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I Am a Hairdresser

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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 9 Responses Sep 17, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Anyone know how to get grey hair?

    Not on my natural hair of course....
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F Sep 27, 2014

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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 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Sep 9, 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 5 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 16, 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 4 Responses Aug 29, 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 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I have always struggled to make/keep friends. I became a hairdresser and that helped me connect with people but I only ever kept a real friend for a year or 2 before they would...
    alice0493 alice0493 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    You know when brides or prom goers have an "up do" and there are straggly random long pieces of hair hanging out that get sweaty and limp after dancing/snogging and end up looking...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My name is Vicky. I have cerebral palsy. I went to a boarding school near Brighton. I was a pretty girl then. I had long blond hair. I am slim as well as being quite small. I...
    vickybiggs vickybiggs 18-21 a week ago

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    Is anybody else sick of other white people coming on here and talking about how racism is destroying their lives? I know people really like to talk, and rarely like to do actual...
    Wanderlust1903 Wanderlust1903 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    April 2009 was the last time I got my hair cut at a hairdressers! I have always had it cut at home!
    emmakiwi1 emmakiwi1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Here's my advice. If you already detest visiting the hairdresser and then someone tells you a trainee is going to wash your hair, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. Don't get me wrong-I've had...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 16

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    It was a Friday morning and I was at Ann's house, Ann was in her 60's a cuddly lady with lovely silver grey hair. I knocked on the front door and Ann opened it, come in she said...
    Paula111 Paula111 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    09/07/2015 - 5:50 PM. Hard day. My family gathered to make it the worst day of my life (hmm, as usual.....) They woke me up on how useless I am. Saying that all I can do is...
    Extrano Extrano 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Hairdressers crack me up. No matter how many years they've been in the business or what types of hair they're used to working with or what I ask to have done, they always get that...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response Jul 8

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    I was 12 years old it was school holidays, I was staying at my aunts, her sister in law Enda came over because she was taking her daughter Elaine and my cousin Rose to the...
    Paula111 Paula111 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    One of my best friends had a hairdresser for a mom. He was a boy, the only one in my group of friends. Since i was the only blonde, everyone always touched my hair. They then...
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Hello I want to find some female hairdresser or barberette who will cut my super long blonde hair. Can you write me ?
    vanesa07 vanesa07 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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