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HAIRSTYLIST/SALON OWNER: It's A Great Career For Me

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Betty shares her story about being both a hairstylist and a salon owner. She describes what a typical day looks like for her, and how she came to the conclusion that hairstyling was what she wanted to do. Hairstyling is a great career where you can make good money, but you have to have patience to build your clientele and learn the tricks of the trade in order to be successful.

Degree: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
Job Title: Hairstylist/Salon Owner

Job Summary: Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Job Description

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair styling and beauty services.

On-the-Job Training

None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Organizational skills, People skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Cosmetology
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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='230'>I'm a</span> <span m='300'>hair</span> <span m='560'>stylist.</span> <span m='1500'>And</span> <span m='2180'>I</span> <span m='2580'>am</span> <span m='2790'>an</span> <span m='3100'>owner</span> <span m='3600'>of a hair salon.</span> <span m='3880'>So</span> <span m='4320'>a</span> <span m='4400'>typical</span> <span m='4810'>day</span> <span m='5105'>in</span> <span m='5400'>a</span> <span m='5730'>hair salon</span> <span m='6240'>for</span> <span m='6720'>me</span> <span m='7420'>would be--</span> <span m='7970'>I</span> <span m='8660'>come</span> <span m='8940'>in in</span> <span m='9060'>the</span> <span m='9140'>morning</span> <span m='9800'>pretty</span> <span m='10150'>early.</span> <span m='10720'>And I</span> <span m='11030'>see</span> <span m='11340'>clients</span> <span m='11940'>all</span> <span m='12140'>day</span> <span m='12290'>long,</span> <span m='12730'>and I</span> <span m='12980'>double</span> <span m='13200'>book</span> <span m='13390'>myself.</span> <span m='14350'>So</span> <span m='15020'>I'm</span> <span m='15620'>answering</span> <span m='16010'>the</span> <span m='16090'>phone</span> <span m='17090'>simultaneously</span> <span m='17940'>as</span> <span m='18320'>doing</span> <span m='18600'>hair</span> <span m='19480'>with</span> <span m='19750'>clients.</span> </p><p><span m='20520'>I</span> <span m='20580'>sit</span> <span m='20740'>down,</span> <span m='20930'>I have</span> <span m='21060'>consultations.</span> <span m='22070'>I</span> <span m='22130'>cut</span> <span m='22390'>hair.</span> <span m='22790'>I color</span> <span m='23180'>hair.</span> <span m='25120'>If I'm</span> <span m='25170'>doing</span> <span m='25470'>color</span> <span m='25930'>in</span> <span m='26100'>between</span> <span m='27120'>clients,</span> <span m='28450'>they're</span> <span m='28650'>processing.</span> <span m='29550'>I have</span> <span m='29680'>another</span> <span m='29980'>client</span> <span m='30280'>that</span> <span m='30410'>comes</span> <span m='30700'>in.</span> <span m='31190'>I have</span> <span m='31475'>a</span> <span m='31760'>consultation,</span> <span m='32945'>I'm</span> <span m='33340'>cutting</span> <span m='33770'>or</span> <span m='33930'>coloring,</span> <span m='35650'>whatever</span> <span m='35960'>they</span> <span m='36140'>want--</span> <span m='36810'>until</span> <span m='37090'>I</span> <span m='37395'>leave,</span> <span m='37700'>usually</span> <span m='38070'>around</span> <span m='38440'>7:00</span> <span m='38840'>at</span> <span m='39240'>night.</span> </p><p><span m='40380'>So</span> <span m='40580'>for</span> <span m='40790'>my</span> <span m='40910'>career</span> <span m='41260'>path,</span> <span m='42000'>I</span> <span m='42130'>know</span> <span m='42710'>I</span> <span m='43000'>wanted</span> <span m='43230'>to</span> <span m='43340'>do</span> <span m='43470'>hair</span> <span m='43820'>when</span> <span m='43960'>I</span> <span m='43990'>was</span> <span m='44190'>about</span> <span m='44410'>five.</span> <span m='45430'>So</span> <span m='45960'>the</span> <span m='46090'>minute</span> <span m='46460'>I</span> <span m='46640'>was old</span> <span m='46940'>enough to</span> <span m='47060'>go to</span> <span m='47500'>beauty</span> <span m='47580'>school,</span> <span m='48515'>I</span> <span m='48840'>enrolled.</span> <span m='49500'>And</span> <span m='49560'>I</span> <span m='49680'>went</span> <span m='49970'>to beauty</span> <span m='50100'>school,</span> <span m='51240'>and</span> <span m='51840'>that</span> <span m='51980'>was</span> <span m='52330'>when</span> <span m='52440'>I</span> <span m='52470'>was</span> <span m='52590'>17.</span> <span m='53067'>I</span> <span m='53544'>am</span> <span m='54021'>32</span> <span m='54500'>now.</span> <span m='55530'>And</span> <span m='56050'>after</span> <span m='56690'>I</span> <span m='56800'>went</span> <span m='56990'>to</span> <span m='57090'>beauty</span> <span m='57330'>school,</span> <span m='57840'>I</span> <span m='58310'>was</span> <span m='58470'>an</span> <span m='58590'>assistant</span> <span m='59600'>for</span> <span m='59860'>a</span> <span m='59900'>few</span> <span m='60070'>years.