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I Am a Hairdresser

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 Jun 22, 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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    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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    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 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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    Life is night mare some times

    as a hairdresser I always say I'm not magic just hairdresser
    notmagic03 notmagic03 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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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 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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    Related Experiences

    Hello guys! I've been a licensed and active hairdresser for 6 1/2 years now. I've recently moved back home from Alabama and I'm looking to rebuild a clientele the fastest way...
    destinyisfate destinyisfate 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just went to the hairdressers because my hair was a total mess, I had 2 huge knots, like seriously they were huge ball of knots and when I went to the hairdresser and asked her...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    My parents sometimes have these little outbursts for no reason and sometimes I get the blame for said outbursts even though I didn't do anything wrong. The only times i've...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    so this is my story for all out there that think u can never do it if ur dyslexia. i am 24 i used to go to a private school, for me it was never easy to catch up with others...
    alicia12199 alicia12199 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I have wanted to go grey for a while. I have had my hair cropped short but still keep colouring because my lovely hairdresser keeps persuading me to BUT I want to be grey - what...
    cabaret cabaret 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    It's not the most glamorous of things to be doing when your boyfriend walks past the hairdresser's window to see you with a bright red face to match the cape round your neck and a...
    Karenshort Karenshort 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It took a while It's weird trying to find your identity and place in society as a black woman. Most of you may find this funny but I live in Africa and I still feel the pressure...
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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