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samanthajane
February 16, 2009, 12:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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hi, i'm about 4 weeks away from being fully qualified yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. And although i intend on working part time in a salon i also what to go mobile as well, for a few extra pennys. And i am totally stuck on what to charge people. I've sat for hours trying to figure out what i should charge for different services. Without a set price list i know i'll under charge. The prices that i've come up with are all cheaper than what you would pay in a salon, but how under are you meant to go? I have a terrible habit of doing people's hair for free, i dont mean to i just dont know what to charge them. I spent a whole day once doing my friends hair,her sister and 2 friends they all had highlights, cut and a blowdry, they paid for the colour so i didn't lose any money but i didn't make any either. I know i'm not fully qualified yet, which is why i didn't want to charge them, but thats only because i'm waiting on doing my exams, all my practical is completed and signed off. Any help and i'd be very grateful.
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piercednige
February 16, 2009, 6:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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charge wat u think you are worth. an charge on experience too
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vanillakittenmittens
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I started Mobile as soon as I qualified 2 years ago and I charged 8 for a wet cut and 15 for highlight etc..  It was just enough to buy the product and a little profit from it to, it gained me clients though and at that moment in time was my priority.  Good luck.


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J
February 18, 2009, 7:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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when i started doin mobile i charge just under salon prices as i am not goin out to work for nothing as long as you have the confidance thats what you need as people dont no how long you have been doin it
for my colours i dont do anything under 45 as its you time as well as your stock  and travelling expensies
i wouldnt do it to cheap as once you have the clients its hard to put your prices up as they expect it at the price they had at the start
i charge higher prices but not as much as a salon as you cant do as many clients as in a salon
as long as you are confident dont be afraid to chRGER a good price
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Freelance62
February 22, 2009, 2:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Id say join the freelance hair and beauty federation, and do their starting our freelance course... they show you exactly how to start your business the right way and set your prices.
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samanthajane
February 23, 2009, 9:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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vanillakittenmittens- i take it the 15 you charge for highlights is just for a t-bar and it wouldn't include any finish. If you charged that when you just started out what do you charge now? Like J said if you charge very little at the beginning it might upset a few people when you start putting the price up. I've checked local prices and for colour i was thinking around 20-30 cheaper so say for a 1/2 head h/l's cut and finish i would charge 55.00. I dont want to sound like a know-it-all cause there's always new things to learn but i'm totally confident in every aspect of what i do, and i dont think any client would know that i had just qualified.

Also just out of interest if this has happened to anyone, if you had a client that you gave them exacetly what they asked for and they didn't like it and wanting something else doing would you charge them again. So far (touch wood) i've had no complaints and the clients i do in college always ask for me when then re-book so i take that as a good sign, but if someone wanted to go from brunette to blonde, so you started off with maybe 1/2 head of h/l's, and then the client decided they didn't like the blonde and wanting to go back brunette again would you do it for free ( i'm thinking no cause you didn't do anything wrong the colour came out fine it's just they changed their mind) or charge them full price, or give them a discount?
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J
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thats a hard one but the thing is the colour has came out its what they wanted when your started i would still charge and not put your self out of pocket it also depends on the client if they are a good regular you want to keep them
its hard but you have to decide but i would take something for it
its something that i have never had
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samanthajane
February 24, 2009, 11:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I hope that i never have to deal with that as well, knowing me i'd probably not charge them to keep them happy even though i didn't agree with it. Like you said it really does depend on the client, if she had been coming to me for a long time then i wouldn't want to lose that regular business for the sake of a colour and an hour or so of my time.  How long have you been mobile J?
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J
February 25, 2009, 9:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator


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i worked in a salon self employed for a year then went out and started doin it out and about and have been doin that for 2 years now i prefer what im doin now as i had a baby so i can work when i have a childminder and can work round things
what about you self how long have you been doin it for samanthajane
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samanthajane
February 26, 2009, 1:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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at the moment i'm not lol i'm not even qualified yet lol i do my first exams next monday ( keep your fingers crossed for me ) All my practical is signed off though give or take a few minor things ( bloody finger waving like i'm ever going to need that, well i might but they'd never come back cause i'm crap at it) For the past year i have been doing family and friends but thats not really the same as going to someone you dont know and doing their hair. I'm just trying to figure out things before i do go mobile.

