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Updated 12 days ago

providing salon services in retirement/nursing homes - 15 Replies

I love working with seniors, I’m with a company but I don’t make enough $ for a lot of work , I love working, I’m still there but my dream is to own...


Updated 21 days ago

Graduated Cosmo school in 2009 but never got my licenses.. - 28 Replies

do you know if the credits expire after a certain time or are they good for years? also like having to start all over or can you start where you left?


Updated 21 days ago

Too old for beauty school? - 625 Replies

[QUOTE who="40 & off to hair school in Surprise, Arizona"] Your reply made me feel so much better!!!! I'm a 33 yr old stay at home mom with lots...


Updated 1 month ago

Opening a salon in a assisted living facility - 59 Replies

[QUOTE who="momto1son in Batavia, Ohio"]Hi Jeannine, I have been working at an assisted living facility for quite a few years. We have a POS...

Denise L

Updated 1 month ago

sick and tired of the superficial scene - 87 Replies

[QUOTE who="Pearl girl in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I want so badly to get out of the hair biz! I`ve been doing it for 29 yrs and am so tired of the...


Updated 2 months ago

Can I make a decent living being a hairstylist? - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amyfan1994 in New Rochelle, New York"]If you want to make GOOD money as a cosmetologist, look into the science of cosmetology college...


Updated 2 months ago

Cosmetology Refresher courses - 274 Replies

I need help to pass my tests. I graduated Jean Madeline in 2000, failed the test and then became a stay at home dad. How can I get in touch with...


Updated 2 months ago

Can an older single mom make it as a hairstylist? - 18 Replies

[QUOTE who="Laura in Ellsworth, Wisconsin"]If you are having doubts about your ability to develop a new skillset AND insecure about your age,then I...


I was ask to make a proposal for An Assisted Living Hair Salon

What are the Steps to start this process? I owned a salon in Jersey, have worked in many salons, I've also worked for 2 assisted living facilities. I...

Justin Edwards

Updated 3 months ago

Working in 2 salons at a time - 4 Replies

Yeah my girl friend works at salon and I was telling her to get another part time job at a salon but she told me she would get fired if she did which...


Updated 3 months ago

Considering Esthetician Training after being a Cosmetologist for 24 yrs - 1 Reply

I'd just get some additional training. I dont know if a cosmo license still qualifies you as an Esthetician, but if it does I'd go for it. Aveda has...


10.10.2018 Any Hairstylist Freelancers out there? Do you have a home salon?

I personally think this is the wave of the future. I know of a lot of people that have home salons and so few that actually work IN a salon. Remember...

Pür Bella Naturals

Cosmetology and naturalhair

Hi everyone I am a 25+ year stylist and with Natural hair teachers license. Can refresh any cosmetologist or stylist in the field. also with State...


Updated 3 months ago

how much do hairstylist get paid? - 1636 Replies

It all depends on you dedication, talent, desire for constant education, marketing abilities and willingness to succeed in this hard industry. Read...


Updated 3 months ago

chair rental vs. commision - 8 Replies

Here is a great blog post on commission vs. rental. I hope this helps anyone looking for information!


Updated 3 months ago

Cosmetology refresher course - 63 Replies

[QUOTE who="Gena Watson in San Diego, California"]If you are still interested, I am an instructor also in a salon in Mission Valley. I am teaching...


Arrojo or Aveda?

I can’t decide which school to go to. Arrojo or Aveda. I love Aveda products and how they work very well with my hair. I never heard of Arrojo till...


Updated 4 months ago

Quit Job to go to Cosmetology School? - 166 Replies

[QUOTE who="shea126 in Flemington, New Jersey"]The only reason people don't make it into this industry is because they don't want to try hard to put...


Updated 4 months ago

Am I being scammed? - 2 Replies

None of that is normal. These people are taking advantage of you, especially in taking half of your tips as well. I would look for another job and...


Updated 4 months ago

apprenticeship in cosmetology - 115 Replies

hello, I am currently looking at apprenticeship for nail license. Does Master Cosmetologist or cosmetology instructor can sign up for Nail...


Commission Stylist, should I stay or go?

I’ve been working at a fairly upscale salon for nearly 8 months. I signed a contract to stay for at least 6 months. I get 40% commission but I feel...


Updated 5 months ago

Newly Licensed Cosmetologist wanting to throw in the towel. Help! - 63 Replies

Apply at Haircuttery!

Anna Capone in Tamarac, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

positions in retirement /nursing homes doing the residents - 469 Replies

Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there knows of a nursing /retirement village in the columbus ohio area that needs a hairstylist. I have lots...

Helping out in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 5 months ago

Cosmetology school or collage?? HELP!! - 3 Replies

I’m going into my senior year in high school, and I couldn’t be more conflicted on what path to follow after I graduate. Since middle school, I had...

K in Miami, Florida

Cosmetology school or collage?? HELP!!

I’m going into my senior year in high school, and I couldn’t be more conflicted on what path to follow after I graduate. Since middle school, I had...

