vic said: I really need some help dose anyone have any thoughts
Hi Vic ,
It is my experience that either way, you have to pay your dues and there are 2 ways of doing that:
1 - work at a "mall type" salon, where there are walk ins.
2 - be an apprentice for a period of time until you work your way up, to being a stylist.
Either way is not easy; just depends on your personality and what you can handle.
I've done both and both are rewarding in different ways and each have their rewards.
Again, there is no easy way and it depends on your personality. If you stick with anything long enough and persevere, work hard, and give it your all...eventually it WILL pay off.
Benefits of assisting: education; eventual promotion; better salon name and recognition (hopefully); building up of reputation and clientelle.
Benefits of walk in type place: immediate hands on clients, learn by doing, all types of clients
Don't look at the what's in front of your face now situation, where you are. Ask yourself: is there a future here? Do I respect this salon and its work? WIll they invest in my and my education? Am I learning and growing? You might not be making much$$ now, but if they are reputable and have a decent system in place and are good to work for, it will pay off eventually. Don't blow a good thing for short term gain. But, on the other hand, if they are not offering all of the above and aren't a place where you will learn and grow and respect, then think of other options. Only you can answer that.
My best to you!