Completly off subject but i need to vent to people that will understand where i'm cming from............last night in college my b/f came in to get his hair done, over the past few months he's been like a guinipig to myself and other when we've needing certain things for out assesments. I used him as a scalp treatment, cap hightlight, clippers, scissor over comb loads of things bless him. Well a girl i'm very friendly with needed a scalp treatment for her assessment so i said i would bring him in, and also she needed to be assessed for scissor over comb as well. So she did the treatment and then  i took him down to a grade 4 back and sides and started blending in the rest of the hair to give her a head start. Even though i've never actually had a training on barbering i've had enough practice doing him and my son that i've just figured it out myself, i'm sure there are easier ways of doing it but i get the same results in the end. Any way back to the subject i went off tidy up after finishing my client to come back to find she had totally messed up his hair, he had chunks missing from one side of his head!!!!!!!! She didn't even need to touch some of the areas i had used the clippers on it, it didn't need to be touched. What she did was use her comb leave it against his head and started cutting it striaght! now i'm no expert but what the hell was she thinking. I was so mad but i didn't let it show cause she is a friend i just couldn't believe she did that. She gave me the impression she knew what she was doing. In the end i asked my tutor to fix it cause i couldn't let her carry on and i wasn't sure i could fix it properly. Usually i clipper him about an inch or so up from his ears at a grade 4. To fix it my tutor had to go to a grade 1 1/2 ( yeah she really messed it up ) and even then you can still see patchy bits. And we had to go so much higher we had no other choice, we had to clipper him up nearly 3 inches above his ear, and chop off most of his hair on top couldn't leave it longish like i normally do cause he'd look like someone had put a bowl on his head and just cut around it.
It's not like i'm angry she messed it up we all have to learn and make mistakes but i'm angry cause she gave me the impression that she had done this loads of times and knew what she was doing. Even if she had said she wasn't confident  my tutor would of stayed with her and show her what to do. By the time i saw what she had done it was too late. This sounds bad but i'd never let her colour my hair i did it once and that was bad enough, all the packets bled and i had lines all over my head lol i was not impressed, had to get it fixed the next day, and i also had to take over one of her clients once and found a whole t-section of hightlights had bled, lucky for me they wern't blonde and i was able to cover it up since i caught it early and the client had an all over tint as well.
Jez i really did go on didn't i lol told you i needed to vent. Anyway i have to see her tomorrow in college and i dont know what i'm going to say to her or what she's going to say to me.... she left that night while we were still trying to fix his hair and she didn't say goodbye either.
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J
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so ahve you decided on what you are goin to do once you finish your training are you goin to try and get into a salon or are you goin to go freelance?
oh my god i cant believe that girl done that espesialy when you trusted her to cut your boyfriend hair that must be a hard one if shes a friend but she should have got the tutor to show her what to do before atacking his hair some people just think they can do it and it aint as easy as it looks
i think she should have came up and said sorry for doing that instead of walking out and leaving it to someone else to fix her mess i dont think i would trust her again to do your hair or even your boyfriens i no they always say yeah but hair grows back but he might not like his hair short and that is not what he wanted
you will have to let me no how things go with her when you go back to collage
and good luck for your final exams
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samanthajane
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well i was in college with her tonight and she did apoligise to me and say she didn't know what happened she had done it before and it had never happen before ( not sure i totally believe that ) but anyway it's happened and we ended up fixing his hair so it's over and done with now.