Silvertongue76 in Orangevale, California

Updated 6 months ago

Anyone Agree that Beauty schools are out their GOD-DDDam minds?? - 13 Replies

I cannot believe what these people have the nerve to charge for Basics! 20,000?! Are they nuts? Now, it's not only Paul Mitchell or Aveda charging...


Updated 7 months ago

Refresher Course for Cosmetology exams - 1 Reply

Need a refresher course finished credit hours 2015 but need to take exam

prettykitty in Birmingham, Alabama

Updated 8 months ago

Beauty school or Nursing school? - 139 Replies

I have been toggling back between going to beauty school or becoming a nurse. Im in my thirties, and have 3 children. Nursing seems so demanding and...

maalbrechtjr in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 8 months ago

Thinking about cosmetology school but idk about the field - 1 Reply

I have been forcing myself to study science in a 4-year program for so long. And I somehow find it impossible, as much as I have good intentions, my...

Clarksteryn in Beaumont, Texas

Updated 8 months ago

Can you work as a hairstylist with a barber license? - 9 Replies

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

maalbrechtjr in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 8 months ago

Stuck in a rut in the industry looking for advice - 1 Reply

I’ve had my cosmetology license for 2 years now and have been working at a salon straight out of school. The assistant program at my salon is 3 years...

Nikkiarant in Bristol, Tennessee

Hairstylist needed Bristol TN

I am the manager of the Great Clips in Bristol TN. We own 9 stores and about to open a 10th. We need those with TN license and will soon need those...

jmbromley in Ames, Iowa

Aveda Institute vs. Paul Mitchell School - Birmingham

Hi everyone! I'm deciding between going to Aveda Institute and Paul Mitchell School in Birmingham. I wanted some opinions on both schools and...

Wanda4u in Maryland

Cosmetology in Nursing Homes

I would like to know. I miss during hair. What good opportunities in Maryland in Nursing Homes only? Are there contract made with Nursing Homes...

Stylique Salon in Marietta, Georgia

Looking for Stylist

Hello, I am the hiring manager for some salons located on military bases and I have been reading some of the post on this forum. I wanted to let you...

Chey in Lindale, Texas

Updated 13 months ago

Steiner Training Academy and Working on a Cruise Ship - 60 Replies

I am going to the Steiner interview in July and was wondering if anyone else has gone? What it's like? Pros and cons to working on a cruise ship?...

Apple70 in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Updated 13 months ago

Doing Hair in a Nursing Home - 4 Replies

Hello, I would like to work in a nursing home doing hair. Can I do so with a temporary license? I am taking my state board at the end of this...

Barbara Dew in Bronx, New York

Updated 13 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...

Got2luvhair in Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Updated 13 months ago

Help on building a clientele - 67 Replies

I just received my cosmetology license and am currently working in a salon as an assistant. Does anyone have any good advice on how to bring in...

Tracie Rathsack in Crofton, Maryland

DC Practical & Written Cosmetology Tests

I will be able to take the tests in a couple of weeks. I started at a school in Virginia and transferred to a new school in DC. My questions...

Yes Leo

Classes 4 Cosmetology. name is Mrs,Tee I'm a operator instructor been in the indursty 25 years .I offer back to basics hair cutting, hair coloring,refesher class for...

Maalbrechtjr in New York, New York

Updated 16 months ago

Barber School Bound - 1 Reply

I have been thinking and searching for barber schools in my area for around 3years now. Going back and forth about it and my number 1 hang up is im...

Usher Roscoe in Nashville, Tennessee

How have you searched for schools?

Hey all, for those of you who are currently searching for a school or graduated within the last 5 years or so, how did you go about your...

Teresa North in Woodbury, Tennessee

Updated 16 months ago

Cosmetology Instructor - 68 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,...

Jenn Liu in Houston, Texas

Moving to another state as a newly license cosmetologist

I just got my last license this year but I'm trying to move to Nevada. I already did my research on how to do it, but my problem is finding a job and...

Cher in Sacramento, California

Taking the test after passing cosmetology school

Taking the test after passing cosmetology school- if you've been out to cosmetology school for over year are you still able to take the state test...

Jo in Irwin, Pennsylvania

3 years in hair dressing and thinking of giving it up

Well to start I've been in the salon industry for about 3 years now. I've worked in a few salons and learned a lot. started off assisting, handing...

Jennifer in Alabama

Updated 18 months ago

Paul Mitchell Vs. Aveda Institute - 113 Replies

Which one is better? PM looks slightly edgier and more like my style yet Aveda Institutes look much more professional,which leads me to believe that...

Qingdao Unique Hair Products in Sacramento, California

Updated 19 months ago

How do I become licensed to do hair extensions? - 58 Replies

I have been doing my own hair extensions for years and would really love how to do it professionally(I would never try it on someone else's hair...

Lensminger in California

Refresh classes

I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years but have been out of the business for a long time. I'm looking for some refresh courses because I...

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