Your hair is flipping out! No, really...it just all wrong. You can’t get it to go in place and you just look weird. This seems like a silly problem, but it can be real. I’ve had it happen to me times, so I’d like to share with you my thoughts on what to do.
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Today we're going to talk about something that might sound a little crazy and that is you want to make videos for your business but your hair is driving you crazy.
So maybe this sounds like something that nobody would have problems with and it seems kind of like it's such a superficial problem.
Why would we even talk about hair being a problem on video and why would it ever hold somebody back from making videos?
Well, I don't know, but it does, and it has. I feel like hair is like constantly a problem for me. Doing my hair, trying to get it right, it's just over and over frustration.
So many people look perfect on camera and you might see someone on youtube and say “I want to have hair like her”.
Marie Forleo has gorgeous hair, but she has a hairdresser. He is there the whole time while she's shooting. He has to be for touch-ups. Every time I changed my shirt, so every 15 minutes, I have to retouch up my hair.
It can be a problem, it can delay you on making videos, and it can be this constant thing that you have to chase after. So yes, it's easier to have somebody doing it for you.
I have had a hair and makeup person before and their job was to make sure all my hair was in place.
Now, I do it now myself. And I have to constantly be moving it out of the way. And I do it while I’m on video because I'm not going to pause the video to move my hair.
But, I wanted to actually say something a little bit different here. So that would be having hair problems, and them totally derailing your videos.
I had this happen one time. I was creating this series of videos for children and at the time I didn't know any hairstylists. If I did I probably would have gone to them, but I was doing some hairdos on my own with my little bit of experience.
If you do your own hair, you know that you can't really get at all the right angles to do things. So I was doing braided buns, that were hanging down, and one of them kept twisting the wrong way. I just couldn’t fix it.
So I literally stopped filming. I stopped creating the entire series and I feel like it was just because of my hair. My hair wasn't working so I just stopped.
But the truth is, I think there was a little bit more to it.
And, that's where I want to go here. So I know that there can be problems with hair, and I know that we want it to look perfect, but I think that we have to kind of get past that whole trying to have perfect hair, if we are in a situation to do that.
So yes, we want to look good on video, we want to look professional. But what is more important? Is it more important to have fabulous hair or have less fabulous hair and actually connect with the audience and talk to them?
If you think about it, does your friend really care how perfect your hair is? If you go over to friend's house and you're having this great conversation, are they going to be like, “hey, your hair's messed up”.
People actually don't care as much as you might think they do.
But if you make enough videos you may run into this situation of being frustrated with your hair more than you think, so that’s why I wanted to share some tips to get past it!
#1 - Take a Hair & Air Break
So let down your hair just or whatever. Put it up. Just forget about your hair. Go for a walk, have some tea. Take a little break.
It might be something more. It might not just be that it's your hair driving you crazy, but maybe something else is driving you crazy.
For me, it turned out that there was actually problems with what I was filming. I didn't quite have the right fabric, so it wasn't quite matching. And, I was feeling a little bit rushed with my boys coming home soon.
So with that one situation, where I just completely stopped filming the entire series because of my hair, there was more problems that we're actually building up.
My hair was the icing on the cake.
So if that is happening to you, that's when you want to just take a break. I actually did take a break. I had tea and I decided to stop filming, but I don't want that to happen to you.
#2 - Call a Hair Styling Pro
So yeah, like I already said, a lot of these people that have pretty hair on video. If you want to have pretty hair than you might have to call in an expert. I do have somebody here that I can call now, but back then I didn’t.
You have to remember that if you do hire a hair stylist, you may have to work around their work schedule. It might be that you have to plan out your video days and a schedule with them.
So that's actually why I went to just doing my own hair and saying, “okay, it's good enough”.
It just has to be good enough. It has to be 80 percent, that's it. I can't have 100 percent hair because I'm not willing to deal with being on somebody else's schedule and paying the extra money to have my hair perfect.
I just don't feel like it's really worth it for youtube videos right now in this point in my life. Will it be worth it in the future? Maybe if I do less filming. If I'm only down to only three days a month and not three days a week, then maybe I would want to call somebody.
It’s also nice for a really glamorous photo shoot or marketing photos. In that case, I would absolutely call somebody. The lady I know does great pin-up girl hairstyles and they look great on me.
So maybe you have somebody that would do this for you and maybe it's just $25. If you're doing a video every week then you'll be spending $100 having somebody else do your hair for you and then you don't have to have any problems with it.
#3 - Forget The Hair & Go
So messy bun, yes! You don't have to necessarily do a messy bun. You could do a clean up-do or a twist. I had a whole series of videos that I did that for my be a sewing teacher training with my hair up. It made sense because it went with that brand.
Maybe you find some kind of quick and easy hairstyle that you just do it. Then you focus on your videos. Again, you have to remember the end goal is to make those videos and not let your hair drive you crazy.
So you've got to either use one of these three tips to get help, not care about it, or do something about it, and then just move on.
Anyways, that’s basically what I have for this video.
I hope that you can get your hair under control, so that you can make those videos and hopefully it doesn't turn out to be a big problem, like it was for me in the past.
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Now, I want to hear from you!
Let me know what kind of hair disasters have you had.
Do you feel like your hair is holding you back from making videos? Are you spending too much time on your hair and it's cutting into your video time?
What have you done to try to eliminate that? I know it's a small problem, but has it turned into a bigger problem than it should be?
I'd love to hear from you.
All right, that is it. I will see you in another video. Bye.
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