Once i'm completly qualified i'm planning on doing both, working part time in a salon maybe 2 days, fri and sat and then going freelance the rest of the time. Even though i'm confident enough i think it will be good to get some experience in a salon and i'll always pick up new advice and tips. Plus i'm meant to be working in a salon at the moment while i'm doing my level 2 but i was let off cause i wasn't begind at all and i felt i could do more at home than i would be allowed to do in a salon. In a salon i'd just be washing hair and sweeping up and making tea and coffee. At home i'm able to do high lights and cuts when ever i want, i still practice now to try and get my times down, i can do a full head of highlights in 43 mins.
But with my level 3 that i will be starting in september there's no getting out of it i was told i would have to be working in a salon. Maybe after the years up doing my level 3 i'll go freelance full time, will have to see how i get on.  Thanks for the luck for the exams, i'm sitting her now studying... loads of fun lol
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J
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thats good that she did come and apoligise to you but there is nothing you can do about it as you said his hair got fixed thats all that matters
its a good thing to try and get in to a salon it will give you good experiance and build up confidance as well as doing freelance on your day off this gives you time to build up your freelance side up and once you have done your level 3 you can go out and do it yourself and not have to worry if you will have enough client or am i goin to make enough money thats why its good to build it up
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vanillakittenmittens- i take it the 15 you charge for highlights is just for a t-bar and it wouldn't include any finish. If you charged that when you just started out what do you charge now? Like J said if you charge very little at the beginning it might upset a few people when you start putting the price up. I've checked local prices and for colour i was thinking around 20-30 cheaper so say for a 1/2 head h/l's cut and finish i would charge 55.00. I dont want to sound like a know-it-all cause there's always new things to learn but i'm totally confident in every aspect of what i do, and i dont think any client would know that i had just qualified.

Also just out of interest if this has happened to anyone, if you had a client that you gave them exacetly what they asked for and they didn't like it and wanting something else doing would you charge them again. So far (touch wood) i've had no complaints and the clients i do in college always ask for me when then re-book so i take that as a good sign, but if someone wanted to go from brunette to blonde, so you started off with maybe 1/2 head of h/l's, and then the client decided they didn't like the blonde and wanting to go back brunette again would you do it for free ( i'm thinking no cause you didn't do anything wrong the colour came out fine it's just they changed their mind) or charge them full price, or give them a discount?


The 15 I charged was just for Parting/T-section with 1 colour being used but did included finish but no Cut.  I charge 20 now for this plus 5 for cut.  This is just for hair above shoulders though.  To be honest my first clients were Sets and cuts which were at 8 for set or wet/dry cut and 10 for cut and blow dry.  My prices are now 10 for set or blow dry and wet/dry cut and 15 for shampoo cut and blow dry so not much diff over the 2 years that I started.

For 1/2 Head highlights with cut and blow dry on above shoulder hair I charge from 30 and 5 extra for every extra colour up to 3, so like 30, 35 and 40, for hair below shoulders I charge 35, 40 and 45.  I am thinking of increasing these by say 2.50 - 5 now though.

For a client who changed their mind because they were not keen on the colour I would charge again if it was not an error.
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samanthajane
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Thanks for that vanilla. Helps me try to figure things out ( yeah i'm still stuck lol keep changing the prices all the time, not advertised yet have 1 week and then i will so i'd better get my skates on )

I passed my first 2 exams!!!!!!! came top of my class ( yes i am gloating lol ) Both of them i got over 90% so i've been doing a little dance.

I did my other exams today all bloody 8 of them!!!!

Feel i did really well on all of them apart from one.......your'll laugh when i tell you what i did i'm such a plonker...

So at the end of the exam you can go back and review your answers, i always answer the ones that i'm sure of the answers and then go back and do the ones i wasn't so sure of. So when i got to the end there was 7 questions that i hadn't answered out of 24, instead of clicking on the review button dozey me clicks on the finish button..... i was so mad with myself, once you click the finish button you cant go back into it.

I need 70% to pass so IF i have answered all 17 question correctly then i will just scrap past, if not i'm going t have to do it again.

