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owned my own salon **ask me anything!!** UPDATE

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I have been doing hair professionally for 10 years now. Owned my salon before I had kids. I decided to stay home with them but still continue my education.
Ive worked hair shows, and I've been an educator for a big name company.
Ask me anything!!
**I didn't realize I would get so many questions!! I promise to get to all you ladies!! I am currently in the process of a move so bare with me!! I will answer as fast as I can!!****
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:09 AM
I have split ends, but I want to grow my hair out. It's been almost two years since I had it cut. Should I get it trimmed? I really don't want to lose a lot of length.
Aleta775
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Okay, let me get on that.


Quoting Anonymous:

Well if you post a pic I can formulate it for you :)
I need one of current color and desired color


Quoting Aleta775:

Can you name a hair coloring product that you liked the best? I really would like to have my hair colored again, and I like a deep red, sort of mahogany color. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:11 AM
So what kind of things did you look for from someone right out of school?


Quoting Anonymous:

Unfortunately yes. If someone applied that worked in a chain I wouldnt hire them. Chains teach bad habits and after you learn those yiu aren't marketable.




Quoting Anonymous:

So better no job at all than a chain salon?






Quoting Anonymous:

Never work at a chain salon. You will get stuck. You will not make much money.








Quoting Anonymous:

I heard its hard for people to get jobs doing anything but chain type salons out of school.










Quoting Anonymous:

Start small. Remember that in the hair world you know nothing. Find a nice up scale salon and work under a master stylist. That's where you will really learn to do hair. Go to every color class you can, thats where your money is.












Quoting Anonymous:

What's the best thing to do when you get out of beauty school? Have any advice for someone going through beauty school?






Aleta775
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:12 AM

This is best and most recent pic I have.

This is the color I like, and I have had my hair this color before. I thought it looked great. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Well if you post a pic I can formulate it for you :)
I need one of current color and desired color


Quoting Aleta775:

Can you name a hair coloring product that you liked the best? I really would like to have my hair colored again, and I like a deep red, sort of mahogany color. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:13 AM
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Oh yes. Ive dealt with this a lot. You use redirection, lol like a kid. You have to be nice about it. Example convo
Lady-so I want my hair to look like Victoria Beckham's
Instead of saying "no way in hell will that ever happen im not a fucking magician lady!!!!'
Me- yeah thats cute buutttt OMG! THIS CUT *shows more flattering cut* WOULD LOOK AMAZING ON YOU!!!!! please please please let me give you this cut! I know hubby would go crazy for it!! Look how it maked your bone structure pop!
Kwim? Lol


Quoting amberlyp:

How did you deal with the people who came in showing a picture of an actress with a certain cut or style wanting to have the same look, yet they only had a few strands of hair to work with? Basically I'm asking about the ones where there's no way on earth you'll be able to even come close to the look. Does that make sense?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:17 AM
1 mom liked this
Yes you should. Heres a stylist secret for ya, get a dry cut. Wash wnd style your hair before you go in and have them trim while its dry and styled the way YOU style it. You loose less length. They may argue bc its means less money for them so tip them very well!
I only suggest this for long hair.


Quoting Anonymous:

I have split ends, but I want to grow my hair out. It's been almost two years since I had it cut. Should I get it trimmed? I really don't want to lose a lot of length.

foofoo24
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:17 AM
Hey, I had my daughter and son back to back. My son is now 5 months and I'm losing hair likecrazy. I have very curly hair that is just falling out. What can I use to help that? Also, my hair has gotten extremely dry. How can I prevent that? Also, I didn't want to maintain my curly hair (don't have the time with2 babies) and was wondering if the keratin treatment was a good idea? Would I have to do anything once it dried after a shower? Sorry about all the questions. I have been dying to ask a professional.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:20 AM
Willingness to learn. When you go to a salon they will teach you how to do hair since you are a new stylist. If you show resistance pack your tools and leave.


Quoting Anonymous:

So what kind of things did you look for from someone right out of school?




Quoting Anonymous:

Unfortunately yes. If someone applied that worked in a chain I wouldnt hire them. Chains teach bad habits and after you learn those yiu aren't marketable.






Quoting Anonymous:

So better no job at all than a chain salon?








Quoting Anonymous:

Never work at a chain salon. You will get stuck. You will not make much money.










Quoting Anonymous:

I heard its hard for people to get jobs doing anything but chain type salons out of school.












Quoting Anonymous:

Start small. Remember that in the hair world you know nothing. Find a nice up scale salon and work under a master stylist. That's where you will really learn to do hair. Go to every color class you can, thats where your money is.














Quoting Anonymous:

What's the best thing to do when you get out of beauty school? Have any advice for someone going through beauty school?







Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:20 AM
What is your best suggestion for damaged hair? A certain shampoo? A night treatment?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:21 AM
Are you wanting permanent or demi-permanent?


Quoting Aleta775:

This is best and most recent pic I have.

This is the color I like, and I have had my hair this color before. I thought it looked great. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Well if you post a pic I can formulate it for you :)

I need one of current color and desired color





Quoting Aleta775:

Can you name a hair coloring product that you liked the best? I really would like to have my hair colored again, and I like a deep red, sort of mahogany color. 





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