Career change advice

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Would you consider becoming an apprentice in a different kind of trade? I know that there are sometimes state-sponsored apprenticeship programs that might be able to set you up with something so that you actually get paid while training. Granted, it won’t necessarily be as glamorous as hairstyling, but at least it’s something.

Or if you want a HUGE change, maybe apply to a practical nursing program? Those normally only take two years. And in the mean time just stick it out as long as you can at the salon to save up as much as possible and then go to school and maybe try to fast-track it if possible.

Post # 4
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1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

From a fellow Hairstylist bee who went back to school for something else…do you enjoy hairstyling aside from the drama?  If yes, have you thought of owning your own business?  I know for the first while money is an issue, but do it out of your home on the side until you build up clientele again and work another steady job?  <br /><br />I got out of Hairstyling because I found most salons were just drama.  Now I’m realizing I just want to work for myself. Life’s too short to hate what you do or settle!

Post # 6
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425 posts
Helper bee

My hair stylist I think also got fed up with the salons she worked at, so she made a mini salon in her house and works out of her home. Two years ago she got her real estate license too and now also works as a real estate agent. Just another idea! 

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