19 # law – Timing is Everything

Hi there my friends,  Timing is everything in life, too soon with an idea, and no one gets it, too late and you missed the boat! This is where great leadership is so important, as greatness occurs only with a team who are on board with the vision. In this situation every one is working to their strengths and perfect timing is crucial to success, lets take Vidal’s story as a good example:-


When you think of Vidal Sassoon’s Revolution it was perfect timing all the stars were in alignment. People were ready for social change, from music (Beatles and Rolling Stones) to fashion everything was new.


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The shampoo and set was getting old, and women were slaves to their rollers,  this type of  style that had to last a week.  Vidal’s new way of designing changed salons for ever, no longer was it the client with her weekly shampoo and set appointment, now it was a cut and blow dry with the client returning every 6 to 8 weeks.  This new business model allowed for stylist to charge more money for their services, which resulted in a boom time for salons.  At Vidal Sassoon people would line up at salon waiting for their new design.bouffant

Timing was perfect.  The Silhouette of fashion radically changed from the full the ‘Dior look’ of Glamor and a voluptuous body type.  A full bust, a tiny waist and voluminous shirt.  Hence hair  had been fuller to suit this fashion statement.

78d7e721f0132947ee6965aa8f1be21121In Contrast  Mary Quant’s look was stream line and androgynous, these straight lines of fashion suited Vidal’s geometric cuts.  When Vidal Sassoon Revolutionized our profession part of the success was a brilliant idea, but what is more important was the collaboration with a team and the  perfect TIMING.

204131bgAnother good example of the Law of Timing was when the movie “Quantum of Solace” (James Bond Movie)  was due to be launched.Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.44.10 PM  4 months before the premier I worked on a shoot for American Salon, we collectively brain stormed on the idea of a tribute to James bond to tie into the movie.  After deliberation we chose to do a tribute to the iconic James Bond women, that spanned 40 years.  This theme was popular in the social media platform as we rode the wave of the movie.

Check out the movie.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.44.23 PMHere the law of Timing was critical too far ahead no true impact, too late  we would have been after the excitement of the film and yesterdays news.  As the Law of Timing was perfect we gained more leverage, when people did  an online search for James Bond our story came up, it proved to be a great PR tool of perfect Timing.Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.44.34 PMIconic image of Bond Girl

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Check out our Bond  collection Below  AS COVER SPREAD 1 american-bond-story6

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american-bond-story7This is what we call being in the right place at the right time  with the right awareness.

I hope you enjoyed this insight to the Law of Timing.  Think about it today as you suggest a new style or play it safe and keep the look the same it’s all about the right time in a clients life.

Best wishes.

Vivienne Mackinder. Certified Coach for John Maxwell

Founder of HairDesignerTV.com
Email [email protected]
HDTV studio – 631.375.1820


P.S. I do have one spot left for my Photo Shoot Workshop (September 28-October 1, 2014).

The Workshop and the shoot will be held at my private studio in the Hamptons, NY!

Call the number above to RSVP today!


 Based on The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership –

A book by NY Times Best seller John Maxwell.


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