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I Am a Hairdresser

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Feb 20

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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 1 Response Jul 28

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    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    THE HAIRCUT-- They say "None is a prophet in his own land." We could also add "None is a hairdresser of his own head." Well one can try... But the hands and eyes from an...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F Sep 6

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    Get in touch with us Anytime To learn more about our guidelines or services for a hair salon Perth consumers return to time and time once more for unbeatable service.To comply with...
    Lestermg94 Lestermg94 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I gave myself a nice makeover. I went from ugly duckling to a beauty and yes I can finally say that about myself. I am beautiful.Growing up, I was very unattractive; obese with...
    msjennycraig msjennycraig 31-35, F Aug 18

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    He could be the breadwinner, he has acquired a car or truck, manufactured friends and so forth. they are actually happy together, besides she is incredibly difficult to Dwell with...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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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 perm hair in curlers and a perm) I will answer all)I Love...
    DOMINABARBARA DOMINABARBARA 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Who wouldn't give up a life of dancing with their woman to spend a little time with an optimistic hairdresser?
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have suffered with and lived with anxiety which i think stems from being verbally bullied at school, and when younger i was encouraged to be the quiet shy girl. I left school and...
    anxiety1sufferer anxiety1sufferer 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    "Of course not. I can't hate you ever... You can go for a haircut.. I just want you to look pretty and stay." I smiled while reading Raj's messages at Viber. It was yesterday...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I work in the insurance industry but I crave a creative outlet like being a hairdresser or pet groomer.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    A friend of mine once said "I don't like going to the same hairdresser because they keep wanting to talk to me" I can relate.
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    We want you to definitely be delighted enough with our assistance and cost that you simply convey to your family and friends!I just desired to say a fantastic huge thank you to...
    Nolanyqj Nolanyqj 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    After a year when I go to college, I will study as a hairdresser. It sounds so interesting, learning all the little things and learning to do makeup to other people also! :)
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Dean needed to agree, but about to Philadelphia was just like a stop by on the dentist: Now and again you had to do it but no one preferred it.He had wonderful ideas upon the...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I wore my thick dark wavy hair long as a boy (and just hated having my haircut). When I was about 12 I went to a salon to have my hair done for my sisters wedding and the stylist...
    Barrbara Barrbara 56-60 2 Responses a week ago

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