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prncss
January 11, 2007, 1:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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First of all i am not from the U.K i am from Australia.

I cannot find any good hair forums in australia so i was wondering if anyone could help me with a few queries i have....

First of all i did a hair dressing course nearly a year ago and qualified as student of the year and no one will hire me, i was nominated for awards and have done photo shoots and a short film can someone from the industry please explain to me why no one will hire me, i am becoming very disheartened and i have wanted to be a hairdresser for such a long time and am finding it very difficult to break into the industry....

Alot of people are telling me i am not gettin hired because i was not an apprentice but i dont feel that i should be punished for not having done a four year apprenticeship!!!!

If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated!  
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shelleyc
January 17, 2007, 9:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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to be honest honey alot of people wont employ newly qualified stylists, they like a bit of experience even though they must be mad as you sound fab!
try taking some pics in with you to your next interview, build up a portfolio and tell them how good you are without being cocky or big headed. in the meantime, go on some more courses and maybe do your level 3 just to stop yourself being so disheartened and reminding yourself how good you are. something will come up sweetie xx
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jewel4hair4
January 20, 2007, 2:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi prnss have you ever thought about going freelance mobile hairdressing, you can advertise yourself and when you do a clients hair they will recommend you to their friends i have done freelance hairdressing for 14 years now and love it own hours and days off when you want etc yes i know you dont get holiday pay but if you want days off you just have to work hard on the other days. i love it and have so many clients and dont need any more. you should give it a go what do you have to loose. all you have to do is to get yourself public liability insurance to make sure you are covered just in case anything went wrong, and away you go. good luck to you. if you need any advice of going mobile always ask.
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emma
January 20, 2007, 5:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I think shelleyc is right most salons do not like to take on new stylists you might be best just asking to do models for them to show what you are capable of as pictures could be took by anyone, take a model for a restyle and colour that will prove what you can do.
Hope that helps just get in touch with all salons in your area, keep your chin up
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prncss
January 21, 2007, 1:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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thanks you all for your support


Shellyc: i have my level 3 qualification and still no one will even give me a chance,

Jewel: i have thought about freelance but my real dream is to open my own salon and i need the in salon experience to learn how to run my own.

Emma: Every time i go to an interview i let them know that i am willing to do a model for them, but the problem is they dont even give me a call back because i havent alot of experience in a salon so they dont even give me the time of day, alot of people wont even meet with me after i tell them on the phone that i did a course rather than an apprenticeship.

but thank you all for your support it is just nice to know that there are people out there who care and give moral support, i just cant wait till i own my own salon and blow them all away at comps !!!!!!

thanks guys, and more advice and i would appreciate it
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sarah1990
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i dont no if this is an option why dont you try and work volentarily for a few months then you will have some experience in a salon? x
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HairTechnician
December 1, 2009, 4:53am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have started my NVQ Level 3, and i've found some great training dvd's. Very Helpful http://tinyurl.com/ygtv68y
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