You’ll have a table and a chair at your ‘desk,’ but you’ll never sit at it – Get your fitness trackers ready since you’re going to be walking a lot. Hairdressing requires you to be on your feet for the most of your day, which is ideal if the thought of sitting at a computer all day makes you cringe.
There will be a LOT of stories told to you – Some of the most intriguing persons will sit in your hairdresser chair for several hours at a time. Each of those clients will have a unique narrative to share, which may surprise and delight you. You may also have clients who would rather sit quietly and read a magazine. In any case, you’ll learn some fairly decent interpersonal skills in order to interpret each circumstance and keep your customer satisfied.
You’ll never stop learning – Hairstyles fluctuate with the seasons, so you’ll need to keep your abilities up to date while you work. Consider this: perms were popular in the 1980s, but now the trend is for curly blow dries or balayage. 10 years ago, did clients even know what balayage was? Probably not, but they’ve seen celebs who have chosen balayage and now want it.
It all comes down to practice – You will only become better with practice and desire, like with most creative tasks. Hairdressing entails more than just haircuts; it also includes hair cutting. Allow me to explain. You must understand how a client’s hair develops and how to disperse the weight of it both vertically and horizontally to cut hair better than anybody else. You need to consider the client’s bone structure, skin tone, hair texture, and curl development. This isn’t something you’ll pick up right away, but the more haircuts you perform and the more clients you have in your chair, the more you’ll notice and learn.
You must be cautious about your safety – Although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about hairdressing, there are a few crucial safety considerations to be aware of when working in the hair industry. Salons are full of cuts, burns, allergic reactions, stumbles, and falls. It is your responsibility to protect yourself, your customer, and the others on your team by making sure that they follow all safety precautions and methods and also by wearing safety equipment such as a hairdressing apron.
You won’t feel compelled to go to the gym – A day in the salon is full of changes, conversation, and collaboration. Hairdressing is a physically demanding career and perfecting a blow dry is definitely one of the greatest arms exercises you’ll get each day!
Being your own employer has a lot of possibilities – Whether you choose to open your own salon, hire a chair, or go mobile, you’ll have complete control over your working hours, salary (based on customer list), and everything else. You could think you’ve got your ideal job if you’re in charge of marketing, money, client lists, and still get to cut hair.