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What are the Con’s about cosmetology?

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Shamecca’s Answer

Evelin, I think there are pro's to many jobs or career fields. Hopefully the pro's will outweigh the con's if this is an career field you are interested in. I often think of this quote: "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."

Cosmetology is a growing field and has many things that fall under it. My daughter is interested in going to Cosmetology school to do nails and she is only 16. But YouTube has taught her a lot of things and she's getting good at it.

So my advice is to research it and see exactly in the area of Cosmetology you want to do and then maybe find someone local in your area and do a interview or job shadow with them. That way you can see first hand what it's like.

I hope this helps!

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Leigh’s Answer

While I am not in this field personally, my mom was for many years and I have close friends that own their own salons.

Some cons that I know of:

-standing on your feet all day

-clients can be very hard to please so you need to have a clear understanding of what they want up front and be able to handle the consequence if they aren't happy with the end result - set expectations and be honest with what you can do with their hair! Not everyone has hair that can be made to look like every picture they find.

-changes in schedules meaning people canx and your day may not go as planned so flexibility is a must.

-finding a salon where you fit in personally/professionally as there can be much drama among stylists as you work so very closely all day long. You hear everyone's story all day as well as the clients story!

-be willing to go to school regularly and stay up with latest trends to be successful!

Good luck!

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Michelle’s Answer

There are cons to any industry, cosmetology is no exception. It’s an amazing field with endless possibilities. This is also a field that if you don’t love what you’re doing, the industry itself will eat you alive. HOWEVER, lol, it’s amazing if you love to make people feel amazing and beautiful.
The cons that are the most prevalent are working weekends and holidays. Both easy enough to ask for off, depends on your boss though.
The first year in the business (out of school and licensed) you’re broke. This industry is about building genuine connections, there is no fake-it-til-ya-make-it in the beauty industry.
It’s incredibly rewarding to be in the beauty industry, just know that you’ll work for it.

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Gloria’s Answer

This can be a real cut throat industry, even when you're not looking for any drama, but its up to you if you can rise under the pressure, other than that it can be real fun.