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    Beauty Schools are Just the Beginning

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    Beauty Schools & Basic Training Are Synonymous

    “Beyond Beauty Schools”I remember when I finished beauty school, I was a mixed bag of emotions. There was a strong push in beauty school to give students a sense of confidence that is essential in this business. Without it, you’re basically toast! But, underlying this attitude of (never let them see you sweat) was a little voice that could work it’s way to the surface in a flash when into your chair walks a head of hair, or a color you’ve never seen the likes of before! Those early years of being a hairdresser especially were both exhilarating and terrifying. Any young ambitious hairdresser, just out of beauty school, knows that as good as their training was, they still have a lot of learning to do. Truth be told, every ambitious hairdresser knows there is always more to learn in the industry. Ongoing learning is essential to becoming great at what you do in any profession!

    Here is an interesting book that would be a great addition to any Hairdresser’s library.  50 Hairdressers, by Rick Morton, is targeted to newer hairdressers and beauty school students, but is an inspiration for all. In his book Rick interviews 50 leading hairdressers around the world and gets their insights on pertinent questions regarding their success in the industry. You will learn how they learned from their mistakes as well as many topics including how to get the most out of educational events. A sample question to  Alexa Ioannou, of Trio Salon, Chicago, Illinois •    If you were talking to a young group of new hairdressers just out of beauty school, what would you tell them to make their careers better? Alexa says, “Certainly practice all the time, read as much as you can about the industry, know who the great ones are, what do they do and how they do it. Read business books, how-to’s and why’s! Watch demonstrations, listen to your peers, gather information as much as you can. I still abide by these rules. Being prepared is the single most important thing that you can think about now.” Other leading hairdressers who contribute their insider knowledge include; Oscar Blandi, Nick Arrojo, Kim Vo, Kris Sorbie, Christopher Dove, Billy Yamaguchi, Michael O’Roake and more. I liked many excerpts taken from some of these master hairdressers ie, Alexa Ioannou’s says, ” I surround myself with people better than me.”

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