(Closed) Any cosmetologist on here?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 15 years. I have worked at top salons such as Bumble and Bumble and Frederic Fekkai in NYC.

I do not work in a salon anymore, but I have always kept my cosmetology licence up to date.

If any advice I can give is to do an apprenticship at a salon, you will learn so much and it will work to your benefit in school, but most importantly you will learn all of your skill in a salon (not in school). You learn the basics and trust me you need the basics, but you will not be able to cut and color with quality without learning from the pro’s hands on.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

yes kind of. You will need to call around to different salons and ask if they offer an apprentiship program. Those who do bring in people to train their staff on cutting and coloring.

Please remember that apprentice starts out on the bottom (shampoo girl) and must work your way up which means you won’t be in the classes right away.

They will probably start you in blowdry classes which is a very important thing to learn. Then when you actually start school and learn the basic haircut one-length trim and a layered cut then the salon will start you in hair cutting classes and then color.

Sometimes the salon will even pay for you to go to cosmetology school, but you will have to ask to see what they offer in their apprentiship programs.

It’s very important to learn the ways of a salon it will help your career tremendously. 🙂

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