I'm so mad at the moment cause the questions i could of answered right if i had the chance.......i hate these exams anyway they are worded so bad it's unreal, a lot of the question will ask you the BEST, WOULD, LIKELY or WHICH and they will give you 2 answers that are possible, how am i suppose to know whch one they are looking for.

For example 1 question i had was : From the list below WHICH would you most LIKELY be able to carry out if you had a negative skin test.

1) permanent colours and quasi
2) bleach and semi-colour
3) tempory and permanent colours
4) quasi and Tempory colour


I mean what the hell............. My first though was well the test was negative so there's no reaction so you can carry on with any of the services. But there was a 5 lsaying that.

Would anyone like to explaine this question to me? Cause i haven't a clue. By my own weird thinking i ruled out the tempory colour cause you wouldn't really need to do a skin test so that left me with 1 and 2.

Didn't end up answering this question anyway i was mean to come back to it.

What would you of picked?

Is this a stupid question or am i just not getting it?????
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vanillakittenmittens
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Hi there, what a mad day you have had with your exams.  What course are you doing?

I really do not get that question and i would be left puzzled.  I would have thought a neg skin test was a reaction, but then looking at it again it could be No skin reaction, which I now think it is.  If that does mean it no reaction then 5 would have been my answer as I always taught to do skin tests for all colour types except Colour Mousse, but then it could be 1 also.  Its the silly wording of the Q.


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samanthajane
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Yes a very mad day, i was meant to get the results today but they wern't back will have to wait till tomorrow.

I'm doing my NVQ level 2.

m glad i'm not the only one left confused. At first i though it meant there was a reaction, if tempory colour was left on it's own then i would of chosen that, but i couldn't cause the answer includes permanet and quasi!!. But then after thinking again i cant see a negative result being anything but meaning no reaction, no wonder i was confused.

In all of my exams there seemed to be a lot of "trick" questions, we were told by other that had taken the exams from a different group to read the questions at least 3 times cause the wording is so bad and it can get very confusing.

I was 1 of only 4 people in the whole group that passed both of the first exams, i dont think that had anything to do with people not knowing the answers just that they couldn't understand the questions. I'm no genious but i'm not stupid either, and i'm older that most of the others in my class, a bit more life experience and if i had problems understanding the questions, in the nicest way possible they didn't stand a chance.
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vanillakittenmittens
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The questions must have changed a bit since I did the course as I dont remember having problems with the wordings, although the barbering course I have almost done has a couple of Qs that were a bit confusing.  We did all our tests on paper and after every unit rather than all together.


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samanthajane
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i got my results back and i passed all of them apart form the colour exam which i already knew i wouldn't have much chance of getting the 70%, actually no one passed the colour exa, we all failed.

I was the only one that did all of the remaining exams together as i had finished all my assessments and i wanted to finish the course.

I did about 3 of my E3a on paper but all our E4's and the remaining E3a's i did on computer.

Was it the NVQ level 2 barbeing course that you did. I was thinking of doing this course in september along side my level 3 in hairdressing, How did you find the course over all? Would you say it's worth while doing?

Also since i think your the only other person reading this post lol have you any experience with the NXT range. I've heard some good things about it and was thinking of maybe using this range. A 100ml is only 3.99 which is great value, and i was told that the guy that set up this range used to work for l'oreal and it bascially the same. It's just the l'oreal name that you are paying for. There so many more people going mobile cause salons have closed down or just closing down on mon,tu,wed cause it'snot worth their while being open.
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emma
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hi just a piece of advice level 3 is very hard you might be best getting some experience before tackling it! I did about 3 years ago and i have been qualified for 8, especially if your struggling with your colouring paperwork.

