Depending on the colors, fonts, and graphics used in the salon, keep the elements similar on the business card as well.
Like it or not, if potential clients and employers are unaware about you and your business, it can be tough to market yourself without a business card. One look at this invaluable card, and people will make their first impressions about you as a hair stylist, and perhaps your skills.
Of course, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, a good visual presentation never hurt anyone, did it? So, to help you make an effective and attractive card, we have provided a few samples below. Also, you will find some basic, yet crucial marketing tips for creating and designing the right cards for your business.
18 Hairstylist Business Card Ideas
The typical size for a business card in the U.S. is 3.5" x 2", and in the U.K. is 3.35" x 2.17". Depending on where you reside, confirm the appropriate size for the cards. Most businesses select the standard shape and size, so it is convenient for everyone to place it in their wallets.
Dos and Don'ts to Follow
Even though we recommend staying within the popular shape and size for the cards, it doesn't mean you can't experiment with the design. A non-traditional design and style might just be the key to getting you noticed.
- include all relevant and updated contact information for potential clients/employers.
- create a card that physically illustrates your profession and grabs the clients' attention.
- make the card interactive. For example, a standard-shaped card can unfold into a pair of scissors.
- include multiple ways to contact you, such as phone number, email address, website, social networking sites, and fax number.
- search for fun and trendy colors that won't repulse people when they glance at it.
- use font and graphics in such a way that it is readable and doesn't require people to concentrate for too long to figure out what's on it.
- add a catchy tag line that will set you apart from the competition.
- provide other social media contact info, such as Twitter handle or Facebook, to help market yourself.
- opt for eco-friendly and flexible materials to make the cards.
- provide unnecessary info, crowding-the-front-and-rear-sides of the card.
- print all the details on one side; utilize both sides.
- deliver torn, dirty, or bent cards to anyone. Your cards directly represent you and your profession.
- choose design concepts that go off brand. At times, too clever or complicated ideas can make people lose interest in your services.
- write anything on the cards by hand. Make sure you have included all the information you require on it beforehand.
- opt for a fad or any current trend that may get outdated quickly. You can't expect to keep changing your business cards as and when the trends come in.
- print the cards on flimsy paper or other materials.
The bottom line is―the card is a reflection of both you and your company/skills. Keep the cards on you at all times, such as in the car, desk, and/or purse, because you never know whom you may run into during the day.