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July 10, 2007, 7:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well, they do say hairdressers are happiest in there work, and changing your lifestyle, place of employment will bring some stress, but you are having good times as well as bad, so hang in there, maybe yoga or some relaxation technigues will help to ease your stress, I quite like change myself, it wakes my senses up, and as for realising you have much more to learn, this is a very healthy atitude to have, especially in a job working with people, good luck, still I know you miss your indendennce, but being salon based can be rewarding especially if you are working with a good crowd of people, that can make all the difference


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July 27, 2007, 10:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi, I feel absolutly the same!!!!!!! I worked in salons for about 3 years and I only just now finished my nvq 2 - and all of my hairdressing exp - was really bad - nervewracking, and the girls were really bitchy, and the 9 to 5 thing kills me and I cant wait to go mobile and it feels that its all going so slow!!!!!!! Drives me mad!!!!
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I hope things pick up for you


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Are things getting any better ?


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gemma mc ginley
December 20, 2007, 10:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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well i got my hairdressing exsperanice when i was in ireland and i done more written work yhan anything else and to get good exsperanice you have to be working alot with the hair. How do the teachers exspect you to get good haidressing exsperaince if your always got a sheet of paper in front of you i mean come on i wanted to get down to the nitty gritte you know.
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Hallo gemma mc ginley, and welcome,
well I guess there is no subsitute for practical experiennce
but theory is important to, what course where you on ?
would you recomend it to others ?


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Tori1979
January 21, 2008, 8:45pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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Hello..

I know it can be very nerve wrecking for you when your first starting... When you spend 2 years training everyone thinks you can just be confident and do everything. I have been hairdressing for 13 years now. I am also an NVQ assessor and teacher. I to (along with everyone else. no matter who they are) feel exactly the same as you.

In your training you can only learn the basics... It's your natural flare that will make you a good hairdresser or not. Even when you have been hairdressing for years you will always be learning.

For now though you need to just make yourself get out there and do it. Don't feel embaressed about needing a little help from time to time, don't worry if your speed is not as fast as others yet. This all comes in time.

If there is someone in your work place making you feel like that then take no notice. they were there once.

If you feel there are areas you want a little more guilding in then ask.

As for thinking about the 9-5 and no saturdays.. Well the best way to get experiance is working when it is really busy. Throwing yourself in the deep end. Most other professions work 9-5. This means that if your not working when they aren't working ( ie. Saturdays) then you are missing out on some good clients.

I would defo not advise going out mobile until you are a 100% confident in every aspect of hairdressing. What if you do something that needs correcting etc. You need to be on top form. Word of mouth is everything.

Hope this helps a little.

Good luck in your career.

Tori. x

PS . don't forget to ASK! lol
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How nice and wise Tori 1979 is,

I would just add this, whilst you are in aa salon you have a opportunity to learn and develop, I believe you need to take charge of your own professional development, after all it is how you make your living.

First sit down with a piece of paper and list all of the skills you feel you need to really practice (ask other hairstylists in the salon if you feel they will be constructive and kind). Once you have done this approach the Salon manager. Book an appointment with him/her at a time that you will not be distured.

Explain your concerns, explain that your ambition is to be a great hairdresser and build a loyal clientel within the salon. Tell him/her that you are prepare to work very hard to improve your skills base (You must want to do this). Show him/ her the list of skills you feel you need to develop and ask how he feels this can be achieved. Remember, offer some soloutions yourself e.g Could you bring a model into the salon once a week for supervised training?, Could another stylist 'mentor you', could the salon advertise for models etc. Most managers will be willing to help an individual who is so enthusiastic about improving themselves.

Gemma, remember that by contacting this forum you have already made the first step to improving yourself. I truly admire that, because it shows determination and professionalisim. Now take the next step and address how you will educate yourself. it is always hard at the begining, but I promise you the rewards make it wortwhile. Also, addressing these issues now empowers you and will build your self esteem and self worth.

keep going I know you can do it!  
Sincerely,


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