You would be best off doing your barbering then go for level 3
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samanthajane
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hi emma thanks for advice, i dont think i'd want to do the barbering before the level 3 it was just an extra i was thinking of doing. It doesn't start untill september so i'll have a few months for experience before it starts and i am still looking for a part time job as well. I'm not actually struggling with the colour i would of passed if i had answered all the questions it was just a mistake at the end of the paper i was meant to go back to some of the questions i left but i clicked on the wrong button, out of the 24 question i only answered 17 and i needed to of get all of them right to pass and i got 2 wrong. ( maybe a course in computers would be better lol )

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samanthajane
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hi emma, one of the questions i had on the paper i wrote her, what would you of answered for that question. I'm still stumped, i've asked a few people i know and they were like.....i havent a clue, and they have all been in the trade for a number of years as well.
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For example 1 question i had was : From the list below WHICH would you most LIKELY be able to carry out if you had a negative skin test.

1) permanent colours and quasi
2) bleach and semi-colour
3) tempory and permanent colours
4) quasi and Tempory colour
Is this the question?????

answer i would say would be 2.....

people are only reactioning to an ingredient in the permanent colour so bleach could be ok and a lot of people can have a semi if they are allergic to tint as it is different ingredients

But if it means No reaction then all 4 options are ok to do so i would have put 1... you normally can ask your tutor if you dont understand a question

Does that help????
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emma
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That is the sort of thing that is in level 3, especially if you want to do colour correction you need lots of colouring experience if you havent made or seen any mistakes how are you going to be able to put it right?????
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Hi again, NVQ2 Barbering was really good, I enjoyed it and I will find it worth while as many of my enquiries are from Gents, but I have not always been able to help them lol.  I just did the Cutting and Drying units course though as it was pointless doing the full course as I already have all the other units in ladies and its very much the same, just the cutting and drying is different.

I have not bothered to think about NVQ3 as being mobile I don't think it is much use to me.  I am booked on for Colour Correction and have done creative colour and cutting already through Sallys using Wella.  They are the only things I wanted from NVQ3 as I dont have an interest in Dressing hair so dont wish to progress there.

I have heard it very hard and we were recommended at college to get 2 years experience before looking into it.


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samanthajane
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hi emma,

You gave 2 answers........ 1 and 2. Those were the 2 i was stuck between.

My tutor even said it was a stupid question as well....but she though the answer would of been 1. ( we cant actually find out the answer we just get told what ones we got wrong doesn't provide us with the correct answer, which i think they should cause that way we could understand it more, and i cant remember what every question was )

Do you mean that question is what i will get in the level 3? What was it doing in my exam them i'm only level 2???

Yeah i know it will hard, the levels 3's in my college at the moment are having a nightmare with their exams at the moment, there all having to re-sit, but what i dont know or understand now i will learn in the course, i can but give it ago.

hi vanillakittenmittens,

I'll have to ask if i can just do a few units for the barbering, i thought you have to do the required number of units to get the full qualification...this is the case with my current college, but because i'm moving i'm doing the level 3 and the barbering at a different college so i'll have to ask. I didn't think there was much up-stying in the level 3 apart from the optional units. My new college doesn't offered very many optionals so i might have to do it, i really like up-styling i'm just really crap at it lol
IF i was staying on at my current college we would have the option of extension and indian head massage as well which i thought was very good.

I've looked into doing a few colour course with L'oreal, just need to save up the money, if i can do a couple of them before i start the level 3 that should help me out a bit.
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when doin your level three you dont have to have experiance i done ma level three and it was realy good as it goes threw all the colour correction and doing all diffrent styles we also a photo shoot and hair show where you could do all the hair ups but diffrent things not just plain styles
i would say doing you level three was good you get a better insight
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hi emma,

You gave 2 answers........ 1 and 2. Those were the 2 i was stuck between.

My tutor even said it was a stupid question as well....but she though the answer would of been 1. ( we cant actually find out the answer we just get told what ones we got wrong doesn't provide us with the correct answer, which i think they should cause that way we could understand it more, and i cant remember what every question was )

Do you mean that question is what i will get in the level 3? What was it doing in my exam them i'm only level 2???

