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is it hard to be a hairstylist?

Is it hard to take clients and talk to them all day and like tell them about your life and they tell you about yours?

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Ivy’s Answer

Hi R!

I would recommend finding a hair salon in your local area that you can "shadow" and see what a day in the life is like for a hair stylist. You would be able to understand if this is a career for you. If you want to go a step further, hair salons are always looking for people that are decidated to shampooing their clients. This will provide you day-to-day access to hair stylists and operations.
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Jane S.’s Answer

My suggestion would be to take this question to a number of salons. Ask hairstylists! A stylist may work with a manger who is very demanding, or one who is easygoing. Is the atmosphere a happy one? Are stylists and customers talking to each other? Do they laugh a lot? What seems to be the relationship with other stylists? Watch for interactions with the shop manager. Ask your questions - about whether the work is hard, or rewarding - when the stylist is NOT busy!
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Jennifer’s Answer

Some days yes but I find it very rewarding to meet new people and have a connection with my clients
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Adeola’s Answer

It is not hard being a hairstylist and it is fun talking to lots of client, all day. Some will even refer more customers to you if they like your work. Also, if you understand your clients and always try (as much you can) to give them what they want, they can even tip you and continue to use your service. Although, there are days that it can be quite challenging but there are more rewarding days.

One thing I will advice is - not to divulge too much information about yourself or allow yourself get too personal with every client while interacting with them. Remember, at first, they are your clients, so stay professional at the start until there are interactions that allows discussions about personal life.
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Pam’s Answer

Hi! There can be tough (and long) days depending on your customers, or early on as you are building your client base. I would caution against sharing a lot about yourself especially with the new clients. But do be prepared to listen to the customer, not just what they are looking for in their appointment but in general. You don't have to necessarily give advice, just listen. Some of the best hairstylists I know (a few in my family) when I have observed them, they listen more than they talk.
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Derek’s Answer

Hey - I may not be the best person to answer this question, but my wife loves it. She says most of the time the clients are great to work with which makes the days go by quick. Other times, it can be slow and your days will go by pretty slow when you work around 10 hours a day. She calls out that it can be a lot like the "High School" vibe with little clicks within the salon. So it's vital to find a place where you enjoy having the co-workers around you.
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