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Mel in Portland, Oregon

Reciprocity from Illinois to Washington

I have done hair for 10 years in Illinois and am looking to transfer my license to Washington State. Has anyone had to do this too? Would I need to...

HandsofGold in Christiana, Pennsylvania

Updated 11 months ago

providing salon services in retirement/nursing homes - 11 Replies

Hello, Just wondering if any of you that provide hair services in nursing homes/retirement/assisted facilities have run in to a few new companies...

Beauty guru

Updated 12 months ago

HELP! Does anyone have any information about the National Cosmetology Written exam?? - 15 Replies

I am going to be taking my cosmetology written/practical exam in a few weeks. I live in California and as of May 1, they have switched to the...

pinkstem in Houston, Texas

Commission-only stylist what are the regulations, can you come and go as you please?

I've been working at a salon over a year commission only. Five days a week 9am-8pm with 1 hour lunch break. Im only startih out so its not easy....

Heather Gaughan in Binghamton, New York

Educate myself before cosmetology school??

I worked as a paralegal for 13 years and have been at home with my 3 young children for 3 years. I have always wanted to be a hair stylist and have...

Veaye in Millersville, Maryland

New stylist. What should I expect a salon to do when they first hire me.

I'm really nervous, I know all the basics but I'm so scared to take up a job offer if a salon just plans to throw me to the dogs. So what will...

Alexander . A in Mission Viejo, California

Updated 14 months ago

Cosmetology Instructor - 67 Replies

I am currently licensed in California for 4 years now. I have taken many classes at Vidal Sassoon, Bumble & Bumble etc. I managed and taught classes,...

mofo in Alhambra, California

Updated 15 months ago

Empire Beauty School, Paul Mitchell or smaller beauty school? - 1 Reply

Hello, I am thinking about going to Beauty School to get my Cosmetology License but cannot figure out which is the best school to chose. There is an...

shampoo in Los Angeles, California

Updated 15 months ago

Recommendations for Los Angeles hair stylists open on Sunday. - 1 Reply

My husband and I have an opportunity to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony this year and I'd like to have my hair styled for the event. ...

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

Updated 15 months ago

Am I too ugly to become a hairstylist - 24 Replies

Hi folks, me too I would like to become a hairstylist I like the salon admosphere;however, I am a little consern about my face apparence since I have...

helpful hint in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 15 months ago

What are the best cosmetology schools in AZ? - 6 Replies

Hey guys! I just moved from Brazil to Mesa 3 months ago, and since then I couldn't get a job. I used to work as an English Teacher and unfortunately...

zaurastar in Henderson, Nevada

Updated 15 months ago

Can you work as a hairstylist with a barber license? - 7 Replies

Also can ou rent a booth in a salon after graduating from beauty schol?

Rochelle in Grand Prairie, Texas

Updated 16 months ago

Cosmetology refresher course - 59 Replies

My girlfriend got her cos license 6 years ago, and never went to work. Long story. She wants a refresher course so she feels comfortable putting...

J Gagill in Monticello, New York

Updated 16 months ago

Going down with the ship...help! - 3 Replies

My girlfriend is a stylist a chain salon. She loves her job and is extremely talented, honest, loyal and truly professional. But at the place she...

kim in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 16 months ago

NEED NEW BILLING SYSTEM OF ASSISTED LIVING HAIR CLIENTS - 23 Replies

HELLO, I CURRENTLY WORK AS A STYLIST AT A GREAT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY....HOWEVER, WE ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE BILLING SYSTEM, AND WITH...

munki in Manchester, Connecticut

Updated 17 months ago

Am I at the wrong salon to build my business - 2 Replies

I have been working at an older salon for about a year. I started there right out of school. There's not a lot of walk ins actually there's not any....

ak165 in New York, New York

hair/cosmetology schools in manhattan? how much?

Hi, I am looking to work part time after my regular job to make some extra money. I would love to learn how to do hairstyles and how to cut hair but...

SM in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 17 months ago

NYS Temporary Cosmetology License Extenstion - 15 Replies

I applied for my temporary license 6 months ago. It expires Jan. 16, 2010. I passed my written exam, but have not taken my practical exam. I was...

ZTCO in Aurora, Colorado

Anyone attend Aveda in Denver or even anywhere else?

I was wondering if anyone attended Aveda in Denver or really any Aveda. I start in June and am getting nervous. I have heard of some schools throwing...

jiza in Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

New Cosmo....Have Questions - 4 Replies

Hi, I just got my license in September. I went into beauty school for $23,000. My husband is well-established in the television industry so I don't...

jiza in Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

Seeking SPECIFIC and REALISTIC income figures a hairstylist in a small town can REALLY earn - 1 Reply

I'm seeking specific income numbers. Here is the deal, I am a pretty successful businesswoman. Before the recession hit I earned $500K per year.That...

jiza in Pennsylvania

Updated 17 months ago

I'm not sure if I'm cut out for this. - 5 Replies

I've been working at Safeway for three years now in the second to lowest position (Helper Clerk) because I need to pay rent and haven't been sure...

Tom in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 17 months ago

Best City for Hair? ATL,HOUSTON,MIAMI,CHARLOTTE - 1 Reply

Hello I am starting a. Cosmetology course soon. After getting some experience here in NY I want to relocate. Anyone have any ideas on which city is...

Noella in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 17 months ago

DESAIROLOGIST - 20 Replies

im interested in becoming a desairologist, anyone have any tips? how do i start my career? i am a licensed cosmetologist.

