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Updated 10 hours ago

Beauty school or Nursing school? - 139 Replies

Do not get into nursing for the money! There are some really really sick people in this world. I currently work at a hospital and a nursing home so I...

Sheryl Miller

Updated 1 day ago

Newly Licensed Cosmetologist wanting to throw in the towel. Help! - 57 Replies

Hi Everyone... I understand. I'm so sorry. I'm a 32 year veteran cosmetologist and I am horrified with what is going on. It's gotten worse, not...


Updated 8 days ago

Graduated Cosmo school in 2009 but never got my licenses.. - 14 Replies

Was so happy and proud of myself upon that day of completing all of my hours in training from cosmetology school! Once, that last hour was up, I went...


Updated 13 days ago

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

Hi dinogoesrawrrawr! You are not alone... there are plenty of people that go to college and find out that they would prefer being in the beauty...


Updated 18 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Taitip in Dallas, Texas"]Yes, you can work in any salon as a barber. The only difference is shaving and techniques used/learned in...


Updated 20 days ago

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

Hi Dev, I am in NYC and this is pretty standard. Doing a 2-3 year apprenticeship will only make you stronger with the skills you learned in...

grimsgirl1110 in North Little Rock, Arkansas

Am I being scammed?

Hey everyone! I’m currently an assistant for a well known salon in NLR, Arkansas. This place has been in business for 30+ years, and is known in the...

Sydnee in Fayetteville, Georgia

Updated 2 months ago

Can I make a decent living being a hairstylist? - 98 Replies

I'm halfway through college. Thinking about leaving college and going to school to be a hairdresser. Can someone tell me what the process is to...

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...

Jean in Spring Hill, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

positions in retirement /nursing homes doing the residents - 466 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...

Stylist466 in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

how much do hairstylist get paid? - 1632 Replies

Hello everyone Im interested in going through cosmetology school. I am just wondering how much does hairstylist get paid? do they get paid by the...

Elizabeth in Salem, Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

Opening a salon in a assisted living facility - 52 Replies

Hello, I currently work as a independent stylist at a assisted living facility. However, within a month I will be running another salon at a second...

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...

Magda in Hialeah, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

sick and tired of the superficial scene - 65 Replies

I have been a licensed stylist for 12 years, been in 7 salons and owned my own for 7 years. That was the only dream I ever had and now that I've...

Chey in Lindale, Texas

Updated 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...

MarinaShengerei in Roswell, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

apprenticeship in cosmetology - 113 Replies

Does anyone know of anyone in the Henry/Clayton county GA area that does apprenticing for Cosmetology?

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 8 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...

Let's do this! in Manchester, New Hampshire

Updated 8 months ago

Can an older single mom make it as a hairstylist? - 15 Replies

I'm newly divorced, a single mom to a young daughter and I'm no spring chicken (42). I recently went to school and now have my estheticians license,...

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 8 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...

Brittany WW in Hampton, Virginia

Stylist Wanted

I am a the Manager of a local salon here in Hampton,VA and I always looks for new and talented stylist to join our team. I need stylist who are...

Terrie E in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

Cosmetology Refresher courses - 272 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...

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 10 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...

Tomkat in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 10 months ago

Too old for beauty school? - 622 Replies

Hello- I have recently been thinking of attending beauty school, an idea I've had for years. I am largely discouraged by family members because I am...

dixshine mariadoss in chennai, India

im dixshine hair stylist

Hi looking for job in france for hair n beauty''' im working with toni n guy in chennai' india''' im for a change to work with diffrnt people'''...

Qingdao Unique Hair Products in Sacramento, California

Updated 11 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...

Qingdao Unique Hair Products in Sacramento, California

Updated 11 months ago

Hair Extensions - 334 Replies

Has anyone done hair extensions? I'm a licensed cosmetologist and have been for 6 years now and I have never done them yet. I want to attempt them...

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...

Geneva Fishman in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 12 months ago

chair rental vs. commision - 5 Replies

I have been doing hair for 5 years and have a pretty steady clintel. I have been wondering if renting a chair will bring in more income? Is there any...

TommieYYC in Calgary, Alberta

Updated 12 months ago

Aveda institute entrance exam/ What it's composed of. (I just took it and passed it) - 12 Replies

I just took the Aveda entrance exam and I thought I might share what it was like. I like many other people HATE taking tests. So when I found out...

JessMN in Minnesota

Updated 13 months ago

Beauty School vs. Community College? - 2 Replies

I'm interested in becoming a hairdresser, and I want to get the best training that I can. I've heard that going to a Community College for...

Eva in Mississippi

Updated 14 months ago

career change from retail manager to hair stylist - 16 Replies

I am seriously considering a career change after 15 years in retail. I have always wanted to become a hair stylist, however I currently make about...

Ashley in Kemptville, Ontario

Updated 14 months ago

Hairstylist schools in Ottawa - 3 Replies

Hi, I am looking around for hair styling schools. So far, I have seen Algonquin college and private West End Academy. Does anyone had gone to those...

AlexMBlair in Irving, Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Quit Job to go to Cosmetology School? - 162 Replies

Hi, I'm 27 years old, and currently work a boring desk job. I make a decent salary, which holds me back from leaving. I have an MBA and BS in...

David in Westwego, Louisiana

Updated 14 months ago

Wisconsin manager license - 1 Reply

I have my fingers crossed someone might have had a similar situation and what they did. I work for a barber and beauty shop 15 years ago and now...

Stephanie Marie in Rochester, New York

Need advise please

Hi everyone! I chose to go to cosmetology school right out of high school. I passed and always felt I had great talent. I has one interview and...

Danielle Brown in Raeford, North Carolina

Hatori Hanzo shears

I'm selling my shears brand new never used 3 pair

New resident in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 14 months ago

Trouble with getting clients - 3 Replies

I am a licensed cosmetologist and have been for over a year. I work in a booth-type salon but thankfully its not requied of me to pay any boothrent....


Updated 15 months ago

Advice- not part of the salon "family" "team" - 2 Replies

have been styling for 20 years. I have been at this salon for 5 years. 2 years with one owner and 3 years with the new owner and his employees form...

Ami in Los Angeles, California

Get 10-30 inch tape in hair extensions

Hairplusbase Tape-In hair extension wefts come with the adhesive already attached. After the wefts have been in for several weeks, they need to be...

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