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Cosmetology | Reddit by /u/winemominthemaking - 4d ago

I am a 24 year old single mom, and I’m going back to school this fall. I work as a patient care tech in my local hospital, and had plans to go to nursing school after finishing my prerequisites. But since making the move to separate from my husband, I’ve been seriously thinking about switching career paths and becoming a hairstylist. I’ve always been passionate about hair and beauty. I was the resident “hair girl” of my circle of friends, and always the one to go to if they needed their hair styled or braided. As an awkward teenager I would sit and watch YouTube videos and teach myself how to do hair & makeup, and I feel like it would be a good career for myself. My now-ex always belittled my interest, and said I’d end up waiting tables if I got my license. But I feel like I’m forcing myself to be passionate about nursing (because it pays decently) while my passion for beauty & business is there already. Has anyone been in this spot and it work out for you in the end? I don’t want to make such a big financial decision and it come back to bite me later.

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I’m currently only 1/4 of the way into my 1200 hours for my New Jersey cosmetology licensing & i realize the mistake i made by attending the Beauty school i picked. The area is slowly becoming worse, & the school staff are all mis managed. The esthetics teacher insists in getting into students personal lives and spreading rumors and talking inappropriately over sexual subjects & we all know that she has the hots for a student who is visibly uncomfortable over this situation. The supervisors is best friends with that teacher & won’t do anything to fix the behavior. The school is still charging us full price for a kit they keep downgrading, at first it was we weren’t going to obtain our extra set of uniforms, then it was we aren’t getting our senior shears (even though all of our shears keep breaking because they are mostly plastic), we no longer get diffusers, 1/2 inch for clippers, we no longer get acrylic and or the curriculum for acrylics, the teacher didn’t want to follow the curriculum and teach us braiding, we no longer get our extra mannequin heads, the school feels very segregated with spanish students being preferred over english. All the english senior students I’ve spoken to have all said the same thing that they aren’t learning anything and that the actual senior teacher isn’t paying them any mind, but they are stuck with the student spanish teacher who’s still learning english but when it came to the english student teacher she was never able to give students advice nonetheless teach a class. The makeup hour days are long and hard my schedule goes as follows for day students on Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 am- 2 pm normal hours 2-4 makeup hours 4:30 - 6 makeup hours 6-10 makeup hours. The janitorial staff literally pretends to do work so the school is filthy seems to not have been cleaned since it was built, teachers sometimes clean but the maintenance staff wont fix shampoo bowls, refill any paper towels, sweep, mop, he’s either constantly flirting with students or hiding in his car to avoid doing work & the list goes on Im planning on transferring to a closer & more credited school closer to me to actually be able to pass my state board.

What should i expect from this transferring process to another school and would i be able to pursue any legal action over these issues?

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Cosmetology | Reddit by /u/jubemma912 - 1w ago

any short hairstylists here? how do you cope? lol when giving blow drys, etc? any tips or tricks? I’m barely 5’0 :|

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Hi all! I am graduating in less than a month and will headed to cosmetology school in the fall. I would love to hear any thoughts on selecting the right school for me. I was once told that I will know right when I walk in. With that being said, I plan on scheduling tours soon. I have been given mixed reviews on schools such as Aveda Fredric’s Institute for example. From what I have read and heard, it is a great school but you are focused only on Aveda products. Also, you are not allowed to wear perfume, as they are focused on their “all natural” motto. Triccoci University of Beauty Culture is another one of my options in the running. ANY information or advice is appreciated, thank you 😊

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Cosmetology | Reddit by /u/jnamo94 - 1w ago

Is it possible to just go to school to learn only about hair and not makeup/nails/skin as well?

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Someone heeeellllpppp... I’m moving to Louisiana next month and I still want to do hair when I move out there. What do I need to do to transfer licensure? I’ve looked online but it’s very confusing. Are they going to have me take another state board exam ?

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I just graduated cosmo school and got the call today for a second interview at a salon that would be a perfect fit for me!

The owner has explained that it’s a very team driven environment (which I love) and so the second interview consists of the other stylists interviewing me and me also sort of interviewing them. They will then vote on whether or not they want me to be a part of their team.

The interview will be about 1.5 - 2 hours, and I have a few questions in mind that I can ask the girls, but I’m looking for some more ideas.

What should I be asking? What would they want me to be asking them?

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I don't myself continually making mistakes that feel like they're damaging my career. It's a lot of simple miscommunications and some not fantastic haircuts and it's taking a huge toll on my confidence as a barber. I just don't want to keep disappointing people. What else can I do with my license that's a little more for introverted people?

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Hi everyone! I’m having some inner turmoil about what I’m doing with my life. Currently I’m in community college and am finishing my second year. So it’s time to either transfer, which I can’t afford, or figure out something else. I’ve always been interested in cosmetology. I work in a beauty store and it’s right up my alley. But I’m not so much a hair person, I am way more into makeup and skincare! Is cosmetology school the right fit if I don’t necessarily have an interest in hair? Would the curriculum of it just disappoint me?

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Cosmetology | Reddit by /u/wickedmysticc - 1w ago

I’m going into cosmetology school after I graduate in a couple weeks and I keep hearing how it’s so great I’m proud even though I’m not going to a “real college” . I know it’s not a big university but did you guys experience any of this kinda condescending attitude?How did you deal with it?

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