from Headspace in Downer's Grove, IL.
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The team from Headspace in Downer's Grove, IL.

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