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I Am a Hairdresser

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    I'm into my second year of hairdressing

    and I've started doing hair cuts, however when it comes to men's hair cuts I have major anxiety and stress about doing their hair. My boss keeps pressuring me into it and I don't know what to do? I told her I need more time and she said how am I suppose to get confident at...
    Sineada Sineada 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    She Wanted A Short Haircut

    There i was sitting in my shop when she walked in. Her hair was brown and long and shiny and thick it hung all the way to her waist. I asked her may I help you she said yes you may as she climbed in to my chair. She said i want that haircut pointing to a picture on the wall it...
    funguy4u777 funguy4u777 41-45, T 7 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I am beginning my career over again

    after 20 years and most of the salons nowadays are rentals. Could someone explain how this works? All I ever did in the past was on a commission basis only.
    lookinsharpe lookinsharpe 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Fairly New To The Craft And Need Help/advice

    Hi. I am fairly new to the trade, had a rough start. Made the mistake of joining a friend in her salon where the traffic was poor, advertising did not bring in enough clientele, and exposure was very poor. (She stuck me in a back room where people could not see me and I could not...
    artyme artyme 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    Blonde To Brown

    What color formulas or tricks have you discovered? I took a girl darker today. Used a half 10 half 20 developer with a level seven warm and a capful of filler in the color. Roots and midstrand were amazing. However the last 4 inches of hair still turned a little ashy! How could...
    julieh06 julieh06 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    Help

    Hi there what would expect a stylist of 10 years exp takin home 12-1300 a week to pick up weekly would be interested to compare to see if I'm Bein under or overpaid xxxxx
    Denty1904 Denty1904 31-35 Jun 22, 2013

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    So as I said before, I am beginning my career

    after being out of the business for over 20 years and I have recently learned a new trick of the trade and that is a bleach bath. I understand the concept, but can you color or highlight as a double process after the bath???? I have a new client that wants to go from a light red...
    lookinsharpe lookinsharpe 46-50, F Mar 13

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    I am currently studying my level 2.

    I have started clients from home. I have a client who is bleach blonde and would like a base 7 brown in her hair. I will be using wella. Any tips on which colour? She likes the 7/3 (medium gold blonde)
    lianne33 lianne33 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Looking For A Better Perm

    I have a client that has long fine hair. We have been perming her once a year for about 15 years. I use opticurl extra body perm. Even with gray rods in the tops the curl doesn't last very long. Her goal is to continue growing her hair and the layers out. My goal is to not fry it...
    shellers88 shellers88 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Hey! I'm from Argentina.

    I'd like to work as a hairdresser in London, i have more than 10 years of experience. Is it too hard to find a job? What about salary? All info is wellcome! Cheers!
    Constanzahaz Constanzahaz 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Opps!

    after 6 years of hairstyling i finally made a huge mistake! i melted off the entire last 3 inches of a girls hair who was trying to grow it out. I bleached the crap out if trying to get her blonde like she wanted, but apparently i felt invincible to the 40 vol i used. I don't...
    kindylee kindylee 26-30, F 5 Responses May 2, 2010

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    Building Relationships With Clients

    I'm not really sure what to say in regards to this topic. my father is a hairdresser and has been for over 30 years, come to speak of it so is my mother. I come from a long line of hairsTylists in my family...building a clientele and relationships with your clientele base is...
    kstar1977 kstar1977 36-40, M Jul 13, 2013

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    I have a saturday job interview today

    for a hair dressers/ salon and i have no clue about hair or beauty so can someone help me
    gracebxox gracebxox 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I just finished cosmetology school,

    and It has been my lifelong dream to be a cosmetologist. I'm getting ready to take my boards in the next few weeks, and have confidence I'll pass... but now I'm terrifed... I'm not good with up-dos... and can hardly do a mens haircut, or braid, and am feeling both unprepared...
    retrowanton retrowanton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I Am A Hairdresser! I Have Funny Clients :p

    Hey everyone! I have started a twitter account called **** My Clients Say, and I basically post the funny and ridiculous things my clients say while in my chair. Anyone who does hair can relate I'm sure :P It can be found at @myclientssay, and I would like to come up with a fun...
    wameakin wameakin 26-30 Jan 25, 2012

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    Life is night mare some times

    as a hairdresser I always say I'm not magic just hairdresser
    notmagic03 notmagic03 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Color Everything Then Add New Highlights?

    Hello all, I'm not a hairdresser myself but go to hairdresser schools to get my hair done usually, and I find I better know things myself because mistakes happen there more often than at a regular saloon. Once, for example, I had highlights done a week after a perm and my hair...
    jujujulia jujujulia 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Being A Relatively New Stylist..