Susan in Shirley, Massachusetts

Updated 17 months ago

Cosmetology Refresher courses - 267 Replies

Does anyone know of any place or persons in Massachusetts that offer cometology refresher class for someone that graduated from beauty school back in...

janequinn12 in Dallas, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Considering cosmetology..? - 1 Reply

I turned 25 a few months ago and have yet to do much with my life. I keep thinking about going back to school, it doesn't help it's been 7 years...

Splithair@bend broad band,com in Redmond, Oregon

Updated 18 months ago

How do I become and educator? - 2 Replies

Hi, I've been doing hair for 3 years. I work at one of the 3 nicest salons in town (small town), and I really like where I am...but what I really...

tmbeauty in Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated 18 months ago

What is the best cosmotology school in LA area? - 1 Reply

Hello, There are so many schools in the LA area, I have no idea which is best. I've heard many opinions about it, some say go to a cheap school...

Threebabies in Texas

Updated 18 months ago

choices of cosmetology schools in fort worth. - 2 Replies

ive visited a few and uncertain which to choose. it doesnt help that i live in north ftw near saginaw and am quite a ways away from a lot available...

Dawn V. in Valley Springs, California

Starting a home hair studio

Has anyone opened a hair salon at their residence in California, and what the requirements might be to do so? I have heard that you must check with...

Michelle Whitney in Portage, Indiana

Updated 18 months ago

jcpenney salon vs. smartstyle - 11 Replies

I need to talk to some one who works at jcpenney salon? what is the hrly pay/commission..is it a better choice than smartstyle,

lee in San Francisco, California

Aveda, Paul Mitchell, or a local community college

I am considering a career change and have always been interested in color. I worked in salons at the front desk when I was in high school and really...

rmangal44@hotmail.com in Etobicoke, Ontario

Updated 19 months ago

nusing home sylists - 8 Replies

Help Me!!!! Can anyone tell me how to find jobs doing hair in nursing homes. I graduate from cosmetology school in aug. but i dont want...

BBNY21 in NYC, New York

Updated 19 months ago

becoming a hair stylist - 1 Reply

Ive been going to college doing well but kind of lost. Only thing I know I love is hair idk if I should leave college or try and do both any...

BBNY21 in NYC, New York

Updated 19 months ago

What's it like being a hairstylist? - 1 Reply

I know this question has been asked several of times, but one thing that concerns me is the clients hygiene. Do you bump into alot of clients with...

king stinger in Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Updated 19 months ago

Left handed cutting - 10 Replies

Hi there, I just recently started my hairstyling course, and have just started learning how to do a zero degree haircut. However I am having a really...

Stylist-To-Be in Charleston, South Carolina

Please Share Booth Rental Insights & Info

For those of you who switched from a commission based arrangement to a booth rental arrangement, what do you think? Was it a good move for you? Can...

Ooh la la in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Updated 20 months ago

nursing home stylist - 11 Replies

Hello,Please Help!!!! I am going to a nursing home this Monday for an opportunity to work as a sylist.I need some ideas...pricing,roller sets...

Mandybelle80 in Eatonton, Georgia

Am I being taken advantage of?

I am freshly licensed. I acquired a job as an assistant a little over a month ago. At my interview I was told the days I would work, 3 days a week...

hairhopper in Saint Louis, Missouri

Updated 20 months ago

hairstylist yes /no to companies that contract in nursing homes retirement assisted living facilities - 1 Reply

Hello all, here I go again....I just was given a 30 day notice at one of my assisted living/alzheimers facilities. I have been there since they...

mortisha in Marrero, Louisiana

wondercuts

anyone ever worked at Wondercuts, or is now working at wondercuts? Need general infor as far as do they offer benefits, health insurance, paid...

TruePotential in Arlington, Virginia

Updated 22 months ago

Bringing in new clientele - 15 Replies

I've been looking to expand my clientele and in my area we don't get walk-in's very often. What are some ways to advertise without spending a lot of...

krystilmist in Massachusetts

Updated 23 months ago

Stratford Career Institute - Online Cosmetology - 5 Replies

A lot of people on different threads have said to get a basic cosmetology degree, and then to get specialized training in cut and color at a "name"...

xnmmi in Lancaster, California

Updated 24 months ago

Night-time hair cuts - 1 Reply

To all the stylists out there - do any of you have customers asking for hair cuts beyond your usual work hours? For example, night time or weekend...

larson119 in Mission Viejo, California

Updated 26 months ago

COSMETOLOGY Refresher Courses in Orange County CA - 18 Replies

I need a refresher course to take my state board because I let my license lapse! I need more help with the practical than the written, unless they...

martinlook in New York City, New York

Looking for US Based Salon Supply Hair Products

Hello everyone, Myself martinlook staying in United States looking for US salon supply Hair products which are available in the market at...

Jasmin Joe in New york, New York

Updated 27 months ago

Searching for Reputated US Salon Supply online store In US - 1 Reply

hello, Now a days Beauty products are very much essential for ladies. These beauty products helps in changing the look of every person.There are...

Stephanie in Springfield, Virginia

Updated 27 months ago

Does anyone know if there is much difference between the Milady 2012 and 2008? - 3 Replies

I just purchased the 2012 and am wondering if I would be okay getting the supplemental books from 2008, since they cost much less generally than the...

Stephanie in Springfield, Virginia

I need to find a left-handed stylist so i can learn to cut hair...

I graduated from Empire Beauty in 2010 but I never got my license because I planned on practicing left-handed cuts and studying on the side. But,...

akamellie in Fort Collins, Colorado

Updated 27 months ago

Refresher courses in Colorado? - 1 Reply

I completed cosmetology school in 2006 and never took my state boards (long story). Im ready to take my state boards but i would like to take a...

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