I Am a Cosmetologist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 115 People

    Salon Business

    I have read a lot of stories over the course of my 18 years in the Hair Industry. I've also developed over the years as a professional and I've written a short e-book that may benefit some of you are dealing with some issues in your Salon. It's really informative and I'd like to...
    gsbsbrown gsbsbrown
    1 Response Mar 15, 2011

    I Love My Job!!!

     I LOVE MY JOB!!! doing hair was my dream since i was a little girl!!!!! i am about to move across the country.. i am nervous about finding a good salon.. i can get along with anyone and everyone but im still nervous! i just never want to stop learning!!
    kissmeface kissmeface
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2009

    Thinking Of Going..........

    I have always wanted to go to hair school but chose to have a family instead. my daughter went and loves it. I am 47 now and still want to go. My husband is for it but kind of worried that i wont finish. and that i wont like it. and the cost of it bothers him. thats what is...
    nebgirl65 nebgirl65
    Aug 15, 2012

    I'm a male cosmetologist.

    I'm also a male cheerleader. Those are two things that I love to do. At first, I wasn't really good at either of the 2. I sucked at hair cutting and I wasn't strong enough. People made fun of me and I questioned if I really wanted to continue. I am now in my 4th year of doing...
    K20150114 K20150114
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2014
    Jose020 Jose020
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015


    I left school when I was fourteen to do hairdressing, And continued to do it for 3-4 years. I liked being in the salon, Doing colours and being with the clients but it definately isn't for me. I suck at holding a convo and can not handle senior stylists demands! But I did learn...
    seizetheday seizetheday
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2010

    Cosmetology Is A Gateway

    Hello! I have been a licensed hairstylist for 14 years. Going to Beauty School was the BEST thing I have ever done. Being a stylist put me through "regular college" and supported my Daughter and myself. When I finished college, I worked as a Teacher, and after several years, I...
    RazorSharpImageAprons RazorSharpImageAprons
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2010

    Working On It

    actually i am working on becoming a cosmetologist and i love it. I taught special education for 10 years and decided to go back to actually what i want to do so im very excited!!
    joliecrzy joliecrzy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    My Dream Is.....

    Hi there, I am a cosmetologist and I have worked in the industry for 14 years, I have worked in every type of salon from a small privately owned salon to a huge franchise and now I am in a chair rental salon and spa. My newest venture is to start a salon and spa incorparating all...
    Salon911 Salon911
    2 Responses May 7, 2012

    Am Liscensed

    I have been since 2002, however I'm just no pursuing it at the moment! I just needed a break. I still do my friends and family, just not professionaly anymore!
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2008

    On My Way

    I have round about 250 hours so far out of a required 1,500 I just left school because I am in the process of moving to another state so I will find a new school and hopefully be a licensed cosmetologist in 2013. I just love how I can have my nails and hair however I want and how...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 23, 2012

    Hairstylist/owner Future Educator

    I am trying to locate a used or new textbook  ISBN-10  428321519  or  ISBN-13  9781428321519.  The title is  Milady's Master Educator Student Course Book.  It is the newest edition  (2008  or 2009).  I need it for $50 or less...
    Bloopie Bloopie
    Sep 12, 2010

    Moving Back

    I am currently a stylist in Worcester Massachusetts, I am moving back to Arizona later this year/begining of next year. How is work down there? Where should i be looking to live? I am not your plain jane type.
    MrsStraightSix MrsStraightSix
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2012

    I Am A Cosmetologist

    ok so this is my first attempt at writing a story... so it wont be much of one...anyways here it goes some people think that most or all male beauticians are gay, not true for instance i'm not gay in any case some people also might think that this is the only adversity...
    itsshaneman itsshaneman
    1 Response Aug 4, 2010

    I just graduated cosmetology school been

    licensed now for about 3 months got my first job at a high end salon and recently lost my job. I have been trying to get a new job but I am feeling discouraged a lot of places want experienced stylist and I only know the basics.... I've tried doing families hair but I'm not...
    dreamin4thesun dreamin4thesun
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    Looking For More Experience

    I've been a lisenced cosmetologist for 11 years in Nebraska. I think I was born to do it. A lot of the techniques for cutting, coloring, and styling come very natural to me.  I don't work in a salon anymore but travel to people homes, offices that I know to do their...
    klay klay
    1 Response Jun 21, 2009

    Help! Please! Have Been Trying To Get Back Into Iowa Como. Schools To Finish 300 Hours..

    I have a devistating story that i would rather not share unless you message me simply because i ma so defeated in this area. I am trying to find someone who knows ADMINISTRATIVE in ANY ANNNYYY IOWA COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL. I have passed my state boards. all milady text book...
    lrybak lrybak
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012

    Where To Begin!

    I have had my license for about 2 1/2 years now. I have worked for a company in Human Resources for approx. 6 yrs before deciding to go to school for my real passion (hair). I am really talented I do ALL types of hair and I am african american. The problem is in the two years I...
    luvclive luvclive
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    Marketing Hair Stylist Is What I Do

    Went to school for advertising and marketing and developed a website to use my skills in the interest of marketing hair stylists. My sister is a professional stylist and needed help getting a job after she completed cosmetology school. So I designed some digital portfolios and...
    stylistlove stylistlove
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    I've been a licensed Cosmetologist

    for 3 years. I'm really starting to build up my clientele and am proud to have financial freedom at my age. I go to work and have fun all day making people feel awesome. Seriously the best job ever.
    imallnat imallnat
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 22, 2014

    Almost There!!

    I'm a recent grad from Harrolds beauty acd. in Terre Haute, IN. When i say recent I mean like 2 days ago! LOL. I'm also new to the forums and I'd love to meet new people who love the same things i do!!
    NikkiPiatt NikkiPiatt
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2010

    Uh Oh.

    i graduated cosmetology school a few months ago and already worked briefly at 2 salons. it was utterly awful. one of them gave me the run around and the other had beer in her fridge and was drunk, then let me alone in the salon my first 5 minutes there with no money to make...
    laceyclemmons laceyclemmons
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2010
    jncbeauty jncbeauty
    26-30, F
    Jun 20, 2014


         I have been a cosmetologist for many years and the past 11 years I have worked with the elderly. This was great for me while my children were young but now I want to get in the younger working field. However I have fallen behind the times. I need some...
    hothead296 hothead296
    1 Response Oct 11, 2010

    Just Starting Out

    At the moment I'm a stay at home mom and have been flirting with the idea of becoming a cosmetologist for years. Finally I've made my decision and registered for classes (hopefully i'll pass the entrance exam >.< it's been 10 years since I've been in school). Hopefully I'll be...
    darksilver218 darksilver218
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2012
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