(Closed) Any hairdresser bees who want to give me some career advice?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You aren’t too old to start a new career!  You aren’t even 30 yet.  I think if you really want to do it, then go for it.  Does your FH have a stable career that can provide a steady stream of income?  That really had an effect on me choosing a career.

Post # 5
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think you should go for it! I don’t think you’re too old to start a new career especially when your orginial plan isn’t working out for you

I think your cons are accurate, you should add there are a lot of drama in salons. My aunt is one. She loves her job and hates it all the same. You will be standing on your feet all day and your hands will probably hurt. Like every job, there some “office politics” to go around and normal co-worker craziness. She always tells me about how much crap she has to put up with. Customers are rude and will tell you one thing than complain to get a free haircut or some crap.

My aunt doesn’t really make decent money, especially right now when people don’t tip as much as they used too. She also works a lot, but it may be because she works for a small family owned salon with few employees.

It’s also hard to start a business, but people will follow you. My aunt switched salons and all her customers who saw her regularly followed her across town to the new salon she was working at. She kind of a therapist to a few of them because she knows their personal life to a tee 😉

Post # 6
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was in a very similar place 6 months ago — except I’m 35. I took the plunge and am currently finishing up my 2nd quarter of cosmetology school. It’s a lot more difficult than I’d anticipated, and it’s fairly physically demanding. But I love it! My only regret is that it took me so long to do it.


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