</span> <span m='61500'>And</span> <span m='62570'>then</span> <span m='62940'>when</span> <span m='63110'>I</span> <span m='63190'>felt</span> <span m='63470'>like</span> <span m='63660'>I</span> <span m='63700'>was</span> <span m='64319'>confident</span> <span m='64900'>enough</span> <span m='65170'>to</span> <span m='65319'>work</span> <span m='65560'>on</span> <span m='65660'>clients,</span> <span m='66150'>I</span> <span m='66270'>started</span> <span m='66650'>doing</span> <span m='66870'>hair</span> <span m='68450'>on</span> <span m='68570'>my</span> <span m='68690'>own</span> <span m='68910'>clients.</span> <span m='69560'>And</span> <span m='69895'>now I'm</span> <span m='70230'>32</span> <span m='71560'>and</span> <span m='71980'>it's a</span> <span m='72360'>great career</span> <span m='72840'>for</span> <span m='73300'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='74170'>If</span> <span m='74320'>I</span> <span m='74370'>was</span> <span m='74500'>to</span> <span m='74570'>give</span> <span m='74840'>anybody</span> <span m='75330'>advice,</span> <span m='76530'>doing</span> <span m='76780'>hair</span> <span m='77090'>is</span> <span m='77200'>a</span> <span m='77400'>great</span> <span m='77680'>career.</span> <span m='78430'>You</span> <span m='78540'>can</span> <span m='78660'>make</span> <span m='79080'>good</span> <span m='79260'>money.</span> <span m='79800'>You</span> <span m='79950'>can</span> <span m='80430'>create</span> <span m='80900'>your own</span> <span m='81040'>hours.</span> <span m='81740'>But</span> <span m='81890'>you</span> <span m='81950'>don't</span> <span m='82270'>make</span> <span m='82530'>instant</span> <span m='82860'>money</span> <span m='83110'>overnight.</span> <span m='83830'>You</span> <span m='83950'>have</span> <span m='84120'>to</span> <span m='84210'>build</span> <span m='84510'>your</span> <span m='84570'>clientele.</span> <span m='85680'>And</span> <span m='85900'>that</span> <span m='85960'>can</span> <span m='86120'>take</span> <span m='86320'>time.</span> <span m='86720'>You</span> <span m='86820'>can</span> <span m='87020'>allow</span> <span m='87300'>yourself</span> <span m='88120'>to</span> <span m='88260'>start</span> <span m='88580'>slow</span> <span m='89130'>and</span> <span m='89430'>to</span> <span m='90100'>know</span> <span m='90460'>that</span> <span m='90650'>eventually</span> <span m='91630'>you</span> <span m='91790'>will</span> <span m='92390'>be</span> <span m='92550'>busy.</span> </p><p><span m='93390'>You</span> <span m='93570'>just</span> <span m='93760'>have</span> <span m='93910'>to</span> <span m='94020'>put</span> <span m='94260'>in</span> <span m='94340'>the</span> <span m='94450'>time</span> <span m='95340'>and</span> <span m='95470'>the</span> <span m='95650'>effort,</span> <span m='96050'>and</span> <span m='96420'>sometimes</span> <span m='97790'>it can feel</span> <span m='98080'>frustrating.</span> <span m='98950'>You</span> <span m='99170'>are</span> <span m='100940'>waiting</span> <span m='102100'>for</span> <span m='102250'>somebody,</span> <span m='102650'>sometimes,</span> <span m='103430'>to</span> <span m='103530'>get</span> <span m='103690'>their</span> <span m='103830'>hair</span> <span m='104010'>done.</span> <span m='104420'>You</span> <span m='104750'>might</span> <span m='104920'>not</span> <span m='105060'>have</span> <span m='105240'>a</span> <span m='105300'>client.</span> <span m='105960'>But then</span> <span m='106080'>somebody</span> <span m='106440'>might</span> <span m='106720'>call,</span> <span m='107490'>so</span> <span m='107720'>you</span> <span m='107830'>have</span> <span m='108060'>to</span> <span m='108180'>be</span> <span m='108360'>able</span> <span m='108570'>to</span> <span m='110230'>put</span> <span m='110460'>in</span> <span m='110560'>that</span> <span m='110720'>energy</span> <span m='111410'>of</span> <span m='112410'>waiting.</span> <span m='113100'>And</span> <span m='113360'>then</span> <span m='113870'>know the</span> <span m='114180'>tricks.</span> <span m='115020'>There's</span> <span m='115220'>tricks</span> <span m='115490'>I didn't</span> <span m='115630'>know</span> <span m='115810'>in</span> <span m='115880'>the</span> <span m='115950'>beginning</span> <span m='116280'>that</span> <span m='116420'>I</span> <span m='116450'>know</span> <span m='116640'>now</span> <span m='117130'>that</span> <span m='117350'>help</span> <span m='117750'>you</span> <span m='118130'>stay</span> <span m='118470'>busy,</span> <span m='119320'>and</span> <span m='119570'>to</span> <span m='119720'>continue</span> <span m='120250'>to</span> <span m='121040'>communicate</span> <span m='121560'>your</span> <span m='121680'>clients</span> <span m='122090'>to</span> <span m='122210'>have</span> <span m='122530'>clients.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290487,"video_id":"2711042393001","name":"1128-Betty-p-Hairstylist-SalonOwner","duration":123693,"thumbnail_url":null}});