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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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    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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    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 10 Responses Sep 17, 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 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 1 Response Mar 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Anyone know how to get grey hair?

    Not on my natural hair of course....
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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 3 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 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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 Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    vickybiggs vickybiggs 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    a crazy hairdresser asks the guy he's giving a haircut do you want this ear ? and the guy thinking he's joking says no i don't need it, the hairdresser cuts it and throw it away...
    Mindlha Mindlha 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My anxiety is kind of the same. I have always had long hair and when i was younger it was hard to look after. I used to see my mum once a week and she would go through it with a...
    Adalae15 Adalae15 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    1. I'm a parent to 3 beautiful children 2 boys and a little girl 2. I'm married to a lawyer 3. I'm a recovering anorexic 4. I'm also recovering from self harm 5. I'm a...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    the hairdresser ruined my hair yesterday not just my hair my scalp also he placed immediately the hair bleach for 3 successive hours from I was sitting there from 3 pm to 7 pm then...
    ritamariaa ritamariaa 22-25, F Aug 21

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    In my 30's I was getting my hair cut & the hairdresser told me that I looked like some model but she couldn't remember who then it dawned on her... she said, " it's Kate Bush!" I'm...
    OutDoorForever OutDoorForever 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    My Day Continued I read a little more. I'm a bit disappointed I won't be able to finish today, but my hair appointment would happen soon and I needed to leave the book store. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    He sits in chatham on floor nr mcdonalds and hairdressers we speak sometimes i am starting to want to see him more. He sometimes sit with a dog. I dont want to see him till my...
    KentGirl29 KentGirl29 26-30, F Aug 9

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    Okay so here we are .. The baby making days are over .. Shame I miscarried the babies I did conceive but each one remains a flutter in my heart. One good thing the periods have...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 11 Responses Aug 9

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    Why do I always have to go to the hairdressers with my hair clean and looking nice? It needs cutting and had bad hair days for two days now.. Today it looks nice the day of the...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I've recently had a miscarriage at 12 weeks while I was at work. Like most, if not all miscarriages it was extremely painful and upsetting experience, which was made 10x worse with...
    rachchar rachchar 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Every year my school put on an annual play on a famous story, like a fairy tale fable or a popular piece of pop culture. The year this story takes place, Disney's Beauty and the...
    Sammy20012 Sammy20012 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    5 days after starting medication to treat a tooth infection, I woke up violently throwing up undigested food. I can remember the date exactly because that is the morning my...
    Kelsey89 Kelsey89 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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 2 Responses Jul 31

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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 Jul 31

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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...
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