I talk a lot on this blog about hair and hair professionals, but I never really mentioned how to become a hair professional. So I thought I would give all you aspiring stylists out there a heads up.
First of all, congratulations! Not only have you chosen a great career path, but you'll also get to be artistic and creative everyday. And take it from someone who does the same...it's fantastic!
Check out your local hair schools. Even if you're still in high school. A lot of schools have the option of cosmetology as a course. Then there are big name schools -- Paul Mitchell, Aveda -- but don't forget about your mom and pop schools as well.
Set up a meeting with the school. That pretty much goes for any higher education. You always should feel out the school before picking the right one.
Attend your classes and graduate! Graduating from school feels amazing. And hair school can usually be completed in two years or less. So that's a bonus!
Look around at salons to see who's hiring. There are different types of salons and each one will give you a different type of clientele. You want to find one that fits with your personality. But you also want to find one that will build upon the training the you've already had, like with an apprentice program.
Have you been to hair school? Or are you thinking about going? Tell me about your experience in the comments below!