    I worked hard for 2 years of school to get where I am. I've worked in a salon for 1 & 1/2 years. I live in a small town & work hard to build my business (its pretty difficult). I hate when people don't trust me bc I only have 1 & 1/2 years of working experience. I really am good...
    KCSC KCSC 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Bad Week

    I've had two clients call today unhappy with their haircolor we did last week. I'm feeling a little down about my talent. Do others have bad criticism sometimes? I want to be the hairdresser that is amazing and everyone is always happy
    Amoelling Amoelling 26-30 4 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Feeling Insecure :(

    I feel disappointed in myself. It's my fifth day working in a salon and i feel like i'm doing everything wrong. I feel slow on what i do. Some of the experienced ladies keep telling me that i have to be fast and i can't be slow. Will I improve??and when?
    babybluefrink babybluefrink 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Anyone know how to get grey hair?

    Not on my natural hair of course....
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I Love Clippers

    I llike cutting hair I only have one client my wife.she doesn't share my fettish for hair I would love her to cut my hair short with the clippers
    overears overears 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    The Last 2 Years...

    My love for hairdressing started while I was in 6th form 2 years ago (2011), and after only wanting to do art since GCSEs, I woke up, smelt the coffee and realised that art isn't going to get me anywhere career-wise. So, I thought about how I can use my creative side to build a...
    emmabonkers emmabonkers 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I need a hairdresser to help me figure this one out. I am a hairdresser, not practicing but i do my own. Currently i have bleached blonde hair and i want to have natural looking...
    helpwithmyhair helpwithmyhair 22-25, F Nov 30

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    This was a few years ago I was really shy I still am especially when it comes to stranger all my life my mum used to cut my hair for me since she used to be a hairdresser and she...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    If I hear another hairdresser suggest I cut my hair, I will spit in their eye. I do not look or feel like a knock kneed, knackered old nosebag yet, so my crowning glory of brunette...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So Saturday mornings. Knowing it was high risk time, I would come downstairs, keep my head down and be really helpful doing dishes and stuff. Then my mum would say she was off to...
    toiler toiler 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Where to even start? I have no ******* idea. I guess for now I'll babble and see if anyone (hopefully) relates to this cause I'm feeling sad and lonely. I woke up normal-Ish time...
    JossiDaedog JossiDaedog 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Hello I am looking for people wanting to be my hairdresser) who are interested please contact me games and fantasies about roller set and a perm) I will answer all)I Love sitting...
    DOMINABARBARA DOMINABARBARA 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    1. didn't start wearing jeans until 19 2. I'm 6 foot 8 3. I hate basketball 4. sushi is amazing 5. I only get silly tattoo's 6. I don't take life seriously 7. I speak fluent...
    Slekkoo Slekkoo 22-25 Dec 1

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    Hello, My name is Kelly and I'm 19 and since July I have been suffering from hair loss, pale and discolored puffy skin and weight gain in my face. I have been tired and lost all my...
    kelbel95 kelbel95 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Aiden857i4jmi Aiden857i4jmi 31-35, M Dec 7

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    The Top Three Girl Games OnlineThat hairdresser are capable of doing a spectacularly good job regarding making people more beautiful has been a conventionally held belief. It is...
    Aiden857i4jmi Aiden857i4jmi 31-35, M Dec 7

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    Draw a line together The underside edge of your respective brow. This could figure out the brow thickness. Stick to the normal curvature of your respective eyebrow.ItR17;s not...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M Dec 8

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    You must get by with it; Mother Mother nature does it on a regular basis. Get started noticing all-natural redheads and I feel youR17;ll notice that most of them Have a very...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M Dec 8

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    everything always seems to go wrong. nothing works. I went to the hairdressers yesterday and I thought it looked good. until today, when to got out of the shower my hair frizzed up...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Dec 10

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    They're so mean. Sometimes when I tell them how pretty or lovely they look, they'll be like "Shut up and **** off, *****!" If I ever encountered a shy, pretty person, If I were to...
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Waxing can be a type of semi-long term hair removal which gets rid of the hair with the root. New hair will never expand back in the Beforehand waxed place for four to six weeks...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M Dec 11

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    For many years We've got distinctive dispersed in Italy of 3 firms specifically perfume strains of the 1st selling price and deodorants and reward sets.It prevents DHT from...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Just recently in fact ^^ Yesterday XD It is now bright bleach blonde and purple. At first I was kinda worried cause.. well bleach and but I like how it looks though I might have...
    Alyx0Sade Alyx0Sade 16-17, F Dec 12

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    I go through this struggle some days where I love my hair color and then other days I want to dye my hair a bunch of different colors, but my hairdresser has told me numerous times...
    katnisseverdeen722 katnisseverdeen722 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    After being introduced to her hairdresser, I was handed purple panties and told I had earned the right to wear them.
    donn2 donn2 61-65, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Mark in which you want the brow to start and how higher you need it to get.Glimpse in the mirror and decide this before you commence. Mark each side Along with the white pencil...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 day ago

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