Yeah i know it will hard, the levels 3's in my college at the moment are having a nightmare with their exams at the moment, there all having to re-sit, but what i dont know or understand now i will learn in the course, i can but give it ago.

hi vanillakittenmittens,

I'll have to ask if i can just do a few units for the barbering, i thought you have to do the required number of units to get the full qualification...this is the case with my current college, but because i'm moving i'm doing the level 3 and the barbering at a different college so i'll have to ask. I didn't think there was much up-stying in the level 3 apart from the optional units. My new college doesn't offered very many optionals so i might have to do it, i really like up-styling i'm just really crap at it lol
IF i was staying on at my current college we would have the option of extension and indian head massage as well which i thought was very good.

I've looked into doing a few colour course with L'oreal, just need to save up the money, if i can do a couple of them before i start the level 3 that should help me out a bit.


I didnt ask to do a few units the college I went to offered full Barbering for people who were not already in Hairdressing or the Barbering with just Cutting and Drying which was designed for the already qualified Hairdressers just to add to what they already have.  They run the course 3 times a year and it only cost 150. I had to travel to Leeds from York though as they dont run these courses in York, so to be qualified in it in my area is quite unique as most others just get taught it in salons and dont gain qualifications for it.

I have actually thought about Indian Head Massage myself as I thought it would be nice to be able to offer that as a treat with a shampoo or after a long Colour or Perm service.


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samanthajane
March 27, 2009, 4:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Vanilla, thats quite good i had a look around but there's nothing near me that would do anything like that. I'm trying to find out what the actual units are in the level 2 barbering, the college isn't much help can only get through to the receptionist! I tried looking on the city and guild website and couldn't find it......cant be looking hard enough it has to be there.

Yeah i really want to do the indian head massage as an optional unit with my level 3 but they dont offer it. I've looked into doing it seperatly but i cant find a course that just does the indian head massage where they will let me without having the NVQ level 2 in beauty. Which doesn't make much sense but there you go.

Admin ohhh yes i love getting a head massage....not sure how easy thats going to be being mobile lol ........... head stuck over the bath not a great place to relax.

Back to Vanilla lol....... i've seen portable basins and there not that expensive...do you have one of these? do you know if there any good or not??
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Hi samanthajane,
I bet some-one out there has a solution to that situation, I am looking into it, google came up with this http://www.therapy2000.com/products.php?special=displayoffers

this is a how to do indain head massage video,
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-do-an-indian-head-massage
I think a good chair is all you would really need to take with you and some expertise,
in many ways a mobile approach to indian head massage would probably work just as well in a clients home, although if they have 20 kids runing around it might be quite hectic, but the video also suggests some candles and soothing music to create a relaxed atmosphere

another video on a training course with demomstration
http://www.gatewayworkshops.com/Courses.aspx?c=6b1a64b9-ca06-4f9b-a828-8e4cd6a3c7f2

definately sounds relaxing, looks quite lucrative, a nice little add on


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All i'm saying is if you have never mucked up or seen a mucked up cut or colour how are you expected to know what to do! When doing my level 3 i had no theory classes at all just had to get on with it as this is the way they done it there it was all down to experience and what i had learnt for the 5 years previous.

In regards to the question being in level 2 what i'm saying is the questions in level 3 are hard like that not explained in terms you understand and the amount of detail is unbelieveable i had to explain fully how i do 4 different cuts and how i do colour corrections!

i have been qualified for 8 years and would not like to go back and do it again.

I'm only trying to give you some advise that was passed to me alot of hairdressers drop out of level 3 coz they find it too hard without the experience.
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samanthajane
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I to understand what you are saying emma and thanks for your advice. The one advantage i'll have over you is that the course does have theory lessons. If i had to just get on with it as you did i think i would find it alot harder. I'll have theory from 9.15 to 3pm and then practical untill 8pm.

Thanks for those links admin they were very helpful.
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I have seen the portable basins, they look good, I have watched a vid on youtube of someone using one.  I dont have one but I have thought about it for the older clients comfort, it gets quite tricky when they want it doing with a jug over their kitchen sink.


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