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Is it hard going to beauty school and trying to work with different types of hair

I want to know its gonna be hard working with different types of hair since I only know how to handle and deal with my hair

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Daniel’s Answer

You've already made a great decision to becoming a cosmetologist, the field is always a great choice if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Lot's of students graduate from cosmetology schools but you have to stand out as a true professional in this art. Dress well, speak well and more than anything else listen well.

Doing different types of hair really begins by being confident in yourself and your craft. Never take on a client you've not had a thorough conversation/consultation with about their desired results. Are they achievable? Is the client willing to do the work after they leave the salon? If the desired result goes against what you feel would be best, are you able and willing to explain to the client how it would work better for them even if it may not be the original plan? Clients appreciate your expertise and advice when they are in your chair, as long as it comes across as expert advice! Never oversell and under deliver on yourself or your skills.

Different hair types will not be as challenging as you think if you practice and understand the limitations and the extent of your ability. If a certain type of hair intrigues you, study and practice with it, ask another professional their advice, would they mind if you shadowed them during an appointment? You will find elements of your craft you enjoy more than others, concentrate on that or those and become an expert at them. I discovered a love of creating color and the different techniques to achieve the desired results, and became a colorist almost exclusively. You don't necessarily have to do it all, take your time to hone your craft in all areas, then specialize!
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Keith’s Answer

Hi Aaliyah,

That is a great question! Since your in a big city, you will come across different hair types. Learning and honing this skill will help you become successful in the hair industry. You will have all the practice that is needed while your in beauty school and be productive during your down time. You can practice with your peers who have different hair type to gain more confidence. You will do great! Your doing the work already by reaching out asking questions. Wish you much success!


Thank you comment icon Thank you so much for your feedback back I appreciate it alot Aaliyah B.
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