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Good afternoon, My name is Londen and I am a sophomore in college and after I finish my other 2 years I am going to go into the hair school to get my hair license and while I am in hair school, I working on finding a renting a space for my hair studio and from that point once i become more bigger to expand. I have many techniques for hair that I am able to understand and use but I don't have many supportive people that are jealous but a couple clients I practice on and laying low on my career plans., I was wondering, do you think finishing college first and then going to hair school ? only reason i ask that because it would be so much on my plate that would cause me stress and i want to be able to do things one by one. my next question is how was hair school for you ? how did you know which one was right for you ?. Furthermore, I love to sew in braid , different styles but all hair schools provide that . I'm so nervous about my future and so nervous about everything and I feel like it's going to fall . Lastly, what would be the advice you would give me as a college student ? how was your state board exam test ? I really would appreciate and it would mean so much for me .( i am taking accounting classes to help me run the business and i will be taking my business courses my junior and senior year of college).


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Hi Londen,

I have to admit I don't know anything about doing hair. But I'm answering your question because you said you are afraid you are going to fail. The way to succeed is to set yourself up for success. If you intend to have your own business, then you will have to know how to run a business. You will have to learn about reporting your earnings, collecting taxes, complying with all different sorts of regulations including both business and cosmetology ones, safety regs, city ordinances, etc. You will need to learn about advertising and marketing, purchasing, and about hiring employees. You will have to stay current in your trends, and have a plan to deal with the competition.

It's definitely a lot to learn. Sometimes people go work for someone else for a few years so they can learn business operations. What is your major? Are you in a business program? I think a strong business education is important for someone who wants to have their own studio. Don't listen to people who try to bring you down. If this is your dream, and you have the talent to make it a reality, then, go for it!

I am taking accounting classes as well, my major is business and I will be taking those business courses starting my junior year and senior year of college. londen Z.

See? You know what you are doing! You're not going to fail! Kim Igleheart

I really appreciate your time for commenting it means a lot, I'm thankful for it.! londen Z.

Thank you for this note, Kim!! Alexandra Carpenter

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LaTricia T.’s Answer

Londen, I am so inspired by your passion. You can do anything that you put your mind to doing. Do not let people get in your head about what is possible for you. You have an amazing plan laid out based on your description in your post. If possible, go ahead and finish college first so that you will have really strong business skills. If possible, get a part-time job at a hair college or in a shop so you can learn the ropes. Use that money to pay for hair school when you graduate. You will have your own shop in record time. You can do it!

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