How to Deal with Awkward Customers - Sarah Naylor Academy

Turn that unhappy customer into a life long happy customer

We all have those days, a customer comes in and turns into the customer from Hell!! but how do you flip the situation on its’ head and turn that customer from and unhappy customer into a life long happy customer who will shout about your business from the ROOF TOPS???

By Sarah Naylor

Sarah Naylor

Handling difficult clients can be a challenging aspect of running a beauty business. Here are some tips on how to handle difficult clients:

1. Stay calm: It's important to remain calm when dealing with a difficult client. Take a deep breath and avoid getting defensive or reactive. This can help deescalate the situation and make it easier to find a solution.

2. Listen actively: Listening actively to the client can help you understand their concerns and needs. Pay attention to their body language and tone of voice, and repeat back what you have understood to ensure you're on the same page.

3. Apologise and empathise: Apologise to the client and empathise with their situation. This can help them feel heard and understood, and may also diffuse some of their anger or frustration.

4. Offer solutions: Offer solutions to the client's problem. This could be a refund, a discount, or a free service to make up for their bad experience. If the issue is something that can't be resolved, offer an explanation and be clear about why.

5. Be professional: Even if the client is being difficult or rude, it's important to remain professional at all times. Avoid getting into arguments or being disrespectful, and keep your language and tone polite and respectful.

6. Set boundaries: If the client is being abusive or disrespectful, it's okay to set boundaries and end the conversation. Make it clear that you won't tolerate verbal abuse or aggressive behaviour.

7. Follow up: Follow up with the client after the issue has been resolved to ensure that they are satisfied with the solution. This can help maintain a positive relationship with the client and prevent similar issues from arising in the future.

Remember, handling difficult clients is an important skill in the beauty industry, and it takes practice to master. With patience, empathy, and professionalism, you can turn a difficult situation into a positive experience for both you and the client.

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